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, February 2, 2017

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
372/2/20174/19/20202
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
127615114
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.55250
Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Eaton-Salners. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
I submitted this puzzle on September 3rd, 2016 and it was accepted on October 20th (a pretty quick turnaround in my experience). It's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fantastic debut. Check that — fantastic puzzle, period. I quickly realized something backwardy was going on halfway through, and I ... read more
1
S
2
T
3
E
4
P
5
M
6
O
7
A
8
N
9
E
10
R
11
I
12
C
13
T
A
X
I
14
U
N
J
A
15
M
16
V
E
G
A
17
A
D
E
N
18
C
O
A
T
I
19
A
C
L
U
20
B
A
C
K
21
T
O
F
R
O
N
22
T
23
O
O
L
24
E
S
U
F
25
N
A
26
E
R
O
K
27
G
28
N
29
I
Y
A
S
30
D
31
E
O
M
E
D
32
E
E
N
E
R
33
F
O
R
W
A
R
D
34
H
35
O
36
R
I
G
37
L
E
W
I
S
38
E
O
N
39
I
N
R
40
E
41
V
E
R
S
E
42
S
43
D
A
O
T
44
E
R
I
T
N
E
45
E
T
A
L
F
O
46
M
47
E
D
N
A
T
48
S
P
I
V
49
E
C
I
50
L
E
51
F
52
T
T
O
R
I
53
G
54
H
55
T
56
T
O
E
57
S
58
R
O
W
A
N
59
N
O
I
R
60
U
L
N
A
61
S
P
I
K
Y
62
C
A
K
E
63
P
I
T
T
64
S
T
E
M
65
I
D
E
S
© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0202 ( 24,558 )

Support XWord Info today

Pay now and get access for a year.

1. Select account level
2. Choose how to pay
Across
1
Echoing sound in a hallway, maybe : STEP
5
"Not this again!," e.g. : MOAN
9
Idle laughter source? : ERIC
13
Call with a raised hand : TAXI
14
Clear, as a printer : UNJAM
16
Lyra's brightest star : VEGA
17
British crown colony from 1937 to 1963 : ADEN
18
Animal that resembles a raccoon : COATI
19
Grp. that promised Trump "We'll see you in court" : ACLU
20
How a book in Hebrew is read [watch out now!] : BACKTOFRONT
23
London lav : LOO
24
Part of a bomb : FUSE
25
Language in which "hello" is "annyeonghaseyo" : KOREAN
27
Proverb : SAYING
30
Showed, as in a showroom : DEMOED
32
Zellweger of "Chicago" : RENEE
33
Wagon train cry [you can relax ...] : FORWARDHO
36
18-wheeler : RIG
37
Boxer Lennox : LEWIS
38
Really long time : EON
39
Ready to leave the garage [here we go again!] : INREVERSE
42
Little hoppers : TOADS
44
Whole : ENTIRE
45
Recently : OFLATE
46
Kind of bike : TANDEM
48
Some line cutters, in brief : VIPS
49
Treatment for a sprain : ICE
50
How people are usually listed in photo captions [phew, all done!] : LEFTTORIGHT
56
Stretchers may touch them : TOES
58
Mr. Bean portrayer Atkinson : ROWAN
59
Crime film genre : NOIR
60
Bone in a wing or arm : ULNA
61
Like some moussed hair : SPIKY
62
Become clumped : CAKE
63
William ___, early British P.M. : PITT
64
Part of a flower : STEM
65
February 13, e.g. : IDES
Down
1
Attack with a sword : STAB
2
"All done!" : TADA
3
Boardroom fig. : EXEC
4
Conjunctivitis : PINKEYE
5
Kind of membrane : MUCOUS
6
Switch words : ONOFF
7
Open a bit : AJAR
8
Grp. that has added 12 members since the end of the Cold War : NATO
9
Mendes of "2 Fast 2 Furious" : EVA
10
Aspiring band's goal : RECORDDEAL
11
Brand of cooler : IGLOO
12
Leak fixer : CAULK
15
Some baitfish : MINNOWS
21
Bygone Winter Palace resident : TSAR
22
Janowitz who wrote "Slaves of New York" : TAMA
26
Poetic adverb : EER
27
Spice Girl Halliwell : GERI
28
Rhineland refusal : NEIN
29
Food label listing : INGREDIENT
30
Divine water : DOWSE
31
Port with lots of lake-effect snow : ERIE
33
Plant with spores : FERN
34
Its sound in old westerns was often simulated by a coconut : HOOF
35
Latch ___ : ONTO
37
High school athletic awards : LETTERS
40
Southwest terminal? : ERN
41
Perfume container : VIAL
42
Mix : STIR
43
"Vitruvian Man" artist : DAVINCI
45
James Parkinson or Alois Alzheimer : EPONYM
46
Rendezvoused (with) : METUP
47
Cause of some poisoning : ECOLI
48
Shares held by a shareholder : STAKE
51
Dandies : FOPS
52
Blockhead : TWIT
53
Egg on : GOAD
54
Trail activity : HIKE
55
Very: Fr. : TRES
57
Used sofa? : SAT

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

Found bugs or have suggestions?

See NYT Crosswords for info.