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

New York Times, Friday, May 20, 2022

Unable to perform operations

Author:
Hal Moore
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatest
91/26/20175/20/2022
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1002141
RebusScrabblePOW
21.692
Hal Moore

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JWX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Moore.
Hal Moore notes:
I built this "backward" — beginning in the SE and wending my way up to the NW. Perhaps because English speakers are used to reading, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Rumors are swirling about the NBA bringing back the Seattle SUPERSONICs as an expansion team. Along with ESPN clued to its "Fantasy" ... read more
1
O
2
M
3
N
4
I
5
A
6
B
7
U
8
T
9
C
10
L
11
A
12
M
13
L
O
I
N
14
C
L
O
T
H
15
O
H
A
R
A
16
D
O
G
N
A
P
P
E
R
17
C
A
K
E
S
18
S
H
U
T
19
P
R
E
20
S
C
I
E
N
T
21
M
A
22
H
23
O
A
H
U
24
G
A
S
25
A
26
R
27
S
E
N
I
28
C
29
T
O
R
30
M
E
31
H
O
U
R
32
S
U
33
P
E
R
S
O
N
34
I
35
C
36
A
B
R
A
37
P
R
I
N
T
38
Z
E
N
O
39
S
O
F
T
40
T
A
R
G
E
T
41
A
V
I
D
42
T
E
E
N
Y
43
D
O
44
G
M
A
T
A
45
N
46
T
H
47
R
I
F
48
F
49
N
O
B
50
I
R
E
51
N
E
C
A
R
52
A
53
N
I
54
C
55
K
56
C
A
N
E
S
57
V
E
L
58
A
Z
Q
U
E
59
Z
60
H
Y
E
N
A
61
O
D
D
C
O
U
P
L
E
62
E
S
T
A
63
R
O
O
T
64
E
S
P
N
© 2022, The New York Times5/20/22 ( No. 26,491 )
Across
1
Prefix with directional : OMNI
5
Border : ABUT
9
Sort who refuses to answer : CLAM
13
A sumo wrestler's is called a mawashi : LOINCLOTH
15
Catherine of "Schitt's Creek" : OHARA
16
Spot remover? : DOGNAPPER
17
Candle holders, sometimes : CAKES
18
Close : SHUT
19
Prophetic : PRESCIENT
21
___-jongg : MAH
23
U.S. locale that, when said quickly, sounds like a cheer : OAHU
24
Highway exit sign : GAS
25
As seen in chemistry class? : ARSENIC
29
Velvet-voiced Mel : TORME
31
Word with happy or rush : HOUR
32
Causing a boom, maybe : SUPERSONIC
36
Pokémon that ultimately evolves into Alakazam : ABRA
37
Digital alternative : PRINT
38
___ of Citium, philosopher who founded Stoicism : ZENO
39
Vulnerable area : SOFTTARGET
41
Keen : AVID
42
Monster's opposite : TEENY
43
Doctrines : DOGMATA
45
___-term test for divergence (calculus concept) : NTH
47
Improvise on stage : RIFF
49
San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
50
Grammy winner for 1983's "Flashdance ... What a Feeling" : IRENECARA
53
Small flaw : NICK
56
Ambulatory aids : CANES
57
Manet called him "the painter of painters" : VELAZQUEZ
60
Cousin of an aardwolf : HYENA
61
Unlikely match : ODDCOUPLE
62
___ noche (tonight: Sp.) : ESTA
63
Source : ROOT
64
Its website has a "Fantasy" page : ESPN
Down
1
Up there, you might say : OLD
2
Stock exchange? : MOOS
3
Close : NIGH
4
Unable to perform operations : INNUMERATE
5
Weisshorn, e.g. : ALP
6
Astronomer Thomas for whom a comet is named : BOPP
7
Not yet delivered, after "in" : UTERO
8
Status on a conservationist's "Red List" : THREATENED
9
Non-coffee Starbucks order : CHAI
10
Germans call it Genfersee : LAKEGENEVA
11
Political ___ : ARENA
12
They're rigged : MASTS
14
Board game set on an island : CATAN
15
"It ___ to me ..." : OCCURS
20
Unit equal to 907.2 kilograms : SHORTTON
22
Like only one member of the Supreme Court in its history (Sonia Sotomayor) : HISPANIC
25
Solvers' reactions : AHAS
26
Lead-in to call : ROBO
27
Browse, say : SURFTHENET
28
Seek advancement through flattery : CURRYFAVOR
30
Only one-word country that contains all five vowels : MOZAMBIQUE
33
Literature's Napoleon, e.g. : PIG
34
Contending : INIT
35
Best Picture winner in 2022 : CODA
40
W.N.B.A. great Weatherspoon : TERESA
44
Highly exaggerated and subjective, as journalism : GONZO
45
Specialization : NICHE
46
High-chair features : TRAYS
48
Italian nickname that omits Al- : FREDO
51
"99 Luftballons" singer : NENA
52
Big name in fashion footwear : ALDO
54
Holds gingerly, maybe : CUPS
55
Underwater forest : KELP
58
Charade : ACT
59
Kind of garden : ZEN

Answer summary: 2 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!