01.04.09 -- When in Rome...

Sunday, January 4, 2009
WHEN IN ROME, Puzzle by Daniel A. Finan, edited by Will Shortz
VII across entries with a Roman numeral replacing the Arabic number is the main feature of this first Sunday of MMIX crossword puzzle -- THE I THAT GOT AWAY (23. Many a fish story); V OCLOCK SHADOW (30. Stubble); THE X COMMANDMENTS (47.
Last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille); L WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER (63. 1976 #1 hit whose title follows the words “There must be …”); C YEARS OF SOLITUDE (84. Gabriel Garcia Marquez best seller); INDIANAPOLIS D (98. Event first won by a Marmon Wasp); M ISLAND DRESSING (111. Salad bar option).
VIII-letter entries include
ANACONDA (119A. 1997 horror film with the tagline “If you can’t breathe, you can’t scream“); BAHAMIAN (116A. Nassau relative); EAU DE VIE (106A. Clear brandy); ELEVENTH (7A. Like Polk, among U.S. presidents); SOME MORE (21A. Oliver Twist’s request); SURPRISE (26A. Word shouted to start a party).
VII-letter -- COCONUT (52D. Nondairy milk source);
KENOSHA (90A. Wisconsin city on Lake Michigan); NATTERS (41A. Gabs); TOASTER (89D. Countertop item); WRITHED (15D. Showed pain, in a way); XRAYING (48D. Activity at the dentist’s).
VI-letter -- ACCT NO (74D. Bank info: Abbr.); 73A. AMANDA Blake, player of Miss Kitty on “Gunsmoke”); 93D.
Rome’s APPIAN Way; ASHRAM (24D. Religious retreat); ASSESS (28D. Gauge); ATTIRE (28A. Duds); 1A. Emmy-winning actor Powers BOOTHE; CURSED (49D. Blasted); DOES SO (104A. Playground retort); GISELE (92D. Supermodel B√ľndchen); GOTHAM (92A. Batman’s domain); HATRED (5D. Odium); IN A RUT (53A. Not going anywhere); LAB RAT (20A. Experiment runner?); LOUDER (79A. “I can’t hear you!”); MOESHA (94D. Brandy’s TV name); NOW NOW (12D. “Simmer down!”); OH DEAR (87D. “Goodness gracious!”); OR LESS (120A. Price qualifier); 57D. Hoi POLLOI; RENTAL (16D. Many lake cabin); SEES TO (117A. Takes responsibility for); SPORTS (56A. Newspaper section); SUDSER (96D. Afternoon serial, informally); TRANCE (13D. A dangerous thing to fall into); TRIPLE (4D. One of Ty Cobb’s record 295 in the A.L.); WEASAL (39A. Pop maker?) and WIESEL (97D. “Night” writer).
V -- ACTED, ADARK, ALPHA, AWARD, DELLE,
EATME, ELCID, EMAIL, ETHIC, HOWIE, IDOLS, IFOLD, INCUR, KIROV, LHASA, LILAC, LILLE, LOSER, MAZDA, NEURO, NOTIT, NOWIN, OCOME, ONEND, OWLET, QUESO, RELET, RHINO, ROLLA, SMILE, SNEER, SWEEP, STREW, TILED, TONIS, WOMAN, WRENS, VITAE.
IV -- ANTI, ARID, BLTS, CAHN, CIAO, DUPE, EDGE, EGOS, EDNA, EQUI, ESPY, ESSE, EZRA, HTML, INTS, KART, KOLN, LANE, LECH, NOHO,
OAHU, OBER, REAP, SARG, SETI, THEA,VISE, YMHA.
III -- AMO, AND, AUK,
AVA, DAD, DOM, EMO, HEY, INN, ISO, KEL, LED, LOG, MBA, NAH, NIN, NRA, PEI, PGA, RED, TIE, TCM, VET.
Veni, vidi, vici!
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Xword search information -- Across: 15. Arizona state birds; 22. Having new tenants; 25. Run up; 27. Place to sojourn; 29. Nobelist Walesa; 34. Took steps; 37. Zoo heavyweight; 40. Slangy turndown; 43. Rubbed raw, say; 44. Nickelodeon’s “Kenan & ___”; 52. “Later!”; 54. Was up; 55. Film speed no. 59. Like Australia’s Outback; 60. A; 62. Carol opener; 70. Mandel of “Deal or No Deal”; 71. Auto whose name is derived from a Zoroastrian deity; 72. Rheinland city; 75. Many-armed org.?; 76. Make a bow; 83. Puppeteer Tony; 88. “Further …”; 89. Vintage film channel; 91. “Tour” grp.; 102. Prefix with distant; 105. Charlottetown’s home: Abbr.; 110. One who hardly gives a hoot?; 115. Birthplace of Charles De Gaulle; 118. Bad look. Down: 1. Nonkosher sandwiches; 2. Home of Mount Ka’ala; 3. Upper: Ger.; 7. Renaissance family name; 8. Camp seat, maybe; 9. Music genre derived from punk rock; 10. Ex-fighter; 14. “Yo!”; 17. 11th-century military hero; 18. It comes before surgery; 19. Scatter; 30. Curriculum ___; 31. Nonstop; 32. Appliance attachment; 33. Go-___; 34. Bucking; 35. “Call Me Irresponsible” lyricist; 36. Mother of Helios; 38. Web code; 41. Untagged, say; 42. Word said before someone snaps; 44. Russian ballet company; 45. Wonderland cake message; 46. Deadbeat; 50. Glimpse; 51. Manhattan neighborhood; 59. Suffix with serf; 60. Gardner of the silver screen; 61. Arctic diver; 63. Asian capital whose trains offer oxygen masks; 64. One with two X’s; 65. Tony, e.g.; 66. Sprinter’s assignment; 67. Book before Nehemiah; 68. “It was ___ and stormy night …”; 69. University of Missouri campus site; 76. Author Morrison and others; 77. “Too rich for me”; 78. Latin 101 verb; 80. Bamboozle; 81. Leg up; 82. Harvest; 85. Jewish youth org.; 86. “The X-Files” grp.; 87. “Goodness gracious!”; 98. Golden calves; 99. Kind of situation; 100. Milan’s Santa Maria ___ Grazie; 101. Light purple; 103. Chili con ___; 106. Mystery writer Buchanan; 107. Shop device; 108. QB stats; 109. Inflated heads; 111. Wall St. credential; 112. Te ___; 113. Diarist Anais; 114. Old man.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Thousand" island dressing gave it away for me and then the rest of the puzzle was ho hum.