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

New York Times, Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Author:
Jimmy Peniston
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
*Tab found on many musicians' websites
TotalDebut
16/21/2023
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0001000
ScrabDebutFresh
1.58355%
Jimmy Peniston

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Jimmy Peniston. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Wednesday freshness: 85%
Jimmy Peniston notes:
I'm not exactly sure when I came up with this theme idea, but the term FOOD CHAIN pops up a lot in my life: both because I'm an ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Friends and I have turned up so many oddball wordplay discoveries over the years, and so many die on the vine because they don't fit ... read more
1
T
2
R
3
A
4
P
5
S
6
H
7
I
8
P
9
O
10
S
11
L
12
O
13
U
H
U
R
A
14
P
I
N
E
15
R
E
A
D
16
R
E
N
A
L
17
A
P
P
L
18
E
G
A
T
E
19
S
E
A
G
O
20
D
21
P
E
T
N
A
M
E
S
22
A
U
T
O
M
A
23
T
O
N
24
O
N
O
25
N
A
D
A
26
S
L
I
N
27
G
28
S
29
P
30
D
31
F
32
S
A
L
33
E
34
C
A
S
K
E
T
35
H
E
A
36
T
37
A
C
H
38
O
O
39
M
E
N
U
40
E
C
L
A
41
I
R
42
S
N
U
43
B
44
Y
E
N
45
W
A
L
L
S
T
46
T
T
O
47
P
48
S
K
A
49
L
50
I
V
E
D
A
51
T
52
E
53
S
54
I
55
C
H
E
A
56
T
E
D
57
D
E
J
A
V
U
58
F
O
O
D
C
H
A
I
59
N
60
G
A
M
E
D
61
S
O
R
T
62
A
C
N
E
63
A
M
E
N
S
64
O
T
T
O
65
W
H
A
T
66
S
A
S
S
© 2023, The New York Times6/21/23 ( No. 26,888 )
Across
1
Leave no way out : TRAP
5
Send (off) : SHIP
9
Home of Akershus Castle, which has a replica at Disney World : OSLO
13
"Star Trek" communications officer : UHURA
14
Common conifer : PINE
15
Word with sight or speed : READ
16
Kidney-related : RENAL
17
*Christina of "Bad Moms" : APPLEGATE
19
Neptune, for one : SEAGOD
21
Honey and Sugar, for two : PETNAMES
22
*Robotic type : AUTOMATON
24
Peace activist Yoko : ONO
25
Zippo : NADA
26
Arm rests? : SLINGS
29
.doc alternative : PDF
32
It's a deal! : SALE
34
Vampire's "bed" : CASKET
35
Intensity, metaphorically : HEAT
37
*Cause for a blessing : ACHOO
39
Selection screen : MENU
40
Cream-filled pastry : ECLAIR
42
Overlook rudely : SNUB
44
Kobe currency : YEN
45
Site of the first "Occupy" protests, in brief : WALLST
46
Feature of many of a Corvette : TTOP
48
Music genre originating in Jamaica : SKA
49
*Tab found on many musicians' websites : LIVEDATES
54
Confession from someone who had an ace up the sleeve : ICHEATED
57
"This is weirdly familiar" : DEJAVU
58
Hierarchical system … or what is formed when the answers to the starred clues are placed end to end : FOODCHAIN
60
Manipulated unfairly, as a system : GAMED
61
Type : SORT
62
Target for salicylic acid : ACNE
63
Famous last words? : AMENS
64
"A Man Called ___" (2022 Tom Hanks film) : OTTO
65
"Can you repeat that?" : WHAT
66
Lip : SASS
Down
1
Grp. with a 12-star flag : THEEU
2
Charge : RUNAT
3
Neighbor of Catalonia, in Spain : ARAGON
4
Cocktails of tequila and grapefruit soda : PALOMAS
5
Balneotherapy site : SPA
6
"Hungry hungry" animal in a popular game : HIPPO
7
How signatures are typically written : INPEN
8
Bombard, as with snowballs : PELT
9
Any living thing : ORGANISM
10
Novelty aquarium dweller : SEAMONKEY
11
Way to sleep or run : LATE
12
Poems of praise : ODES
13
___ Major : URSA
18
"The ___ Holmes Mysteries" (young adult detective series) : ENOLA
20
Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain," e.g. : DADAART
23
Diamond's opposite on the Mohs scale : TALC
26
Did some intel work : SCOUTED
27
It may be passed down from parent to child : GENE
28
Shock : STUN
29
"That was a close one!" : PHEW
30
Ten: Prefix : DECA
31
Not quite succeed : FALLSHORT
33
Canadian interjections : EHS
36
Spoke with : TALKEDTO
38
Airing : ONTV
41
Sir ___ Newton : ISAAC
43
Features of many New York City street corners : BODEGAS
47
Word with pants or party : PAJAMA
49
Drain, as from soil : LEACH
50
Tony-winning actress Menzel : IDINA
51
Subdues, as wild hair : TAMES
52
Smooths : EVENS
53
Soapy bubbles : SUDS
54
"Assuming that's true …" : IFSO
55
Black water bird : COOT
56
Unfreeze : THAW
59
Fishing aid : NET

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions? Please let us know.

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

XWord Info Home
XWord Info © 2007-2024, Jim Horne
75 ms