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, Thursday, July 5, 2012

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
554/12/20109/15/20164
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
617667112
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.64371
Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {J} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

For squares with two answers inside, use the digit for the down clues and the SHIFT-KEY keyboard equivalent of that digit for the Acrosses. So, SASQU[AT]CH, EX[POUND]ING, SAND[DOLLAR], [PERCENT]AGES and [CARET]AKERS.

1
S
2
A
3
S
4
Q
5
U
6
2
7
C
8
H
9
E
10
X
11
3
12
I
13
N
14
G
15
S
W
E
E
T
P
E
A
16
L
E
D
G
E
R
17
N
E
W
D
E
A
L
S
18
A
R
T
U
R
O
19
C
L
I
20
N
T
21
V
A
V
A
22
S
23
A
24
N
25
D
26
4
27
D
I
E
28
M
29
N
E
T
30
A
N
A
E
R
31
O
32
B
I
C
33
A
34
M
A
S
S
35
R
A
P
M
U
S
I
C
36
B
R
O
37
A
G
A
I
N
S
T
38
D
O
O
R
39
O
40
N
41
E
42
S
N
O
43
Z
E
R
O
I
N
O
N
44
M
45
C
46
G
E
E
47
N
O
C
O
N
T
E
S
T
48
O
R
O
49
R
50
A
I
D
51
5
A
G
E
S
52
T
A
S
53
E
54
E
L
I
55
A
56
S
57
E
N
E
S
58
C
O
59
A
M
A
60
R
61
E
62
T
63
T
64
O
65
L
I
E
S
O
N
66
C
A
R
E
S
S
E
R
67
6
A
K
E
R
S
68
S
H
I
F
T
K
E
Y
© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0705 ( 22,885 )
Across
1
Mysterious figure : SASQUATCH
9
Stating in detail, with "on" : EXPOUNDING
15
Flowering vine : SWEETPEA
16
Sight at a hotel check-in, once : LEDGER
17
Do-overs at a card table : NEWDEALS
18
Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
19
Country singer Black : CLINT
21
"___-voom!" : VAVA
22
Potential beach find : SANDDOLLAR
27
Per ___ : DIEM
29
Get in the end : NET
30
Kind of bacteria : ANAEROBIC
33
Stockpile : AMASS
35
Vibe magazine subject : RAPMUSIC
36
Pal : BRO
37
Con : AGAINST
38
Option on "Let's Make a Deal" : DOORONE
42
___-Caps : SNO
43
Approach : ZEROINON
44
1985 N.L. M.V.P. Willie : MCGEE
47
Court plea : NOCONTEST
48
Elemento número 79 : ORO
49
Surprise attack : RAID
51
Portions : PERCENTAGES
52
Stun, as a suspect : TASE
54
Mount Saint ___, fourth-highest peak in North America : ELIAS
57
"Romanian Rhapsodies" composer : ENESCO
59
Tiramisu flavorer : AMARETTO
65
Neighbors, in a way : LIESON
66
One with a lap cat, maybe : CARESSER
67
Nurses, e.g. : CARETAKERS
68
Something that's pressed, which helps explain this puzzle's theme : SHIFTKEY
Down
1
Identity theft target: Abbr. : SSN
2
Amaze : AWE
3
Put in stitches : SEW
4
Proof finish : QED
5
Western native : UTE
6
Big name in 35-Across : 2PAC
7
Cooler part : CELL
8
Like some observant Brooklynites : HASIDIC
9
Please greatly : ELATE
10
Gen ___ : XER
11
Reason to wear glasses at home? : 3DTV
12
Galápagos creature : IGUANA
13
Big game day feeling : NERVES
14
Hulled grain : GROATS
20
Cage, informally : NIC
22
Poet Teasdale : SARA
23
"I hate to be ___ ..." : ANAG
24
Wine tour area : NAPA
25
Ultimate end : DEMISE
26
Toyota model beginning in 1984 : 4RUNNER
28
Band with the 2004 hit "She Will Be Loved" : MAROON5
31
___ buco : OSSO
32
It might come straight from the horse's mouth : BIT
34
Oscar-nominated Pat : MORITA
36
Any one of five in the Big Apple : BORO
38
Big mo. for vacations : DEC
39
Universal donor's blood type, briefly : ONEG
40
It can be hooked or pierced : NOSE
41
Specialty docs : ENTS
43
Sign holders : ZODIACS
44
Red Roof Inn competitor : MOTEL6
45
Head cases? : CRANIA
46
Hide's partner : GOSEEK
47
Zip : NIL
50
Almost an eternity : AEONS
53
Latin 101 verb : ESSE
55
Asian nurse : AMAH
56
Asian attire : SARI
58
One of two N.T. books : COR
60
Zebra : REF
61
Winter D.C. hours : EST
62
Critical cluck : TSK
63
Get ready to start, with "up" : TEE
64
Old jazz great Kid ___ : ORY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?