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, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Monday, December 8, 2003

Author:
Barry Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
929/1/20037/8/20166
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
358532741
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.651215
Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
1
E
2
W
3
E
4
R
5
S
6
A
7
S
8
S
9
Y
10
Z
11
E
12
S
13
T
14
B
A
M
A
15
O
U
T
D
O
16
E
L
L
E
17
A
C
I
D
18
B
R
A
I
N
19
D
R
A
I
N
20
Y
O
G
I
21
B
E
A
R
22
R
O
P
E
D
23
R
O
A
R
S
24
P
25
T
A
26
S
S
E
27
B
28
L
A
D
E
S
29
M
A
A
M
30
E
T
D
31
A
T
T
A
R
32
T
A
R
M
A
33
C
34
T
R
E
Y
35
W
A
V
E
S
36
R
37
A
38
M
39
P
40
S
41
H
A
P
E
D
42
M
I
S
E
R
43
L
44
I
45
D
46
A
D
E
N
47
F
A
M
I
L
Y
48
A
L
E
49
Z
E
D
50
S
I
R
E
S
51
P
L
A
52
C
E
53
I
C
E
C
R
E
54
A
55
M
56
T
I
D
A
L
57
B
58
A
S
I
N
59
A
E
R
O
60
O
N
E
S
61
S
Y
N
O
D
62
T
I
N
A
63
P
I
N
K
64
A
E
O
N
S
65
E
T
O
N
© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 19,753 )
Across
1
Pitcher : EWER
5
Fresh-mouthed : SASSY
10
Irish Spring alternative : ZEST
14
The Crimson Tide, familiarly : BAMA
15
Perform better than : OUTDO
16
Fashion magazine : ELLE
17
Corrosive liquid : ACID
18
Unwanted loss of intellectual workers : BRAINDRAIN
20
Jellystone Park resident : YOGIBEAR
22
Caught at a rodeo : ROPED
23
Engine sounds : ROARS
24
1968 hit "Harper Valley ___" : PTA
26
Chicago-to-Miami dir. : SSE
27
Grass units : BLADES
29
Sir's partner : MAAM
30
Announcement at J.F.K.: Abbr. : ETD
31
Fragrant oil : ATTAR
32
Airport surface : TARMAC
34
Deuce topper : TREY
35
They can follow the starts of 18- and 56-Across and 4- and 33-Down : WAVES
36
Turnpike turnoff : RAMP
40
Molded : SHAPED
42
Scrooge : MISER
43
Jar part : LID
46
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
47
Zoological classification : FAMILY
48
Ginger ___ : ALE
49
A's opposite, in England : ZED
50
Fathers : SIRES
51
Finish second : PLACE
53
Birthday party serving : ICECREAM
56
Jefferson Memorial site in Washington : TIDALBASIN
59
Prefix with dynamic : AERO
60
Wallet fillers : ONES
61
Church council : SYNOD
62
Ike & ___ Turner (1960's-70's duo) : TINA
63
Baby girls may be dressed in it : PINK
64
Ages and ages : AEONS
65
School on the Thames : ETON
Down
1
Online auction site : EBAY
2
City on the Brazos : WACO
3
Move to a new land : EMIGRATE
4
1987 Woody Allen movie : RADIODAYS
5
Recovers from drinking, with "up" : SOBERS
6
Surrounding glows : AURAS
7
Christmas tree topper : STAR
8
Reagan-era mil. program : SDI
9
Hither and ___ : YON
10
Goose egg : ZERO
11
Pass, as time : ELAPSE
12
Most cunning : SLIEST
13
Kept an eye on : TENDED
19
Pulitzer Prize category : DRAMA
21
1930's boxing champ Max : BAER
24
Trimmed : PARED
25
Skye caps : TAMS
27
Dracula transformation : BAT
28
Env. contents : LTR
29
Expert : MAVEN
32
Not live : TAPED
33
F.B.I. statistic : CRIMERATE
35
Walk in water : WADE
37
Opinion opener : ASISEEIT
38
Actor Gibson : MEL
39
Meddle : PRY
41
Eye color : HAZEL
42
Painter Chagall : MARC
43
Portable computer : LAPTOP
44
The Big Ten's Fighting ___ : ILLINI
45
Muffle : DEADEN
47
Ogres : FIENDS
50
Grafting shoot : SCION
52
Wine holder : CASK
53
"Money ___ object" : ISNO
54
Florence's river : ARNO
55
Express regret : MOAN
57
Jamboree grp. : BSA
58
Sailor's yes : AYE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?