New York Times, Friday, March 15, 2013

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
827/7/200610/16/201514
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4147202521
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.48055

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 18 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Grid has diagonal symmetry Average word length: 6.68 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Krozel. 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!

JimH notes: Joe Krozel has made a habit of pushing the envelope. This grid has a mere 18 blocks. As of this puzzle, there have been nine NYT crosswords in history with 19 or fewer blocks. Mr. Krozel constructed seven of them.
1
E
2
G
3
O
4
T
5
I
6
S
7
T
8
O
9
N
10
M
11
E
12
R
13
I
14
T
15
L
O
V
E
M
E
O
16
R
L
E
A
V
E
M
E
17
A
V
E
R
A
G
E
A
M
E
R
I
C
A
N
18
S
E
R
A
19
M
A
N
O
R
20
L
A
G
O
21
T
R
E
22
H
E
R
D
S
23
H
O
P
I
N
24
I
N
S
25
T
A
N
T
S
26
F
A
M
I
N
E
27
N
O
T
W
I
T
H
28
M
U
L
E
T
A
S
29
R
I
O
T
S
30
P
I
N
E
N
U
T
31
M
C
M
I
I
32
G
U
N
K
Y
33
L
I
34
C
35
E
L
A
N
36
A
R
E
A
S
37
P
A
V
E
38
N
I
T
39
B
L
O
B
S
40
R
A
T
E
L
41
I
N
I
42
M
I
C
A
L
43
S
E
R
I
N
E
44
S
T
O
O
D
O
N
O
45
N
E
S
T
O
E
S
46
C
O
N
N
I
V
E
S
A
G
A
I
N
S
T
47
I
N
S
A
N
E
R
48
M
A
T
I
S
S
E
© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,138
Across Down
1. One looking out for #1 : EGOTIST
8. Fair way to be judged : ONMERIT
15. Doris Day film with the song "Ten Cents a Dance" : LOVEMEORLEAVEME
17. Peoria resident's representation : AVERAGEAMERICAN
18. They often pass through needles : SERA
19. Place for a butler : MANOR
20. Spanish body of water : LAGO
21. ___ corde (piano pedaling direction) : TRE
22. Rounded-up numbers? : HERDS
23. Driver's invitation : HOPIN
24. Flashes : INSTANTS
26. What a biblical black horseman symbolizes : FAMINE
27. Opposed to : NOTWITH
28. Matadors' red capes : MULETAS
29. People might leave them in tears : RIOTS
30. Often-toasted seed : PINENUT
31. Year "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was published : MCMII
32. Like many sluggish drains : GUNKY
33. Govt. issuance : LIC
35. Life : ELAN
36. Spheres : AREAS
37. Cobble, e.g. : PAVE
38. Small grouse : NIT
39. Things in lava lamps : BLOBS
40. Honey badger : RATEL
41. Hostile : INIMICAL
43. Amino acid in proteins : SERINE
44. Tried to reach higher : STOODONONESTOES
46. Secretly plots to harm : CONNIVESAGAINST
47. More mad : INSANER
48. "Jazz" artist : MATISSE
1. Pliable protein : ELASTIN
2. 1991 entrant for the Democratic presidential nomination : GOVERNORCLINTON
3. Unduly high appraisals : OVERESTIMATIONS
4. Lead-in to flops : TERA
5. Springsteen's "___ Rocker" : IMA
6. Divisions : SEGMENTS
7. How David Bowie's character fell, in a 1976 sci-fi film : TOEARTH
8. "Miami Vice" Emmy winner : OLMOS
9. Aye's opposite, in verse : NEER
10. Scratch : MAR
11. It's not a good sign : EVILOMEN
12. Rundowns : RECAPITULATIONS
13. What prosaic minds lack : IMAGINATIVENESS
14. Exchange for a Hamilton : TENONES
16. Politician Paul and others : RANDS
22. Big exporter of mangoes : HAITI
23. Comets' head : HALEY
25. "... ___ the bush" : TWOIN
26. Blue states : FUNKS
28. ___ Gerais (Brazilian state) : MINAS
30. Some brick buildings : PUEBLOS
31. Crescent-shaped bodies : MENISCI
32. "Does the name Quasimodo ring a bell?," e.g. : GROANER
34. Big name in frozen pizza : CELESTE
36. What a Pullman kitchen is built into : ALCOVE
37. Work after the first? : PARTII
39. Act to retain one's property at auction : BIDIN
40. Convened anew : RESAT
42. "First name" in the Louvre : MONA
43. Zaxxon maker : SEGA
45. '60s service site : NAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle