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

MAPLE LEAF

New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 2021

5-Down : Like some birds or dolls

Author:
Stephen McCarthy
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutCollabs
16/13/20210
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1000000
RebusCirclePangram
010
Stephen McCarthy

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JVXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McCarthy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Stephen McCarthy, originally from Vancouver Island, B.C., is a Ph.D. student studying transportation modeling in Stockholm, Sweden. He made this puzzle last September, about a month after ... read more
Stephen McCarthy notes:
Hi all! Excited to debut, especially with this puzzle in tribute to my home country. My American test solver Alex said the Canadian focus made it more difficult for him, so now you know ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I poke so much Canadian fun at Jim Horne, XWord Info's resident Canuck, smirking at how the most American of Americana doesn't resonate at all with him. Like ... our vitriolic political ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

No, table hockey is not remotely the same thing as air hockey.

1
B
2
A
3
U
4
M
5
N
6
A
7
T
8
C
9
H
10
T
11
W
12
A
13
S
14
O
15
R
16
W
O
R
S
E
17
E
M
I
L
E
18
A
R
C
H
19
F
20
O
21
E
22
H
O
I
S
T
E
D
23
S
P
E
A
R
24
B
Y
T
U
R
N
S
25
S
Y
N
C
S
26
I
27
N
T
U
R
M
O
28
I
L
29
S
T
E
E
P
30
N
A
T
S
31
S
C
R
I
P
32
S
I
D
E
33
B
34
S
E
T
I
35
A
L
E
36
A
P
I
A
N
37
S
O
H
O
38
T
39
H
O
E
40
P
E
R
41
L
E
N
42
G
43
E
44
T
45
E
M
46
O
B
O
47
E
N
S
48
I
49
N
D
E
E
50
D
51
L
A
C
52
R
C
C
O
53
L
A
54
M
55
U
C
H
A
C
H
O
56
E
T
H
57
U
K
U
L
E
L
58
E
59
S
60
O
P
E
L
61
H
A
H
62
C
O
O
63
N
E
T
64
A
T
R
A
65
U
S
H
E
66
R
67
T
A
68
U
T
O
L
69
O
G
Y
70
A
S
H
E
N
71
S
T
O
R
E
72
S
73
P
R
I
O
R
74
F
A
T
C
A
T
75
S
A
T
76
M
E
77
H
78
D
E
I
N
C
A
79
N
80
A
D
A
81
A
D
A
82
E
T
E
83
S
84
Q
U
I
N
C
E
A
N
E
R
A
85
W
R
E
N
86
S
E
L
L
87
S
88
E
D
D
A
89
T
G
I
F
90
C
I
E
R
A
91
A
I
92
G
93
I
S
L
94
E
E
L
95
M
U
G
96
O
97
L
98
D
P
R
O
99
S
100
E
A
R
S
101
H
102
O
103
T
104
G
O
R
D
I
E
H
105
O
106
W
107
E
108
L
109
E
110
S
L
I
E
H
O
P
E
111
L
E
I
A
112
S
A
T
A
Y
113
I
L
H
A
N
114
O
L
I
N
115
E
W
E
S
116
B
L
I
G
E
117
F
L
I
T
S
118
P
L
U
S
119
S
E
S
H
120
Y
E
S
E
S
121
T
E
N
E
T
122
S
A
M
E
© 2021, The New York Times6/13/21 ( No. 26,150 )
Across
1
Writer who created Oz : BAUM
5
"Obviously," in slang : NATCH
10
First word of "A Visit From St. Nicholas" : TWAS
14
"... with possibly direr consequences" : ORWORSE
17
___ Berliner, pioneer in phonograph records : EMILE
18
Lex Luthor, to Superman : ARCHFOE
22
Raised : HOISTED
23
Bit of asparagus : SPEAR
24
Alternately : BYTURNS
25
Lines up : SYNCS
26
Agitated : INTURMOIL
29
Pricey : STEEP
30
M.L.B. team with a big "W" in its logo : NATS
31
Rx order : SCRIP
32
"Revolution," to "Hey Jude" : SIDEB
34
Space-scanning org. : SETI
35
It may be bitter : ALE
36
Like bees : APIAN
37
Not ___ (mediocre) : SOHOT
39
Clear weeds, in a way : HOE
40
Part "missing" from p.s.i. : PER
41
Mystery writer Deighton : LEN
42
Words cried after "Go" : GETEM
46
Abbr. after a price in a Craigslist ad : OBO
47
Lt.'s inferior : ENS
48
Decidedly : INDEED
51
Québec's ___ St.-Jean : LAC
52
Soft drink since 1905 : RCCOLA
54
Young hombre : MUCHACHO
56
Biblical verb ending : ETH
57
Instruments for Israel Kamakawiwo'ole : UKULELES
60
German auto since 1899 : OPEL
61
"That'll teach you!" : HAH
62
Pigeon English? : COO
63
Basketball champions' "trophy" : NET
64
Gillette brand : ATRA
65
Leader of the house? : USHER
67
"Love is love," e.g. : TAUTOLOGY
70
Pallid : ASHEN
71
Outlets, e.g. : STORES
73
Something that might lengthen a sentence? : PRIOR
74
Moneybags : FATCAT
75
High school hurdle whose first two letters, phonetically, sound like one of its former components : SAT
76
Like all the answers with pairs of circled letters, punnily : MEHDEINCANADA
81
Programming pioneer Lovelace : ADA
82
Seasons in Québec : ETES
84
15th birthday celebration : QUINCEANERA
85
Tomtit is another name for it : WREN
86
Talks up : SELLS
88
Classical Icelandic literary work : EDDA
89
Title letters chanted in a 2011 Katy Perry hit : TGIF
90
Oldsmobile Cutlass model : CIERA
91
Financial org. once deemed "too big to fail" : AIG
93
Newfoundland, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
94
Serpentine swimmer : EEL
95
Root beer brand : MUG
96
Veterans : OLDPROS
100
Range within which you can answer the question "Can you hear me now?" : EARSHOT
104
Six-time winner of the N.H.L.'s Art Ross Trophy, born in Saskatchewan : GORDIEHOWE
108
"24" and "Suits" actress, born in Halifax : LESLIEHOPE
111
Princess who says "Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!" : LEIA
112
Dish served on a skewer : SATAY
113
Congresswoman Omar : ILHAN
114
Actress Lena : OLIN
115
Suppliers of the milk for Roquefort cheese : EWES
116
Singer Mary J. ___ : BLIGE
117
Moves quickly and lightly : FLITS
118
Not only that : PLUS
119
Rehearsal, e.g., in slang : SESH
120
Approvals : YESES
121
You can believe it : TENET
122
"Likewise" : SAME
Down
1
Pears with a sweet-spiced flavor : BOSCS
2
Part of B.A. : ARTS
3
Deploy : USE
4
Alberta city named for an eagle-feather headdress : MEDICINEHAT
5
Like some birds or dolls : NESTING
6
Excite : AMPUP
7
Rank : TIER
8
Stops talking, with "up" : CLAMS
9
Mettle that may merit a medal : HEROISM
10
Two-player game invented in Toronto : TABLEHOCKEY
11
Sardonic : WRY
12
___ of Parliament : ACTS
13
Stops talking, with "up" : SHUTS
14
"Nice burn!" : OHSNAP
15
Battle ___ : ROYALE
16
Seasonal destination near Quebec City : WINTERICEHOTEL
19
Program introduced by the Trudeau government in 1984, colloquially : FREEHEALTHCARE
20
Approximate weight of the Liberty Bell : ONETON
21
Spots : ESPIES
27
Advocacy grp. that filed for bankruptcy in 2021 : NRA
28
Words at an unveiling? : IDO
31
Cry after an award is announced : SPEECH
33
Woman's short hairstyle : BOBCUT
36
Portrayer of Senator Vinick on "The West Wing" : ALDA
38
Level or bevel : TOOL
43
Like some outlets : ELECTRICAL
44
Desert planet of "Star Wars" : TATOOINE
45
Be batty, in a way? : ECHOLOCATE
49
Canuck, e.g., for short : NHLER
50
Capital of Qatar : DOHA
52
Like bells in carillons : RUNG
53
Part of L.C.D. : LEAST
54
Some salon supplies : MOUSSES
55
Like Rochester and Syracuse, but not New York City : UPSTATE
58
Novel convenience? : EREADER
59
Band whose 1999 hit "Smooth" spent 12 weeks at #1 : SANTANA
66
Sleep stage : REM
68
Overturns : UPENDS
69
"Very high," on a fire danger scale : ORANGE
70
Iowa Cubs baseball classification : AAA
72
Et ___ (footnote abbr.) : SEQ
74
Federal regulatory org. : FDA
77
Rose or lilac : HUE
78
"Where ___ go wrong?" : DIDI
79
Novelist Gaiman : NEIL
80
Pound sound : ARF
83
Thrown together : SLAPDASH
85
They might help with changing your locks : WIGSHOPS
87
One with a phony personality? : SIRI
90
Snake oil, purportedly : CURE
92
Passes : GOESBY
95
Central route thru town : MAINST
96
Leers at : OGLES
97
Frederick who composed "Camelot" : LOEWE
98
Helps a dish washer, say : DRIES
99
One source of oil : SHALE
100
Cheer : ELATE
101
Shout, informally : HOLLA
102
___ Wars, conflicts of 1839-42 and 1856-60 : OPIUM
103
It may be perfect or simple, but not both : TENSE
105
Big elevator maker : OTIS
106
$15/hour, e.g. : WAGE
107
What most spiders have eight of : EYES
108
Hitchhiker's need : LIFT
109
International fashion magazine : ELLE
110
Climb, as a rope : SHIN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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