John Lieb
John Lieb 

New York Times, Monday, April 21, 2014

Author:John Lieb
Editor:Will Shortz
Blog: NYT Wordplay or Amy | | FAQ | Donate  
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { QW }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Debuts: 7, Spans: 3, Freshness Factor™: 40.6 (52.8 Mon. %-ile), NYT Across Lite file, PDF.
This is puzzle 5 of 5 for Mr. Liebsolos: 4, collaborations: 1, Sundays: 0

John Lieb notes: As a high school math teacher, I use the word 'counterexample' fairly regularly, but the idea for using the word as the basis for a ... more
Jeff Chen notes: A perfect puzzle for a math teacher, no? It's not often I get a chuckle on a Monday NYT, so I really enjoyed getting to ... more
1
S
2
T
3
U
4
D
5
I
6
O
7
B
8
A
9
B
10
Y
11
L
12
A
13
S
14
A
S
S
I
S
I
15
A
N
T
E
16
Y
E
T
17
H
O
M
E
P
L
18
A
T
E
U
M
19
P
I
R
E
20
L
S
A
T
21
P
O
I
22
E
R
N
I
E
23
B
A
N
K
24
M
25
A
N
A
G
E
R
26
R
27
O
28
D
29
M
A
N
30
A
T
I
T
31
O
R
E
O
S
32
Z
33
E
R
O
34
F
35
E
36
M
37
A
38
B
L
A
C
K
39
J
A
C
K
P
40
L
A
Y
E
R
41
S
Y
N
C
42
E
G
O
S
43
A
L
E
R
T
44
A
45
S
T
A
46
T
I
L
D
E
S
47
C
48
E
49
N
S
U
S
T
50
A
51
K
E
R
52
A
B
O
I
L
53
D
I
X
54
R
55
A
56
V
57
E
58
C
O
U
N
T
59
E
60
R
E
X
A
61
M
P
L
E
S
62
T
O
S
63
A
R
A
L
64
C
O
M
B
A
T
65
I
K
E
66
N
A
P
E
67
O
N
S
A
L
E
© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Small apartment : STUDIO
7. "And ___ makes three" : BABY
11. The "L" of U.N.L.V. : LAS
14. St. Francis' birthplace : ASSISI
15. Poker payment : ANTE
16. Even so : YET
17. Strike zone arbiter : HOMEPLATEUMPIRE
20. Exam for an aspiring D.A. : LSAT
21. Luau dish : POI
22. Cubs legend Banks : ERNIE
23. George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life" : BANKMANAGER
26. N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Dennis : RODMAN
30. Going ___ (bickering) : ATIT
31. Creme-filled cookies : OREOS
32. "___ Dark Thirty" : ZERO
34. Disaster aid org. : FEMA
38. One getting hit in Vegas : BLACKJACKPLAYER
41. Match up, as iPod and laptop files : SYNC
42. Big heads : EGOS
43. Warning : ALERT
44. "The Thin Man" terrier : ASTA
46. Spanish diacritical marks : TILDES
47. Decennial official : CENSUSTAKER
52. Bubbling, as water : ABOIL
53. Fort ___, N.J. : DIX
54. Critic's high praise : RAVE
58. They disprove claims ... or 17-, 23-, 38- and 47-Across, in a way? : COUNTEREXAMPLES
62. Lean-___ (simple shelters) : TOS
63. Asia's shrinking ___ Sea : ARAL
64. War : COMBAT
65. "I Like ___" ('50s campaign slogan) : IKE
66. Back of the neck : NAPE
67. At a reduced price : ONSALE
1. Comedian Mort : SAHL
2. General ___ chicken : TSOS
3. West Point inits. : USMA
4. Cut down on calories : DIET
5. AOL or Comcast, for short : ISP
6. Crankcase reservoir : OILPAN
7. Tie-dye alternative : BATIK
8. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
9. Air-conditioner output: Abbr. : BTU
10. Saudi neighbor : YEMENI
11. More than misleading : LYING
12. Eagle's nest : AERIE
13. Navigate : STEER
18. ___ Center (Chicago skyscraper) : AON
19. Buster Keaton specialty : PRATFALL
23. Soak up the sun : BASK
24. A, B, C, D and F : MARKS
25. Resting upon : ATOP
26. Burgles : ROBS
27. Air France destination : ORLY
28. University official : DEAN
29. Comfortable footwear : MOCCASIN
32. Restaurant guide name since 1979 : ZAGAT
33. "Foucault's Pendulum" author Umberto : ECO
35. Visually assessed : EYED
36. Trifling : MERE
37. ___ and Leisure : ARTS
39. "West Side Story" gang : JETS
40. Den : LAIR
45. Ottoman bigwig : SULTAN
46. Longtime sponsor of the Metropolitan Opera : TEXACO
47. Southwestern flora : CACTI
48. Paperless reading : EBOOK
49. "It's ___!" (defeated cry) : NOUSE
50. Singer of "Skyfall," 2012 Oscar winner for Best Original Song : ADELE
51. Second-oldest General Mills cereal : KIX
54. Turntable rates, for short : RPMS
55. Jessica of "Sin City" : ALBA
56. Calves' meat : VEAL
57. Villa d'___ : ESTE
59. Bush ___ (early 2000s) : ERA
60. Genre of Macklemore and Master P : RAP
61. Tues. preceder : MON

Found bugs or have suggestions?

starPlease tell your Facebook friends you like XWord Info!

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle