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

New York Times, Friday, February 20, 2009

Square, in 1950s slang, indicated visually by a two-hand gesture

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1085/21/20021/14/20184
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
81318151217619
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.58431
Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Ms. Gamache.
1
W
2
E
3
A
4
S
5
E
6
L
7
W
8
O
9
R
10
D
11
S
12
S
13
C
14
H
15
R
I
G
H
T
S
I
D
E
U
P
16
C
I
A
17
I
N
C
O
H
E
R
E
N
C
E
18
O
R
S
19
T
E
Y
20
I
V
E
S
21
K
L
22
A
T
C
H
23
I
C
E
D
24
S
C
U
T
T
L
E
25
A
26
S
27
A
M
A
N
28
S
H
A
N
T
I
E
S
29
P
H
I
A
L
30
A
W
A
L
K
31
E
L
O
32
G
O
R
Y
33
T
C
E
L
L
34
C
D
I
V
35
A
R
C
36
R
A
R
E
E
37
R
O
O
N
E
38
R
E
A
39
R
E
X
I
T
40
S
I
N
G
E
R
41
S
C
R
I
B
E
D
42
S
H
O
E
43
C
O
R
T
E
X
44
B
E
A
T
45
P
46
S
47
S
48
O
V
I
49
K
I
50
S
S
M
Y
G
51
R
I
T
S
52
R
E
E
53
A
L
U
M
I
N
U
M
C
A
N
54
E
R
R
55
H
E
A
T
S
E
N
S
O
R
S
© 2009, The New York Times2/20/09 ( No. 21,654 )
Across
1
Aids in artful deception : WEASELWORDS
12
Knowledge base?: Abbr. : SCH
15
Correctly positioned : RIGHTSIDEUP
16
Org. in the 1982 film "Enigma" : CIA
17
Babble : INCOHERENCE
18
Where people wear gowns, for short : ORS
19
"The Daughter of Time" novelist : TEY
20
Big Daddy player on 1950s Broadway : IVES
21
Gabfest : KLATCH
23
Hit : ICED
24
Sink : SCUTTLE
25
How Viola is disguised in "Twelfth Night" : ASAMAN
28
Crude dwellings : SHANTIES
29
___ of Galadriel (gift to Frodo Baggins) : PHIAL
30
Go for ___ : AWALK
31
"Livin' Thing" group, in brief : ELO
32
Like some details : GORY
33
Antigen attacker : TCELL
34
Year of the last known Roman gladiator competition : CDIV
35
Plot line : ARC
36
Street show : RAREE
37
2003 memoir of a TV executive : ROONE
38
Back out? : REAREXIT
40
One may be backed up : SINGER
41
Wrote : SCRIBED
42
Something fit to be tied? : SHOE
43
Center of learning : CORTEX
44
Switch : BEAT
45
Followers of closings: Abbr. : PSS
48
Duct opening? : OVI
49
1970s-'80s sitcom put-down/catchphrase : KISSMYGRITS
52
Loch ___, on the River Shannon : REE
53
Recyclable : ALUMINUMCAN
54
Not be on target : ERR
55
Components of some alarms : HEATSENSORS
Down
1
Bailiff's concern : WRIT
2
Strauss's "___ Nacht in Venedig" : EINE
3
Part of 16-Across: Abbr. : AGCY
4
"The Tudors" airer, briefly : SHO
5
Like straight shooters : ETHICAL
6
Square, in 1950s slang, indicated visually by a two-hand gesture : LSEVEN
7
High on amphetamines : WIRED
8
Dedicated compositions : ODES
9
TV pooch : REN
10
Decoy accompanier : DUCKCALL
11
Cave : SPELUNK
12
Pet with short legs and a hard coat, informally : SCOTTIEDOG
13
Big Apple excursion operation : CIRCLELINE
14
Reviews repeatedly : HASHESOVER
22
Court figure: Abbr. : ATT
23
Words after "if" or before "as well" : IMAY
24
Slate, originally : SHALE
25
Measure of a newborn's health, named for its developer : APGARSCORE
26
Extension of the terms of a marine insurance policy : SHORECOVER
27
American, for one : AIRCARRIER
28
"Nice!" : SWEET
30
Bitter : ACRID
33
Wealthy Cayman Islands resident, maybe : TAXEXILE
34
Juniper product : CONE
36
One of Judaism's four matriarchs : REBEKAH
37
It can be a stunner : RIOTGUN
39
Slowing, in mus. : RIT
40
Private detective Mike of Brett Halliday novels : SHAYNE
42
Round of four : SEMIS
44
Real-estate ad abbr. : BSMT
45
___ Rivera, Calif. : PICO
46
Lead : STAR
47
Hyphenated IDs : SSNS
50
___ sponte (of its own accord, at law) : SUA
51
Real-estate ad abbr. : RMS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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!