11.28.08 -- Leftovers

Friday, November 28, 2008
Puzzle by Joe Krozel, edited by Will Shortz
Ten 15-letter entries are the main dish of this Friday crossword:
SHIVER ME TIMBERS (16A. Cry on a corsair); CREATIVE LICENSE (22A. Something exercised by artists); THE COST OF LIVING (34A. It’s high in Manhattan); PENTATONIC SCALE (44A. Music theory subject); STING OPERATIONS (52A. Plans to nail suspects); CRIME PREVENTION (2D. Goal of a neighborhood watch); SERVICE STATIONS (5D. Island locales); THERES NO I IN TEAM (6D. Coaching cliché); CRITICAL ACCLAIM (8D. Great all-around reviews); DOESNT GIVE A HOOT (10D. Is totally apathetic).
All those long entries result in a dozen mid-size bland entries: ATIVE (40A. Talk ender); IHOPE (31D. Wishful thinking?); IMBUE (9D. Fill [with]); IMGONE (59A. “Later!”); IRENE (31A. Ryan of “Pippin”); MINTY (62A. Like some toothpaste); LENNY (47D. Montana who played Luca Brasi in “The Godfather”); OCHOS (1A. Spanish figure eights); ONHER (1D. Part of O.H.M.S.); SAONE (26D. River through Mâcon); TONTO (45D. Fictional faithful friend); UNROBE (13A. Strip)…
Followed by the usual leftovers: ANNO, ASEC, CASE, EMAG, ESSE, IDOL, ITAS, LEIF, MACY, MORE, PSEC, RIOT, SANG, SARI, SECY, TARO, TAUS, TONI, TTOP, USMC, VISC…
And scraps: HOV, OBE, HUT, ORR, LES, MCV, PEA, SRA, TIN, TMI, IGN, THC, HUR, VCR, MEM, TAM, NIA, GOA, TOV, TAI, OPE, TEL, HES, NEA, SAM.
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Xword search information -- Across: 6. It makes pot potent: Abbr.; 9. Fan favorite; 14. Judah’s house, in a Lew Wallace title; 15. Thirds, e.g.; 19. Part of a grp.; 20. Camcorder component; 21. St. Anthony’s crosses; 28. Tiny fraction of a min.; 29. Dept. head; 30. Topper around a loch; 32. Actress Peeples; 33. State whose capital is Panaji; 38. Yom ___; 39. Laotian language group; 41. Expos’d; 42. Bollywood cover-up; 43. Look over before holding up; 49. ___ Twins (pair in old ads for home perm kits); 50. Rolodex abbr.; 51. Gents; 57. Potential lockdown preceder; 58. Classy org.?; 60. 365 giorni; 61. Friend of Frodo. Down: 3. ___ lane; 4. Honour for J.K. Rowling; 7. Rough housing; 11. His #4 was retired; 12. “___ Sylphides” (ballet); 13. Commandant’s outfit: Abbr.; 17. Year Emperor Henry IV was dethroned; 18. Department store chain founder; 23. “Be there in ___”; 24. ___’clock; 25. First name in New World exploration; 27. Hi-tech read; 34. Sports car option; 35. Hawaiian staple; 36. “But I must also feel ___ a man”: Macduff; 37. Baron’s superior: Abbr.; 42. Ratted; 46. Occupational suffix; 48. Verb from which “sum” is derived; 52. Tabasco title: Abbr.; 53. Plate material; 54. Part of a shell game; 55. 1979 nuclear accident site: Abbr.; 56. Engine starter: Abbr.

1 comment:

LizNYC said...

Donald today's grid art is fantastic -- Gothic meets Van Gogh.