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

New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 2017

*"Which weighs more - a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" and others*

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1267/5/201012/5/202182
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3371224301010
RebusCircleScrabble
9321.63
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Chen.
Jeff Chen notes:
Don't get what's going on? Check out 10, 20, 30, 40 in the grid. Still don't get it? Look at the entries at 10-Down, 20-Across, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It would have been easy to use a set of random numbers for the redo — FRESHMAN FIFTEEN leading to FRESHMAN SENATOR and SWEET SIXTEEN ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Very clever, Mr. Chen. Very clever.

1
J
2
E
3
T
4
T
5
M
6
B
7
A
8
S
9
F
10
P
11
D
12
O
A
H
U
13
G
U
A
V
14
A
15
P
O
U
R
16
G
R
I
D
17
O
I
L
E
R
18
E
R
S
E
19
P
R
O
20
T
R
I
C
K
21
N
T
H
22
T
R
23
I
M
24
I
25
N
D
Y
26
S
27
K
Y
28
T
E
29
N
30
P
31
I
N
S
32
W
33
A
34
G
35
A
R
R
36
I
D
37
Y
E
T
38
C
39
A
I
N
E
40
H
O
O
D
41
A
S
T
E
42
R
43
I
N
N
S
44
I
N
C
L
45
I
N
E
46
M
E
47
E
R
K
A
T
48
B
A
K
E
R
Y
49
R
A
S
S
L
E
50
H
E
W
51
N
52
P
U
T
T
53
I
54
O
55
W
A
56
A
I
57
D
A
N
58
R
59
B
60
I
61
S
62
T
W
E
N
63
T
Y
Q
U
E
S
64
T
I
O
N
S
65
Z
E
L
D
A
66
A
K
A
67
A
K
R
O
N
68
A
N
D
S
O
69
B
E
N
70
T
E
E
N
S
© 2017, The New York Times2/23/17 ( No. 24,579 )
Across
1
Joan nicknamed "The Godmother of Punk" : JETT
5
Many a W.S.J. subscriber : MBA
8
Org. that started during the California gold rush : SFPD
12
Home of the all-vowel-named town Aiea : OAHU
13
Tropical fruit : GUAVA
15
Flood (in) : POUR
16
Electrical system : GRID
17
Wayne Gretzky, for 10 seasons : OILER
18
Highland tongue : ERSE
19
Maven : PRO
20
Fool : TRICK
21
Indefinite ordinal : NTH
22
Request at the barber's : TRIM
24
Midwest capital, to locals : INDY
26
Domain of Horus, in Egyptian myth : SKY
28
*Bulletin board fasteners* : PUSHPINS
32
Joker : WAG
35
Toiletry brand whose TV ads once featured the Supremes : ARRID
37
Thus far : YET
38
Michael who played Bruce Wayne's butler : CAINE
40
Engine cover : HOOD
41
Purplish bloom : ASTER
43
Establishments that often have porte cochères : INNS
44
What might get the ball rolling : INCLINE
46
Burrowing animal of southern Africa : MEERKAT
48
Napoleon's place : BAKERY
49
Fight on a mat, in dialect : RASSLE
50
Chopped : HEWN
52
What might get the ball rolling : PUTT
53
Where Herbert Hoover was born : IOWA
56
Actor Turner of "The Hobbit" : AIDAN
58
A tater can produce up to four of these : RBIS
62
*"Which weighs more - a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" and others* : TRICKQUESTIONS
65
Novelist Fitzgerald : ZELDA
66
Letters preceding a pseudonym : AKA
67
City where LeBron James was born : AKRON
68
"As a result ..." : ANDSO
69
Cohen who co-founded an ice cream company : BEN
70
They come after 12 : TEENS
Down
1
Short run? : JOG
2
Lawman played by James Garner and Kevin Costner : EARP
3
*1970s fad item* : PETROCK
4
___ rose (English heraldic emblem) : TUDOR
5
California's ___ Woods : MUIR
6
Island in the Coral Triangle : BALI
7
"___ plaisir!" : AVEC
8
Help stimulate the economy : SPEND
9
*Pulls a fast one on* : HOODWINKS
10
Promote : PUSH
11
"Dr." of rap : DRE
13
"Hell if I know!" : GOTME
14
Alan of "Argo" : ARKIN
23
"___ be my pleasure!" : ITD
25
Advisory grp. to the president : NSC
26
Title meaning "master" : SAHIB
27
Capital of Sweden : KRONA
29
Where Harley-Davidson Inc. is HOG : NYSE
30
Dog, cat or hamster : PET
31
Tabloid pair : ITEM
33
Historical record : ANNAL
34
Tale of derring-do : GESTE
36
The devil's playthings, they say : IDLEHANDS
39
Drone's mission : AIRSTRIKE
41
"Back to my point ..." : ANYWAY
42
TV Land programming : RERUNS
45
Hot temper : IRE
47
Clear the dishes? : EAT
51
Muslim face veil : NIQAB
52
Song that might have hosannas : PAEAN
53
Native people of Guatemala : ITZA
54
Wister who was known as the father of western fiction : OWEN
55
Join together : WELD
57
School with five March Madness titles : DUKE
59
Snoozer : BORE
60
A party to : INON
61
Some personnel info: Abbr. : SSNS
63
Principle behind yin and yang : TAO
64
Something you might get with a piercing, informally : TAT

Answer summary: 1 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!