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

New York Times, Thursday, June 21, 2001

Electrical device with a hint to answering 17-, 27- and 48-Across

Author:
Peter Abide
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
85/11/200011/27/20051
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2020400
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.76000
Peter Abide

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Abide. NYT links: Across Lite
1
A
2
L
3
T
4
A
5
R
6
C
7
L
8
E
9
A
10
T
11
C
12
P
13
A
14
M
O
R
T
E
15
R
A
N
C
H
16
H
A
N
17
F
R
O
F
F
18
T
O
N
I
C
E
19
I
R
T
20
M
I
D
I
21
O
W
E
D
22
R
23
O
C
K
S
24
R
25
O
D
26
I
M
O
K
A
Y
27
K
28
R
29
I
S
T
O
30
N
31
E
32
R
S
O
F
F
33
N
I
T
T
I
34
A
D
A
M
35
S
L
36
O
37
B
38
O
P
S
39
S
40
T
O
G
I
E
41
S
42
I
R
A
43
B
E
T
44
A
45
A
M
E
S
46
N
47
I
C
E
R
48
O
F
49
F
S
I
D
E
50
K
I
C
K
O
N
51
S
52
P
O
R
T
S
53
E
T
E
54
C
O
L
O
R
55
C
56
O
57
E
D
58
P
59
E
60
A
61
S
62
A
B
A
63
O
64
N
O
F
F
S
65
W
I
T
C
H
66
L
O
T
67
O
P
C
I
T
68
A
C
U
R
A
69
A
X
E
70
P
R
O
D
S
71
S
K
I
E
D
© 2001, The New York Times6/21/01 ( No. 18,853 )
Across
1
Union station? : ALTAR
6
It may help you get a grip : CLEAT
11
Pro with books : CPA
14
Death in Venice : MORTE
15
Alternative to Italian : RANCH
16
Chinese dynasty name : HAN
17
Management group for a pro team : FROFFTONICE
19
N.Y.C. subway : IRT
20
Kind of dress : MIDI
21
Overdue : OWED
22
Petrographer's collection : ROCKS
24
Salmonella's shape : ROD
26
Post-accident comment : IMOKAY
27
"A Star Is Born" co-star : KRISTONERSOFF
33
Capone pal : NITTI
34
Sistine Chapel figure : ADAM
35
No neatnik : SLOB
38
Tactical station, for short : OPS
39
Smokes at a poker game : STOGIES
42
Sen. Roth created one : IRA
43
Kind of test : BETA
45
Home of Iowa State : AMES
46
Not so naughty : NICER
48
Gridiron ploy : OFFSIDEKICKON
51
Newscast feature : SPORTS
53
When the French fry? : ETE
54
Local ___ : COLOR
55
Like some dorms : COED
58
Black-eyed ones : PEAS
62
Dr. J's first league: Abbr. : ABA
63
Electrical device with a hint to answering 17-, 27- and 48-Across : ONOFFSWITCH
66
Developer's investment : LOT
67
Ibid. relative : OPCIT
68
Certain Honda : ACURA
69
Pink-slip : AXE
70
Steer shockers : PRODS
71
Schussed : SKIED
Down
1
Broadcasting bands : AMFM
2
Actress Petty : LORI
3
Tramped : TROD
4
Initially : ATFIRST
5
Official : REF
6
Unpleasant thing to eat : CROW
7
Swimmer's assignment : LANE
8
"National Velvet" author Bagnold : ENID
9
Duke's grp. : ACC
10
Hot beginning? : THERMO
11
Film popular with female audiences : CHICKFLICK
12
Tundra cover-up : PARKA
13
On pins and needles : ANTSY
18
Pother : TODO
23
Punch responses : OOFS
25
Leader of a lush life in Mayberry? : OTIS
26
"Woe ___" : ISME
27
Drawer part : KNOB
28
Fully developed : RIPE
29
#1 Carole King song : ITSTOOLATE
30
One of the Judds : NAOMI
31
Sharpened : EDGED
32
Poker ploy : RAISE
36
DoubleStuf treat : OREO
37
Source of some lows : BARN
40
Foreign news source : TASS
41
Huff : SNIT
44
Big do : AFRO
47
Chip maker : ICEPICK
49
Sitcom set in Fort Courage : FTROOP
50
Adidas alternative : KEDS
51
Milan's La ___ : SCALA
52
FedEx won't deliver to it : POBOX
55
1969 Broadway musical : COCO
56
"The Wizard ___" : OFID
57
Some newts : EFTS
59
Pin holder : ETUI
60
One of the back 40 : ACRE
61
Roe source : SHAD
64
Big inits. in news : NPR
65
Lived : WAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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