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

New York Times, Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fast marching pace ... or a hint to 16- and 39-Across and 10- and 24-Down

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1711/3/20088/27/20180
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0952100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.69102
Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
1
T
2
A
3
L
4
C
5
M
6
E
7
S
8
A
9
A
10
T
11
T
12
A
13
A
R
E
A
14
E
A
G
E
R
15
I
R
A
S
16
T
R
A
V
17
E
L
C
A
R
D
18
R
I
M
S
19
I
N
G
20
D
I
E
21
F
A
I
T
22
J
23
E
24
S
T
E
R
25
S
26
O
N
27
C
A
L
L
28
A
L
L
Y
29
E
T
30
C
31
T
A
R
P
32
B
I
O
33
S
C
A
R
34
F
35
R
E
E
36
K
37
S
38
O
T
T
39
Z
O
N
E
O
40
U
T
41
R
A
W
42
T
E
M
43
P
E
44
S
T
O
K
E
45
I
N
E
46
A
L
L
47
S
48
E
D
U
49
S
O
Y
A
50
S
C
A
L
E
51
D
52
S
L
53
A
N
D
E
R
54
D
A
H
S
55
L
O
56
P
57
E
T
A
58
E
X
I
T
59
D
O
U
60
B
L
E
T
61
I
62
M
63
E
64
C
O
N
E
65
O
Z
Z
I
E
66
C
O
A
X
67
O
N
E
R
68
M
Y
O
B
69
H
U
G
O
© 2011, The New York Times9/6/11 ( No. 22,582 )
Across
1
It gets patted on the bottom : TALC
5
Tableland : MESA
9
Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
13
Surveyor's calculation : AREA
14
Raring to go : EAGER
15
Gershwin and Glass : IRAS
16
Ticket usable on more than one trip : TRAVELCARD
18
Basketball hoops : RIMS
19
Gerund's finish : ING
20
When repeated, cry to a vampire : DIE
21
___ accompli : FAIT
22
They make a king laugh : JESTERS
26
Available if needed : ONCALL
28
One who's supposed to be available if needed : ALLY
29
End-of-list abbr. : ETC
31
Diamond cover : TARP
32
Life, in short : BIO
33
Neck cover : SCARF
35
Smells bad : REEKS
38
Mel who batted left and threw right : OTT
39
Become oblivious to one's surroundings : ZONEOUT
41
Completely untrained : RAW
42
Home of Arizona State University : TEMPE
44
Stir up, as a fire : STOKE
45
Suffix with brigand : INE
46
"___ well" : ALLS
48
Alternative to .com or .org : EDU
49
Bean type : SOYA
50
Like maps, iguanas and rock walls : SCALED
52
Bad-mouth : SLANDER
54
Counterparts of dits : DAHS
55
Cut with a sweeping motion : LOP
57
Greek H : ETA
58
Theater sign : EXIT
59
Fast marching pace ... or a hint to 16- and 39-Across and 10- and 24-Down : DOUBLETIME
64
Dairy Queen purchase : CONE
65
Shortstop Smith who won 13 consecutive Gold Glove Awards : OZZIE
66
Cajole : COAX
67
Lollapalooza : ONER
68
"Butt out," briefly : MYOB
69
Novelist Victor : HUGO
Down
1
Bit of body art, for short : TAT
2
Train schedule abbr. : ARR
3
Meadow : LEA
4
Dentist's target : CAVITY
5
Apple on a table : MAC
6
"My word!" : EGAD
7
Prefix with comic : SERIO
8
Raring to go : ARDENT
9
Expedia calculation : AIRFARE
10
Interval in which something is tested : TRIALPERIOD
11
Indian tongue : TAMIL
12
Helper: Abbr. : ASST
14
Artist born in 30-Down : ELGRECO
17
WSW's opposite : ENE
22
Frilly neckwear : JABOT
23
Type of type : ELITE
24
Las Vegas staple : SLOTMACHINE
25
Nixon aide Maurice : STANS
27
___ blanche : CARTE
30
Minotaur's home : CRETE
33
Former Cleveland Orchestra conductor George : SZELL
34
General ___, former maker of Jell-O and Sanka : FOODS
36
Rapper West : KANYE
37
Promise : SWEAR
40
Luau instrument : UKULELE
43
Wall cover : PLASTER
47
Rarely : SELDOM
49
Grab : SNATCH
50
Anglo-___ : SAXON
51
Lollapalooza : DOOZY
53
Noshed : ATE
54
Art ___ : DECO
56
"The Godfather" author : PUZO
60
Drool catcher : BIB
61
Debtor's letters : IOU
62
O or Cosmo : MAG
63
Prefix with skeleton : EXO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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