Friday, July 17, 2009 Puzzle by Doug Peterson and Barry C. Silk, edited by Will Shortz There’s a lot of variety in this breeze of a puzzle, including the got-it-from-WET entry of SLIPPERY WHEN WET (36A. Highway caution) and the something-I-knew KENTUCKY COLONEL (8D. Honorary title bestowed on Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali and Mae West), the two 15-letter entries sharing their Y in the center of this Friday crossword of a fist-full of long entries. Ten-letters -- BROWNSTONE (51A. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s residence, e.g.); COLD HARBOR (24D. Site of Robert E. Lee’s last victory); EISENHOWER (12D. He said “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both”); LATE RISERS (20A. Most night owls); NEER DO WELL (13D. Bum); OUIJA BOARD (25D. Means of getting some answers). Nine -- ALMA MATER and OLD SCHOOL (15A. 63-Across?, 63A. Opposite of avant-garde); CORPULENT (17A. Having a lot to lose?); FAIR SHAKE (1A. Reasonable treatment); I NEED A NAP (58A. Comment from the beat); TEA KETTLE (61A. One singing in the kitchen). Six -- AT EASE (7D. Chilling, so to speak); ERASES (11D. Takes back one’s words?); LOUVER (31A. Kind of door or window); REPOTS (32D. Does a nursery job); ROUGHS (21D. Sketches [out]); SINEAD (45D. “Hoffman” co-star Cusack); STEELE (41A. Michael of the G.O.P.); TOW CAR (43D. Crash site sight). Five -- ABACK (57A. One way to be taken); 47A. “If I Had A BOAT” (Lyle Lovett song); 48D. ANKLE high; ARIEL (16A. Moon of Uranus); DR DRE (62A. Artist with the 1999 6x platinum album “2001”); HALLE (6D. Berry with juicy parts?); JEEPS (22D. Some Cherokees); LASER (18A. CD player part); LEEKS (50D. Amaryllis family members); LORAL (60A. Big maker of communications satellites); ON END (23A. Turned up); PALIN (10D. Woman on a 2008 ticket); PEENS (10A. Striking ends); SET BY (34D. Put aside). Short stuff -- ADJ, ALOE, BALD, BATH, BOHO, BURL, COME / ONTO (24 With 54-Down, approach with a line), DEC, ECRU, ERTE, FACT, HALO, IMRE, JESU, KEGS, LILY, LSAT, MVP, NEU, OPEL, OTOS, OWE, PETE, RAPS, RET and REW, SHOP, SLRS, SMU, SPEC, TEES, THAT, TITO. Have a good weekend!
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Remaining clues -- Across: 19. Supply for driving; 22. Pieta figure, literarily; 27. Tawny; 29. Factory; 33. Draft sources; 35. Have yet to settle; 39. Rich or famous: Abbr.; 40. Particular; 42. Word accompanying finger-pointing; 44. People of the Platte, once; 45. Lump in cloth; 49. Symbol of innocence and purity; 53. Eschewer of convention, in slang. Down: 1. It’s not fancy; 2. Tropical flower; 3. Hungarian writer Madach; 4. 62-Across offerings; 5. Big D campus; 9. “Manhattan Mary V” artist; 14. Pentax Spotmatic and Nikon F2, for short; 18. Opposite of FF; 30. Rose with a hit record; 31. 180 is its max. score; 37. Emeritus: Abbr.; 51. Completely smooth; 52. Outfielder Francona; 53. Some like it hot; 55. Solar or lunar phenomenon; 56. 2009 G.M. spinoff; 59. Part of the fourth qtr.