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

New York Times, Tuesday, February 16, 2021

44-Down : Lunchtime tryst

Author:
Johanna Fenimore
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
67/5/20112/16/20213
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0221100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.67000
Johanna Fenimore

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Fenimore. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Johanna Fenimore notes:
When I first saw the theme answer BEER ME in a puzzle it made me smile. It's a fun phrase that obviously stuck in my head because ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Something so BADASS about Johanna telling us to BEER ME! I've had many a BUD, STELLA, BLUE MOON, CORONA in my life. Oddly, CORONA ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Four BEERs and a NOONER? Ms. Fenimore is clearly a BADASS party girl.

1
B
2
A
3
D
4
A
5
S
6
S
7
A
8
L
9
P
10
O
11
A
12
C
13
T
14
E
M
I
L
I
A
15
M
O
L
D
16
W
A
R
17
N
I
P
I
N
T
18
H
E
B
U
D
19
C
P
A
20
Z
E
S
T
21
E
R
O
S
22
A
M
O
S
23
S
24
O
L
I
25
B
R
O
T
H
26
S
27
T
28
E
29
L
L
A
M
C
30
C
31
A
R
T
N
E
Y
32
U
S
T
O
U
R
33
A
U
G
U
R
34
B
E
A
T
S
M
35
E
36
R
E
S
O
37
R
38
T
39
S
40
T
H
E
P
41
X
42
O
H
O
K
A
Y
43
O
44
N
45
C
E
I
N
A
B
46
L
U
E
M
O
O
N
47
N
O
I
R
E
48
O
A
T
S
49
R
O
R
Y
50
M
51
A
X
I
52
D
53
O
54
L
55
T
56
A
N
C
57
C
O
R
O
N
58
A
59
C
I
G
A
R
60
M
E
L
61
O
M
E
N
62
B
E
E
R
M
E
63
P
R
E
64
B
A
S
E
65
C
O
M
E
B
Y
© 2021, The New York Times2/16/21 ( No. 26,033 )
Across
1
Supremely cool person : BADASS
7
Prime Cuts dog food brand : ALPO
11
Do something : ACT
14
"Game of Thrones" actress Clarke : EMILIA
15
Shape, as clay : MOLD
16
What truth is said to be the first casualty of : WAR
17
Stop before it can grow bigger : NIPINTHEBUD
19
Ernst & Young employee, in brief : CPA
20
Martini's lemon twist, e.g. : ZEST
21
Greek god pictured with wings and a bow : EROS
22
"Famous" cookie name : AMOS
23
Most arias : SOLI
25
Chicken stock, e.g. : BROTH
26
British fashion designer who's the daughter of Linda and Sir Paul : STELLAMCCARTNEY
32
Something a Eur. singer might embark on : USTOUR
33
Foretell : AUGUR
34
"I haven't a clue!" : BEATSME
36
Club Med and others : RESORTS
40
Where G.I.s go to shop : THEPX
42
"Um, I guess so" : OHOKAY
43
Very rarely : ONCEINABLUEMOON
47
Bête ___ (bugaboo) : NOIRE
48
Feedbag fill : OATS
49
___ Storm and the Hurricanes (Ringo's band before the Beatles) : RORY
50
Skirt down to the ankles : MAXI
52
Not the brightest bulb in the pack : DOLT
56
Nelson Mandela's org. : ANC
57
Long, straight-sided smoke : CORONACIGAR
60
Brooks who directed "Blazing Saddles" : MEL
61
Gathering clouds, to some : OMEN
62
"I'll have a cold one, please" ... or a hint to 17-, 26-, 43- and 57-Across : BEERME
63
Lead-in to calculus : PRE
64
Acid's opposite : BASE
65
Acquire : COMEBY
Down
1
Luxury car nickname : BENZ
2
Friend in France : AMIE
3
Some dance moves or stock market events : DIPS
4
Landed : ALIT
5
Sloth or envy, it's said : SIN
6
Plopped down : SAT
7
"Sweet land of liberty," in song : AMERICA
8
Timber wolf : LOBO
9
It makes an "A" even better : PLUS
10
Peculiar : ODD
11
"Pretty, pretty please" : AWCMON
12
Truman who wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's" : CAPOTE
13
Disreputable : TRASHY
18
Captain's position : HELM
22
Atelier : ARTROOM
23
Drink that can cause brain freeze : SLUSHIE
24
Some crew team members : OARMEN
25
Items often used in front of mirrors : BRUSHES
26
Hoagie : SUB
27
Literary monogram : TSE
28
Airplane capt.'s announcement : ETA
29
Mega Millions, for one : LOTTERY
30
Mean-tempered mutt : CUR
31
Grow too old, as for an insurance benefit : AGEOUT
35
Org. that monitors air quality : EPA
37
Onetime rival of MGM : RKO
38
Chinese "way" : TAO
39
Listing in Roget: Abbr. : SYN
41
Popular video game console released in 2013 : XBOXONE
43
Entrance to an interstate : ONRAMP
44
Lunchtime tryst : NOONER
45
Orbit : CIRCLE
46
Reclined : LAIN
50
Place to see a Kandinsky or Calder : MOMA
51
Symbol of militarism : ARES
52
Per ___ (daily) : DIEM
53
Figure that might give a child nightmares : OGRE
54
Symbol of gentleness : LAMB
55
Deuce topper : TREY
57
Corn throwaway : COB
58
Easy as ___ : ABC
59
Corp. head : CEO

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!