11.24.07 -- In the Clouds

52D LGA -- Photograph from Northwest Airlines flight during take-off from LaGuardia Airport, looking at New York City


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Puzzle by Victor Fleming, edited by Will Shortz

Oh yes, I was! The craziest thing I’ve done lately is try to blog a puzzle without having internet access on a laptop, no printer, no scanner, no place to sit down, and no sleep! I desperately whisper that thing’s will get better!

More on that later -- and finally, here I am at the Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota (don’t ask) -- morning approaches, it’s still dark; I am determined!

This was a tough crossword, as a matter of fact, I was in the clouds on it too! GOTOSLEEP (51A Drop off), NECESSARY (1A Called for) and that's as far as I can go!

Across: 1. Called for; 10. Not get along; 15. Common bank deposit? 16. Slow in scoring; 17. 1976-85 sitcom setting; 18. Zealous; 19. Philogists’ work, for short; 20. Rd. designer, e.g.; 21. Begin energetically; 22. Feed; 24. Where things may be neatly ordered; 25. Doesn’t belt it out; 27. Unsettled sort; 28. Lash with a whip; 29. Source of political support; 33. “Happy Days Are Here Again” composer; 34. Three-time 1990s French Open winner; 35. Israeli opera conductor Daniel OREN; 36. Encore setting; 38. JARED Diamond, author of the1998 Pulitzer-winning book, "Guns, Germs, and Steel”; 39. They may be done in a salon; 40. Results of some glances; 41. Onsets; 44. Fast-foot chain known for its floats; 45. Distress call; 46. Some shooters, briefly; 47. Where to find “Rome”; 50. Lead-in to phobia; 51. Drop off; 53. Filibustered, say; 54. Clumsy; 55. “Why what ANASS am I!” (Hamlet soliloquy line); 56. Some Mozart works.

Down: 1. Pitcher who was the 1995 N.L. Rookie of the Year; 2. Guarded weapon; 3. They may accompany fevers; 4. Part of a long and winding road; 5. It’s usually spun first; 6. Performs awfully; 7. 1980s-‘90s N.B.A. star Danny; 8. Many a camper, informally; 9. “YER out!“; 10. Butcher’s need; 11. Display at a golf tournament; 12. Provocation result; 13. Draft holder; 14. They frequently become locked; 21. Shock aftermath; 23. Open competitors, often; 24. Kind of rack; 25. Good secret-keeper; 26. Unilever brand; 27. 7 and 11 in a casino; 29. Storm sounds; 30. Game sticker?; 31. Look; 32. Far left and far right; 34. Perform superbly; 37. Tropical reptiles; 38. Star of TV’s “The Fugitive”; 40. King of pop; 41. “Ten North Frederick” novelist; 42. Duke of Cornwall’s wife; 43. Massey of film; 44. Take in, e.g.; 46. Loudness unit; 48. Well around Trevi Fountain? 49. Goes (for); 51. They’re found in a mess.

All's well that ends well!


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