New York Times, Monday, August 31, 2009

Author: Fred Piscop
Editor: Will Shortz
Fred Piscop
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
14611/22/19931/18/20150
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
1424262342944
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.55102

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite

Support XWord Info

Donation Amount

XWord Info is only possible when people like you choose to support it through donations.

Consider giving $10, $20, or more so this web site can continue to provide its in-depth analysis of NYT crosswords.

Thank you!

1
S
2
C
3
R
4
E
5
W
6
A
7
L
8
S
9
O
10
S
11
P
12
E
13
W
14
O
H
A
R
A
15
N
O
O
N
16
L
A
V
A
17
F
O
U
R
M
18
I
N
U
T
E
19
M
I
L
E
R
20
A
O
L
21
P
L
O
D
22
O
V
I
N
E
23
D
U
L
Y
24
C
25
L
I
E
N
T
S
26
H
27
A
28
R
E
M
S
29
W
H
I
R
R
30
E
V
A
C
31
S
H
I
N
E
32
B
33
A
34
G
35
F
O
R
O
36
L
37
D
T
I
M
E
S
38
S
A
K
E
39
T
W
A
40
A
R
O
S
E
41
P
R
I
M
42
S
M
A
R
T
43
P
44
L
A
I
N
S
45
D
46
E
47
S
P
I
T
E
48
R
E
A
M
49
A
L
I
E
N
50
P
E
A
S
51
P
52
S
53
I
54
F
O
R
E
A
55
N
56
D
A
F
T
S
57
A
I
L
S
58
O
P
E
D
59
A
I
R
E
60
O
R
L
O
N
61
E
E
N
S
62
P
E
E
R
63
S
K
E
E
T
© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fastener that may have a Phillips head : SCREW
6. "One more thing ..." : ALSO
10. Eject, as 16-Across : SPEW
14. Tara's Scarlett : OHARA
15. Factory whistle time : NOON
16. Material from a volcano : LAVA
17. Roger Bannister was the first : FOURMINUTEMILER
20. "You've got mail" co. : AOL
21. Trudge (along) : PLOD
22. Sheeplike : OVINE
23. In the proper manner : DULY
24. Agents' customers : CLIENTS
26. Women's quarters, in sultans' homes : HAREMS
29. Fan sound : WHIRR
30. Emergency removal of people, for short : EVAC
31. "Rise and ___!" : SHINE
32. "Paper or plastic?" item : BAG
35. How something may be done, nostalgically : FOROLDTIMESSAKE
39. Old competitor of Pan Am : TWA
40. Heeded the alarm : AROSE
41. ___ and proper : PRIM
42. Mensa-eligible : SMART
43. Area west of the Mississippi : PLAINS
45. Regardless of : DESPITE
48. 500 sheets : REAM
49. Visitor in "District 9" : ALIEN
50. Little vegetables that roll : PEAS
51. Pitchfork-shaped Greek letter : PSI
54. Features of yawls or ketches : FOREANDAFTSAILS
58. Essayist's newspaper piece : OPED
59. Suffix with billion : AIRE
60. Fabric introduced by DuPont : ORLON
61. Poetic nights : EENS
62. Use a spyglass : PEER
63. Sport with shotguns : SKEET
1. Couch : SOFA
2. Part of a sneeze after "ah-ah-ah ..." : CHOO
3. Fidel Castro's brother : RAUL
4. "To ___ is human ..." : ERR
5. Indian beads used as money : WAMPUM
6. Really bother : ANNOY
7. Ear-busting : LOUD
8. Drunkard : SOT
9. Marine ___ (presidential helicopter) : ONE
10. Tiny slice of pie : SLIVER
11. Politico Sarah : PALIN
12. Long jump or 100-meter dash : EVENT
13. Peddlers peddle them : WARES
18. Woes : ILLS
19. Fabrics with wavy patterns : MOIRES
23. Art ___ (1920s-'30s style) : DECO
24. Doorbell : CHIME
25. Queue : LINE
26. Test the weight of : HEFT
27. Swear to : AVOW
28. ___ avis : RARA
29. Predecessor of bridge : WHIST
31. Part of a mall : STORE
32. Italian port on the Adriatic : BARI
33. Closely related : AKIN
34. Rubies, emeralds, etc. : GEMS
36. Thin layer : LAMINA
37. "Dang!" : DRAT
38. E-mail often caught in filters : SPAM
42. Risks being caught in a radar trap : SPEEDS
43. Bog fuel : PEAT
44. Rodeo ropes : LASSOS
45. Willem of Spider-Man movies : DAFOE
46. Run off to the justice of the peace : ELOPE
47. Patrol car wailer : SIREN
48. Direct, as for information : REFER
50. Whittle down : PARE
51. Heap : PILE
52. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
53. "Money ___ everything!" : ISNT
55. 40 winks : NAP
56. Expire : DIE
57. Noah's vessel : ARK

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle