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

New York Times, Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pun-crimes committed by the answers to the six starred clues?

Author:
Greg Kaiser and Steven Ginzburg
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutCollabs
14/30/20091
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0000100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.62000
Greg Kaiser
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
68/27/20078/4/20131
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1121100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63000
Steven Ginzburg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kaiser. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Ginzburg.
1
A
2
D
3
D
4
L
5
E
6
O
7
T
8
S
9
M
10
T
11
G
12
E
13
Q
U
E
U
E
14
S
15
K
H
A
16
R
T
O
U
M
17
U
B
A
N
G
I
18
R
U
M
I
N
A
N
T
19
A
L
F
A
20
B
21
E
A
M
E
D
22
S
I
T
23
D
E
M
24
B
A
G
25
H
26
D
27
A
28
D
29
N
O
30
C
A
R
B
31
S
32
S
E
E
Y
O
U
33
O
R
I
A
N
34
A
35
F
E
N
D
36
C
37
A
38
P
I
T
A
L
O
F
39
F
40
E
N
S
E
S
41
O
P
E
N
42
M
O
R
A
L
E
43
S
A
R
O
44
N
45
G
46
P
A
N
A
R
47
A
48
B
49
T
R
I
P
O
L
50
I
51
M
A
N
52
S
E
53
P
54
F
I
D
55
G
E
T
56
A
S
I
A
57
S
58
P
59
A
60
C
E
B
A
R
61
I
62
N
B
O
R
N
63
N
E
W
D
E
L
H
I
64
C
I
R
R
U
S
65
L
A
W
S
66
Y
O
N
67
B
A
T
T
Y
© 2009, The New York Times4/30/09 ( No. 21,723 )
Across
1
Discombobulate : ADDLE
6
Reasons some games run long: Abbr. : OTS
9
You can get one on the house: Abbr. : MTGE
13
Lines : QUEUES
15
*Final resting place for old autos? : KHARTOUM
17
Congo tributary : UBANGI
18
Cow or goat : RUMINANT
19
Preceder of bravo in a radio alphabet : ALFA
20
Showed joy, in a way : BEAMED
22
Canine command : SIT
23
Person on the left?: Abbr. : DEM
24
*Father of the Ziploc? : BAGHDAD
29
Extreme Atkins diet credo : NOCARBS
32
"Ta-ta!" : SEEYOU
33
Author Fallaci : ORIANA
35
Repel, with "off" : FEND
36
Pun-crimes committed by the answers to the six starred clues? : CAPITALOFFENSES
41
Like some primaries : OPEN
42
Team esteem : MORALE
43
Island attire : SARONG
46
Like Gamal Abdel Nasser's movement : PANARAB
49
*Wide shoe specification? : TRIPOLI
51
Work, as a battle station : MAN
52
Wm. H. Taft was the only U.S. president born in this month : SEP
54
Show unease, maybe : FIDGET
56
___-Pacific : ASIA
57
Long key : SPACEBAR
61
Natural : INBORN
63
*Recently opened sandwich shop? : NEWDELHI
64
It's white and fleecy : CIRRUS
65
Parts of codes : LAWS
66
Thataway : YON
67
Crackers : BATTY
Down
1
Pool shades : AQUAS
2
*Multiplyin' by 2? : DUBLIN
3
Not heeding : DEAFTO
4
___ moth : LUNA
5
REM researcher's tool : EEG
6
Food whose name comes from a language of West Africa : OKRA
7
Big print maker : THUMB
8
Interchangeable with, with "the" : SAMEAS
9
Atlas abbr. : MTN
10
___ degree : TOA
11
Rev : GUN
12
R.N.'s colleague : EMT
14
Home of the 2,700-mile-long Lena River : SIBERIA
16
First secretary of homeland security : RIDGE
21
Mummify : EMBALM
23
It has feathers and flies : DART
25
Original "Playboy" : HEFNER
26
Reddens, maybe : DYES
27
Tiptop : AONE
28
Bombs : DUDS
30
Pinball machine, e.g. : COINOP
31
Listen in (on) : SNOOP
34
Simple building : AFRAME
36
Outlay : COST
37
On ___ with : APAR
38
Actress Gilpin of "Frasier" : PERI
39
Extremist : FANATIC
40
Personal flair : ELAN
44
Like many checking accounts : NOFEE
45
With a silver tongue : GLIBLY
47
Categorize : ASSORT
48
*Base of a fragrant tree? : BEIRUT
50
Home of the Sawtooth Range : IDAHO
53
Violet variety : PANSY
55
Sign of sheepishness : GRIN
56
Start of a magic incantation : ABRA
57
___ Digital Short : SNL
58
Bit of a stew : PEA
59
"How cute!" : AWW
60
Bank offerings, in brief : CDS
62
Penpoint : NIB

Answer summary:

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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