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, Monday, April 5, 2021

Hip-hop producer who founded Aftermath Entertainment

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
7111/13/20124/5/202120
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
623207582
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.56281
Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQX} This is puzzle # 71 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:

Intersecting theme entries often makes filling easier, but it also creates knotty spots at times. Quite a few compromises in this grid's left & right middle sections.

Jeff Chen notes:
C.C.! Been months since we've seen her byline, so it's great to get her back. She has a knack for coming up with interesting themes ... read more
1
D
2
O
3
G
4
O
5
A
6
K
7
C
8
H
9
I
10
E
11
F
12
E
R
R
13
P
I
N
14
A
15
A
G
E
N
D
A
16
A
C
I
17
D
T
R
I
P
18
W
I
I
F
I
T
19
N
A
M
E
20
S
T
E
21
A
M
22
S
I
T
E
23
R
24
A
P
S
25
C
A
26
S
T
E
27
I
28
N
29
C
I
T
E
30
R
E
N
O
31
L
32
C
33
D
34
P
O
O
D
L
E
35
C
U
T
36
D
37
R
D
R
E
38
A
D
U
E
39
D
E
N
I
40
M
41
A
H
A
T
42
S
E
N
D
43
S
44
L
O
C
A
45
L
D
I
V
E
46
S
S
T
47
M
48
A
I
N
49
L
O
I
T
E
R
50
Y
51
O
U
I
N
52
P
A
P
A
53
P
54
U
S
H
55
D
E
56
F
E
R
57
N
58
U
59
N
60
S
61
S
L
E
A
62
Z
E
63
T
A
K
64
E
T
H
A
T
65
S
T
A
R
E
S
66
C
R
E
W
67
O
N
E
68
T
A
T
E
R
69
L
Y
E
70
H
A
M
© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0405 ( 26,081 )
Across
1
Animal that barks : DOG
4
Bourbon barrel material : OAK
7
Tribal leader : CHIEF
12
Blunder : ERR
13
___ colada : PINA
15
List for a meeting : AGENDA
16
*Certain psychedelic experience : ACIDTRIP
18
Nintendo game featuring balance exercises : WIIFIT
19
___ of the game : NAME
20
Early auto engine's power source : STEAM
22
Construction area, e.g. : SITE
23
Performs like Iggy Azalea : RAPS
25
Social stratum : CASTE
27
Provoke : INCITE
30
Nevada city on the Truckee River : RENO
31
PC monitor type, in brief : LCD
34
*Hairstyle popularized by Lucille Ball : POODLECUT
36
Hip-hop producer who founded Aftermath Entertainment : DRDRE
38
For two, in music : ADUE
39
Jeans material : DENIM
41
At the drop of ___ (instantly) : AHAT
42
Drops in the mail : SENDS
44
*Cheap neighborhood bar : LOCALDIVE
46
Bygone Mach 1 breaker, for short : SST
47
Major water line : MAIN
49
Hang around idly : LOITER
50
"Wanna join us?" : YOUIN
52
Fairy tale bear with a hard bed : PAPA
53
Delivery room instruction : PUSH
55
Put on hold : DEFER
57
Religious sisters : NUNS
61
Real lowlife : SLEAZE
63
"So there!" ... or what you can do to the ends of the answers to the starred clues? : TAKETHAT
65
Looks without blinking : STARES
66
Ship personnel : CREW
67
Number of Q tiles in Scrabble : ONE
68
Item that may be baked or mashed, informally : TATER
69
Caustic solution : LYE
70
Ingredient in a Denver omelet : HAM
Down
1
College faculty head : DEAN
2
Whale that preys on octopuses : ORCA
3
Worrisome, as news : GRIM
4
Make a pick : OPT
5
Cockpit reading : AIRSPEED
6
Makes a scarf, say : KNITS
7
FX in much sci-fi and fantasy : CGI
8
Bank holdup : HEIST
9
*Bunt single, e.g. : INFIELDHIT
10
Heading in a word processing menu : EDIT
11
Destiny : FATE
14
Gibbon or gorilla : APE
15
"Geez, that sucks!" : AWMAN
17
Expressed contempt for : DERIDED
21
Like vinegar : ACETIC
24
Falcons, on scoreboards : ATL
26
Roll for a greenskeeper : SOD
27
"No bid from me" : IPASS
28
Connection points : NODES
29
*Home of many a courthouse : COUNTYSEAT
30
Talk too long : RUNON
32
Yearn for : CRAVE
33
Scare off : DETER
35
Pop singer Dion : CELINE
37
Visibly elated : RADIANT
40
Nonsense : MALARKEY
43
Home of the George W. Bush Institute, in brief : SMU
45
Hack (off) : LOP
48
Capitol Hill staffers : AIDES
51
Busiest airport in the Midwest : OHARE
52
Oyster's creation : PEARL
53
"Hey, over here!" : PSST
54
___ Beauty (Sephora competitor) : ULTA
56
Org. that monitors consumer scams : FTC
58
"Here comes trouble ..." : UHOH
59
Mama's mama : NANA
60
Part of a cherry you don't eat : STEM
62
Gen ___ (millennial's follower) : ZER
64
Ovine mother : EWE

Answer summary: 4 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!