New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Author: Jules P. Markey
Editor: Will Shortz
Jules P. Markey
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
115/10/20121/6/20160
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0032600
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.59321

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Markey. 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!

1
R
2
E
3
P
4
O
5
O
6
R
7
B
8
R
9
O
10
S
11
E
12
S
13
E
L
A
N
14
B
E
L
15
L
A
T
O
Y
A
16
F
I
R
E
17
S
I
D
E
18
A
S
T
L
E
Y
19
E
C
A
S
H
20
D
U
21
T
C
H
O
V
E
N
22
R
I
D
23
E
24
S
E
25
Y
E
A
26
E
X
O
27
S
T
E
28
E
L
T
R
29
A
P
30
D
31
E
F
A
T
32
E
V
E
33
F
E
34
B
35
N
O
M
O
36
E
L
E
V
37
A
T
O
R
38
C
A
R
39
S
40
L
U
E
41
E
A
R
42
E
T
C
43
H
A
R
D
44
G
45
B
A
46
R
N
S
T
47
O
48
R
49
M
50
A
P
O
51
A
52
R
B
53
O
T
C
54
T
E
A
55
B
A
C
56
K
S
T
A
57
G
E
58
A
59
P
O
L
O
60
B
L
O
U
S
E
61
O
P
62
E
N
D
O
O
R
63
A
M
I
N
E
S
64
L
E
G
65
A
L
A
I
66
T
A
N
G
S
67
F
R
O
68
S
E
N
S
© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,109
Across Down
1. Tow job, maybe : REPO
5. Saturn or Mercury : ORB
8. Best buds? : ROSES
13. Stylishness : ELAN
14. ___ canto : BEL
15. A Jackson : LATOYA
16. *Comfy place : FIRESIDE
18. Rick who sang "Together Forever" : ASTLEY
19. PayPal money : ECASH
20. *Alternative to a Crock-Pot : DUTCHOVEN
22. Clear : RID
23. Oahu-to-Molokai dir. : ESE
25. Truly : YEA
26. Prefix with thermal : EXO
27. *Metaphor for a sharp mind : STEELTRAP
30. Make lean : DEFAT
32. Woman in a garden : EVE
33. American Heart Mo. (appropriately) : FEB
35. Pitcher Hideo ___ : NOMO
36. *Gathering spot for the upwardly mobile? : ELEVATORCAR
39. Turn about : SLUE
41. Discernment of a sort : EAR
42. Enumeration follower : ETC
43. What George lacks? : HARDG
45. *Campaign from town to town : BARNSTORM
50. Return address for many absentee ballots: Abbr. : APO
51. Wall St. insider, maybe : ARB
53. Like some stocks, for short : OTC
54. Weak ___ : TEA
55. *Where a cast may be found : BACKSTAGE
58. Skater ___ Anton Ohno : APOLO
60. Garment with buttons on the left : BLOUSE
61. Welcoming symbol ... or what each part of the answers to the six starred clues can do? : OPENDOOR
63. Compounds with nitrogen : AMINES
64. Where a cast may be found : LEG
65. Jai ___ : ALAI
66. Sharp tastes : TANGS
67. Big do : FRO
68. Filibusterers, e.g.: Abbr. : SENS
1. Directs : REFERS
2. Draw : ELICIT
3. Detour-causing event : PARADE
4. Some poor Olympic scores : ONES
5. Eastern wrap : OBI
6. Like Texas vis-à-vis New York, politically : REDDER
7. ___ cheese : BLEU
8. Four-time Pro Bowler Ahmad : RASHAD
9. "Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
10. Algebra problem directive : SOLVEFOR
11. Test with letters : EYEEXAM
12. Refuse : SAYNOTO
15. Some frills : LACE
17. Put off till later : SHELVE
21. Universal donor's classification : TYPEO
24. Case who co-founded AOL : STEVE
28. Caught fish in a pot, say : EELED
29. Broadcast workers' union : AFTRA
31. Pass : ENACT
34. Gen. Scowcroft who advised Ford and Bush : BRENT
36. New mintage of 2002 : EUROCOIN
37. Limerick scheme : AABBA
38. Oncology procedure : CTSCAN
39. Day of rest : SHABBAT
40. One of the Canary Islands : LAPALMA
44. Dangerous buildup in a mine : GASSES
46. Onetime Ebert partner : ROEPER
47. Eight-time Oscar nominee who never won : OTOOLE
48. Advance again : RELOAN
49. Hunters of the now-extinct moa : MAORIS
52. Shippers' plans: Abbr. : RTES
56. ___ fu : KUNG
57. "An expensive way of playing marbles," per G. K. Chesterton : GOLF
59. P.R. agents' aids : PDAS
62. Massage target, maybe : EGO

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

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle