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

New York Times, Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Author:
Aaron M. Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Run just for the exposure?
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
62/17/20226/18/20241
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0032100
CircleScrabDebutFresh
11.703544%
Aaron M. Rosenberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Rosenberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Tuesday freshness: 95%
Aaron M. Rosenberg notes:
When constructing crosswords, there's often a tension between the quantity of theme material and the quality of the rest of the fill. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such creative thinking! Constructors have been playing upon magazine titles for decades, but it's been a long time since I've seen an ... read more
1
B
2
A
3
S
4
T
5
E
6
E
7
R
8
A
9
S
10
W
11
E
12
E
13
D
14
E
S
T
E
S
15
Y
E
L
L
16
I
D
L
Y
17
S
T
R
A
P
18
P
E
D
F
O
19
R
T
I
M
E
20
T
H
E
B
Y
R
D
S
21
O
C
T
22
O
M
A
R
23
O
U
T
24
O
25
F
S
H
A
26
P
27
E
28
W
A
K
E
29
S
30
P
A
L
E
S
31
B
U
T
32
A
C
33
E
34
R
A
T
35
B
L
T
S
36
L
37
A
38
C
K
I
N
39
G
40
V
A
41
R
I
E
T
Y
42
O
N
U
S
43
D
O
44
C
45
L
I
L
46
A
T
S
47
D
O
N
H
48
O
49
A
L
50
L
51
O
52
K
53
M
I
S
54
S
I
N
G
O
U
55
T
56
Y
E
U
N
57
W
I
N
58
S
T
A
59
R
G
A
T
E
60
S
61
H
O
R
T
62
A
63
F
E
W
P
E
O
P
L
E
64
P
U
R
E
65
R
O
T
I
66
F
A
T
A
L
67
F
E
D
S
68
E
G
O
T
69
S
T
O
W
S
© 2023, The New York Times7/11/23 ( No. 26,908 )
Across
1
Moisten, as turkey : BASTE
6
Ballpark figures, for short : ERAS
10
"Whacker" target : WEED
14
___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
15
SPEAK LIKE THIS : YELL
16
Without purpose : IDLY
17
"Got any news magazines?" "Sorry, we're ..." : STRAPPEDFORTIME
20
Pioneering folk-rock group : THEBYRDS
21
Halloween mo. : OCT
22
Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan : OMAR
23
"Got any fitness magazines?" "Sadly, we're ..." : OUTOFSHAPE
28
Rouses : WAKES
30
Doesn't measure up, so to speak : PALES
31
Except : BUT
32
Maven : ACE
34
Rizzo the ___, "The Muppet Show" character : RAT
35
Initial orders at a diner? : BLTS
36
With 40-Across, "Got any showbiz magazines?" "Regrettably, we're ..." : LACKING
40
See 36-Across : VARIETY
42
Burden : ONUS
43
Vet, e.g. : DOC
45
Rapper ___ Nas X : LIL
46
@ @ @ : ATS
47
"Tiny Bubbles" crooner : DONHO
49
Completely fine : ALLOK
53
"Got any L.G.B.T.Q. magazines?" "Unfortunately, we're ..." : MISSINGOUT
56
Actor Steven of "Minari" : YEUN
57
Finish first : WIN
58
1994 film about a portal through the cosmos : STARGATE
60
"Got any celebrity magazines?" "Alas, we're ..." : SHORTAFEWPEOPLE
64
Sheer : PURE
65
Indian flatbread : ROTI
66
Like some flaws : FATAL
67
Central bank branches, informally : FEDS
68
Entertainment industry quadfecta : EGOT
69
Tucks away : STOWS
Down
1
Confer (upon) : BESTOW
2
Reason to use an inhaler : ASTHMA
3
Run just for the exposure? : STREAK
4
Work intermissions for Brits : TEABREAKS
5
Glimpse : ESPY
6
Visually assessed : EYEDUP
7
Soviet symbol : REDSTAR
8
Sitcom character from the planet Melmac : ALF
9
___-mo : SLO
10
Hex nut? : WITCH
11
Like a document that can be changed : EDITABLE
12
Stately tree : ELM
13
Do away with gray, say : DYE
18
For : PRO
19
Politico Perot : ROSS
24
Norway's patron saint : OLAV
25
___ position : FETAL
26
Final shot on a golf hole, often : PUTT
27
Competitor of Amazon Handmade : ETSY
29
Poli-___ : SCI
33
Conclude at : ENDON
35
One attempting to outsmart a bridge troll, in a classic fairy tale : BILLYGOAT
36
Rich soil : LOAM
37
Against : ANTI
38
Outburst that may be entirely symbolic? : CUSSWORD
39
Percussion instrument with a mallet : GONG
41
Narrow inlet : RIA
44
Decided one would : CHOSETO
47
Force : DINT
48
Get the better of mentally : OUTWIT
50
Arrive at quickly, as conclusions : LEAPTO
51
Fugitive : OUTLAW
52
Genuflects : KNEELS
54
Fathers on a stud farm : SIRES
55
Alternative to bottled : TAP
59
Dictionaries, thesauruses, etc., informally : REFS
60
Beach lotion letters : SPF
61
Shade : HUE
62
"___ we done here?" : ARE
63
Mental cloud : FOG

Answer summary:
8 unique to this puzzle, 2 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
66 ms