New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Author: Victor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Fleming
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
443/29/200510/19/201522
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
74106656
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.55023
Bonnie L. Gentry
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
510/27/20059/25/20134
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1012100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.53110

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Gentry. 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!

Constructor notes: VIC: 'Do you remember this puzzle?' I asked Bonnie. BONNIE: Not so much. VIC: So Jeff sent us a copy. I solved it in under an ... more
Will Shortz notes: 'Word before' and 'word after' sorts of themes have become overdone, I think. This one, though, I think is particularly pretty ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Nice example of the 'both halves of the theme entries can follow a certain word' theme type. Judge Vic and Bonnie are seasoned ... more
1
E
2
B
3
B
4
T
5
I
6
D
7
E
8
S
9
A
10
S
11
S
12
A
13
I
14
L
15
T
R
O
O
P
E
R
S
16
I
M
E
L
D
A
17
H
O
T
W
A
T
E
R
18
R
E
C
O
O
K
19
A
N
T
20
D
E
B
21
A
S
A
R
U
L
E
22
N
C
O
23
S
24
R
U
25
P
T
U
R
E
26
S
O
M
M
27
E
28
S
T
E
P
29
T
30
B
31
S
32
P
33
L
O
A
34
D
35
S
U
P
36
S
37
U
K
E
38
A
39
N
A
G
R
A
40
M
41
P
L
U
42
G
S
I
N
43
D
E
N
44
N
T
S
45
B
46
Y
E
A
S
47
S
O
D
48
A
49
E
D
I
50
T
51
S
L
E
52
E
53
T
54
T
55
A
B
O
O
E
56
D
57
E
R
N
O
58
L
59
I
60
T
T
E
R
S
61
J
A
62
I
63
V
A
T
64
I
M
H
E
R
E
65
H
A
R
D
66
T
I
M
E
67
N
A
R
N
I
A
68
I
N
T
E
R
C
O
M
69
E
X
U
D
E
D
70
D
O
S
S
I
E
R
S
© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,332
Across Down
1. Coastal backflows : EBBTIDES
9. Strongly criticize : ASSAIL
15. Speed trap operators : TROOPERS
16. Staunton of Harry Potter movies : IMELDA
17. *Deep trouble, informally : HOTWATER
18. Prepare, as leftovers : RECOOK
19. Hobby farm creature : ANT
20. Girl in a ball gown : DEB
21. More often than not : ASARULE
22. M.Sgt. and others : NCOS
24. Burst, as a pipe : RUPTURE
26. Amiens's river : SOMME
28. Directive repeated in an aerobics class : STEP
29. Recipe amt. : TBSP
33. Work assignment : LOAD
35. Dines : SUPS
37. Luau instrument, informally : UKE
38. Hated to death, say? : ANAGRAM
41. Gets ready to use, an an appliance : PLUGSIN
43. Lion's place : DEN
44. Crash-probing agcy. : NTSB
46. Thumbs-ups : YEAS
47. Pop : SODA
49. Work on copy : EDIT
51. Wintry mix : SLEET
54. Made illicit : TABOOED
57. Puzzle inventor Rubik : ERNO
58. Kittens come in them : LITTERS
61. ___ alai : JAI
63. Dyer's vessel : VAT
64. Arriver's announcement : IMHERE
65. *Felon's sentence, maybe : HARDTIME
67. Aslan's home : NARNIA
68. School sound system : INTERCOM
69. Radiated, as charm : EXUDED
70. F.B.I. files : DOSSIERS
1. Frome and others : ETHANS
2. It's more useful when it's busted : BRONCO
3. *Low-lying acreage : BOTTOMLAND
4. Haul to an impound lot : TOW
5. Jobs announcement of 2010 : IPAD
6. Hold off : DETER
7. God of darkness : EREBUS
8. Pre-Yeltsin-era letters : SSR
9. *Deep-sea diver's concern : AIRSUPPLY
10. Campaigner's dirty trick : SMEAR
11. Under wraps : SECRET
12. Name of three Giants outfielders in 1963 : ALOU
13. Kelly Clarkson was the first "American" one : IDOL
14. The Caspian Sea, as often classified : LAKE
21. Thoroughly enjoyed : ATEUP
23. Urban haze : SMOG
25. Six for a TD : PTS
27. Yield as profit : EARN
30. *Campus transportation, maybe : BUSSERVICE
31. One of a biathlete's pair : SKI
32. Where to do 65-Across : PEN
34. *Fruity loaf : DATEBREAD
36. Seeks damages : SUES
38. Some are personal : ADS
39. Intro to conservatism? : NEO
40. Early I.B.M. PC standard : MSDOS
42. Sayers portrayed in "Brian's Song" : GALE
45. Life sketch : BIO
48. Not skip : ATTEND
50. Selena's music style : TEJANO
52. Captivate : ENAMOR
53. Tribal emblems : TOTEMS
55. Hawk's home : AERIE
56. Moves abruptly : DARTS
58. Word that can follow each part of the answers to the six starred clues : LINE
59. Immersive film format : IMAX
60. Drive-___ : THRU
62. Midmonth day : IDES
65. Camouflaged : HID
66. Prefix with centennial : TRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle