New York Times, Friday, December 12, 2008

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
569/4/20064/20/20125
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
442272566
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.66434

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite

1
L
2
O
3
T
4
H
5
A
6
R
7
R
8
O
9
A
10
N
11
S
12
E
13
T
14
E
N
R
A
G
E
15
U
N
T
O
16
C
M
A
17
T
E
A
B
A
G
18
B
A
T
T
19
E
R
U
P
20
O
H
M
21
M
I
22
S
S
B
Y
A
M
I
L
E
23
F
A
C
24
E
S
P
R
E
S
S
O
B
A
R
25
F
L
A
26
T
27
T
O
A
T
28
T
E
T
E
29
F
R
A
30
T
R
O
W
31
P
32
A
I
R
E
D
33
X
I
A
N
34
C
A
L
C
35
D
36
I
37
P
P
E
R
38
I
R
S
F
O
39
R
40
M
41
A
G
U
A
42
E
M
I
T
43
N
E
A
44
T
45
L
U
C
Y
46
V
47
A
N
P
E
L
48
T
49
A
D
O
50
L
A
K
E
O
N
T
A
R
I
O
51
C
O
Q
52
I
N
E
R
T
G
A
S
53
V
I
54
S
H
N
U
55
E
A
R
56
E
L
I
S
57
E
L
A
I
N
E
58
S
S
S
59
D
E
L
E
60
S
E
E
N
A
S
© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mandrake the Magician's sidekick : LOTHAR
7. Sheepskin leather for bookbinding : ROAN
11. Unwavering : SET
14. Get quite hot : ENRAGE
15. Billy Graham's "___ the Hills" : UNTO
16. Org. with an annual televised awards ceremony : CMA
17. Thing on a string : TEABAG
18. Call after which someone fills a box : BATTERUP
20. Unit in a physics textbook : OHM
21. Be way off : MISSBYAMILE
23. Sch. staff : FAC
24. Its employees get a lot of perks : ESPRESSOBAR
25. Unchanged : FLAT
27. Flawlessly : TOAT
28. Where le nez is : TETE
29. Where rushing strategies are often discussed : FRATROW
31. Like three-legged race contestants : PAIRED
33. Capital of Shaanxi province : XIAN
34. Course that has its limits, briefly : CALC
35. One may be in a stew : DIPPER
38. 26-Down's schedule : IRSFORM
41. About three-fourths of la Tierra : AGUA
42. Release : EMIT
43. Well-executed : NEAT
45. Fictional manager of a "psychiatric help" booth : LUCYVANPELT
49. Stink : ADO
50. Setting of Main Duck Island : LAKEONTARIO
51. It may come in vin : COQ
52. Noble thing : INERTGAS
53. God commonly depicted with four arms : VISHNU
55. Pitching asset? : EAR
56. Home of the ancient Olympics : ELIS
57. Half-sister of King Arthur : ELAINE
58. Org. in which one's number may be up : SSS
59. Drop : DELE
60. Held to be : SEENAS
1. Release : LETOFF
2. Fair share, maybe : ONEHALF
3. Rock roller? : TRAMCAR
4. Bell Centre team member, familiarly : HAB
5. NPR's "Only ___" : AGAME
6. Record collector? : REGISTRAR
7. Chafes : RUBSRAW
8. How money is often lost : ONABET
9. Some advisers: Abbr. : ATTYS
10. Less : NOTAS
11. Carpenter's scoring tool : SCRIBER
12. Use as a model : EMULATE
13. Getting to the point? : TAPERED
19. Face sideways? : EMOTICON
22. Piece of silver : SPOON
26. 38-Across completer : TAXPAYER
30. Yoke : TIE
31. Pre-reincarnation periods : PASTLIVES
32. 1980s sitcom title role : ALF
34. Quaint news source : CRIER
35. Lollygags : DALLIES
36. Desert denizens : IGUANAS
37. Irregular folds : PUCKERS
38. You can't escape from it : IMPASSE
39. Try to get something from a grab bag, say : REACHIN
40. One who's often with child? : MADONNA
42. Call for : ENTAIL
44. Kitchen headgear : TOQUES
46. Picked a ticket : VOTED
47. Point of view : ANGLE
48. Cotton variety : TOILE
54. Reply facilitator: Abbr. : SAE

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle