New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Author: Warren Biro
Editor: Will Shortz
Warren Biro
TotalDebutCollabs
112/24/20080
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0001000
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.64000

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Biro. 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
Z
2
A
3
H
4
N
5
O
6
P
7
A
8
L
9
F
10
R
11
A
12
M
13
E
14
I
D
E
O
15
D
A
T
E
16
R
I
T
E
S
17
T
V
A
D
18
V
E
R
T
I
19
S
E
M
E
N
T
20
D
S
O
21
I
G
U
E
S
S
S
O
22
T
23
O
B
A
C
24
C
25
O
C
H
E
W
26
T
A
P
27
A
V
A
T
A
R
S
28
Z
A
29
P
30
S
O
N
31
L
O
O
32
F
33
A
34
Y
A
35
B
36
B
37
A
38
T
I
D
39
E
40
P
L
U
G
41
S
42
W
E
L
D
43
E
D
S
E
44
L
45
E
R
N
E
46
S
47
D
A
D
48
L
A
49
W
50
E
N
M
51
A
S
S
E
52
A
53
M
54
T
55
B
A
56
T
57
H
S
T
O
P
P
E
R
58
P
E
R
59
S
O
N
A
E
60
K
E
R
61
H
A
I
R
R
E
P
L
62
A
63
C
E
M
E
64
N
65
T
66
I
R
A
T
E
67
A
G
R
O
68
E
A
R
S
69
S
A
L
A
D
70
S
A
A
B
71
N
D
A
K
© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Newswoman Paula : ZAHN
5. Fire ___ : OPAL
9. Bowling unit : FRAME
14. Prefix with -gram or -graph : IDEO
15. December 25, e.g. : DATE
16. Last ___ : RITES
17. Show interrupter : TVADVERTISEMENT
20. Brit. military award : DSO
21. "Sure, why not" : IGUESSSO
22. Copenhagen wad : TOBACCOCHEW
26. Select : TAP
27. Images representing Internet users : AVATARS
28. Sound of a lightning strike : ZAP
30. George W., to George H. W. : SON
31. Shower sponge : LOOFA
34. Start of a Fred Flintstone cry : YABBA
38. Mariner's datum : TIDE
40. Power connectors, or a way to describe 17-, 22-, 55- and 61-Across : PLUGS
42. Tuesday in Hollywood : WELD
43. Dearborn debut of 1958 : EDSEL
45. Coastal fliers : ERNES
47. ___-blamed : DAD
48. Jurisprudence : LAW
50. How crowds move : ENMASSE
52. Tbsp. or tsp. : AMT
55. Old-fashioned tub feature : BATHSTOPPER
58. Play characters : PERSONAE
60. Lead-in to plunk : KER
61. Expensive alternative to a toupee : HAIRREPLACEMENT
66. Furious : IRATE
67. Farming prefix : AGRO
68. They pop on planes : EARS
69. Soup alternative : SALAD
70. Car company that originated as an airplane manufacturer : SAAB
71. State whose tallest bldg. has only 19 floors : NDAK
1. Clearasil target : ZIT
2. Purely or simply: Abbr. : ADV
3. Tennis accessories : HEADBANDS
4. Signals, as to an auctioneer : NODSAT
5. Keats creation : ODE
6. Three, four or five, commonly : PAR
7. Heirloom locale : ATTIC
8. Vivien of film : LEIGH
9. It lets you go without charges : FREEWAY
10. Basketball hoops : RIMS
11. Historic 1940s event, for short : ATEST
12. Group of brains : MENSA
13. Prevent, legally : ESTOP
18. Speaking one's mind : VOCAL
19. 1956-57 crisis site : SUEZ
22. "There's no accounting for ___" : TASTE
23. Roundish : OVOID
24. Jockey's whip : CROP
25. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
29. Hand covered with 32-Down : PAW
32. See 29-Down : FUR
33. "___ of God," Jane Fonda film : AGNES
35. Top layer, in a way : BEDSPREAD
36. Unconcerned : BLASE
37. Abacus user : ADDER
39. Unagi, at a Japanese restaurant : EEL
41. Radioed, e.g. : SENT
44. Strained : LABORED
46. Feature of many a 1970s rock concert : SMOKE
49. Ebb : WANE
51. "2001" extras : APEMEN
52. Sap sucker : APHIS
53. Stiller's comedy partner : MEARA
54. "Perry Mason" climax : TRIAL
56. Spanish appetizers : TAPAS
57. Hägar the Horrible's wife : HELGA
59. Mex. miss : SRTA
62. Coach Parseghian : ARA
63. Corn core : COB
64. Org. with good aims? : NRA
65. "'Tis a pity" : TSK

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle