GETTING ON IN YEARS

New York Times, Sunday, April 6, 1997

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1864/27/199410/12/20080
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1814141615118
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.57301

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

1
F
2
R
3
A
4
C
5
A
6
S
7
C
8
H
9
A
10
R
11
I
12
S
13
M
14
A
15
F
16
R
17
A
18
S
19
L
O
C
A
L
E
20
D
E
C
A
M
P
E
D
21
C
O
U
N
T
22
E
N
T
R
A
N
23
C
E
R
A
M
P
A
G
E
24
P
U
N
T
A
25
A
N
I
26
S
N
O
27
D
E
A
N
28
W
A
L
T
E
R
29
S
Y
N
30
K
E
N
31
T
32
S
33
S
L
O
34
U
35
G
H
36
L
O
D
E
37
G
38
N
A
T
39
E
M
40
C
E
E
41
N
E
E
42
I
H
A
D
43
A
44
M
O
U
N
T
45
N
I
A
S
46
C
H
E
T
47
N
I
T
A
48
L
A
U
D
S
49
B
D
R
M
50
N
O
O
N
51
R
E
M
E
T
52
B
Y
T
E
53
M
E
E
K
54
P
O
O
L
A
55
R
E
A
56
A
H
A
57
L
I
A
R
58
R
A
S
P
Y
59
H
I
G
60
H
61
S
62
N
E
G
63
R
O
S
64
F
65
A
U
V
I
S
M
66
O
N
E
O
U
67
T
68
M
E
O
W
S
69
O
I
L
E
R
70
E
71
O
N
S
72
O
R
E
73
C
L
A
74
M
O
R
E
D
75
A
S
H
E
76
O
V
E
N
77
T
78
A
79
L
K
Y
80
I
T
E
R
81
M
U
S
S
82
C
R
E
S
T
83
A
C
A
B
84
G
L
A
D
85
V
I
D
A
86
C
H
A
R
T
S
87
K
A
B
A
88
L
E
G
89
S
E
L
I
G
90
H
E
L
D
91
E
D
E
N
92
E
R
E
93
C
T
S
94
S
E
95
R
A
C
96
A
97
L
98
A
99
F
E
L
D
100
O
N
101
H
A
T
102
S
103
I
R
K
104
M
A
X
105
I
M
E
A
N
106
C
107
R
I
T
I
C
108
A
109
L
M
A
S
110
S
A
G
E
111
V
I
R
G
O
112
R
E
L
E
G
A
T
E
113
D
I
G
G
E
R
114
E
A
S
E
115
O
P
E
R
E
T
T
A
116
E
N
T
E
R
S
© 1997, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Brawl : FRACAS
7. Presence : CHARISMA
15. Brothers' titles : FRAS
19. Place : LOCALE
20. Cleared out, in a way : DECAMPED
21. Matter : COUNT
22. Reckless arrival? : ENTRANCERAMPAGE
24. ___ Arenas, port in 93-Down : PUNTA
25. Tropical cuckoo : ANI
26. ___-Cat : SNO
27. University V.I.P. : DEAN
28. Former Met conductor Bruno : WALTER
29. Prefix with fuel : SYN
30. Smalltown, U.S.A., family, in the comics : KENTS
33. Jettison : SLOUGH
36. Mother ___ : LODE
37. Punkie : GNAT
39. Figure at a roast : EMCEE
41. Word before Rodham, perhaps : NEE
42. "___ no idea!" : IHAD
43. Become, with "to" : AMOUNT
45. Actress Peeples et al. : NIAS
46. "Hardy Boys" character : CHET
47. Naldi of the "Ziegfeld Follies" : NITA
48. Extols : LAUDS
49. Real estate ad abbr. : BDRM
50. Zero hour for Will Kane, in a film : NOON
51. Convened anew : REMET
52. Computer magazine : BYTE
53. Biblical heirs, with "the" : MEEK
54. "No food or drink" site, perhaps : POOLAREA
56. "I knew it!" : AHA
57. Storyteller : LIAR
58. Grating : RASPY
59. Exchange figures : HIGHS
62. Philippine island : NEGROS
64. Early 20th-century French art style : FAUVISM
66. Diamond status : ONEOUT
68. Alley sounds : MEOWS
69. Warren Moon, once : OILER
70. A lot of time : EONS
72. Norwegian coin : ORE
73. Made a lot of noise : CLAMORED
75. "A Hard Road to Glory" athlete-author : ASHE
76. Baker : OVEN
77. Loquacious : TALKY
80. Anatomical passage : ITER
81. Rumple : MUSS
82. Colgate rival : CREST
83. Hail ___ : ACAB
84. Bulbous flower, for short : GLAD
85. Blue of baseball : VIDA
86. Plans, as a course : CHARTS
87. Muslim's House of God : KABA
88. Boost, with "up" : LEG
89. Acting baseball commissioner Bud : SELIG
90. Maintained : HELD
91. Jack London's "Martin ___" : EDEN
92. Hoists : ERECTS
94. Glacial ice formation : SERAC
96. ___ rigueur (literally) : ALA
99. Agent 99 portrayer : FELDON
101. Jobs, figuratively : HATS
103. Be a pain : IRK
104. Reach capacity, slangily, with "out" : MAX
105. "In other words..." : IMEAN
106. Decisive spa service? : CRITICALMASSAGE
111. Spica's constellation : VIRGO
112. Consign : RELEGATE
113. Groundhog, notably : DIGGER
114. Slacken : EASE
115. D'Oyly Carte production : OPERETTA
116. Puts in : ENTERS
1. Causes of some scratches : FLEAS
2. Cox of "St. Elsewhere" : RONNY
3. Temporary talent scarcity? : ACTINGOUTAGE
4. Saturn, for one : CAR
5. Their motto is "North to the future" : ALASKANS
6. "Keystone Kops" producer : SENNETT
7. Alphabetic sequence : CDE
8. Sailing pronoun : HER
9. Inst. : ACAD
10. Name of 11 ancient Egyptian rulers : RAMESES
11. Transfix : IMPALE
12. Actor Vincent of "Alive" : SPANO
13. Writer Wolitzer : MEG
14. "Fables in Slang" author : ADE
15. Questionable ancestry? : FOULLINEAGE
16. 1961 Bobby Vee hit : RUNTOHIM
17. Come before : ANTEDATE
18. Eyed : STAREDAT
21. One doing a balancing job : CPA
23. Trick : CON
28. Stimulate : WHET
31. Romantic bit of film making? : TENDERFOOTAGE
32. Brat's look : SMIRK
34. Atheist's E-mail, maybe? : UNHOLYMESSAGE
35. She played Thelma in "Thelma & Louise" : GEENA
38. Marcel Duchamp subject : NUDE
40. Sky-___ (TV news aid) : CAM
43. Austrian composer Berg : ALBAN
44. Tumult : MAYHEM
46. Some apartments : COOPS
49. "___ dear..." : BEA
50. Polite refusal : NOSIR
51. They exist from hand-to-mouth : REINS
53. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
54. No longer dirt : PAVED
55. River at Avignon : RHONE
57. Humble : LOWLY
58. Schoolbag item : RULER
60. Vacuum malfunction result? : HOOVERDAMAGE
61. Least equivocal : SUREST
63. Prehistoric medical supply? : ROCKBANDAGE
65. Was shown : AIRED
67. Revival gear : TENTS
71. Words of understanding : OHS
74. American record-holder Steve Scott, e.g. : MILER
75. Quattros and others : AUDIS
76. Kind of testimony : ORAL
77. Get some coffee, perhaps : TAKEFIVE
78. Don's world : ACADEMIA
79. Identifying equipment : LABELERS
81. .001 inch : MIL
82. Arrives, officially : CHECKSIN
84. Baltimore suburb ___ Burnie : GLEN
85. Trace : VESTIGE
86. It may involve finger-pointing : CHARADE
89. Ancient Greek coin : STATER
93. Where the Bio-Bio flows : CHILE
95. Margin : RIM
97. Bar selection : LAGER
98. Managers, sometimes : AXERS
100. Experimental rock pioneer : ONO
102. Jazz style : SCAT
106. ___-Magnon : CRO
107. Part of a workout : REP
108. Court figure: Abbr. : ATT
109. Rural sight : LEA
110. Lt. hopeful : SGT

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle