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, Thursday, December 20, 2007

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1105/2/200610/16/201912
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
612253714106
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.565313
Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 4 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite
1
D
2
A
3
F
4
T
5
O
6
V
7
E
8
N
9
L
10
O
11
S
12
I
13
N
14
O
L
L
A
15
N
E
M
O
16
A
C
H
O
O
17
E
V
E
R
18
Y
E
N
T
R
19
Y
T
H
A
T
S
20
S
A
X
21
I
L
E
S
22
A
I
R
W
A
Y
23
S
P
E
E
24
A
C
N
E
25
I
26
N
27
T
H
E
G
R
28
I
D
H
A
S
29
T
30
H
31
E
32
D
A
W
E
S
33
N
I
T
34
R
E
N
35
E
N
O
S
36
S
37
P
I
T
S
38
M
O
S
T
39
A
N
A
40
O
A
T
41
M
O
U
S
E
42
S
A
M
43
E
44
F
I
R
S
45
T
46
L
E
T
T
E
R
47
S
I
R
E
48
V
A
S
E
49
B
50
U
51
S
T
L
E
52
A
T
R
A
53
A
54
R
55
M
56
A
S
T
H
E
E
57
N
T
R
Y
S
58
C
L
U
E
59
R
E
L
E
T
60
C
A
A
N
61
A
B
E
T
62
O
D
O
R
S
63
O
N
Y
X
64
T
A
S
S
© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 21,226 )
Across
1
Ditsy : DAFT
5
Oast : OVEN
9
Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Am I ___" : LOSIN
14
Oviedo stew : OLLA
15
Nautilus captain : NEMO
16
Allergic explosion : ACHOO
17
Explanation of this puzzle's theme ... : EVERYENTRYTHATS
20
Single-reed instrument : SAX
21
Isolated French places : ILES
22
American or Delta route : AIRWAY
23
Scharnhorst admiral of W.W. I : SPEE
24
Adolescent outbreak : ACNE
25
... including this ... : INTHEGRIDHASTHE
32
Director of the budget who became U.S. vice president : DAWES
33
Niggling criticism : NIT
34
Rapper MC ___ : REN
35
Enoch's great-great-grandfather : ENOS
36
Sticks turned over a fire : SPITS
38
More than half : MOST
39
Anecdotal collection : ANA
40
One may be rolled : OAT
41
Macintosh accessory : MOUSE
42
... still more ... : SAMEFIRSTLETTER
47
"Sovereign" : SIRE
48
Vessel for a florist : VASE
49
Busyness : BUSTLE
52
Alternative to a Trac II : ATRA
53
Appendage : ARM
56
... and, finally, the end of the explanation : ASTHEENTRYSCLUE
59
Rent again : RELET
60
Corleone portrayer : CAAN
61
Aid in crime : ABET
62
Offensive emanations : ODORS
63
Ornamental stone : ONYX
64
Transmitter of cold war news : TASS
Down
1
Discharges : DOES
2
An inventor's middle name : ALVA
3
Flaunt, say, as muscles : FLEX
4
Tobacco smoke component : TAR
5
On which an arabesque is performed : ONELEG
6
Varnished surface, sometimes : VENEER
7
Experts at CPR : EMTS
8
Neither's partner : NOR
9
Lady from south of the border : LATINA
10
Orangish tones : OCHRES
11
"Saint Joan" playwright : SHAW
12
Insignificant amount : IOTA
13
Not just casually interested : NOSY
18
"Yowzer!" : YIPES
19
You can see them at marinas : YACHTS
23
Sinatra tune "___ Funny That Way" : SHES
24
Access for a collier : ADIT
25
Inspirations : IDEAS
26
Norse goddess married to Balder : NANNA
27
Time to close a bar, maybe : TWOAM
28
"I" and "M" in I. M. Pei: Abbr. : INITS
29
They chase flies : TROUT
30
Hermann who wrote "Steppenwolf" : HESSE
31
Exit's opposite : ENTER
36
Shindig of sorts : SOIREE
37
Peel : PARE
38
Minute bit : MOTE
41
Monument Valley sights : MESAS
43
Espoused of Ahasuerus, in the Bible : ESTHER
44
Fish orders : FILETS
45
Tube watcher's food holder : TVTRAY
46
Language organ : LARYNX
49
Beginning for metric : BARO
50
Utilized : USED
51
Site of July 1944 fighting : STLO
52
Arrive ___ agreement : ATAN
53
Actress Jessica : ALBA
54
Regrets : RUES
55
"Miracle" team of 1969 : METS
57
No lieutenant yet: Abbr. : NCO
58
Cool ___ : CAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?