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, Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
986/16/20111/12/202019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
86691132242
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.645183
David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQVWXY} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
Getting these critters that use camouflage to split across symmetrical rows was quite a challenge, and I tried many arrangements before ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've always wanted to do a CAMOUFLAGE crossword, but I've never figured out an interesting way to execute it. This is it! At first glance, I ... read more
1
D
2
A
3
L
4
I
5
R
6
O
7
B
8
C
9
Z
10
E
11
C
12
H
13
S
14
A
N
A
P
15
H
O
R
A
16
P
R
O
S
H
O
P
17
B
E
C
H
A
M
E
L
18
E
O
N
L
I
N
E
19
M
O
O
R
E
20
I
21
S
S
U
E
22
P
E
A
23
P
O
S
T
D
O
24
C
25
T
O
P
26
U
S
S
R
27
I
N
T
O
28
O
29
P
U
S
30
G
R
I
T
31
T
E
E
32
D
33
E
C
A
F
34
S
I
G
N
35
C
A
M
O
U
F
36
L
A
G
E
37
T
O
D
O
38
L
E
A
P
S
39
A
40
D
41
D
42
A
I
D
S
43
L
I
D
S
44
A
L
O
E
45
P
L
E
A
46
F
I
N
47
S
48
E
49
C
T
I
O
N
50
A
K
C
51
C
R
E
E
52
L
53
G
A
M
E
R
54
G
A
L
55
I
L
E
O
56
P
57
A
R
D
O
N
M
58
E
59
E
L
I
S
I
O
N
60
G
O
E
S
S
T
A
G
61
S
I
P
H
O
N
62
A
L
T
63
T
O
T
O
© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1030 ( 25,558 )
Across
1
Painter of melting pocket watches : DALI
5
Stick up : ROB
8
Neighbors of Poles : CZECHS
14
Repetition of words at the starts of successive phrases, in rhetoric : ANAPHORA
16
Place to find a driver : PROSHOP
17
French white sauce : BECHAMEL
18
Celebrity gossip site : EONLINE
19
Michael who directed "Fahrenheit 9/11" : MOORE
20
Something to debate : ISSUE
22
One may have a black eye : PEA
23
Aspiring prof, maybe : POSTDOC
25
Bunk bed option : TOP
26
The Beatles' "Back in the ___" : USSR
27
Passionate about : INTO
28
Numbered composition : OPUS
30
Stick-to-it-iveness : GRIT
31
Shorts go-with : TEE
32
Late-night Starbucks choice : DECAF
34
Omen : SIGN
35
"Trick" used by the creatures found in rows 3, 5, 11 and 13 : CAMOUFLAGE
37
Checklist heading : TODO
38
Ballet moves : LEAPS
39
Tack (on) : ADD
42
Helps : AIDS
43
Targets for some eye makeup : LIDS
44
Spiky yet soothing plant : ALOE
45
Fund-raising letter, e.g. : PLEA
46
Bit of scuba equipment : FIN
47
Stadium ticket info : SECTION
50
Org. that recognizes nearly 200 breeds : AKC
51
Fishing basket : CREEL
53
Fortnite devotee, e.g. : GAMER
54
Astronomer who first observed Saturn's rings : GALILEO
56
"Sorry!" : PARDONME
59
Feature of "G'day" or "Yes'm" : ELISION
60
Attends without a date, say : GOESSTAG
61
Gas thief's device : SIPHON
62
Key near Ctrl : ALT
63
Dog on the yellow brick road : TOTO
Down
1
Modern dance move : DAB
2
Sea ___ (tide pool dweller) : ANEMONE
3
Polo shirt brand : LACOSTE
4
Longtime Apple program whose icon featured a camera : IPHOTO
5
Amorous guy : ROMEO
6
Mine cart filler : ORE
7
Island with volcanoes and rice paddies : BALI
8
Infant's ailment : CROUP
9
The "Z" of ZIP code : ZONE
10
Fluency-building subj. : ESL
11
Contributes a little : CHIPSIN
12
"No lie!" : HONEST
13
Caveman's weapon : SPEAR
15
Tough : HARD
16
Colombian coins : PESOS
21
Like some peppers and ballot boxes : STUFFED
23
Ball ___ (play area) : PIT
24
2017 Disney/Pixar film set in the Land of the Dead : COCO
26
Strong desire : URGE
29
Film critic Kael : PAULINE
30
Parties, e.g., for D.J.s : GIGS
32
Some diaper changers : DADS
33
Genre for Fall Out Boy : EMO
34
It sticks to a trunk : SAP
35
Musical finale : CODA
36
Girl in a bonnet, maybe : LASS
37
Haberdasher's accessory : TIECLIP
39
Not recognizable by : ALIENTO
40
One might say "Welcome" : DOORMAT
41
Place to hibernate : DEN
42
High-pH compound : ALKALI
43
Use, as a mattress : LIEON
44
No more than : ATMOST
45
Leaves at the library? : PAGES
46
Air-conditioning coolant : FREON
48
Bird known for its plumes : EGRET
49
Scoundrels : CADS
51
Muse of history : CLIO
52
Michelle Wie's org. : LPGA
55
"Kinda sorta" : ISH
57
Part of Verizon Media : AOL
58
___-surf (Google yourself) : EGO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 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.