This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Thursday, January 14, 2010

TV movie interruption ... or feature of 16-, 21-, 31-, 43- and 49-Across?

Author:
Caleb Madison and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
355/13/20084/19/20193
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
9154565
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.62132
Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Madison.
1
T
2
H
3
A
4
T
5
S
6
H
7
O
8
T
9
O
10
D
11
E
12
T
13
S
14
S
I
D
E
W
I
T
H
15
I
T
A
L
I
A
16
A
D
D
R
E
S
S
E
17
D
T
O
K
I
L
L
18
R
E
A
M
19
M
E
S
O
20
Z
E
E
21
S
22
P
23
A
24
C
E
B
A
L
25
L
A
D
S
26
B
27
M
28
I
29
E
M
U
30
G
E
O
31
R
A
D
32
I
O
B
R
33
A
34
V
O
35
F
36
A
37
D
38
S
39
U
C
O
N
N
40
I
B
O
41
E
A
T
I
T
42
T
E
L
L
43
T
O
A
D
44
Y
S
T
O
R
Y
45
E
46
R
E
47
K
T
S
48
M
E
X
49
B
50
E
51
S
T
I
N
52
S
53
H
A
D
O
54
W
55
Y
M
A
56
S
O
I
E
57
A
58
N
59
T
60
I
61
C
O
M
62
M
E
R
C
I
63
A
64
L
65
B
R
E
A
K
66
A
R
B
O
R
S
67
S
T
A
R
D
A
T
E
68
R
Y
A
N
S
69
T
E
X
A
S
T
E
A
© 2010, The New York Times1/14/10 ( No. 21,982 )

Support XWord Info today

Pay now and get access for a year.

1. Select account level
2. Choose how to pay
Across
1
Paris Hilton catchphrase : THATSHOT
9
"The Country Girl" playwright : ODETS
14
Be for, in an argument : SIDEWITH
15
Nazione di Napoli : ITALIA
16
Like a poison pen letter? : ADDRESSEDTOKILL
18
"The Office" unit : REAM
19
Prefix with -zoic : MESO
20
End of a quiz? : ZEE
21
"Fly Me to the Moon" and others? : SPACEBALLADS
26
Abbr. on every original Beatles song : BMI
29
South Australia's ___ Bay : EMU
30
Prefix with political : GEO
31
Ham operator's "Hurrah!"? : RADIOBRAVO
35
They come and go : FADS
39
Huskies' home : UCONN
40
Writer Chinua Achebe, by birth : IBO
41
Suffer ignominy : EATIT
42
"Do ___!" : TELL
43
Yes-man's biography? : TOADYSTORY
45
Not there, to 11-Down : ERE
47
Gold stds. : KTS
48
Host of the 1970 and 1986 World Cup: Abbr. : MEX
49
Like a superlatively sneaky sleuth? : BESTINSHADOW
55
Sumac from Peru : YMA
56
Silk: Fr. : SOIE
57
Not having gone pro? : ANTI
61
TV movie interruption ... or feature of 16-, 21-, 31-, 43- and 49-Across? : COMMERCIALBREAK
66
Garden structures : ARBORS
67
Time on the Enterprise : STARDATE
68
"___ Hope," long-running ABC soap : RYANS
69
Black gold : TEXASTEA
Down
1
Ukase issuer : TSAR
2
Obscure : HIDE
3
Recipe direction starter : ADDA
4
Contract fine print : TERMS
5
Host of the 1912 Olympics: Abbr. : SWE
6
Bill Haley and ___ Comets : HIS
7
They may follow last periods, for short : OTS
8
This puzzle's is revealed at 61-Across : THEME
9
He played Lord Jim in "Lord Jim" : OTOOLE
10
___ Terr., 1861-89 : DAK
11
Henry's pupil : ELIZA
12
Put on, as a roof, maybe : TILED
13
___ slip : SALES
15
"We're on" : ITSAGO
17
Miss out? : DEB
22
Drudge : PEON
23
U.N. figure: Abbr. : AMB
24
Tchotchke : CURIO
25
Like some yogurt, informally : LOFAT
26
Fabergé cologne : BRUT
27
It might come with the mail : MACE
28
Kelly Clarkson, once : IDOL
32
Sound, say : INLET
33
Litigators' grp. : ABA
34
Ingredient in a salty dog : VODKA
36
Volume 1 of a two-volume encyclopedia? : ATOM
37
Not just serious : DIRE
38
Hit 1970s-'90s band with a mythological name : STYX
41
"Happy Motoring" sloganeer : ESSO
43
The Three ___ : TENORS
44
Pay stub abbr. : YTD
46
Stage equipment : RISERS
49
One way to go : BYCAR
50
American university where Desmond Tutu taught theology : EMORY
51
Bossa nova kin : SAMBA
52
[That's what it says] : SIC
53
Job in "Ocean's Eleven" : HEIST
54
Little Orphan Annie and others : WARDS
58
Swell : NEAT
59
Thames gallery : TATE
60
Retail giant from 5-Down : IKEA
62
Jamaican fellow : MON
63
Ingested : ATE
64
Loose : LAX
65
Supporter, of sorts : BRA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Like this puzzle? Please share this page on social media to help spread the word about XWord Info. Thanks!