It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
877/7/20066/14/201815
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4147242621
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.48057
Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Minimum word length: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The eight two-letter answers in this puzzle are all state postal abbreviations, representing (in some order) the Beaver State, Beehive State, Big Sky Country, Heart of Dixie, Pine Tree State, Show Me State, Sunflower State and Volunteer State.
1
T
2
H
3
R
4
E
5
E
6
M
7
E
8
N
9
I
10
N
11
A
12
B
13
O
14
A
15
T
16
H
O
R
N
S
O
F
A
D
I
L
E
M
M
A
17
U
R
S
U
S
18
T
M
E
N
19
B
E
A
K
20
M
T
21
R
A
22
I
S
E
S
23
P
O
N
T
I
24
B
O
25
L
E
Y
N
26
S
I
P
27
T
N
28
N
N
E
29
E
N
30
S
31
T
32
A
T
E
33
R
E
G
34
A
H
A
35
D
E
P
O
S
I
T
36
E
R
L
37
I
E
R
38
R
U
R
A
L
39
M
O
I
40
L
A
N
41
M
E
R
R
I
E
42
R
43
A
F
B
44
S
R
S
45
C
A
T
E
R
T
O
46
I
C
E
47
K
S
48
C
A
R
49
T
A
50
I
L
O
R
51
E
A
52
T
I
N
53
S
54
C
55
R
O
D
S
56
U
T
57
T
W
O
S
58
O
P
I
E
59
H
O
60
U
R
I
61
C
H
O
C
62
O
L
A
T
E
63
M
O
U
S
S
E
64
H
O
N
O
R
A
R
Y
D
E
G
R
E
E
S
© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0716 ( 21,435 )
Across
1
1889 Jerome K. Jerome comedy novel : THREEMENINABOAT
16
Undesirable alternatives : HORNSOFADILEMMA
17
Bear, in old Rome : URSUS
18
Some feds : TMEN
19
Bill : BEAK
20
See note : MT
21
Office rewards : RAISES
23
Carlo who married Sophia Loren : PONTI
24
Anne who married Henry VIII : BOLEYN
26
Not guzzle : SIP
27
See note : TN
28
New Orleans-to-Indianapolis dir. : NNE
29
Put into office: Var. : ENSTATE
33
Gas pump abbr. : REG
34
Cry interrupting a prank : AHA
35
Bank book entry : DEPOSIT
36
Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
37
Comparative suffix : IER
38
Like a certain route : RURAL
39
"You mean me?" : MOI
40
Telecom setup : LAN
41
More, it's sometimes said : MERRIER
43
Langley, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB
44
Yearbook div. : SRS
45
Indulge : CATERTO
46
Something with this is not neat : ICE
47
See note : KS
48
Game piece in Hasbro's The Game of Life : CAR
49
One who knows what's suitable? : TAILOR
51
Alternative to "take out" : EATIN
53
Young haddocks : SCRODS
56
See note : UT
57
Jefferson bills : TWOS
58
Classic TV role for Ronny Howard : OPIE
59
Beautiful woman of paradise : HOURI
61
Dessert not for the calorie-conscious : CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
64
Some awards for accomplishment : HONORARYDEGREES
Down
1
Outline : THUMBNAILSKETCH
2
Whence the line "A person's a person, no matter how small" : HORTONHEARSAWHO
3
Purview of the I.C.C. : RRS
4
Accustom (to) : ENURE
5
Made an effort : ESSAYED
6
See note : MO
7
Certain newts : EFTS
8
Finger : NAME
9
Time of danger : IDES
10
"Delta of Venus" author : NIN
11
See note : AL
12
Swing alternative : BEBOP
13
Warning sign : OMEN
14
Something customary : AMATTEROFCOURSE
15
Pushing beyond proper limits : TAKINGLIBERTIES
22
Superior canal locale : INNEREAR
23
Painter Mondrian : PIET
25
Overhears, perhaps : LEARNS
26
Heel style : STILETTO
30
Short burst : SPURT
31
Joe who was twice A.L. Manager of the Year : TORRE
32
Light ___ : ASAIR
33
Forward : REMAIL
41
Footwear giant Thom ___ : MCAN
42
One who won't move over : ROADHOG
48
1973 War hit "The ___ Kid" : CISCO
50
"God ___ refuge" (start of Psalm 46) : ISOUR
52
Pixar drawing : TOON
53
Not really fight : SPAR
54
Part of a mileage rating : CITY
55
Shoot in a swamp : REED
58
Pay extender? : OLA
60
Service : USE
62
See note : OR
63
See note : ME

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?