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

New York Times, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Church part that sounds like what you might have on your smartphone

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
7011/6/201210/16/202137
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
1176999181
RebusCircleScrabblePOW
281.6018
Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Agard.
Erik Agard notes:
Periodic reminder: the Crossword Puzzle Collaboration Directory is a resource for puzzlemakers from underrepresented groups. If you're ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Anyone else fill in O/RATE at ORCHESTRATE, and then get confused by the ?/RATE right below it? Erik wouldn't reuse a TALK word, would ... read more
1
A
2
C
3
T
4
T
5
D
6
S
7
Z
8
E
9
S
10
T
11
S
12
C
H
A
13
N
C
E
I
14
T
15
I
N
G
O
T
16
S
17
C
O
M
O
E
S
T
A
18
G
O
T
E
A
M
19
T
O
P
O
L
20
L
21
U
Z
22
T
G
I
23
B
L
24
A
25
C
K
P
A
26
N
27
T
H
E
R
28
E
29
W
30
W
31
S
P
R
I
N
G
B
R
E
A
K
32
A
A
H
33
S
34
S
O
N
35
C
A
L
C
36
U
T
A
H
37
E
P
C
38
O
39
T
40
M
I
T
41
T
42
E
T
A
43
L
44
I
M
A
45
S
N
O
B
46
O
R
C
H
E
47
S
48
T
R
A
T
49
E
50
E
R
A
51
P
L
A
S
T
I
C
C
R
A
T
52
E
53
D
E
N
54
C
U
L
55
H
E
56
G
57
E
58
L
59
O
V
I
60
N
61
E
S
62
E
63
M
64
P
A
N
A
D
A
65
C
E
D
E
T
O
66
S
P
I
N
Y
E
E
L
67
L
O
G
A
N
68
H
E
E
69
A
N
A
© 2019, The New York Times11/20/19 ( No. 25,579 )
Across
1
Univ. entrance exam : ACT
4
Scores worth six pts. : TDS
7
Grates, as a lemon : ZESTS
12
Take the risk : CHANCEIT
15
Pricey bars : INGOTS
17
Spanish greeting : COMOESTA
18
Stadium cheer : GOTEAM
19
"Fiddler on the Roof" star : TOPOL
20
Light: Sp. : LUZ
22
___ Fridays : TGI
23
2018 blockbuster film based on a Marvel comic : BLACKPANTHER
28
"TMI!" : EWW
31
Time for a trip to Cabo San Lucas or Miami Beach : SPRINGBREAK
32
Oohs' counterparts : AAHS
34
III, to Jr., say : SON
35
High-level math, informally : CALC
36
Its license plates say "Life Elevated" : UTAH
37
Attraction in Bay Lake, Fla. : EPCOT
40
Hand, informally : MITT
42
Latin list ender : ETAL
44
"___ Believer" : IMA
45
Wine ___ : SNOB
46
Bring about : ORCHESTRATE
50
Baseball stat that's better when it's lower : ERA
51
Sturdier alternative to a cardboard box : PLASTICCRATE
53
Lair : DEN
54
___-de-sac : CUL
55
German philosopher Georg : HEGEL
59
Sheep : OVINES
62
Latin American pastry : EMPANADA
65
Give ownership of : CEDETO
66
Long fish with a row of barbs : SPINYEEL
67
Boston airport : LOGAN
68
Ticklee's syllable : HEE
69
Actress Ortiz : ANA
Down
1
No. at an insurance agency : ACCT
2
When repeated, a toy train : CHOO
3
Press (down) : TAMP
4
Immune system protectors : TCELLS
5
Bleu ___ Causses (French cheese) : DES
6
Command before "Shake!" : SIT
7
Shape of a lightning bolt : ZIGZAG
8
Composer Brian : ENO
9
Police dept. member : SGT
10
Follow directions : TOETHELINE
11
Laurence Olivier, notably : STAGEACTOR
13
Tyro, in modern parlance : NOOB
14
Argue repetitively ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : TALKINCIRCLES
16
Self-satisfied smile : SMIRK
21
Old TV channel that aired "Moesha" : UPN
24
Church part that sounds like what you might have on your smartphone : APSE
25
Wheat or soybeans : CROP
26
"This Is Us" network : NBC
27
Cable cars : TRAMS
28
What fills un lac : EAU
29
What rises and falls in a lake : WATERLEVEL
30
Question from a helpful person (or a helpless one) : WHATCANIDO
33
Bygone leaders : SHAHS
38
Actor Dorsey of TV's "Queen Sugar" : OMAR
39
Line out the door? : TATA
41
Abbr. meaning "We'll fill this slot in later" : TBA
43
Wimbledon call : LET
46
Nonfiction film with a point of view, in brief : OPDOC
47
Sends after : SICSON
48
Lone Star State sch. : TCU
49
Gas that's a man's name + E : ETHANE
52
"___, meeny ..." : EENY
56
Greek earth goddess : GAEA
57
Biblical paradise : EDEN
58
In ___ land : LALA
60
Below zero: Abbr. : NEG
61
Athenian vowel : ETA
63
Dashboard stat: Abbr. : MPH
64
Chart shape : PIE

Answer summary: 7 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!