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

New York Times, Monday, July 4, 2022

Handing responsibility to someone else

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
601/3/20138/9/20226
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3181711560
CircleScrabblePOW
41.605
Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
My first try at this puzzle had SUPPLY CHAIN as a theme entry — Lady Liberty is indeed striding over a broken chain, but it is half ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've been obsessed with football's Statue of Liberty trick play ever since Boise State used it to win the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Such ... read more
1
Y
2
S
3
L
4
F
5
R
6
E
7
A
8
K
9
S
10
W
11
A
12
M
13
A
T
E
14
B
A
N
T
A
15
M
16
M
E
R
E
17
P
A
S
18
S
I
N
G
T
H
E
19
T
O
R
C
H
20
A
R
L
O
21
A
L
O
E
G
E
L
22
T
R
I
P
23
L
24
E
25
C
R
O
W
N
26
H
I
27
C
28
Y
E
S
I
D
O
29
S
T
30
O
O
G
E
31
L
E
S
32
S
33
I
M
H
O
34
A
35
S
36
P
I
R
I
N
37
T
38
A
39
B
L
E
T
40
B
T
U
S
41
L
E
T
O
42
O
B
R
I
43
E
44
N
45
R
O
Y
46
A
47
L
48
S
49
T
O
E
50
T
O
51
W
52
N
A
N
D
G
O
W
53
N
54
T
H
55
A
T
T
O
O
56
E
R
A
S
57
S
T
A
T
U
E
O
F
58
L
59
I
60
B
E
R
T
Y
61
K
O
N
A
62
S
L
E
E
V
E
63
I
A
N
64
I
M
D
B
65
F
E
T
E
D
66
E
T
C
© 2022, The New York Times7/4/22 ( No. 26,536 )
Across
1
French fashion monogram : YSL
4
Completely lose it, with "out" : FREAK
9
Did the backstroke, say : SWAM
13
Broke a fast : ATE
14
Boxing weight with a limit of 118 pounds : BANTAM
16
Trifling : MERE
17
Handing responsibility to someone else : PASSINGTHETORCH
20
Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
21
Soothing skin balm : ALOEGEL
22
Major accomplishment in baseball or horse racing : TRIPLECROWN
26
Sound of a diaphragm spasm : HIC
28
Adamant affirmation : YESIDO
29
Moe, Larry or Curly : STOOGE
31
More's opposite : LESS
33
"I think …," to texters : IMHO
34
One way to deal with a pain in the neck : ASPIRINTABLET
40
Air-conditioner measures, for short : BTUS
41
Actor Jared : LETO
42
Conan of late-night TV : OBRIEN
45
Kansas City baseball team : ROYALS
49
"This little piggy" : TOE
50
Two interacting communities in the home of a college : TOWNANDGOWN
54
"There's another good reason!" : THATTOO
56
Historical periods : ERAS
57
New York City landmark suggested by the ends of 17-, 22-, 34- and 50-Across : STATUEOFLIBERTY
61
Hawaii's ___ Coast : KONA
62
One of two on a shirt : SLEEVE
63
Suffix with Egypt or Paris : IAN
64
Online source of film facts : IMDB
65
Threw a party for : FETED
66
And so on: Abbr. : ETC
Down
1
Threaten, as a little dog might : YAPAT
2
Van Gogh's "The ___ Night" : STARRY
3
Comic actress Jones, formerly of 32-Down : LESLIE
4
Law enforcement org. : FBI
5
Campaigned for office : RAN
6
London's land: Abbr. : ENG
7
Rose petal fragrance : ATTAR
8
Mexican artist Frida : KAHLO
9
Urban air pollution : SMOG
10
Comment while pulling into the driveway : WEREHOME
11
Intense illumination, as in old movie projectors : ARCLIGHT
12
"That doesn't do much for me" : MEH
15
Apes cats? : MEOWS
18
Soaks (up) : SOPS
19
Protection for an outdoor reception : TENT
23
Woman's name that looks like Roman numerals for 51 + 51 : LILI
24
River of central Germany : EDER
25
Mozart's "___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
27
Business bigwig, for short : CEO
30
Product of Shell or ExxonMobil : OIL
32
NBC comedy show, in brief : SNL
34
When it comes down to it : ATBOTTOM
35
Steadiness, as in leadership : SUREHAND
36
This Greek letter: ψ : PSI
37
Trillion: Prefix : TERA
38
Lots and lots : ATON
39
Woody ___, bartender on "Cheers" : BOYD
40
Program that spits out spam : BOT
43
Caesar's rebuke to Brutus : ETTU
44
Memos : NOTES
46
James ___, author who won a posthumous Pulitzer : AGEE
47
Country singer Morgan : LORRIE
48
Try to hit, as a gnat : SWATAT
51
Virginia who wrote "Mrs. Dalloway" : WOOLF
52
Free, as a bank account : NOFEE
53
"Bye Bye Bye" boy band : NSYNC
55
Open ___ (prepare to pay later) : ATAB
57
Hit the slopes : SKI
58
Permit : LET
59
"Now ___ seen everything!" : IVE
60
One of three things tried by Goldilocks : BED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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