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, November 28, 2012

Author:
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
3012/28/19984/25/20180
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18108300
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.50020

## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {CJKVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

x + y = 16 and x - y = 4, so substituting...
x = 4 + y
y + (4 + y) = 16
y + y = 16 - 4
2y = 12, so y = 6
x + 6 = 16, so x = 10

 1B 2A 3G 4E 5L 6U 7R 8S 9A 10O 11T 12I 13S 14I R A Q I 15N O E L 16A H M E 17X P L U S 18Y I S S I 19X T E E N 20A L E 21A T E E 22G A S 23T 24R 25I T E S 26T 27E N D 28O R S E 29S O M E 30Y E 31A T S 32N A Y S 33O U I 34T O S S 35E T D 36X M 37I N U S Y 38I 39S F O U 40R 41P O T 42E T A T 43A O 44L 45D 46A R T 47M 48E T A L 49S T D S 50I D E A 51M E N 52S A 53U T E E D 54O M S 55R A R 56E 57R N A 58X I S 59T E N A N 60D Y I S 61S 62I 63X 64I R E D 65E G O S 66T I E T O 67N E D S 68R E S T 69E S S E X
© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 23,031 )
Across
1
Goose egg : BAGEL
6
"Major" beast : URSA
10
Porter's regretful Miss : OTIS
14
From Basra, say : IRAQI
15
Time to stuff stockings : NOEL
16
[sigh] : AHME
17
Start of an algebra problem : XPLUSYISSIXTEEN
20
Toby filler : ALE
21
To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
22
Heating option : GAS
23
Least fresh : TRITEST
27
Throw one's support behind : ENDORSE
29
"___ nerve!" : SOME
30
Poet with a "fanatic's heart" : YEATS
32
Passage preventers, often : NAYS
33
Québec assent : OUI
34
Jettison : TOSS
35
Outgoing flight stat : ETD
36
The rest of the algebra problem : XMINUSYISFOUR
41
Kitty : POT
42
"L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
43
Alternative to Yahoo! : AOL
45
It has feathers and flies : DART
47
Black Sabbath's genre : METAL
49
Benchmarks: Abbr. : STDS
50
Think tank types : IDEAMEN
52
Like stir-fry : SAUTEED
54
Meditation sounds : OMS
55
One-in-a-million : RARE
57
Messenger ___ : RNA
58
Answer to the algebra problem : XISTENANDYISSIX
64
Steaming : IRED
65
Causes of some celebrity clashes : EGOS
66
67
Fictional Flanders and Devine : NEDS
68
Kind of day for a competitive cyclist : REST
69
Historic English county : ESSEX
Down
1
Beiderbecke of jazz : BIX
2
3
Guy's mate : GAL
4
Regard as identical : EQUATE
5
6
Prefix with -form : UNI
7
Parks in front of a bus? : ROSA
8
Sonnet part : SESTET
9
Xenophobes' fear : ALIENS
10
Muesli morsel : OAT
11
12
"Fine with me" : IMEASY
13
Classic quintet : SENSES
18
Response to "Who, me?" : YESYOU
19
Marked, in a way : XED
23
24
Gumbo thickener : ROUX
25
"Wow!" : IMIMPRESSED
26
Actress Harper of "No Country for Old Men" : TESS
28
31
Until now : ASYET
34
Cause of a boom and bust? : TNT
35
Young newt : EFT
37
Smidge : IOTA
38
"Take ___ a sign" : ITAS
39
Subject of a cap, in sports : SALARY
40
Didn't go by foot : RODE
44
"Dropped" drug : LSD
45
Compound in Agent Orange : DIOXIN
46
47
More Scroogelike : MEANER
48
Tee off : ENRAGE
49
Equilibrium : STASIS
51
Battlefield fare: Abbr. : MRE
53
Pull together : UNITE
56
Slaughter in baseball : ENOS
59
Some highlight reel features, for short : TDS
60
Summer hrs. : DST
61
Parisian's possessive : SES
62
Ore suffix : ITE
63
Affectionate sign-off : XOX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

Found bugs or have suggestions?