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, Monday, February 10, 2020

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
541/3/20135/7/20206
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3161410560
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.59043
Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
This puzzle was accepted just over a year ago with no revisions. I would say the most impressive thing about it is the timing, which I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Bruce and I had a thoughtful exchange a few weeks ago. He mentioned that in the past, an outstanding grid could sometimes overcome a ... read more
1
A
2
D
3
F
4
E
5
E
6
T
7
H
8
U
9
G
10
B
11
C
12
U
13
P
14
I
C
E
A
X
15
V
I
N
E
16
I
O
N
A
17
W
O
R
T
H
18
A
S
H
O
T
19
L
U
G
S
20
A
N
N
21
A
R
E
A
22
M
O
N
E
T
23
A
L
I
T
T
24
L
25
E
E
X
T
R
A
26
J
27
A
28
B
B
E
D
29
U
S
A
I
N
30
A
C
R
E
31
S
32
A
R
A
N
33
O
34
U
35
T
36
C
H
I
37
C
38
R
E
W
C
U
T
39
S
H
O
40
K
E
G
41
H
A
R
S
H
42
P
E
O
N
43
H
44
E
A
R
T
45
M
46
A
R
S
H
Y
47
S
48
E
T
T
L
E
A
49
S
50
C
O
R
E
51
I
T
S
O
K
52
H
A
I
R
53
F
54
E
55
Z
56
G
A
I
N
57
D
58
O
U
B
L
E
59
T
A
K
E
60
M
I
D
I
61
A
N
T
I
62
S
K
I
E
R
63
A
L
E
C
64
B
E
S
T
65
T
O
R
S
O
© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0210 ( 25,661 )

Support XWord Info today

Pay now and get access for a year.

1. Select account level
2. Choose how to pay
Across
1
Cost for a radio or TV commercial : ADFEE
6
Mafia enforcer, e.g. : THUG
10
Bra size specification : BCUP
14
Glacier climber's tool : ICEAX
15
What Tarzan swings on : VINE
16
College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
17
Suitable for moviemaking? : WORTHASHOT
19
Hauls with effort : LUGS
20
___ Taylor (clothing chain) : ANN
21
Geometric calculation : AREA
22
Impressionist Claude : MONET
23
Movie munchkin, maybe? : ALITTLEEXTRA
26
Sharply punched : JABBED
29
Speedster Bolt : USAIN
30
One of the 40 in "the back 40" : ACRE
31
Big name in kitchen wrap : SARAN
33
Ump's call for a batter : OUT
36
___-Town (the Windy City) : CHI
37
Movie clip where the grips, boom operator and gaffer all appear? : CREWCUT
39
HBO rival : SHO
40
Party item that has a tap : KEG
41
Caustic : HARSH
42
Menial laborer : PEON
43
Image on a valentine : HEART
45
Like wetlands : MARSHY
47
Finalize the music for the movie? : SETTLEASCORE
51
"There, there ..." : ITSOK
52
Bangs on the head? : HAIR
53
Tasseled hat : FEZ
56
Make headway : GAIN
57
Redo of a movie scene? : DOUBLETAKE
60
Style of skirt that reaches just below the knees : MIDI
61
Opposed : ANTI
62
Chairlift rider, perhaps : SKIER
63
Author Waugh : ALEC
64
___ Picture (Oscars category) : BEST
65
Midsection of the body : TORSO
Down
1
Japanese consumer electronics brand : AIWA
2
Rodent control brand : DCON
3
Plant with fronds : FERN
4
Dine on : EAT
5
What to do after you breathe in : EXHALE
6
Appliance with a screen and a remote : TVSET
7
Part of a drum kit : HIHAT
8
Card game with Draw Two cards : UNO
9
Understand : GET
10
Mississippi port city with an Air Force base : BILOXI
11
Add up the number of people present : COUNTNOSES
12
Felix of "The Odd Couple" : UNGER
13
Fettuccine or farfalle : PASTA
18
Low-humidity : ARID
22
Had in mind : MEANT
23
Civil War prez : ABE
24
Move suddenly and unsteadily : LURCH
25
Jacob's biblical twin : ESAU
26
"J" in a deck of cards : JACK
27
Feel sore : ACHE
28
Optimist's perspective : BRIGHTSIDE
31
Mattress brand : SERTA
32
Sounds at a nursery viewing window : AWS
34
"Someone made a boo-boo!" : UHOH
35
Broadway award : TONY
37
White stuff on a blackboard : CHALK
38
Few and far between : RARE
42
___✓ (T.S.A. convenience) : PRE
44
Big name in athletic shoes : ETONIC
45
Drudgery, in older usage : MOIL
46
Put in handcuffs : ARREST
47
Letter before tau : SIGMA
48
Cybercommerce : ETAIL
49
Closes : SHUTS
50
Go by taxi, in slang : CABIT
53
Ump's call for a batted ball : FAIR
54
Barely makes it, with "by" : EKES
55
Digit in binary code : ZERO
57
Small amount of cream : DAB
58
Digit in binary code : ONE
59
W.B.A. result, in brief : TKO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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

See NYT Crosswords for info.