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

New York Times, Saturday, July 8, 2017

Climactic scene in the Eminem film "8 Mile"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1006/16/201110/27/202020
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
86891132242
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.645193
David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
This puzzle has a long story behind it! I was inspired to do a quad stack of 9's after solving this gem from Byron Walden and Brad ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful work; best 4x10 stacks I've seen in a while. Those upper-right and lower-left corners are so tough to fill with both snazz ... read more
1
A
2
S
3
S
4
A
5
L
6
I
7
B
8
I
9
P
10
R
11
O
12
B
13
D
E
C
14
A
D
E
S
O
L
15
D
16
R
A
R
E
17
A
D
A
M
S
A
P
P
L
E
18
O
P
I
E
19
P
E
R
P
20
E
P
A
21
C
B
E
R
22
T
R
Y
S
23
T
24
H
E
A
D
25
S
T
A
N
D
26
B
27
C
U
P
S
28
L
O
T
T
A
29
C
30
R
31
O
32
W
I
N
G
33
S
34
M
A
R
T
E
R
35
R
E
V
I
L
E
36
E
Y
E
L
E
T
37
A
M
E
N
I
T
38
Y
39
S
L
I
D
E
R
S
40
F
O
R
E
S
41
O
42
D
E
O
N
43
T
U
R
P
I
44
T
U
D
E
45
G
46
E
47
N
48
O
49
A
50
S
L
U
R
51
E
R
R
52
R
O
M
A
53
H
A
L
E
54
C
E
I
55
L
56
I
57
N
G
F
A
N
58
O
D
E
S
59
H
O
V
E
R
B
O
A
R
D
60
W
E
D
S
61
N
E
M
E
A
62
T
R
E
© 2017, The New York Times7/8/17 ( No. 24,714 )

Support XWord Info today

Pay now and get access for a year.

1. Select account level
2. Choose how to pay
Across
1
Contemptible sort : ASS
4
One may be cast-iron : ALIBI
9
"No ___!" : PROB
13
From quite a while back : DECADESOLD
16
Hard to get hold of : RARE
17
What can't hold still during lectures? : ADAMSAPPLE
18
1960s TV character who says "Aw, shucks" : OPIE
19
Kind of walk : PERP
20
Plant-monitoring org. : EPA
21
Bear trap fearer : CBER
22
Intriguing meeting : TRYST
24
Breakdance maneuver : HEADSTAND
26
Midsize bra parts : BCUPS
28
Bunch of, informally : LOTTA
29
Braggadocio : CROWING
33
Comparatively bright : SMARTER
35
Vituperate : REVILE
36
Lace place : EYELET
37
Free Wi-Fi, e.g. : AMENITY
39
Little beefs? : SLIDERS
40
Links words : FORES
41
Ancient theater : ODEON
43
Wickedness : TURPITUDE
45
Largest Italian seaport : GENOA
50
Score symbol similar to a tie : SLUR
51
Miss, for instance : ERR
52
Città about 250 miles SE of 45-Across : ROMA
53
In prime condition : HALE
54
Summer cooler : CEILINGFAN
58
Certain Confucian compilation : ODES
59
Sci-fi transporter : HOVERBOARD
60
Links : WEDS
61
Site of Hercules' first labor : NEMEA
62
Square root of nove : TRE
Down
1
Change into something else : ADAPT
2
Hours-long meal : SEDER
3
___ good (amazing) : SCARY
4
Pitches : ADS
5
Gamboling place : LEA
6
Connection letters : ISP
7
Nursery rhyme girl : BOPEEP
8
"Challenge not accepted" : ILLPASS
9
Supervised : PROCTORED
10
Climactic scene in the Eminem film "8 Mile" : RAPBATTLE
11
Competitor with a map and compass : ORIENTEER
12
Pub game : BEERDARTS
14
Concert lineup : AMPS
15
Out of juice : DEAD
23
Capital of Georgia : TBILISI
24
What "O" may symbolize : HUG
25
Doing away with : SLAYING
27
Site that reviews 44-Down products : CNET
29
Outlet for artisans : CRAFTSHOW
30
Cousin of tartar sauce : REMOULADE
31
Judge's call : OVERRULED
32
Juice extraction device : WINEPRESS
34
Longtime Knicks nickname : MELO
38
"Challenge accepted" : YOUREON
39
"Wasn't I right?" : SEE
42
Certain PC storage area : DDRIVE
44
See 27-Down : TECH
46
Conclusion preceder : ERGO
47
Really lean : NOFAT
48
Astrologer known for annual forecast books : OMARR
49
"Storage Wars" channel : AANDE
55
Historic vehicle, briefly : LEM
56
Dudgeon : IRE
57
Shooting grp. : NBA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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!