New York Times, Saturday, December 5, 1998

Author: Daniel R. Stark
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel R. Stark
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
165/18/199412/5/19980
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
00013210
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.47000

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Stark. 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
L
2
O
3
B
4
S
5
T
6
E
7
R
8
F
9
L
10
A
11
C
12
C
13
I
14
D
15
A
V
O
C
A
D
O
16
R
O
U
L
A
D
E
17
P
E
N
A
T
E
S
18
E
S
T
A
T
E
S
19
T
R
I
T
E
N
E
20
S
S
21
O
N
T
A
P
22
O
D
E
23
S
T
A
H
24
L
25
K
A
L
I
26
P
U
S
27
H
28
Y
29
T
W
E
A
30
K
31
I
L
S
32
S
E
T
A
E
33
E
N
T
R
E
34
L
Y
E
35
W
R
36
Y
37
D
E
38
L
39
B
40
A
41
D
42
B
A
43
N
44
E
45
S
46
L
I
47
A
48
N
49
A
50
E
V
E
51
A
M
A
Z
E
52
S
U
M
A
C
53
E
E
R
54
O
55
S
P
I
C
56
A
57
M
I
R
58
C
R
I
M
59
E
60
T
O
T
E
61
M
62
P
O
L
E
63
H
A
V
A
R
64
T
I
65
O
C
E
A
N
I
A
66
A
G
E
N
D
U
M
67
R
I
N
S
I
N
G
68
M
E
D
I
A
T
E
69
S
A
U
S
A
G
E
© 1998, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pot contents, perhaps : LOBSTER
8. Weak : FLACCID
15. Light yellowish green : AVOCADO
16. Musical embellishment : ROULADE
17. Roman home protectors : PENATES
18. They're left behind : ESTATES
19. Property of a cliché : TRITENESS
21. Ready for drawing : ONTAP
22. Gray piece : ODE
23. Safer associate : STAHL
25. Shiva's wife : KALI
26. Hardly retiring : PUSHY
29. Fine-tune : TWEAK
31. Not nous : ILS
32. Bristles : SETAE
33. ___ nous : ENTRE
34. Leaching product : LYE
35. Perverse : WRY
37. Viña ___ Mar, Chile : DEL
39. Defective : BAD
42. Scourges : BANES
46. Gorilla's swing : LIANA
50. Gloaming : EVE
51. Floor : AMAZE
52. Tannin source : SUMAC
53. Finnish cross-country gold medalist Maentyranta : EERO
55. First-magnitude star in Virgo : SPICA
57. Launch of 2/20/86 : MIR
58. Error that leads to trial : CRIME
60. Hierarchy : TOTEMPOLE
63. Danish cheese : HAVARTI
65. "1984" setting : OCEANIA
66. Program particular : AGENDUM
67. Salad preparation step : RINSING
68. Referee : MEDIATE
69. Banger, in Britain : SAUSAGE
1. They're off during takeoff : LAPTOPS
2. Accumulating fines : OVERDUE
3. Superlatively spare : BONIEST
4. "Aroint thee!," in modern language : SCAT
5. Poet laureate of 1692 : TATE
6. Blissful states : EDENS
7. Leopard spot : ROSETTE
8. Flash flood : FRESHET
9. West end of L.A.? : LOS
10. ___ parts : AUTO
11. Knight noise : CLANK
12. Elephant grass, e.g. : CATTAIL
13. For best results : IDEALLY
14. Not fancy at all : DESPISE
20. Cut : SAWN
24. Enrich, in a way : LARD
27. Bit of hesitation : HAW
28. ___ Buena (island in San Francisco Bay) : YERBA
30. Dirigible parts : KEELS
36. Southern roots : YAMS
38. "Turandot" slave girl : LIU
39. Royal Philharmonic founder : BEECHAM
40. B+ or C-, e.g. : AVERAGE
41. Reasoned out : DERIVED
43. When the kids are out : NAPTIME
44. Handel opera : EZIO
45. They may be private : SECTORS
47. Suffocating solution : AMMONIA
48. Carpentry chore : NAILING
49. Land : ACREAGE
54. Qabus bin Said, e.g. : OMANI
56. Fungal spore sacs : AECIA
59. Mother of the Valkyries : ERDA
61. Dinner table? : MENU
62. It's often made freshly : PASS
64. Entombed king : TUT

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle