New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
431/17/20088/2/20157
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
1403013364
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.58220

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

Support XWord Info

Donation Amount

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

Consider giving $10, $20, or more so this web site can continue to provide its in-depth analysis of NYT crosswords.

Thank you!

1
C
2
R
3
E
4
W
5
S
6
A
7
C
8
L
9
U
10
B
11
O
12
O
13
M
14
L
E
G
I
T
15
C
L
A
P
16
I
O
N
A
17
I
N
G
L
E
18
H
U
S
H
19
S
O
N
Y
20
N
E
E
D
E
21
D
22
C
H
O
23
O
C
H
O
O
24
K
E
R
P
L
U
25
N
K
26
L
O
U
27
I
S
L
A
28
A
D
M
I
29
R
30
E
31
D
32
P
33
I
34
N
G
35
A
C
36
A
T
37
P
T
E
R
O
38
S
O
U
39
S
C
R
E
E
40
C
H
41
D
I
N
42
S
W
I
43
S
H
44
E
S
A
I
45
P
O
N
G
46
T
A
T
T
O
47
O
S
48
S
T
49
A
T
50
R
A
P
51
B
E
E
P
B
52
E
53
E
54
P
55
S
56
P
57
L
A
T
T
58
E
R
59
D
O
O
M
T
O
60
O
L
A
F
61
F
L
E
62
E
63
G
A
M
A
L
64
H
O
M
E
65
O
I
N
K
66
E
T
Y
P
E
67
O
P
E
D
68
R
A
T
E
69
E
S
S
E
S
© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ships' complements : CREWS
6. Org. that defends the Bill of Rights : ACLU
10. Sound of ... an explosion : BOOM
14. On the level : LEGIT
15. ... thunder : CLAP
16. One of Scotland's Inner Hebrides : IONA
17. Fireplace : INGLE
18. ... a mother with noisy kids : HUSH
19. ___ Pictures (entertainment company) : SONY
20. Indispensable : NEEDED
22. ... a toy train : CHOOCHOO
24. ... a raindrop in a puddle : KERPLUNK
26. Comical Costello : LOU
27. Cuba, e.g., to Cubans : ISLA
28. Looked up to : ADMIRED
32. ... a table tennis ball (with 45-Across) : PING
35. Not enough room to swing ___ : ACAT
37. Prefix with dactyl : PTERO
38. Not worth a ___ : SOU
39. ... brakes : SCREECH
41. All the sounds in this puzzle together? : DIN
42. ... a basketball through a basket : SWISH
44. "La Bamba" actor Morales : ESAI
45. See 32-Across : PONG
46. Dermal art : TATTOOS
48. "Right now!," to a doctor : STAT
50. ... a knock on a door : RAP
51. ... Road Runner : BEEPBEEP
55. ... grease in a deep fryer : SPLATTER
59. Destine for, as oblivion : DOOMTO
60. Count ___ of Lemony Snicket books : OLAF
61. Run for it : FLEE
63. Egypt's Nasser : GAMAL
64. It follows first, second and third : HOME
65. ... a porker : OINK
66. Classic British Jaguar : ETYPE
67. Columnist's column : OPED
68. Judge : RATE
69. Test track features : ESSES
1. ... champagne glasses : CLINK
2. Zellweger of "Jerry Maguire" : RENEE
3. Ham-and-___ (incompetent sort) : EGGER
4. Boar : WILDPIG
5. Braces (oneself) : STEELS
6. ... a surprised German : ACH
7. ... a hen : CLUCK
8. Mascara's place : LASH
9. Maintain : UPHOLD
10. Serving with ham and gravy : BISCUIT
11. ... a circusgoer : OOOH
12. ___ account (never) : ONNO
13. B.L.T. ingredient : MAYO
21. Fond ___, Wis. : DULAC
23. Get-up-and-go : OOMPH
25. Mother-of-pearls : NACRES
28. Relaxed : ATEASE
29. Second serve, for example : REDO
30. "___ Brockovich" : ERIN
31. ... a doorbell : DONG
32. ... a cheater in class : PSST
33. Place name before and after City : IOWA
34. "Bonne ___" (French wish at bedtime) : NUIT
36. Two-time loser to D.D.E. : AES
39. Little ham? : SHOAT
40. Quoted : CITED
43. Attacked from above : STRAFED
45. "McHale's Navy" craft : PTBOATS
47. Select : OPTFOR
49. Highest point in an orbit : APOGEE
51. Ford and Bush adviser Scowcroft : BRENT
52. TV trophies : EMMYS
53. Day's march : ETAPE
54. The ends of the earth : POLES
55. London entertainment district : SOHO
56. ... a person sitting down : PLOP
57. Pathetic : LAME
58. "On the Waterfront" director Kazan : ELIA
62. Squeeze (out) : EKE

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle