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, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Friday, September 5, 2014

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
877/7/20066/14/201815
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4147242621
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.48057
Joe Krozel
Morse Code

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQXY} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Krozel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Krozel notes:
As groundwork for this puzzle, I created various Morse code palindromes — first noting that letters E, T, I, R, S, O, P, M, K, X, and ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I have a feeling today's puzzle won't be liked by some of the crossword bloggers, as the grid's vocabulary isn't the most ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Joe continues to impress me with his experimentation in constructing. If you haven't noticed, he's recently given me commentary on his ... read more
1
O
2
L
3
D
4
A
5
G
6
E
7
P
8
E
9
N
10
S
11
I
12
O
13
N
14
E
15
R
16
R
E
E
D
U
C
A
T
I
O
N
C
A
M
P
17
R
A
C
E
T
O
T
H
E
B
O
T
T
O
M
18
V
O
S
S
19
K
E
N
S
20
W
E
N
T
21
F
22
E
23
A
R
24
H
25
M
26
O
27
A
S
S
E
28
T
A
L
L
O
29
C
30
A
31
T
I
O
N
32
I
T
T
33
O
Z
M
A
34
I
S
O
L
D
E
35
T
O
R
36
I
N
O
37
C
A
P
L
E
T
38
I
D
U
N
N
O
39
R
40
O
A
M
41
B
R
O
42
N
I
C
K
E
L
43
A
N
D
D
I
44
M
I
N
G
45
G
E
T
46
D
A
D
A
47
A
L
D
O
48
C
49
H
50
A
W
51
P
O
L
A
52
P
53
A
54
T
R
O
N
A
55
G
56
E
57
H
I
R
I
N
58
G
59
G
R
E
A
T
G
R
A
N
D
N
I
E
C
E
60
S
T
E
M
L
E
S
S
G
L
A
S
S
E
S
© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 23,677 )
Across
1
Elderly person on a fixed income : OLDAGEPENSIONER
16
Propagandists' detention site : REEDUCATIONCAMP
17
Deterioration of standards by competitive forces : RACETOTHEBOTTOM
18
1957 Patrick White novel adapted into a 1986 opera : VOSS
19
Comprehends : KENS
20
Didn't clash (with) : WENT
21
What a chicken feels : FEAR
24
G.P. grp. : HMO
27
Diversified investment strategy : ASSETALLOCATION
32
Corp. whose name is also its stock symbol : ITT
33
L. Frank Baum princess : OZMA
34
Title heroine of a Wagner opera : ISOLDE
35
Ford from the past : TORINO
37
It's easy to swallow : CAPLET
38
"Beats me" : IDUNNO
39
Go outside the calling area, say : ROAM
41
Dawg : BRO
42
Charging for every little thing : NICKELANDDIMING
45
With 11-Down, become a part of : GET
46
With 53-Down, many Marcel Duchamp works : DADA
47
Ray of old pictures : ALDO
48
It's a mouthful : CHAW
51
Silents actress Negri : POLA
52
Political machine practice : PATRONAGEHIRING
59
Eugenia Washington (co-founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution), to George Washington : GREATGRANDNIECE
60
Tumblers : STEMLESSGLASSES
Down
1
Bruin legend : ORR
2
Heartlessly abandons : LEAVESTODIE
3
Break down : DECONSTRUCT
4
Hymn opener : ADESTE
5
Courage : GUTS
6
Friendly start? : ECO
7
Word that is its own synonym when spelled backward : PAT
8
Biblical ending : ETH
9
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Phil : NIEKRO
10
PepsiCo brand : SOBE
11
See 45-Across : INON
12
Fall mos. : OCTS
13
D.C. player : NAT
14
Like some broody teens : EMO
15
Dash letters : RPM
20
On hold ... or what the seven rows of black squares in this puzzle's grid spell in Morse code : WAITING
21
Pasta ___ (Italian dish, informally) : FAZOOL
22
Smooth-leaved ___ : ELM
23
Much like : ALA
24
Some backwoods folks : HILLBILLIES
25
Alvin Ailey's field : MODERNDANCE
26
"Just about done" : ONETOGO
28
Metric weight : TONNE
29
One coming out of its shell? : CICADA
30
"Me too" : ASAMI
31
Best : TOP
36
Contents of a well : INK
39
It's stranded, for short : RNA
40
Head-scratching : ODD
43
Televised fights? : ADWARS
44
Native New Zealanders : MAORIS
48
Pack (in) : CRAM
49
Lanford Wilson's "The ___ Baltimore" : HOTL
50
Messenger de Dieu : ANGE
51
___ colada : PINA
52
"War and Peace" has a lot of them: Abbr. : PGS
53
See 46-Across : ART
54
Silkscreen target : TEE
55
Oomph : GAS
56
Lang. class : ENG
57
Blood test letters : HDL
58
Some appliances, for short : GES

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 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!

See NYT Crosswords for info.