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 6, 2018

Author:
Sophia Maymudes
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
312/6/20182/23/20202
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2000100
RebusCirclePangram
100
Sophia Maymudes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Maymudes. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sophia Maymudes notes:
Hello Crossworld! I'm Sophia, a junior at Carleton College studying computer science and math, and I'm beyond hyped to have my first ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Sophia got in touch with me earlier this year with a bridge (the card game) related theme, and we ended up working together on ... read more
1
CAT
2
T
3
L
4
E
5
C
6
A
7
P
8
R
9
A
10
F
11
A
12
T
13
CAT
14
A
R
E
S
15
A
I
R
E
D
16
A
L
E
C
17
L
I
N
T
18
L
O
A
T
H
19
G
A
S
H
20
O
A
T
21
W
I
L
T
22
D
23
A
I
N
T
Y
24
G
L
O
25
R
I
F
I
E
26
S
27
R
N
A
28
A
D
O
29
I
30
B
M
31
R
32
B
33
I
34
L
35
I
36
T
T
E
R
37
B
38
O
X
E
S
39
K
I
T
40
A
L
A
S
41
N
A
F
T
A
42
A
I
D
E
43
I
L
K
44
K
I
T
T
Y
C
45
O
R
N
E
R
46
D
Y
E
47
N
A
E
48
H
O
E
49
N
50
E
E
51
D
52
O
53
N
T
P
A
54
N
55
I
56
C
57
S
58
H
O
V
E
59
L
60
L
O
O
S
61
E
M
O
62
N
O
V
A
63
E
64
N
D
O
W
65
C
H
A
P
66
O
P
E
N
67
N
O
I
S
E
68
A
R
M
Y
69
CAT
E
R
S
70
S
T
E
E
L
71
M
U
S
CAT
© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 25,230 )
Across
1
Things driven on ranches : CATTLE
5
Three-time Best Director of the 1930s : CAPRA
10
Gazillionaire : FATCAT
14
Father of Deimos and Phobos, in Greek myth : ARES
15
Put on : AIRED
16
Baldwin of "The Boss Baby" : ALEC
17
You may use a roller to get rid of it : LINT
18
Reluctant : LOATH
19
Deep cut : GASH
20
Cereal bit : OAT
21
What thirsty flowers do : WILT
22
Small and delicate : DAINTY
24
Sings the praises of : GLORIFIES
27
Single-stranded building block : RNA
28
Bustle : ADO
29
Co. with a striped logo : IBM
31
Effect of a sac fly : RBI
34
Places where some house pets "go," in both this puzzle and real life : LITTERBOXES
39
Hobby shop buy : KIT
40
"So it goes" : ALAS
41
1990s commerce pact : NAFTA
42
Number two : AIDE
43
Kind : ILK
44
Diagonally ... or a hint to four of this puzzle's squares : KITTYCORNER
46
Ingredient in many a breakfast cereal : DYE
47
When doubled, dance of the 2010s : NAE
48
Row maker : HOE
49
French word that's a homophone of 47-Across : NEE
51
"Stay calm!" : DONTPANIC
57
Eat quickly, with "in" : SHOVEL
60
Johns across the pond : LOOS
61
My Chemical Romance genre : EMO
62
___ Caesarea, original name of New Jersey : NOVA
63
Create, as a chair : ENDOW
65
Fellow : CHAP
66
Premiere : OPEN
67
Squeak or creak : NOISE
68
Host : ARMY
69
Provides food for : CATERS
70
Fortify : STEEL
71
Mideast capital : MUSCAT
Down
1
Mailing from Lands' End or Williams-Sonoma : CATALOG
2
High point of "To Kill a Mockingbird" : TRIAL
3
Slowly : LENTO
4
Loose fig. : EST
5
The world's fifth-largest economy : CALIFORNIA
6
Sauce with a vowel-heavy name : AIOLI
7
Babble : PRATE
8
No longer working: Abbr. : RET
9
Reason for an Adderall prescription, for short : ADHD
10
Bad role model for Oliver Twist : FAGIN
11
Best Supporting Actor nominee for "Argo" : ALANARKIN
12
Beta ___ : TEST
13
Like the hook of a good pop song : CATCHY
21
Vast : WIDE
23
Regenerable parts of a sea star : ARMS
25
"Goshdarnit!" : RATS
26
Cruising speed, maybe : SIXTY
30
Sunbather's accessory : BEACHTOWEL
32
___ one's time : BIDE
33
Roman road : ITER
34
Put down : LAID
35
Poorly : ILLY
36
No longer independent : TAKENOVER
37
Held, as breath : BATED
38
Many times, in poetry : OFT
42
Surveyor's finding : AREA
44
Part of the body to slap : KNEE
45
"My bad!" : OOPS
50
Lily Potter's maiden name in the Harry Potter books : EVANS
52
Song from a "Best of" album, maybe : OLDIE
53
Alternative to a guillotine : NOOSE
54
Kind of jacket : NEHRU
55
Muslim leaders : IMAMS
56
Imitator : COPYCAT
57
Ski resort vehicle : SNOCAT
58
2008 political catchword : HOPE
59
It may be labeled 2x or 3x : LENS
64
"I think ___" : NOT
65
Engine part : CAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

See NYT Crosswords for info.