New York Times, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Author: Alex Vratsanos
Editor: Will Shortz
Alex Vratsanos
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
136/13/20116/28/20163
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3122212
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.59020

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Support XWord Info

Donation Amount

XWord Info is only possible when people like you choose to support it through donations.

Donate to get access to XWord Info for a year.

Benefits vary by donation level. Thank you!

Alex Vratsanos notes: This puzzle was inspired almost exactly five years ago, after I saw Peter A. Collins's OCTOPUS with eight ARMs. After several ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Neat first impression of those circled letters; they form such an interesting looking pattern. My very next thought was to worry what ... more
1
G
2
A
3
M
4
E
5
R
6
K
7
G
8
B
9
B
10
R
11
A
12
G
13
G
14
N
E
U
R
O
15
L
E
A
16
E
U
L
E
R
17
A
R
L
E
S
18
E
L
L
19
D
E
L
T
A
20
S
I
C
21
I
22
C
E
L
E
23
S
S
24
I
O
C
25
H
E
H
26
H
E
H
27
E
P
I
28
C
E
N
E
29
A
R
A
30
C
31
H
N
I
D
A
32
P
33
L
34
E
D
35
R
E
A
36
N
E
B
37
U
38
L
39
A
40
G
E
L
D
41
L
O
R
42
E
N
43
O
L
E
G
44
A
I
K
I
45
D
O
46
E
V
E
47
O
M
O
O
48
B
I
T
49
E
M
A
R
50
K
S
51
B
52
A
53
S
S
E
T
T
54
E
R
E
55
B
56
U
57
S
58
E
D
A
59
D
E
R
60
A
61
L
T
E
62
E
S
T
63
I
L
L
64
G
O
65
A
L
I
66
S
67
O
L
T
I
68
N
E
V
E
U
69
D
E
M
70
G
A
L
E
N
71
G
R
E
E
T
72
E
G
O
73
E
K
I
N
G
© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,339
Across Down
1. World of Warcraft enthusiast, e.g. : GAMER
6. Enemy org. in many a spy thriller : KGB
9. North Carolina fort : BRAGG
14. Prefix with transmitter : NEURO
15. Meadow : LEA
16. Mathematician whose name sounds like a ship : EULER
17. City in SE France : ARLES
18. Architectural add-on : ELL
19. Airline whose main hub is in Atlanta : DELTA
20. "___ 'em!" : SIC
21. Not slippery at all, as a winter road : ICELESS
24. Grp. holding quadrennial competitions : IOC
25. Sneaky laugh : HEHHEH
27. Not gendered, as a noun : EPICENE
29. Spider's class : ARACHNIDA
32. Begged : PLED
35. Mens ___ (guilty mind) : REA
36. Cloud in space : NEBULA
40. Neuter, as a stallion : GELD
41. Sophia of "Marriage Italian-Style" : LOREN
43. Designer Cassini : OLEG
44. Japanese martial art that emphasizes not injuring the attacker : AIKIDO
46. Night before : EVE
47. Melville's second novel : OMOO
48. Things spiders leave : BITEMARKS
51. Actress Angela of "American Horror Story" : BASSETT
54. Antarctic volcano named for a place in the underworld : EREBUS
58. Child-care expert LeShan : EDA
59. Moniker for German chancellor Konrad Adenauer : DERALTE
62. The "e" of i.e. : EST
63. Volunteer's phrase : ILLGO
65. Rumble in the Jungle participant : ALI
66. Conductor Georg whose name consists of two musical notes : SOLTI
68. Niece's counterpart, in French : NEVEU
69. Blue on an electoral map: Abbr. : DEM
70. Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
71. Open the door for : GREET
72. Psyche part : EGO
73. Scraping (by) : EKING
1. Grind, as the teeth : GNASH
2. Eagle's residence : AERIE
3. Soil enricher : MULCH
4. Poet's "before" : ERE
5. More optimistic : ROSIER
6. Swiss-German artist Paul : KLEE
7. Murray ___-Mann, Physics Nobelist who coined the term "quark" : GELL
8. Whalebone : BALEEN
9. Night stand locale : BEDSIDE
10. ___ the day : RUE
11. 1980s TV's "Kate & ___" : ALLIE
12. Board, as a plane : GETON
13. Blessing before a meal : GRACE
22. Spider of children's literature : CHARLOTTE
23. Spider's web-producing organ : SPINNERET
26. Staked a claim : HADDIBS
28. Last car : CABOOSE
30. One who might have a corner office, for short : CEO
31. Decidedly nonfeminist women's group : HAREM
32. Links org. : PGA
33. Use for flowers in Hawaii : LEI
34. Antlered beast : ELK
37. City where Einstein was born : ULM
38. Obama, astrologically : LEO
39. In days of yore : AGO
42. Mrs. Perón : EVA
45. Went extinct : DIEDOUT
49. Charles Schwab rival : ETRADE
50. Source of the "K" in Kmart : KRESGE
51. Organism : BEING
52. Freud contemporary Alfred : ADLER
53. Healing ointment : SALVE
55. Casus ___ (cause of war) : BELLI
56. Hwy. through Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan : USTEN
57. Police setup : STING
60. Words after break or shake : ALEG
61. Long way to go? : LIMO
64. "No kidding!" : GEE
67. Sturdy tree : OAK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next