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

New York Times, Tuesday, November 3, 2020

*Very convenient ... or, when read in six parts, a hint to the answers to the starred clues

Author:
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
136/17/20184/6/202113
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1154200
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.61030
Amanda Chung
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
136/17/20184/6/202113
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1154200
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.61030
Karl Ni

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Ni.
Constructor notes:
When we first got the publication e-mail, we quickly checked which day it would come out, as Amanda's mother's birthday is also this week, and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a curious finding! I've seen the phrase HANDY DANDY many times, even used it (much to the mocking snickers of millennials). I've never ... read more
1
E
2
M
3
U
4
S
5
S
6
E
7
N
8
D
9
S
10
O
11
H
12
H
13
E
14
Y
15
T
O
N
E
16
I
M
O
U
T
17
G
E
I
C
O
18
H
O
W
D
19
Y
D
O
O
D
Y
20
R
A
D
O
N
21
I
S
R
A
E
L
22
R
E
L
23
I
E
V
E
24
C
H
A
N
T
E
25
Y
26
S
I
M
27
Y
A
28
L
29
E
30
S
U
P
31
D
E
32
I
33
P
34
E
D
W
A
Y
35
H
36
O
U
N
D
37
E
38
D
39
S
U
A
V
E
40
H
U
M
P
T
Y
D
U
41
M
P
T
Y
42
S
43
W
A
N
N
44
A
L
I
M
O
N
Y
45
P
O
R
K
I
46
E
47
T
A
N
48
M
49
S
50
G
51
A
W
R
Y
52
G
53
E
54
M
55
S
O
56
I
57
H
E
A
R
58
I
D
59
I
O
T
I
60
C
61
G
U
Y
A
N
A
62
B
63
I
S
O
N
64
H
A
N
65
D
Y
D
A
N
D
Y
66
A
D
O
R
N
67
A
T
E
I
N
68
T
I
R
E
69
S
O
N
Y
S
70
N
A
T
T
Y
71
T
E
A
R
© 2020, The New York Times11/3/20 ( No. 25,928 )
Across
1
Australian avians : EMUS
5
Absolutely delights : SENDS
10
"I didn't see you there!" : OHHEY
15
___ it down a notch : TONE
16
"Too rich for my blood!" : IMOUT
17
Company with a spokeslizard : GEICO
18
*Classic TV show starring a cowboy puppet : HOWDYDOODY
20
Hazardous gas : RADON
21
Country whose stamps use glue that's certified kosher : ISRAEL
22
Take over responsibilities from : RELIEVE
24
Sailor's song : CHANTEY
26
Kind of card for a phone : SIM
27
Harvard rival : YALE
30
"How you doin'?" : SUP
31
Opus ___ : DEI
33
Path between buildings : PEDWAY
35
Doggedly pursued : HOUNDED
39
Smooth-talking : SUAVE
40
*Nursery rhyme character seen in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass" : HUMPTYDUMPTY
42
Proust title character : SWANN
44
Ex-spousal support : ALIMONY
45
Designer dog that crosses a Pomeranian and terrier : PORKIE
47
Neutral shade : TAN
48
Flavor-boosting additive, for short : MSG
51
A little off : AWRY
52
Opal or onyx : GEM
55
"That's what they tell me, anyway" : SOIHEAR
58
Asinine : IDIOTIC
61
Country between Venezuela and Suriname : GUYANA
62
National mammal of the United States : BISON
64
*Very convenient ... or, when read in six parts, a hint to the answers to the starred clues : HANDYDANDY
66
Decorate : ADORN
67
Had dinner at home : ATEIN
68
Sight on the back of a jeep : TIRE
69
Some TVs and cameras : SONYS
70
Sharply dressed : NATTY
71
The apostrophe in :'-( : TEAR
Down
1
House ___ Committee : ETHICS
2
Chinese stir-fry with pork, eggs and mushrooms : MOOSHU
3
Open, as a gift : UNWRAP
4
Four-door, maybe : SEDAN
5
Approached furtively : SIDLEDUP
6
Rock subgenre : EMO
7
Jordan's Queen ___ : NOOR
8
Fellas : DUDES
9
Apple Pencil and Microsoft's Surface Pen, for two : STYLI
10
Fairy tale baddie : OGRE
11
*Industrial-strength : HEAVYDUTY
12
Treehouse or blanket fort, perhaps : HIDEAWAY
13
Umberto who wrote "Foucault's Pendulum" : ECO
14
Hither and ___ : YON
19
So far : YET
23
Mischief-maker : IMP
25
Gossipy meddler : YENTA
28
Washroom, in Worcester : LAV
29
London ___ (tourist attraction) : EYE
32
Pastoral poem : IDYL
34
Place to get highlights : ESPN
35
*Peachy-keen : HUNKYDORY
36
Prefix with potent : OMNI
37
Polish before publishing : EDIT
38
Alexandre who wrote "The Count of Monte Cristo" : DUMAS
40
Last name of two U.S. presidents : HARRISON
41
Practice of males mating with one female, but not vice versa, as in bees and ants : MONOGYNY
42
Health resort : SPA
43
"Incredible!" : WOW
46
A braggart has a big one : EGO
48
Scoundrel : MEANIE
49
___ Oh, first Asian woman to host a major awards show : SANDRA
50
Not as sunny : GRAYER
53
Actor Hawke : ETHAN
54
Mazda sports car : MIATA
56
Alternative to the pill, briefly : IUD
57
Marriott competitor : HYATT
59
Road trip accommodations : INNS
60
Site with tech tips : CNET
62
Undergrad degs. : BAS
63
Wedding vow : IDO
65
E, in Morse code : DIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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