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, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Friday, March 2, 2012

Author:
Scott Atkinson
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
710/8/20093/31/20120
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0110122
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.62001
Scott Atkinson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Atkinson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

As noted at 63 Across, the black squares are arranged NONCONTIGUOUSLY. See also this grid by Patrick Merrell.

1
K
2
I
3
M
4
S
5
H
6
A
7
K
8
E
9
S
10
S
11
T
12
P
13
R
A
D
I
14
O
T
E
L
E
S
C
15
O
P
E
S
16
E
T
E
R
N
A
L
O
P
T
I
M
I
S
T
17
S
I
N
A
I
18
G
H
I
A
19
A
R
T
20
T
E
T
21
N
22
C
A
A
23
T
24
H
R
A
S
25
H
26
B
I
27
T
E
R
28
O
29
R
E
O
30
L
O
O
31
S
A
F
E
32
A
33
L
E
E
34
Y
35
E
S
N
O
36
K
R
I
S
37
H
N
A
38
F
39
E
A
S
T
E
D
40
I
T
C
H
Y
41
O
42
T
I
C
43
T
A
S
S
44
T
H
A
45
P
46
E
S
O
47
R
48
E
A
I
M
49
S
E
T
50
S
O
N
51
P
52
L
U
S
53
R
E
54
I
55
D
I
Y
56
G
57
A
T
E
58
P
59
A
C
T
S
60
M
O
O
N
61
L
I
G
H
T
62
S
O
N
A
T
A
63
N
O
N
C
O
N
T
I
G
U
O
U
S
L
Y
64
O
R
S
65
W
E
S
S
O
N
66
T
E
E
© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0302 ( 22,760 )
Across
1
The miss in "Miss Saigon" : KIM
4
Burger go-withs : SHAKES
10
Big race sponsor : STP
13
Dishes fit for astronomers? : RADIOTELESCOPES
16
Panglossian person : ETERNALOPTIMIST
17
Asia-to-Africa link : SINAI
18
Carmen ___ ("The Producers" role) : GHIA
19
Interior decorator's suggestion : ART
20
Southeast Asian holiday : TET
21
Grp. concerned with bowls : NCAA
23
Rout : THRASH
26
Mean cur, typically : BITER
28
Ice cream mix-in : OREO
30
Place to go in Soho : LOO
31
See 32-Across : SAFE
32
On the 31-Across side : ALEE
34
___ question : YESNO
36
South Asian chant word : KRISHNA
38
Had a lot to digest : FEASTED
40
Restless : ITCHY
41
Ear-related : OTIC
43
Longtime Russian acronym : TASS
44
___ Dogg Pound (rap duo) : THA
45
Chihuahua scratch? : PESO
47
Adjust one's sights : REAIM
49
Lays atop : SETSON
51
Asset : PLUS
53
King, in Cape Verde : REI
55
Handy-andy's letters : DIY
56
Box-office take : GATE
58
SALT I and II, e.g. : PACTS
60
Beloved "Immortal Beloved" piece : MOONLIGHTSONATA
63
How this puzzle's black squares are arranged : NONCONTIGUOUSLY
64
They may have you in stitches, in brief : ORS
65
Gunsmith with Smith : WESSON
66
One may say "I'm with stupid" : TEE
Down
1
"Take cover!" : KATIEBARTHEDOOR
2
Security requests : IDENTIFICATIONS
3
Star in Cetus : MIRA
4
What an express often whizzes by: Abbr. : STA
5
Hägar's wife : HELGA
6
Polynesian farewell song : ALOHAOE
7
"Beau Geste" headgear : KEPI
8
Responsibility for a groundskeeper : ESTATE
9
Grade sch. subject : SCI
10
Round-trip flight? : SPIRALSTAIRCASE
11
Tackles a tough task : TESTSONESMETTLE
12
W. Coast clock setting : PST
13
Do some recharging : REST
14
Center for cat-tails? : ONINE
15
Highly decorated Bradley : OMAR
22
Prefix with many fruit names : CRAN
24
Georgetown athlete : HOYA
25
Things worked under in a garage : HOODS
27
"Sax All Night" New Ager : TESH
29
Mtge. broker's come-on : REFI
31
"SCTV" lineup : SKITS
33
Hmong homeland : LAOS
35
It is in Spain : ESTA
37
It has a sticking point : HYPO
39
Sandy shade : ECRU
42
Pre-stunt provocation : TOPTHIS
46
Thing worked on in a garage : ENGINE
48
Second-largest city in Finland : ESPOO
50
Matched up, after "in" : SYNC
52
Can : LETGO
54
Exeter exclamation : ISAY
57
Cut takers: Abbr. : AGTS
59
Some kind of ___ : ANUT
60
6 letters : MNO
61
Fan setting : LOW
62
Apollo's chariot "passenger" : SUN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

Found bugs or have suggestions?