06.15.08 -- Memorandum

TO: Solvers
FROM: Puzzle by Jeremy Newton, edited by Will Shortz
RE: Crossword puzzle titled DID YOU GET THE MEMO? with RE used as “reference” (or “again“) and miscellaneous.
REPOSSESSEDAUTO (23. Memo about Stephen King’s “Christine”?); RELYINGONINSTINCT (32. Memo about an inveterate perjurer?); REPAIRMANUAL (48. Memo about a dating guide?); REPORTFORDUTY (64. Memo about where tariffs are imposed on incoming ships?); RETAILOUTLETS (71. Memo about stores for animal appendages?); RECONMISSION (82. Memo about a religious outpost for prisoners?); REMOTEPOSSIBILITY (101. Memo about why to buy an air purifier?); REVERSEENGINEER (114. Memo about a lyricist?)
The rest of this memorandum contains the usual entries in varying quantities.
Eight-letter: CASTIRON and ONSILENT.
Seven-letter: ADORNED, ESTATES, EVENPAR, INEXILE, JEERSAT, NIAGARA, NOSIREE, NUMERIC, NUTCASE, OHHENRY, OLDNAVY, PGRATED, POOLCUE, REFUTES, SLEEPIN, STEREOS, TOPSOFF, TRINARY and TYRANNY.
Six-letter: ALMOST, ARTIST, ASEVER, CANDID, CLARET, DETAIL, EELERS, EXTRAS, FREELY, GOEASY, HOTDOG, INURNS, MIGNON, MODELA and TRUANT.
Five-letter: APERS, ATALL, BEDEW, BLADE, CONGA, CORER, CRANE, DECOY, DONNA, DRACO, ELITE, ESSEN, GROPE, HOHOS, IDIGIT, ISHOT, LLAMA, MEALS, METRO, ODETO, ONRYE, OVENS, PEPUP, PINTA, REEVE, ROSSI, SLANT, SLASH, SMEAR, SWEET, TERSE and TIRED.
Four-letter: AMEN, ANNI, AXED, BOXY, CARB, ELHI, ERAS, GIGA, JUAN, MATT, MINX, NANU, RETD, RONI, SALT, SELA, SNOB, SNUB, TEST, THAR and YSER.
Three-letter: ADE, ALI, AOL, BAA, BEY, CAL, EAT, ELF, ESP, ESS, FAS, GHI, GLO, GNU, HRS, IDS, IFS, LBS, LEB, LEE, MOE, NAM, NOD, OLE, OPS, PRE, RAI, RPI, RUE, SAY, SEN, SIS, SRO, TAD, TNT and TSO.
Regards.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES -- Crossword Puzzles and Games

Across: 1. Fills to almost overflowing; 8. Unposed photo; 14. Search blindly; 19. What some shoot in a golf round; 20. Decked out; 22. Alternatives to Yodels; 25. Bob Marley’s “___ the Sheriff”; 26. Drop from the invitation list, say; 27. Dig in; 28. Staple figure in origami; 30. Emmy-winning Ward; 31. Meeting of the minds?; 37. Like the Honda Element; 38. BBC : Britain :: ___ : Italy; 39. Part of ½; 40. Want to undo; 41. Absentee; 44. Kind of line; 46. “Now I see!”; 50. Way around Paris; 53. Contingencies; 54. MSN rival; 55. Board; 57. An essay may be on one; 61. Loon; 68. In the slightest; 69. Mocks; 79. Apple gadget; 74. Falls on the border; 76. Strategic W.W.I river; 77. Mower part; 78. Wee bit; 79. D.C. bigwig; 80. City on the Ruhr; 88. 1492 voyager; 91. Editorial take; 92. Have mercy (on); 93. Bearded beast; 94. Source of wool; 99. Timecard abbr.; 100. Flirtatious sort; 105. Box office sign; 108. Canned; 109. Lightly moisten; 110. Journey part; 111. “Right on!”; 112. Ready to roll? … or not ready to roll?; 119. Top echelon; 120. Ignore the usual wake-up time; 121. Clothing chain since 1994; 122. It’s distracting; 122. John James Audubon, e.g.; 124. “Ain’t gonna happen!”. Down: 1. Short and often not sweet; 2. Some are Dutch; 3. Give some zing; 4. Hoity-toity type; 5. Special ___; 6. Fourth members of a musical group; 7. At will; 8. Inflexible, as some rules; 9. Suffix with stock or block; 10. Go-ahead signal; 11. ___ Malfoy, Harry Potter antagonist; 12. Buries; 13. Special military assignment; 14. 4, on a phone; 15. “Arrested Development” actress Portia de ___; 16. Candy bar whose name is an exclamation; 17. It may be used for banking; 18. They’re left behind; 21. 1958 hit whose B-side was “La Bamba”; 24. Articulate; 29. Biggest section in a dictionary; 32. Rice-A-___; 33. All of a crowd, maybe; 34. When repeated, Mork’s TV sign-off; 35. Prefix with byte; 36. Whaling adverb; 37. Kid’s greeting; 41. Threefold; 42. Proves otherwise; 43. Like Albany or Chicago; 44. Low-___; 45. Bordering on; 47. Frank; 49. One of a comedic trio; 50. LeBlanc of “Joey”; 51. One with a pole position?; 52. General on a Chinese menu; 56. Long lines on a timeline; 58. Turkey is part of it; 59. Music players; 60. Rule before a revolution, maybe; 62. Popular table wine; 63. Clay, by another name; 64. No longer working: Abbr.; 65. Specialized fishermen; 66. Grand ___, setting for “Evangeline”; 67. HDTV maker; 69. King ___ Carlos of Spain; 72. Figure-watchers’ figs.; 73. World Cup cheer; 74. Where Forrest Gump did a tour; 75. “Gotcha,” to a beatnik; 78. Boom maker; 81. Put (away); 83. K-12 grades, collectively; 84. ___ loading; 85. How a ringtone may be set; 86. Discman maker; 87. ___ Ed; 88. Like many non-animated Disney films; 89. Banished; 90. Having digits; 95. Isr. Neighbor; 96. They do impressions; 97. First Ford; 98. Invariably; 100. Filet type; 102. Schiller’s “___ Joy”; 103. Babydoll; 104. Old western actor Van Cleef; 105. Makeup applier’s boo-boo; 106. One of the Canterbury pilgrims; 107. Ham ___; 111. Years in old Rome; 113. Old Ottoman title; 116. Univ. in Troy, N.Y.; 116. Family nickname; 117. Shine, in product names; 118. Fingers.

1 comment:

Renard said...

Your video links to Conga and Lee van Cleef, "Angel Eyes", were appreciated.