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

New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 2021

Product whose first commercial was notably narrated by Jeff Goldblum

Author:
John Ewbank
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebut
112/30/2021
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0000100
Scrabble
1.79
John Ewbank

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ewbank.
John Ewbank notes:
As an interloping Brit more used to setting cryptic crosswords, venturing into the world of American puzzles during lockdown has been ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Curious that XXX can stand for so many things: ADULT movies, Roman numeral THIRTY, KISSES at the end of a letter, and markings on a ... read more
1
R
2
O
3
T
4
I
5
G
6
R
7
A
8
D
9
E
10
A
11
T
12
H
13
A
14
A
H
A
B
15
R
E
P
E
A
L
16
H
A
D
17
B
Y
T
E
18
A
D
U
L
T
T
19
E
E
T
H
20
B
E
A
T
21
S
M
E
22
O
A
R
E
D
23
I
A
M
24
I
M
A
25
C
26
O
S
C
A
R
27
T
H
I
28
R
T
Y
R
O
29
C
K
30
H
V
A
31
C
32
Y
E
S
33
E
O
S
34
E
D
U
35
A
36
P
37
S
E
S
38
X
X
X
39
S
40
A
N
E
R
41
S
E
T
42
W
I
I
43
D
I
P
44
H
E
A
45
D
46
K
I
S
47
S
E
S
B
48
U
49
T
50
T
51
P
Y
R
52
O
S
53
T
I
C
S
54
N
R
A
55
O
H
W
O
W
56
G
A
Y
57
I
C
O
N
58
B
O
O
Z
E
59
H
60
O
61
U
N
D
62
N
O
U
N
63
I
L
K
64
T
I
P
T
O
E
65
N
O
P
E
66
T
E
E
67
O
T
T
E
R
S
68
S
L
E
D
© 2021, The New York Times12/30/21 ( No. 26,350 )
Across
1
Flatbread from India : ROTI
5
Top-notch : GRADEA
11
"J to ___ L-O!" (Jennifer Lopez album) : THA
14
Captain who cries "From hell's heart I stab at thee" : AHAB
15
What the 21st Amendment achieved : REPEAL
16
Conned : HAD
17
Tiny bit of information : BYTE
18
They stay and bite : ADULTTEETH
20
"No clue" : BEATSME
22
Propelled from a bench : OARED
23
Words declared before and after "what" : IAM
24
Product whose first commercial was notably narrated by Jeff Goldblum : IMAC
26
___-worthy : OSCAR
27
Emmy-winning comedy series of 2007, 2008 and 2009 : THIRTYROCK
30
Climate control system, in brief : HVAC
32
"Certainly" : YES
33
Goddess often depicted with wings : EOS
34
URL ending : EDU
35
Places people speak in whispers : APSES
38
Symbol for the starts of 18-, 27-, 46- and 58-Across : XXX
39
Sounder : SANER
41
Having everything one needs : SET
42
Nintendo console : WII
43
Part of many a ballroom dance : DIP
44
Beer topper : HEAD
46
Gains favor using abject flattery, informally : KISSESBUTT
51
Fire starters, for short : PYROS
53
Idiosyncrasies : TICS
54
New Deal inits. : NRA
55
"Man, that's something!" : OHWOW
56
Lady Gaga or Kylie Minogue : GAYICON
58
Souse : BOOZEHOUND
62
Animal, vegetable or mineral : NOUN
63
Class : ILK
64
Move stealthily : TIPTOE
65
"Huh-uh" : NOPE
66
Aid for driving : TEE
67
Evansville baseball team or Erie ice hockey team : OTTERS
68
Coaster : SLED
Down
1
Hutch occupant : RABBIT
2
Sarcastic "Is that so?" : OHYEAH
3
Japanese mat : TATAMI
4
"Um, sure" : IBET
5
Awards won by presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama : GRAMMYS
6
Sunfish with colorful gill covers : REDEAR
7
Shopkeeper on "The Simpsons" : APU
8
Joe Biden's home: Abbr. : DEL
9
Down : EAT
10
Choir section : ALTOS
11
Classic poem set in "bleak December" : THERAVEN
12
Virulent negativity, in modern parlance : HATERADE
13
Ritalin target, for short : ADHD
19
Per : EACH
21
Web destinations : SITES
25
Popular bumper sticker of the 2000s : COEXIST
26
Stamps, maybe : OKS
28
Ingredient in an old-fashioned : RYE
29
One facing the crew, informally : COX
31
Scoundrel : CUR
35
Remains to be seen? : ASH
36
Hotel door feature : PEEPHOLE
37
Social justice catchphrase : STAYWOKE
38
Spot on a sundial : XII
39
Actress Spacek : SISSY
40
Police dispatch, for short : APB
42
Calendar units: Abbr. : WKS
43
A long, long time : DECADES
45
"The ___ Show" (daytime TV staple beginning in 2009) : DROZ
47
Gentleman from Genoa : SIGNOR
48
Square : UNCOOL
49
Traveling performers : TROUPE
50
Showing evidence of a beach holiday : TANNED
52
Have because of : OWETO
55
Life after death? : OBIT
57
Public houses : INNS
59
Google result : HIT
60
Go (for) : OPT
61
Pac-12 Conference player : UTE

Answer summary: 3 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!