It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Friday, October 19, 2018

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
234/26/20177/26/20201
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
21123671
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.77123
Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Charlson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trenton Charlson notes:
I started this puzzle with X-RAY SPEX, and once I built out the upper-left corner, I noticed BBQ JOINT might work well in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I felt like Trenton made this puzzle specifically for me. There's so much of the goodness you'd usually expect in a themeless; ... read more
1
S
2
I
3
X
4
P
5
A
6
C
7
K
8
B
9
O
10
O
11
H
12
I
13
S
14
S
15
C
O
R
O
L
L
A
16
O
N
V
A
C
A
Y
17
A
D
A
P
T
O
R
18
D
E
A
D
E
N
D
19
N
E
Y
O
20
S
E
21
E
Y
A
22
I
M
I
N
23
T
V
S
24
B
E
N
D
S
25
S
T
A
T
E
26
R
I
P
27
P
E
D
28
G
U
29
A
M
30
N
Y
Y
31
O
C
E
A
N
32
S
E
R
I
E
33
S
34
N
E
X
T
G
35
E
N
36
F
R
A
T
37
B
38
R
39
O
40
S
A
M
O
41
A
S
42
G
A
B
O
R
43
C
44
A
45
R
46
L
O
W
S
47
T
O
R
Q
U
E
48
O
P
E
49
N
S
50
Y
O
51
D
E
L
52
J
L
O
53
B
A
N
A
54
S
O
F
A
R
55
P
O
E
T
56
A
T
E
C
57
R
O
W
58
N
E
59
O
L
I
T
H
60
L
O
G
R
O
L
L
61
A
S
H
A
N
T
I
62
T
W
E
E
Z
E
S
63
E
A
S
Y
T
E
N
© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1019 ( 25,182 )
Across
1
Objective worked toward during crunch time? : SIXPACK
8
"Get off the stage!" : BOOHISS
15
43-Across that shares its name with part of a flower : COROLLA
16
Catching rays for days, say : ONVACAY
17
Need for a certain outlet : ADAPTOR
18
Outlet's opposite : DEADEND
19
Singer with the 2012 hit "Let Me Love You" : NEYO
20
"Later, alligator!" : SEEYA
22
Successful hacker's declaration : IMIN
23
Tubes : TVS
24
Agrees to compromise : BENDS
25
Chihuahua, for one : STATE
26
Seriously muscular : RIPPED
28
Hagatna is its capital : GUAM
30
Big Apple team, on scoreboards : NYY
31
Deep blue : OCEAN
32
Word on some Emmy awards : SERIES
34
Cutting-edge, as an electronic product : NEXTGEN
36
Alpha male, perhaps? : FRATBRO
40
Some Girl Scout cookies : SAMOAS
42
Any of three sisters of old Hollywood : GABOR
43
See 15-Across : CAR
46
The worst of times : LOWS
47
___ wrench : TORQUE
48
Taps, as a keg : OPENS
50
Cliff notes? : YODEL
52
4x platinum album of 2001 : JLO
53
Eric of "Munich" : BANA
54
Hitherto : SOFAR
55
Pound, e.g. : POET
56
Suffered humiliation : ATECROW
58
Early tool : NEOLITH
60
Participate in quid pro quo : LOGROLL
61
Region of Ghana known for gold and cocoa : ASHANTI
62
Plucks : TWEEZES
63
Roll of 4 and 6, in craps : EASYTEN
Down
1
Teacher's timesaver for grading tests : SCANTRON
2
PC modem or drive : IODEVICE
3
Novelty item in vintage comic book ads : XRAYSPEX
4
Law enforcers, in slang : POPO
5
Start of some rock genre names : ALT
6
One side of a store sign : CLOSED
7
Real first name of writer Isak Dinesen : KAREN
8
Rides the waves without a board : BODYSURFS
9
Prime draft pick : ONEA
10
Tiny tube travelers : OVA
11
Lost all patience : HADIT
12
Profession in a Eugene O'Neill title : ICEMAN
13
"___ and happiness are an impossible combination": Mark Twain : SANITY
14
Where Nemo was found in "Finding Nemo" : SYDNEY
21
Nip in the end : EDGE
24
A.F.C. North team : BENGALS
25
Notable ring bearer : SMEAGOL
27
A.F.C. East team, informally : PATS
29
Intangible quality : AIR
32
Official birds of Quebec : SNOWYOWLS
33
Center of a Scrabble board : STAR
35
Kind of phase for some teens : EMO
37
Place to get ribs or pulled pork : BBQJOINT
38
Literally, "little wheel" : ROULETTE
39
Low-cal version of a classic cookie : OREOTHIN
41
From : ASOF
43
Deep blue : COBALT
44
Director of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "This Is 40" : APATOW
45
Fail to follow suit : RENEGE
47
Missionaries of Charity founder : TERESA
49
Button material : NACRE
51
Mother of Perseus : DANAE
54
Only : SOLE
55
Recorder button : PLAY
57
"Frasier" role : ROZ
59
Post's Honey ___! : OHS

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

See NYT Crosswords for info.