New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Author: Susan Gelfand
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Gelfand
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1311/3/20086/30/20150
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0652000
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.69001

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Gelfand. 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
P
4
S
5
C
6
A
7
T
8
S
9
H
10
I
11
F
12
T
13
I
D
E
A
14
G
O
R
E
15
M
A
N
I
A
16
P
L
A
N
17
R
O
T
C
18
E
S
S
E
X
19
P
A
R
K
20
C
I
T
Y
U
21
T
A
H
22
O
I
L
23
R
E
I
24
M
E
R
25
A
26
D
27
O
28
R
E
V
E
29
R
S
E
S
30
P
L
I
T
31
Q
32
U
O
T
E
33
O
E
D
34
R
A
N
I
35
L
U
N
G
E
36
B
A
H
37
M
O
C
K
S
38
A
I
D
E
39
D
O
M
40
P
E
S
K
Y
41
N
E
U
T
42
R
A
L
S
43
H
A
D
E
44
A
T
E
45
E
L
I
46
A
L
I
47
C
48
A
49
B
50
D
R
I
V
51
E
M
E
C
52
R
A
Z
Y
53
A
54
D
55
I
E
U
56
I
L
L
S
57
A
G
U
N
58
L
I
N
E
N
59
A
B
E
T
60
N
E
R
O
61
G
E
A
R
S
62
N
E
T
63
G
R
E
W
© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hits with bug spray : ZAPS
5. Jaguar, e.g. : CAT
8. With 61-Across, a possible title for this puzzle : SHIFT
13. It may be bright : IDEA
14. Ex-politico with a Nobel and an Emmy : GORE
15. The Beatles produced it : MANIA
16. New entrepreneur's need : PLAN
17. Cadets' org. : ROTC
18. English county on the North Sea : ESSEX
19. Home of the Sundance Film Festival : PARKCITYUTAH
22. Dipstick coating : OIL
23. King, in Portugal : REI
24. Debussy subject : MER
25. Foofaraw : ADO
28. Corporate action that increases the par value of its stock : REVERSESPLIT
31. "And I ___ ..." : QUOTE
33. Wordsmith's ref. : OED
34. Sari-clad royal : RANI
35. Fencing move : LUNGE
36. Dickensian cry : BAH
37. Makes fun of, in a way : MOCKS
38. Right hand : AIDE
39. Monk's title : DOM
40. Like gnats : PESKY
41. Bone, for one : NEUTRALSHADE
44. Grazed, e.g. : ATE
45. One of the Manning brothers : ELI
46. Noted convert to Islam in 1964 : ALI
47. Semi part : CAB
50. 1999 Melissa Joan Hart movie : DRIVEMECRAZY
53. Parting word : ADIEU
56. Poverty, pollution and such : ILLS
57. Have ___ to one's head : AGUN
58. Closet filler : LINEN
59. Look out for? : ABET
60. "Quo Vadis" role : NERO
61. See 8-Across : GEARS
62. Mosquito protection : NET
63. Mushroomed : GREW
1. Nada : ZIPPO
2. First name in 1950s politics : ADLAI
3. ___ onion : PEARL
4. Brought to ruin : SANK
5. Bug-building game : COOTIE
6. Pseudo-cultured : ARTY
7. Shawnee chief at the Battle of Tippecanoe : TECUMSEH
8. Artists' boo-boos : SMEARS
9. Beanery fare : HASH
10. Favored bunch : INS
11. "For shame!" : FIE
12. Cigarettes have it : TAX
14. Show sorrow : GRIEVE
20. Minos's land : CRETE
21. Ticked (off) : TEED
25. Word of woe : ALACK
26. Awfully small : DINKY
27. Porter's regretful "Miss" : OTIS
28. Physician/synonymist : ROGET
29. Gads about : ROAMS
30. Plain English : PROSE
31. Library sign : QUIET
32. Excessive, as force : UNDUE
35. Clark's crush on "Smallville" : LANA
36. From Sucre, say : BOLIVIAN
37. Battlefield shout : MEDIC
39. "The Persistence of Memory" painter : DALI
40. Most likely to sunburn : PALEST
42. Off-season offerings : RERUNS
43. Shakespearean soliloquist : HAMLET
47. Hoops player : CAGER
48. Like a clear sky : AZURE
49. At this point : BYNOW
50. Animal on XING signs : DEER
51. Hamburg's river : ELBE
52. Summoned, in a way : RANG
53. Subj. with unknowns : ALG
54. Go kaput : DIE
55. "___ pig's eye!" : INA

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle