08.26.08 -- Roses

Roses - P.A. Nisbet
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Puzzle by Nancy Salomon, edited by Will Shortz

AMERICANBEAUTY (20A.
Rose), CHARLIEHUSTLE (36A. Rose) and TOOKTOONESFEET (57A. Rose) are the interrelated entries of this Tuesday crossword puzzle.

Eight-letter entries include
ATLANTIC (2D. Monopoly avenue); BADMOUTH (3D. Put down); BLUELIPS (9D. Symptom of hypothermia); BROCCOLI (6D. Some spears); HYSTERIA (38D. What 1938’s “The War of the Worlds” broadcast set off); LANCELOT (39D. Most trusted knight of King Arthur); ROOSTERS (37D. Natural alarms) and ETCETERA (40D. Yadda yadda yadda).

Seven-letter -- BERMUDA (22D. Its capital is Hamilton); BUSYBOYS (45A. Waiters’ aides); TALLYHO (28D. Hunter’s cry);
TRILLED (29A. Sang like a bird).

Six -- ACTUAL (11D. Honest-to-goodness); BATONS (45D. They’re relayed in relays);
SARTRE (12D. “Nausea” author); SLAYED (13D. Cracked up at a comedy club); SONNET (8D. One begins “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”); SOOTHE (48D. Give relief); STOICS (47D. Unmovable ones); UTOPIA (46D. Heaven on earth).

Five -- ANWAR (7D. Peace Nobelist Sadat); BLASS (9A. Bill of fashion);
CREEL (24A. Angler’s accessory); EMCEE (55A. Host a roast, say); LOCAL (16A. In town); MEOWS (56D. “I want in” or “I want out” indicators, maybe); NICER (64A. More agreeable); OPINE (60A. Suggest); 54D. Jermaine ONEAL, six-time N.B.A. All-Star; SASES (67A. Enclosures with MSS.); SHEET (4D. Cover of night?) and SHOOT (53A. “Go ahead, ask”); TNOTE (23A. Bill from the govt.); ULTRA (19A. Extreme).

Four --
ARNO, DABS, ELAL, GOWN, HAIL, KNEE, LOLA, LSTS, MAGI, MBAS, OLDE, OLEG, SAAB, SATE, SILL, SITS, STAT, TERI, UTAH, WORE.

Three -- ALT, AOL, ARE, ATT, BTU, CYD, DEF, DUO, EOE, GET, MPS, NCO, OTO, ALT, MPS, NCO,
REO, SAD, TBS, TEC.

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Search information -- Across: 1. Smidgens; 5. Corp. recruits; 14. Home of Zion National Park; 15. The New Yorker cartoonist Peter; 17. Antique, antiquely; 18. Formal frock; 25. Lionel Richie’s “You ___”; 26. A/C meas.; 27. Nebraska native; 31. Tends tots; 33. PC key; 35. Base cops; 41. Co. in a 2001 merger with Time Warner; 42. Charisse of “Silk Stockings”; 43. Fill fully; 49. Moping; 51. U.S.M.C. barracks boss; 52. Case worker: Abbr.; 61. Garr of “Tootsie”; 62. Designer for Jackie; 65. Precipitation that can leave dents; 66. Abraded; 68. Mideast carrier; 69. Runs, hits or errors. Down: 1. Batman and Robin, e.g.; 5. Travelers to Bethlehem; 10. 1970 Kinks hit; 21. Former automaker that manufactured trucks in W.W. II; 23. SuperStation inits.; 30. D-Day carriers: Abbr.; 32. Volvo rival; 34. Sleuth, informally; 44. Help wanted abbr.; 58. Common arthritis site; 59. Window part; 63. Comprehend.

3 comments:

Greg Tobin said...

Hi, Donald. I love your blog and visit it often. I think today's NYT daily crossword contains an error, or perhaps near-error: Broccoli doesn't come in "spears" does it? Asparagus definitely does, but broccoli is in "bunches," I think... Thanks and best!

DONALD said...

greg tobin

It appears that The word broccoli comes from the Italian broccolo, the diminuitive of brocco, meaning shoot, stalk -- so "spear" is redundant.

However, spear is used to define the entire shoot or stalk of broccoli -- the tip is more often referred to as a floret.

The clue was most likely meant to give a touch of confusion.

So, you're right, a near error -- thanks!

Greg Tobin said...

Thank you for reply and clarification. The Great Will does it again. I was certainly near confused...