XW Info

Sunday, June 2, 2013
STIR CRAZY
by Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun 6/2/2013STIR CRAZY
SAMCOOKEOLETABEADS
OLEANDERSOLOSGUSSET
TALKEDABSTREAKUMPIRE
IDEAERECTCMSMIV
ORRSGILTLOSTLOVE
BINTHEFACEMYBHEAVEN
PERHORAHISOROED
SEABSUVSHEIFERISM
AMEBAMOONDANCEELHI
AMPBBOOKDRESSBS
BPERIODSCRIPSURPASS
HOPONTOAMEANBOA
ONINSCENARIOSONEBC
TECBBEARDBBOYAMIB
RAUSTOATLUMPAGO
STAYSLATESOMETHINGB
HIREABLEAPEAHATE
OSEBUBTCELLBAAS
BANGELTHECOLORPURPLE
UNDOESAALTOSAILBOAT
PETITGRASPANALYSTS
© 2013, The New York Times
JimH notes: Those colored squares have to be mixed as BLUE across and RED down to get THE COLOR PURPLE.
1."You Send Me" singer : SAMCOOKE
9.Adams with the 1991 hit "Get Here" : OLETA
14.Hippie's wear : BEADS
19.Evergreen with aromatic blooms : OLEANDER
20.Jazz club highlights : SOLOS
21.Tailored sleeve detail : GUSSET
22.Chattered on and on and on : TALKEDABLUESTREAK
24.One who works at home? : UMPIRE
25.Thought : IDEA
26.Upright : ERECT
27.Ruler divs. : CMS
28.Early second-millennium year : MIV
29.Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Pearl of ___ Island" : ORRS
32.Like many thrones : GILT
33.Theme of many a country song : LOSTLOVE
35.Extremely exasperated : BLUEINTHEFACE
38.1990 Steve Martin/Rick Moranis comedy : MYBLUEHEAVEN
39.According to : PER
40.Part of a wedding celebration : HORA
41.___ hers : HISOR
43.Its last word is "zyxt": Abbr. : OED
44.Aqua : SEABLUE
46.Blazers, e.g., in brief : SUVS
48.Young cow : HEIFER
50.You can believe it : ISM
53.One of the little things in life? : AMEBA
55.Title song of a 1970 Van Morrison album : MOONDANCE
58.K-12, in education : ELHI
59.A guitar may be connected to it : AMP
61.Final exam handout : BLUEBOOK
62.Formal military attire : DRESSBLUES
65.Phase associated with Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" : BLUEPERIOD
69.Substitute currency : SCRIP
71.Best : SURPASS
72.Board, as a carousel : HOPONTO
73."You're ___ one, Mr. Grinch" : AMEAN
75.Fluffy neckwear : BOA
76."What's going ___ there?" : ONIN
77.Imagined series of events : SCENARIOS
81.Final non-A.D. year : ONEBC
85.Sleuth, in slang : TEC
86.Brutal castle dweller in folk tales : BLUEBEARD
88.Thomas Gainsborough masterpiece, with "The" : BLUEBOY
90.1929 Ethel Waters hit whose title is a question : AMIBLUE
91.Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
92.Brown ermine : STOAT
95.Coal unit : LUMP
97.In the past : AGO
98.Works overtime, say : STAYSLATE
102.One of four items worn by a bride, traditionally : SOMETHINGBLUE
105.Having the necessary work credentials : HIREABLE
106."I Got ___" (silly children's song with the line "Why is everyone laughing at me?") : APEA
107.Hardly fancy? : HATE
108.Sugary ending : OSE
109.Fella : BUB
110.Infection fighter : TCELL
111.Calls to Bo Peep : BAAS
114.Navy pilot putting on a show : BLUEANGEL
116.Alice Walker novel ... or a hint to 12 squares in this puzzle : THECOLORPURPLE
121.Reverses : UNDOES
122.Alvar who designed Finlandia Hall : AALTO
123.Wind-driven craft : SAILBOAT
124.Minor, in law : PETIT
125.Wrap one's brain around : GRASP
126.Wall Street workers : ANALYSTS
1.One going [hic!] : SOT
2.Kyrgyzstan range : ALAI
3.Blend : MELD
4.Encrust, as mud might : CAKEON
5.Terrestrial : ONEARTH
6.Quirky : ODD
7.Mauna ___ : KEA
8.Flubbed it : ERRED
9.Seven-foot runner : OSTRICH
10.Rhine siren : LORELEI
11.Opt : ELECT
12.Just so : TOAT
13."Shoot" : ASK
14.Crummy advice : BUMSTEER
15.Medium ability, for short : ESP
16."Puzzles of the Black Widowers" author : ASIMOV
17.Draw (from) : DERIVE
18.Tyler of rock : STEVEN
21.Sleuth, in slang : GUMSHOE
23.___ Genesis : SEGA
27.Prepared, as apples for baking : CORED
30.Fraternity letters : RHOS
31.Lab fluid : SERUM
33.Kind of poetry : LYRIC
34.Knickers wearer : LAD
35.Exchange for cash : REDEEM
36."Dies ___" : IRAE
37.Likely to win : FAVORED
38.Faucet brand : MOEN
39.Smokey the Bear spot, e.g., for short : PSA
42.More iffy : SHAKIER
45.Snoopy's archenemy : REDBARON
47.Cries a river : SOBS
49.A.T.F. agents, e.g. : FEDS
50."Casablanca" role : ILSA
51.Tatters : SHREDS
52.Pageant title : MISS
54.Forest Whitaker's Oscar-winning role : AMIN
56."Fuggedaboutit!" : NOCANDO
57.Puccini's "Nessun ___" : DORMA
58.Dalí's homeland, to Dalí : ESPANA
60.Amount at stake : POT
63.Barbecue application : RUB
64.Suffix with smack : EROO
65.Super-popular : REDHOT
66.Corn bread : PONE
67."The Far Pavilions," for one : EPIC
68.One tablet, maybe : DOSE
70.Matched (up) : PAIRED
74.Magnanimous : NOBLE
78.Social division : CASTE
79.One-named designer : ERTE
80.Go ___ (deteriorate) : SOUTH
82.Web periodical : EMAG
83.Nickname for Secretariat : BIGRED
84.Belief system : CREDO
86.Visibly embarrassed : REDASABEET
87.Songbirds in "The Rubáiyát" : BULBULS
89.Jewish males' org. : YMHA
91.Pastrami go-with : RYE
93.Features : ASPECTS
94.Skating move : TOELOOP
96.Relentless fighter : PITBULL
98.Strengthened : SHOREDUP
99.Herbal brew : TISANE
100.Hannah who wrote "Men in Dark Times" : ARENDT
101.Priestly robe : ALB
103.Promenade : MALL
104.Close : NEARBY
106.Amtrak bullet train : ACELA
110."There's gold in them ___ hills!" : THAR
112.Mil. addresses : APOS
113.Chair piece : SLAT
115."... the grace of God ___" : GOI
116.There may be a high price on it : TAG
117.She-bear: Sp. : OSA
118.Oversaw : RAN
119.___ mater : PIA
120.U.F.O. crew : ETS

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