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

New York Times, Thursday, January 5, 2023

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
Will Shortz
Fake news source?
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
178/22/20161/5/20231
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2323412
RebusCircleScrabblePOW
341.542
Emily Carroll

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Carroll.
Emily Carroll notes:
I hope this theme appeals to fans of baseball and/or musical theater, or to those who just like any excuse to smush a bunch of letters ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Dozens of people have approached me with various PLAY concepts: double play, Coldplay, underplay, overplay, play money, play by the ... read more
1
L
2
I
3
A
4
R
5
C
6
A
7
T
8
H
9
E
10
L
11
L
12
I
13
S
14
I
N
C
A
15
O
G
R
E
16
N
A
U
R
U
17
L
EVITA
T
E
18
C
L
E
A
19
S
I
N
A
I
20
A
B
S
21
T
HAIR
E
S
T
22
A
U
R
A
N
T
23
C
L
O
24
S
E
S
T
25
R
T
E
S
26
S
E
N
N
A
27
S
28
P
A
R
S
29
M
30
A
31
Y
32
O
R
33
C
34
A
S
I
35
V
I
S
A
36
C
37
U
38
R
B
Y
O
39
U
RENT
H
U
40
S
I
A
S
M
41
O
N
U
S
42
R
N
A
43
M
A
V
44
D
O
G
45
S
T
O
L
46
I
47
T
R
48
O
49
T
50
S
51
J
E
E
P
52
S
53
O
B
E
R
U
P
54
S
55
Q
56
U
E
E
Z
E
57
P
L
A
Y
58
A
L
I
59
O
U
S
T
S
60
N
E
A
R
61
CATS
C
A
N
62
P
I
E
T
A
63
E
T
T
E
64
U
L
N
A
65
S
T
R
A
W
66
D
E
E
D
67
P
E
E
L
© 2023, The New York Times1/5/23 ( No. 26,721 )
Across
1
Fake news source? : LIAR
5
___ lab (hosp. location for stent placements) : CATH
9
"American Psycho" novelist : ELLIS
14
To whom Mama Cocha was goddess of the sea : INCA
15
Fantasy foe : OGRE
16
Smallest South Pacific nation : NAURU
17
Rise in the air : LEVITATE
18
"Veep" actress DuVall : CLEA
19
Biblical mount : SINAI
20
Pilates target : ABS
21
Establishment offering tom yum soup or pad woon sen noodles : THAIRESTAURANT
23
Most immediate : CLOSEST
25
GPS options: Abbr. : RTES
26
Yellow-flowered medicinal plant : SENNA
27
Goes toe to toe (with) : SPARS
29
Can alternative : MAY
32
Fantasy foe : ORC
34
"___ said …" : ASI
35
Certain entry requirement : VISA
36
Acclaimed HBO comedy series whose creator stars as himself : CURBYOURENTHUSIASM
41
Unwanted responsibility : ONUS
42
Strand in a cell : RNA
43
Dallas pro : MAV
44
Relentlessly follow : DOG
45
Vodka brand, informally : STOLI
47
Leisurely paces : TROTS
51
Wheels on a base : JEEP
52
Recover from a bender : SOBERUP
54
Risky baseball strategy that's indicated four times in this puzzle? : SQUEEZEPLAY
58
Stand-up comedian Wong : ALI
59
Boots : OUSTS
60
Within reach : NEAR
61
Body image? : CATSCAN
62
Work at St. Peter's Basilica : PIETA
63
Ending with leather or towel : ETTE
64
Body part that's an anagram of 11-Down : ULNA
65
This is for suckers : STRAW
66
One of 28 in a Monopoly box : DEED
67
Negroni garnish : PEEL
Down
1
The flowers in Amy Lowell's "Your great puffs of flowers / Are everywhere in this my New England" : LILACS
2
Certain to happen : INEVITABLE
3
Pursues, as a hunch : ACTSON
4
Good name for a marine biologist? : RAE
5
Runs together, in a way : COCHAIRS
6
Tips for shoemakers : AGLETS
7
___ leches (Latin American cake) : TRES
8
Summer eruption : HEATRASH
9
Comes after : ENSUES
10
Haunts : LAIRS
11
Roman goddess who's an anagram of 64-Across : LUNA
12
Modern-day site of ancient Persepolis : IRAN
13
Word with power or strong : SUIT
21
Lachrymose : TEARY
22
Many a fancy hotel lobby : ATRIUM
24
Self-important types : SNOBS
28
Kind of guidance : PARENTAL
29
Soccer great Hamm : MIA
30
Biblical mount : ASS
31
Agricultural item that Nigeria produces more of than the rest of the world combined : YAM
33
Nevada senator Catherine ___ Masto : CORTEZ
35
Joie de ___ : VIVRE
36
The fish in fish and chips, commonly : COD
37
Cry at a card table : UNO
38
It's cut by a dancer : RUG
39
Still sealed : UNOPENED
40
Did nothing : SATBY
45
School board? : SEESAW
46
Falls behind : ISLATE
48
Big competitor of Microsoft and IBM : ORACLE
49
University with a pelican mascot : TULANE
50
Kind of column : SPINAL
51
Compact Volkswagen : JETTA
53
Sculled, e.g. : OARED
54
Dips in gravy : SOPS
55
Give up : QUIT
56
End-___ : USER
57
Politico Buttigieg : PETE
61
Condiment for a burger : CATSUP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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