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

New York Times, Friday, September 17, 2004

Its first song was "Video Killed the Radio Star"

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
2548/27/19928/13/20102
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2947154312630
ScrabRebusCirclePangramPre‑WS
1.5761108
Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 204 for Mr. Nosowsky.
1
D
2
E
3
A
4
D
5
S
6
P
7
O
8
T
9
P
10
H
11
E
12
L
13
P
14
S
15
R
A
D
I
A
L
L
Y
16
O
O
L
A
L
A
17
A
R
I
S
T
I
D
E
18
K
U
D
R
O
W
19
G
L
O
R
I
E
S
20
B
I
S
E
C
T
S
21
S
O
N
S
22
T
U
N
E
R
23
A
24
R
A
B
Y
25
K
I
N
G
S
26
M
27
T
28
V
29
S
E
M
I
30
S
E
E
I
F
I
31
C
A
R
E
32
T
H
I
N
33
K
I
N
G
O
U
T
L
O
U
D
34
R
A
G
G
E
D
Y
A
N
N
35
E
T
N
A
36
A
B
O
37
R
E
A
M
S
38
M
A
S
K
S
39
B
O
R
N
E
40
F
I
N
E
41
A
42
R
43
I
O
S
O
S
44
B
O
R
S
T
45
A
46
L
47
L
A
B
R
E
A
48
A
I
R
R
O
U
T
E
49
I
S
L
A
N
D
50
R
E
C
O
U
N
T
S
51
A
P
E
X
E
S
52
I
N
E
R
T
G
A
S
© 2004, The New York Times9/17/04 ( No. 20,037 )
Across
1
Place not much heard from : DEADSPOT
9
Mr. on "Mission: Impossible" : PHELPS
15
How spokes go : RADIALLY
16
"Hey, hey, hey!" : OOLALA
17
2004 political exile : ARISTIDE
18
"Friends" actress : KUDROW
19
Rejoices (in) : GLORIES
20
Is divisive : BISECTS
21
What England's George VI lacked : SONS
22
One pulling strings? : TUNER
23
Exotic land, in verse : ARABY
25
Whence Ahab's story : KINGS
26
Its first song was "Video Killed the Radio Star" : MTV
29
Cargo carrier : SEMI
30
Pouter's riposte : SEEIFICARE
32
Speaking one's mind? : THINKINGOUTLOUD
34
Familiar redhead since 1918 : RAGGEDYANN
35
"Empedocles on ___" (Matthew Arnold poem) : ETNA
36
Blood letters : ABO
37
Lots : REAMS
38
Snorkelers' wear : MASKS
39
Carried : BORNE
40
Hunky-dory : FINE
41
Melodic musical passages : ARIOSOS
44
Brendan Behan's "___ Boy" : BORSTAL
47
Rancho ___ (fossil site) : LABREA
48
Main way to a 49-Across, maybe : AIRROUTE
49
Popular vacation spot : ISLAND
50
Tells : RECOUNTS
51
High points : APEXES
52
Neon or helium : INERTGAS
Down
1
Bring unwillingly : DRAG
2
___ of Avon : EARL
3
Western "so long" : ADIOSAMIGO
4
Stripping : DISROBING
5
Luxuriously smooth : SATINY
6
Layers : PLIES
7
Futuramic of the late 40's and early 50's : OLDS
8
Ship rope or chain : TYE
9
Mocking, with "at" : POKINGFUN
10
Be a homebody? : HOUSESIT
11
Like Esau vis-à-vis Jacob : ELDER
12
___ de Triomphe : LARC
13
Bit of intrigue : PLOT
14
They may be pulled in two directions : SAWS
20
Woes for toes : BUNIONS
22
Draw : TIEGAME
23
Ad ___ per aspera (Kansas' motto) : ASTRA
24
Doctor's order : REHAB
25
Mau Maus, e.g. : KENYANS
26
Chiang Ch'ing's mate : MAOTSETUNG
27
Big case : TRUNK
28
Sacred Hindu text : VEDAS
30
Byways : SIDEROADS
31
Takes all the money from : CLEANSOUT
33
Camper's supply : KEROSENE
38
Kaleidoscope part : MIRROR
39
Natural cleanser : BORAX
40
Might : FORCE
41
Amman's Queen ___ International Airport : ALIA
42
File : RASP
43
Suffix with discern : IBLE
44
"Très ___!" : BIEN
45
The U.N.'s Kofi ___ Annan : ATTA
46
Lacking : LESS
48
Actress Meyers : ARI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 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!