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

New York Times, Monday, March 12, 2007

Like college aptitude tests, for many students

Author:
Kevin Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
413/12/200712/7/20193
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
122124119
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.65865
Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Der.
1
O
2
D
3
D
4
E
5
R
6
A
7
H
8
A
9
B
10
H
11
A
12
H
13
A
14
C
R
O
N
Y
15
T
O
F
U
16
I
M
A
X
17
C
O
N
T
E
18
N
T
S
F
R
19
A
G
I
L
E
20
U
N
O
21
Y
E
T
I
22
S
H
E
L
L
23
R
E
T
24
A
25
K
E
N
26
R
27
O
A
D
28
S
K
I
29
D
30
A
M
P
31
A
32
T
33
T
34
Y
35
I
36
N
T
A
N
37
D
E
M
38
A
39
N
Y
H
O
O
40
V
I
A
41
K
E
E
P
42
D
R
Y
43
I
R
K
44
E
N
C
45
A
S
E
46
L
E
T
M
47
E
S
E
E
48
S
A
K
E
49
R
50
T
E
S
51
P
A
S
52
R
53
H
E
A
54
S
55
C
H
T
I
56
C
57
K
58
A
59
D
60
L
A
I
61
T
62
I
E
R
63
D
O
I
64
P
R
O
T
E
65
C
T
F
R
O
66
M
67
H
E
A
T
68
T
I
N
E
69
P
O
S
T
70
S
A
U
L
T
71
S
P
E
D
72
R
O
O
S
73
G
Y
P
S
Y
© 2007, The New York Times3/12/07 ( No. 20,943 )
Across
1
More eccentric : ODDER
6
"Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
10
Reaction to a knee-slapper : HAHA
14
Old pal : CRONY
15
Food that may come in small cubes : TOFU
16
Giant-screen film venue : IMAX
17
Sign for a person in therapy? : CONTENTSFRAGILE
20
___, due, tre ... : UNO
21
Abominable Snowman : YETI
22
Turtle's covering : SHELL
23
Like college aptitude tests, for many students : RETAKEN
26
Highway : ROAD
28
Compete in a slalom : SKI
29
Moist : DAMP
31
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
35
Together : INTANDEM
38
"Well, then ..." : ANYHOO
40
By way of : VIA
41
Sign for a recovering alcoholic? : KEEPDRY
43
Annoy : IRK
44
Completely cover : ENCASE
46
"Hmmm ..." : LETMESEE
48
Japanese drink : SAKE
49
Numbered hwys. : RTES
51
Faux ___ : PAS
52
Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
54
Comedian's gimmick : SCHTICK
58
Candidate Stevenson of '52 and '56 : ADLAI
61
Level : TIER
63
Rhetorical question, possibly : DOI
64
Sign for a gangster? : PROTECTFROMHEAT
68
Fork prong : TINE
69
Washington daily : POST
70
___ Ste. Marie, Mich. : SAULT
71
Went fast : SPED
72
Aussie jumpers : ROOS
73
___ Rose Lee : GYPSY
Down
1
Happen : OCCUR
2
Pilotless aircraft : DRONE
3
Sign for a jury selector? : DONOTSTACK
4
Suffix with differ : ENT
5
Seedy loaf : RYE
6
Eventgoer : ATTENDEE
7
Party thrower : HOST
8
Uphold : AFFIRM
9
Prickly seed cover : BUR
10
Religious time : HIGHDAY
11
French girlfriend : AMIE
12
Room connector : HALL
13
Skating jump : AXEL
18
Science guy Bill : NYE
19
Cool ___ cucumber : ASA
24
Letters before an alias : AKA
25
Twists to be worked out : KINKS
27
Eye-catching designs : OPART
30
Enough : AMPLE
32
Sign for a sunbather? : THISSIDEUP
33
Went fast : TORE
34
Oxen connector : YOKE
35
Currier and ___ : IVES
36
Companion of the Pinta and Santa Maria : NINA
37
Plowmaker John : DEERE
39
Pretty maiden of Greek myth : NYMPH
42
Mousse and mud pie : DESSERTS
45
Exposed to oxygen : AERATED
47
Consume : EAT
50
Skin art : TATTOO
53
Go quickly : HIE
55
___-Magnon : CRO
56
They're stirred in the fire : COALS
57
Meower : KITTY
58
Many urban homes: Abbr. : APTS
59
Annoyance from a faucet : DRIP
60
"The ___ Ranger" : LONE
62
In that case : IFSO
65
E.M.T.'s skill : CPR
66
"No ___" (Chinese menu notation) : MSG
67
It's pitched with a pitchfork : HAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Like this puzzle? Please share this page on social media to help spread the word about XWord Info. Thanks!