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

COULD YOU REPEAT THAT NUMBER?

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 2020

American fashion designer who once served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent

Author:
David Kwong
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
214/1/20069/6/20205
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4234521
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.59432
David Kwong

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 81 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Kwong.
Will Shortz notes:
David Kwong is a magician and crossword constructor in Los Angeles who regularly combines puzzles and sleight of hand in his performances. His 2014 TED Talk includes a trick with a New ... read more
David Kwong notes:
Hello puzzledom! So pleased to be back in the Sunday magazine. And with a puzzle that was years in the making. I love constructing puzzles in which the grid numbers are relevant. As you ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'll admit, I was befuddled by this puzzle. Just four themers? Why not include more? Surely there are tons more "Double ___" phrases to play on ... perhaps even numbering into the ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The best thing about TINKER TO EVERS TO CHANCE is that it reminds us of the glorious phrase, gonfalon bubble.

1
S
2
T
3
R
4
A
5
P
6
T
7
O
8
M
9
B
10
S
11
R
12
O
13
P
14
E
15
S
16
I
17
A
18
N
19
I
R
I
N
A
20
O
R
I
O
N
21
E
X
E
R
T
22
R
B
I
23
L
O
F
T
S
24
M
A
N
G
A
25
V
I
R
G
O
26
E
L
L
27
O
N
E
S
E
28
L
F
29
G
E
R
30
I
D
A
31
L
32
A
N
E
S
33
Y
O
U
O
34
N
L
Y
L
35
I
V
E
T
36
W
I
C
E
37
O
38
D
39
S
40
S
P
R
E
E
S
41
B
A
S
I
E
42
E
C
43
O
44
V
E
E
45
I
D
E
D
46
A
I
L
47
O
L
48
D
S
A
W
49
S
50
U
N
S
51
E
52
E
N
53
W
I
Z
54
L
A
U
R
E
L
55
L
I
T
T
L
E
56
B
57
R
58
O
W
N
A
59
N
60
D
61
C
O
M
P
A
N
Y
62
A
R
E
A
S
63
L
I
C
I
T
64
E
W
O
K
S
65
R
O
T
S
66
O
N
O
67
H
E
P
68
A
69
S
70
I
71
S
72
S
73
P
A
S
M
74
B
75
U
I
L
T
76
C
L
I
N
T
77
T
78
I
79
N
80
K
E
R
T
O
E
81
V
E
R
S
T
O
82
C
H
A
N
C
E
83
O
M
E
A
R
A
84
S
N
L
85
A
U
S
T
I
N
86
I
N
E
R
T
I
87
A
88
L
I
E
89
C
90
A
91
M
P
92
A
T
T
93
O
D
E
94
S
T
95
I
E
G
96
T
O
B
O
O
97
T
98
X
E
S
99
I
N
100
T
E
R
C
O
N
101
T
I
N
E
N
T
A
102
L
103
G
104
E
N
O
A
105
I
R
T
106
R
E
G
107
K
E
R
O
108
U
109
A
110
C
111
R
T
E
112
S
113
O
F
I
A
114
A
B
A
115
S
E
116
S
U
N
R
A
117
I
T
S
118
E
U
L
E
R
119
M
A
M
I
E
120
A
S
I
A
N
121
N
A
S
122
D
R
E
D
D
123
P
R
E
S
S
124
L
E
T
B
E
© 2020, The New York Times9/6/20 ( No. 25,870 )
Across
1
Part of a backpack : STRAP
6
Pyramids, often : TOMBS
11
Dutch requirements : ROPES
16
Evan : Welsh :: ___ : Scottish : IAN
19
One of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : IRINA
20
Hunter of myth : ORION
21
Bring to bear : EXERT
22
Result, maybe, in brief : RBI
23
Many apartments in old warehouse districts : LOFTS
24
Japanese comics style : MANGA
25
Labor Day baby, e.g. : VIRGO
26
Shape formed by an extended thumb and index fingers : ELL
27
Good person to believe in : ONESELF
29
Switz. neighbor : GER
30
Writer Tarbell who took on Standard Oil : IDA
31
Pins are placed at the end of them : LANES
33
37
Some E.M.T. cases : ODS
40
Buying binges : SPREES
41
Count in music : BASIE
42
Logical start? : ECO
44
U preceder : VEE
45
Picked from a lineup, informally : IDED
46
Hurt : AIL
47
Proverbs : OLDSAWS
50
Like puppeteers, usually : UNSEEN
53
Maven : WIZ
54
Leafy crown material : LAUREL
55
Day competitor : LITTLEBROWNANDCOMPANY
62
Bailiwicks : AREAS
63
Legal : LICIT
64
Chief Chirpa and others, in sci-fi : EWOKS
65
Wastes away : ROTS
66
"Fantasy" Grammy winner : ONO
67
Cool, in old slang : HEP
68
"The way things are currently going ..." : ASIS
72
Muscle problem : SPASM
74
Muscular : BUILT
76
Grammy-winning country singer Black : CLINT
77
Play combo of old : TINKERTOEVERSTOCHANCE
83
Mark ___, winner of the 1998 Masters : OMEARA
84
George Carlin was its first host, for short : SNL
85
State capital on the Colorado River : AUSTIN
86
Subject of Newton's first law of motion : INERTIA
88
Dealers do this : LIE
89
Have an in-tents experience? : CAMP
92
QB's pass: Abbr. : ATT
93
"___ to My Socks," Pablo Neruda poem : ODE
94
Larsson who wrote "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : STIEG
96
Additionally : TOBOOT
98
Deletes, with "out" : XES
99
Tree alternative : INTERCONTINENTAL
103
Kind of salami : GENOA
105
N.Y.C.'s first subway line : IRT
106
Like some gas: Abbr. : REG
107
"Big Sur" novelist, 1962 : KEROUAC
111
A suggestion : RTE
112
World capital whose name comes from the Greek for "wisdom" : SOFIA
114
Humble : ABASE
116
Jazz composer with an Egyptian-inspired name : SUNRA
117
"___ your call" : ITS
118
"Elements of Algebra" author, 1770 : EULER
119
First lady of the 1950s : MAMIE
120
Kind of pear that resembles an apple : ASIAN
121
Rapper with the 2003 hit "I Can" : NAS
122
"Judge ___" (1995 Stallone movie) : DREDD
123
___ and curl (salon treatment) : PRESS
124
Not interfere with : LETBE
Down
1
Tower over the field : SILO
2
Sci-fi film with vehicles called "light cycles" : TRON
3
Loaded (with) : RIFE
4
Prone to fidgeting : ANTSY
5
Some 1990s Toyotas : PASEOS
6
American fashion designer who once served as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent : TOMFORD
7
___ pro nobis : ORA
8
Mixed together : MINGLED
9
Gets one over on : BOGEYS
10
Junkyard warning, maybe : SNARL
11
Play back? : REVIVAL
12
Rust and quartz : OXIDES
13
Equity valuation stat : PERATIO
14
Tiny bit of work : ERG
15
Vodka brand, informally : STOLI
16
She gained fame from her leading role in "Fame" : IRENECARA
17
Having the means : ABLE
18
___ Lofgren, guitarist for the E Street Band : NILS
28
Wolflike : LUPINE
32
Great two-pair poker hand : ACESUP
34
Once called : NEE
35
Spanish resort island : IBIZA
36
"Sure, I guess ..." : WELLOK
37
Relating to egg cells : OVULAR
38
Actor who won a 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom : DENIRO
39
Six-line verse : SESTET
43
Wilson of "Meet the Parents" : OWEN
46
Colloquial contraction : AINT
48
Stops up : DAMS
49
Surreptitious : SLY
51
Greek H's : ETAS
52
Golfer Ernie : ELS
53
It ended on Nov. 11, 1918 : WWI
56
Swell up : BLOAT
57
Laundry soap since 1908 : RINSO
58
"___, all ye faithful" : OCOME
59
Classic fruity sodas : NEHIS
60
Occupied, with "in" : DWELT
61
Accept as charged : COPTO
68
"How sad!" : ALAS
69
Liquor levy, e.g. : SINTAX
70
Provoke : INCITE
71
Surgical inserts : STENTS
72
Painter José María ___ : SERT
73
Kind words : PRAISE
74
"Va ___" (Italian "All right") : BENE
75
Something to bookmark : URL
76
Film director Jon : CHU
77
You, to Yves : TOI
78
"___ doctor, but ..." : IMNO
79
Trait of a clingy romantic partner : NEEDINESS
80
Lead singer of rock's Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who uses just the initial of her last name) : KARENO
81
Churchill's trademark gesture : VSIGN
82
Author born Truman Streckfus Persons : CAPOTE
87
Not much at all : ATRIFLE
88
Ballet attire : LEOTARD
89
Pig in a poke or pigeon drop : CONGAME
90
"The Simpsons" grandpa : ABE
91
"More of the ___" (1967 #1 album) : MONKEES
95
Weepy 1954 Patti Page hit : ICRIED
96
Haberdasher's clasp : TIEBAR
97
Of the ankle : TARSAL
100
Stunned, in a way : TASED
101
Walk heavily : TRAMP
102
Contemptible sort : LOUSE
103
Toothy smile : GRIN
104
Jazz's James : ETTA
108
Condo, e.g. : UNIT
109
Kaffiyeh wearer : ARAB
110
Christmas tree hanging : CANE
113
Just between us? : OUR
115
Family nickname : SIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 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!