It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

New York Times, Friday, June 1, 2012

Author: Joe Krozel
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe Krozel
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
837/7/200611/17/201615
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4147212521
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.48055

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 52, Blocks: 46 Missing: {JQWXZ} Average word length: 6.88 This is puzzle # 57 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!

Joe Krozel notes: I once read Frank Longo's notes — somewhere — describing how he seeded his 52-word masterpiece (1/21/2005) with the entry DINETTE SETS ... because S, E and T offer much flexibility as ending letters. So, when STRESS TESTS became a mainstream concept at the height of the Great Recession, the stage was set for me to attempt a similar feat.

By the way, the entry ESTES randomly appeared at 1-Across, so I clued it as "Harvey of crossword constructing fame" knowing full well that Will would get a chuckle and change it. (But also knowing that if KROZEL ever randomly appeared in one of Harvey's puzzle's, he'd return the favor! ... ;-) )

JimH notes: This puzzle tied the NYT record for the lowest word count. Mr. Krozel then broke that record in 2013.
1
E
2
S
3
T
4
E
5
S
6
M
7
S
8
D
9
O
10
S
11
M
E
A
G
E
12
R
13
P
O
M
E
L
O
14
B
R
O
O
D
E
15
R
16
C
A
L
I
B
E
R
17
A
G
I
T
A
T
O
18
O
V
E
R
E
A
T
19
Y
E
S
I
T
I
S
20
M
A
S
K
E
R
S
21
I
T
S
E
L
E
22
M
E
N
T
A
R
Y
23
S
T
R
E
S
S
T
E
S
T
S
24
A
T
O
25
L
26
I
27
T
28
E
R
A
T
29
U
30
R
31
E
32
S
33
F
U
T
U
R
E
R
E
S
U
L
T
34
S
35
T
I
N
S
T
A
R
36
R
U
N
L
A
P
37
S
38
R
E
C
H
O
S
E
39
M
A
N
A
T
E
E
40
U
S
H
E
R
E
D
41
S
L
I
M
I
N
G
42
S
T
E
R
E
S
43
S
E
A
N
C
E
44
T
A
S
E
D
45
R
E
G
E
R
© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,851
Across Down
1. Children's author Eleanor : ESTES
6. Environment of many old PCs : MSDOS
11. Opposite of ample : MEAGER
13. Grapefruit taste-alike : POMELO
14. Heated house for newborn chicks : BROODER
16. Round number? : CALIBER
17. Restless, in scores : AGITATO
18. Go beyond seconds, say : OVEREAT
19. Confirmation declaration : YESITIS
20. Some people in costume : MASKERS
21. "This doesn't exactly require a Ph.D." : ITSELEMENTARY
23. What big banks underwent in 2009 : STRESSTESTS
24. ___ B (initial step) : ATO
25. They may be studied along with languages : LITERATURES
33. What past performance may portend : FUTURERESULTS
35. Wild West symbol of authority : TINSTAR
36. Practice at a track : RUNLAPS
38. Went for something else : RECHOSE
39. SeaWorld attraction : MANATEE
40. Put people in their places? : USHERED
41. Activity in "Ghostbusters" : SLIMING
42. Firewood measures : STERES
43. Attempt to recall the passed? : SEANCE
44. Stunned, in a way : TASED
45. German composer with a palindromic name : REGER
1. Enclose in a recess : EMBAY
2. Eisenstein who directed "The Battleship Potemkin" : SERGEI
3. Some Asian believers : TAOISTS
4. Hardly the self-effacing sort : EGOTIST
5. Not so frantic : SEDATER
6. Really bothers : MOLESTS
7. Give a smug look : SMIRKAT
8. Big name in diamonds : DEBEERS
9. Last name in Chicago lore : OLEARY
10. It's unsettling to be out of them : SORTS
12. Patch up, in a way, as a space shuttle : RETILE
13. Quaint, dignified dance for couples : PAVANE
15. Valentine verse starter : ROSESARERED
16. Reach an agreement : COMETOTERMS
22. Many a red dwarf : MSTAR
25. Things people "do" in the early afternoon : LUNCHES
26. Mailbox checker's excited cry : ITSHERE
27. Taught a lesson, maybe : TUTORED
28. Goes back on one's word? : ERASES
29. Same old orders : USUALS
30. Less congealed : RUNNIER
31. Singer Morse with the 1952 hit "The Blacksmith Blues" : ELLAMAE
32. Giving expression to : STATING
33. Piñata-hitting occasion : FIESTA
34. Superlawyer Gerry who wrote "How to Argue and Win Every Time" : SPENCE
35. "___ no one" : TRUST
37. "Old Time Rock & Roll" rocker : SEGER

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle