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, Wednesday, February 21, 2018

29-Down : Woman's erogenous zone

Author:
Ori Brian and Zachary Spitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
55/23/20168/16/20191
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0111020
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.65100
Ori Brian
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
611/18/20152/18/20212
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0012201
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63310
Zachary Spitz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Brian. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Spitz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
This one came together pretty quickly. Once we came up with the theme, we filled the grid together one night over a year ago. We ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
PO BOX giving rationale as to why PO are smashed together into rebus squares = solid concept. I like it when rebus puzzles do a little ... read more
1
T
2
O
3
T
4
A
5
L
6
B
7
A
8
S
9
H
10
PO
11
M
12
PO
13
M
14
E
R
I
C
A
15
A
L
T
O
16
L
O
L
O
17
M
A
L
T
S
18
H
A
R
PO
19
I
N
I
T
20
PO
L
L
U
T
21
E
22
M
A
N
23
T
E
C
H
24
PO
L
A
25
R
O
P
PO
26
S
I
T
E
S
27
M
28
A
29
G
N
E
T
O
30
P
I
C
31
E
R
S
32
G
U
L
33
A
34
G
35
T
A
36
R
37
PO
38
N
39
D
E
PO
40
T
41
P
O
B
O
42
X
43
L
A
L
A
44
S
A
T
A
45
N
46
S
O
F
A
47
S
48
N
I
A
49
C
A
50
PO
51
O
C
T
52
A
G
O
N
53
S
54
PO
55
R
T
S
R
56
E
57
PO
R
T
E
R
58
A
M
A
L
59
PO
L
L
60
O
PO
S
61
S
62
U
63
M
64
U
PO
N
E
65
I
B
I
66
S
67
N
O
O
S
E
68
D
U
D
S
69
S
O
T
O
70
I
N
S
E
T
71
I
S
I
S
72
E
W
E
S
73
T
S
A
R
S
© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0221 ( 24,942 )
Across
1
Damage beyond repair : TOTAL
6
Talk trash about : BASH
10
Cheerleader's handful : POMPOM
14
Jong who wrote "Fear of Flying" : ERICA
15
Amy Winehouse, vocally : ALTO
16
Obama's stepfather ___ Soetoro : LOLO
17
Ice cream parlor orders : MALTS
18
Marx with a curly wig : HARPO
19
Still competitive : INIT
20
Belch fumes, say : POLLUTE
22
"Holy smokes!" : MAN
23
Genius Bar staffer : TECH
24
Ultraliberals, to ultraconservatives : POLAROPPOSITES
27
Ian McKellen's role in "X-Men" movies : MAGNETO
30
Instagram upload, for short : PIC
31
Busy hosp. sites : ERS
32
Soviet labor camp : GULAG
35
Game fish that can breathe air : TARPON
39
Place to board a bus or train : DEPOT
41
Certain mailing address, for short ... or a hint to 14 squares in this puzzle : POBOX
43
"___ Means I Love You" (1968 top 10 hit by the Delfonics) : LALA
44
Underworld boss? : SATAN
46
Places for channel surfers : SOFAS
48
Long of "Alfie," 2004 : NIA
49
Underworld boss : CAPO
51
Mixed martial arts cage shape : OCTAGON
53
One doing a locker room interview : SPORTSREPORTER
58
___ Clooney, human rights lawyer : AMAL
59
Survey : POLL
60
Marsupial with a grasping tail : OPOSSUM
64
Barely ahead : UPONE
65
Bird in Egyptian hieroglyphics : IBIS
67
It may be at the end of one's rope : NOOSE
68
Fizzling fireworks : DUDS
69
Explorer Hernando de ___ : SOTO
70
Atlas close-up : INSET
71
Goddess with cow's horns : ISIS
72
Merino mothers : EWES
73
Pre-1917 autocrats : TSARS
Down
1
Something to keep in a band? : TEMPO
2
Taken in tablet form, say : ORAL
3
Work with a plow : TILL
4
Do something about : ACTUPON
5
End of a relay race : LASTLEG
6
Scroogian exclamation : BAH
7
Alternative to Dollar or Budget : ALAMO
8
Leave in financial difficulty : STRAP
9
Dr. Seuss book that introduces phonics : HOPONPOP
10
Like cartoons on the editorial page : POLITICAL
11
Claude who painted water lilies : MONET
12
Coppers : POLICE
13
Clothes closet pests : MOTHS
21
"Dig in!" : EATUP
25
Hershey's caramel candies : ROLOS
26
Take a load off : SIT
27
Rx items : MEDS
28
Geometry calculation : AREA
29
Woman's erogenous zone : GSPOT
33
Blood-typing letters : ABO
34
Like a lot : GOFOR
36
Summoned, as a butler : RANG
37
Salk vaccine target : POLIO
38
Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
40
Like boorish behavior : TACTLESS
42
Craft knife brand : XACTO
45
"Street Dreams" rapper : NAS
47
"Hurry up!" : STEPONIT
50
Relative of a dolphin : PORPOISE
52
Firebugs' felonies : ARSONS
53
Mecca native : SAUDI
54
Self-important, as an ass : POMPOUS
55
"Amazing" magician : RANDI
56
Nudge rudely : ELBOW
57
Always saying "please," say : POLITE
61
Baseball's Slammin' Sammy : SOSA
62
___-friendly : USER
63
"Miracle" team of 1969 : METS
66
Call to the Coast Guard : SOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 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!