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.

REMEMBERING MOTHER

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 2002

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1248/27/19814/10/20190
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25724362615
ScrabRebusCirclePangramPre‑WS
1.595099
Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
1
H
2
A
3
G
4
S
5
O
6
R
7
B
8
E
9
D
10
L
11
O
12
C
13
I
14
M
15
E
16
M
17
O
18
S
19
A
B
L
E
20
N
O
O
N
E
21
I
C
E
S
22
I
P
A
N
A
23
J
O
I
E
24
T
A
C
O
M
25
A
B
E
L
L
26
N
I
X
O
N
27
J
U
S
T
28
S
O
M
A
29
S
E
R
A
30
A
31
D
E
L
I
N
E
32
S
H
I
P
S
33
T
A
N
34
G
35
R
O
O
M
36
G
37
R
A
E
C
O
38
O
39
M
40
E
N
41
A
42
M
A
L
G
A
43
M
44
S
45
E
O
N
S
46
F
47
A
L
A
L
A
48
L
49
A
L
A
M
A
50
S
E
E
51
E
T
D
52
T
E
R
I
53
A
M
O
R
54
K
A
I
55
S
H
O
56
T
57
T
58
W
O
O
V
E
59
R
P
A
R
M
60
A
61
J
I
N
N
62
R
U
I
N
S
63
A
S
H
E
64
C
65
H
E
R
I
E
66
C
67
A
68
Y
E
N
N
E
69
R
70
A
V
E
L
71
B
L
O
T
T
E
R
72
E
M
O
T
E
D
73
J
E
T
E
74
B
E
A
S
T
75
R
A
Y
S
76
Y
77
O
U
C
A
N
78
C
79
A
L
L
M
E
A
80
L
81
M
82
A
83
E
L
O
84
P
L
U
R
85
O
P
I
E
86
O
I
L
87
A
I
M
88
P
89
R
A
I
R
I
90
E
D
O
G
M
91
A
92
A
C
R
O
93
L
E
A
94
D
R
O
L
E
95
N
A
S
H
96
C
97
A
S
K
E
T
98
T
O
A
D
99
T
100
A
101
R
T
102
C
E
R
T
S
103
M
104
O
R
T
I
S
105
E
106
D
E
E
107
P
108
D
O
T
C
O
M
109
M
110
A
111
O
M
I
T
S
112
M
113
G
M
G
R
A
114
N
D
M
A
115
R
I
A
L
116
O
N
C
L
E
117
M
A
I
A
118
P
R
A
T
T
119
I
T
U
P
120
D
I
K
E
S
121
A
T
T
N
122
P
A
Y
E
E
123
A
H
S
O
© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0512 ( 19,178 )
Across
1
Coven participants : HAGS
5
Globular : ORBED
10
Places : LOCI
14
They may be made with pads : MEMOS
19
Fit : ABLE
20
Who so far has run a three-minute mile : NOONE
21
Finalizes : ICES
22
Gleem competitor : IPANA
23
___ de vivre : JOIE
24
What wakes people up in Washington? : TACOMABELL
26
1995 Oliver Stone film : NIXON
27
Only a drug of forgetfulness? : JUSTSOMA
29
"Buona ___" (Italian greeting) : SERA
30
Girl who's "the flower of my heart" : ADELINE
32
Places for cabins : SHIPS
33
Bite : TANG
35
Scope : ROOM
36
___-Roman : GRAECO
38
Hooting owl, maybe : OMEN
41
Conglomerations : AMALGAMS
45
Time on end : EONS
46
Tibetan Christmas caroler? : FALALALALAMA
50
"Let me explain ..." : SEE
51
It's sometimes delayed: Abbr. : ETD
52
Actress Hatcher : TERI
53
Topic for Ovid : AMOR
54
Chiang ___-shek : KAI
55
Photographed a couple of Italian balloonists? : SHOTTWOOVERPARMA
61
Supernatural spirit : JINN
62
The Colosseum, e.g., today : RUINS
63
New York stadium name : ASHE
64
Darling, in Dijon : CHERIE
66
Some pepper : CAYENNE
69
Fray : RAVEL
71
It has a police record : BLOTTER
72
Overplayed one's feelings : EMOTED
73
Jump from one foot to the other : JETE
74
Brute : BEAST
75
They may be caught at the beach : RAYS
76
What soprano Gluck says upon being introduced? : YOUCANCALLMEALMA
83
"Hold On Tight" grp. : ELO
84
Of mice and men?: Abbr. : PLUR
85
Mayberry kid : OPIE
86
Source of Rockefeller money : OIL
87
Order to a shooter : AIM
88
Frontier beliefs? : PRAIRIEDOGMA
92
Prefix with phobia : ACRO
93
Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" : LEADROLE
95
"A Beautiful Mind" fellow : NASH
96
Lidded box : CASKET
98
It takes grubs for grub : TOAD
99
Barbed, in a way : TART
102
American Chicle Co. brand : CERTS
103
Kind of block : MORTISE
106
Insightful : DEEP
108
Semicolon? : DOTCOMMA
111
Strikes : OMITS
112
Veteran studio actress? : MGMGRANDMA
115
Capital of Iran : RIAL
116
"Mon ___" (1958 French comedy) : ONCLE
117
Mother of Hermes : MAIA
118
Brooklyn campus : PRATT
119
"Live ___!" : ITUP
120
Flood stoppers : DIKES
121
Abbr. on 14-Across : ATTN
122
Check recipient : PAYEE
123
Mock comment of understanding : AHSO
Down
1
Muslim duty : HAJJ
2
___ ben Adhem : ABOU
3
Musical flourish : GLISSANDO
4
Burns : SEETHES
5
Over : ONTOPOF
6
Drifts : ROAMS
7
City just south of Delray : BOCA
8
Rock's Brian : ENO
9
One side of the Senate, informally : DEMS
10
Rehnquist's sign, appropriately : LIBRA
11
Main : OCEAN
12
Disney collectible : CEL
13
Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
14
County seat on Long Island : MINEOLA
15
Conclusion : EPILOG
16
Nissan attire? : MAXIMASKIRT
17
"___, upward thro' the golden air": Lindsay : ONON
18
Right-minded : SANE
25
Prudential competitor : AETNA
28
Set (on) : SIC
31
1/8 ounce : DRAM
34
Aplenty : GALORE
36
Turns right : GEES
37
"Letting Go" novelist : ROTH
38
Spreads on the table : OLEOS
39
Former Met Throneberry : MARV
40
Author Wiesel : ELIE
42
School ___ : MARM
43
Hardly Mr. Nice Guy : MEANIE
44
Certain fisherman : SEINER
47
Priest's urging : ATONE
48
Run out : LAPSE
49
Menotti opera character : AMAHL
56
Weight allowances : TRETS
57
Harmonize : TUNE
58
Blowing : WINDY
59
Poe bird : RAVEN
60
Happy as ___ : ACLAM
61
Beetle's relative : JETTA
65
Women's wear : HOSE
66
Life, for one : CEREAL
67
Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands : AMALIE
68
Playing two cellos at once, maybe? : YOYOMATRICK
69
Come back : RECUR
70
Old name in coin-op games : ATARI
71
Port of Brazil : BELEM
73
Ill-fated lover : JULIET
74
1935 Laughton part : BLIGH
77
Iridescent mineral : OPAL
78
Musical ending : CODA
79
Mil. addresses : APOS
80
Key person : LOCKSMITH
81
Swamp : MIRE
82
Tons : ALOT
88
Hosannas : PRAISES
89
Engine parts : RODS
90
Sign on an arrow : ENTER
91
Transparency : ACETATE
92
Queens locale : ASTORIA
94
Tobacco plug : DOTTLE
97
Bend : ARC
100
___ one : ADMIT
101
Reagan cabinet member : REGAN
102
French nobleman : COMTE
103
Temper : MOOD
104
Old Dodge : OMNI
105
Miss Woodhouse of fiction : EMMA
107
Noted Shakespearean producer : PAPP
108
Decisive time : DDAY
109
1986 Art Spiegelman book : MAUS
110
Food for Fido : ALPO
113
Heater : GAT
114
Big guns in D.C.? : NRA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?