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

New York Times, Wednesday, August 26, 2020

17-Across : Investment for a humorist?

Author:
Carl Larson
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
21/21/20208/26/20200
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0011000
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.62010
Carl Larson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Larson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Carl Larson notes:
Excited to have my 2nd puzzle published in the New York Times! This puzzle started simply by brainstorming phrases that ended in types ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Friends sometimes approach me when they hear I've helped others with financial planning. They're usually hesitant because it seems ... read more
1
O
2
T
3
I
4
S
5
S
6
A
7
R
8
A
9
H
10
C
11
A
12
D
13
S
14
R
O
M
P
15
A
I
O
L
I
16
O
L
I
N
17
C
O
M
E
18
D
Y
G
O
L
D
19
C
O
R
E
20
K
U
N
I
S
21
W
E
22
A
K
T
E
A
23
R
A
N
D
R
24
B
25
E
E
F
S
T
O
C
K
26
A
V
E
27
K
28
N
E
L
T
29
T
A
F
T
30
M
O
T
31
T
32
A
T
T
33
A
R
I
34
W
O
R
35
K
P
O
R
36
T
F
O
L
37
I
38
O
39
A
N
E
40
A
V
A
41
S
T
L
42
O
43
H
44
U
G
O
45
T
I
A
R
46
A
47
S
I
R
48
I
O
N
I
C
49
B
O
N
D
50
A
51
G
A
V
E
52
S
T
I
C
K
O
N
53
P
R
O
L
E
54
L
O
S
E
55
M
E
56
N
57
U
O
P
T
I
O
58
N
59
A
N
O
N
60
B
U
R
N
S
61
A
V
I
A
62
M
E
N
D
63
S
P
A
C
E
64
T
E
L
S
© 2020, The New York Times8/26/20 ( No. 25,859 )
Across
1
Redding who wrote "Respect" : OTIS
5
New York's ___ Lawrence College : SARAH
10
Scoundrels : CADS
14
Blowout : ROMP
15
Sauce that's heavy on garlic ... and vowels : AIOLI
16
"Thirtysomething" actor Ken : OLIN
17
Investment for a humorist? : COMEDYGOLD
19
Word before curriculum or meltdown : CORE
20
Mila of "Bad Moms" : KUNIS
21
Insubstantial beverage ... or argument : WEAKTEA
23
Vacation goal, in brief : RANDR
24
Investment for a butcher? : BEEFSTOCK
26
Constitution or Independence, in D.C. : AVE
27
Prepared to be knighted : KNELT
29
Election winner of 1908 : TAFT
30
Lucretia ___, pioneer in women's rights : MOTT
32
T-Mobile competitor: Abbr. : ATT
33
The Diamondbacks, on scoreboards : ARI
34
Collection that demonstrates job skills ... as suggested by 17-, 24-, 48- and 55-Across : WORKPORTFOLIO
39
What makes car care? : ANE
40
Gardner of old Hollywood : AVA
41
Strategic objective soon after the D-Day invasion : STLO
43
Science fiction award : HUGO
45
Part of Wonder Woman's outfit : TIARA
47
"Aaron Burr, ___" (song from "Hamilton") : SIR
48
Investment for a physicist? : IONICBOND
50
Tequila source : AGAVE
52
Like some gift bows : STICKON
53
Working stiff : PROLE
54
Ditch : LOSE
55
Investment for a restaurateur? : MENUOPTION
59
In a bit : ANON
60
Devilishly clever insults, in slang : BURNS
61
Adidas competitor : AVIA
62
Repair : MEND
63
"The final frontier" : SPACE
64
Phone nos. : TELS
Down
1
Dungeons & Dragons meanie : ORC
2
Solemnly promised : TOOKAVOW
3
Unaffected by : IMMUNETO
4
Lighten one's wallet, so to speak : SPEND
5
Simon ___ : SAYS
6
Big inits. in finance : AIG
7
Aussie animal : ROO
8
Completely off-base : ALLWET
9
Like advanced screens, informally : HIDEF
10
"Dinner" preceder on a dinner invitation : COCKTAILS
11
Much : ALOTOF
12
Proceeding by the shortest way : DIRECT
13
Underhanded sort : SNEAK
18
Old-fashioned weapon for hand-to-hand combat : DIRK
22
Dodger beater in the 2017 World Series : ASTRO
23
Zodiac animal after fishes : RAM
24
Texas politico O'Rourke : BETO
25
Chicago transport choice : ELTRAIN
28
It may get hot under the collar : NAPE
31
What Hamlet meets in Act V of "Hamlet" : TRAGICEND
33
Way yonder : AFAR
35
Unwanted engine sound : KNOCK
36
It might be muted : TVAD
37
Horror movie cry : ITSALIVE
38
Staple of Mediterranean cuisine : OLIVEOIL
42
Material collected in Minecraft : ORE
43
Scorcher : HOTONE
44
A group of carolers may sing in it : UNISON
45
Build some muscle : TONEUP
46
50 or more letters? : AARP
48
Its founder was born in Mecca : ISLAM
49
Box-office busts : BOMBS
51
Intimated : GOTAT
53
Do some modeling for artists : POSE
56
New Deal program with the slogan "We Do Our Part," in brief : NRA
57
The Tar Heels of the A.C.C. : UNC
58
Rapper Lil ___ X : NAS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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