09.27.09 -- Schizophrenia

The Person With Two Faces, Copyright Eugene Ivanov
September 27, 2009
THAT IS TWO SAY, Puzzle by Patrick Berry, Edited by Will Shortz
Thirteen squares scattered willy-nilly across this gimmick crossword contain two letters each. Read in one direction, the two letters are simply two letters -- in the other , they are to be read aloud, resulting in phonetics, e.g., CU (see you), DK (decay), SA (essay), DM (diem), ED (Edie), KT (Katy), AT (Eighty), XS (excess), EZ (easy), KC (Casey), QP (Kewpie), IV (ivy) and NV (envy).
It’s a mess!
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Across: 1. Horrify; 8. Get ready to go; 10. Leopard’s home?; 14. Club; 19. Excel; 20. Jai ___; 21. Baby carrier; 22. Sierra ___; 23. Resort region near Barcelona; 25. Drug distributor; 27. Famous Giant; 28. Country singer Gibbs; 29. Vein contents; 30. Surface films: Var.; 31. Dental problem; 33. Key sequence in a chromosome; 36. Chitchat; 37. Very noticeable; 39. Jacob who wrote “How the Other Half Lives”; 40. Praiseworthy; 42. Self-satisfied; 44. Hospital bill items; 46. Prefix with function; 47. Chianti and Beaujolais; 50. Big rush; 52. ___ Cube; 56. Authors’ aids: Abbr.; 58. ___-Japanese War; 59. Brown v. Board of Education city; 60. Music compilation marketer; 63 Pro ___; 65. Of the mouth’s roof; 68. Envision; 70. 1873 adventure novel that begins and ends in London; 73. Less popular, as a restaurant; 74. “Fer-de-Lance” mystery novelist; 75. Certain palms; 76. “WKRP in Cincinnati” role; 77. Driving surface; 79. Crown; 81. Flicka, e.g.; 82. Attacked; 83. Republic once known as Dahomey; 84. Surname of two signers of the Declaration of Independence; 85. From ___ Z; 87. Stop worrying; 90. Take part in; 93. Dipstick housing; 97. Masters piece; 99. Car make of the 1930s; 102. No. on a check; 103. American everyman; 106. Unaccented syllable; 108. It’s not to be touched; 110. Like some humor; 111. Andrea known as the liberator of Genoa; 113. “Patience ___ virtue”; 114. Ethan Frome portrayer, 1993; 116. Jealous; 118. “Sesame Street” regular; 119. It might be assumed; 120. Opera set in ancient Egypt; 121. Courtyards; 122. Baby bottle tops; 123. Tag in an antique store; 124. Med. Dose; 125. “Sailing to Byzantium” writer.
Down: 1. Dressy tie; 2. Life magazine staple; 3. Something to draw; 4. Queen’s servant, maybe; 5. Baseball coverage?; 6. Catherine who survived Henry VIII; 7. Screamer at a crime scene; 8. Pricey appetizer; 9. Maker of the Optima; 10. Wow; 11. “Real Time With Bill ___”; 12. Antismoking org.; 13. Latin catchphrase sometimes seen on sundials; 14. Casual farewell; 15. Numerical prefix; 16. Passing; 17. Closes tight; 18. Doesn’t bother; 24. Post decorations on four-posters; 28. “The ___ Love” (Gershwin song); 29. Depression-era migrant; 32. Recommendation; 34 Prestigious London hotel; 35. Fill the tank; 38. Yellow poplar; 41. Some pop-ups; 43. Singer Washington; 45. Author of the Barsetshire novels; 47. San ___ (San Francisco suburb); 48. Singer who played herself in “Ocean’s Eleven”; 49. Barbershop sights; 51. Stomach; 53. Suitable for; 54. Venerated image: Var.; 55. Units of fineness; 57. Offensive lines?; 59. Like vinaigrette; 60. “Married … With Children” actress; 61. Gloomy Milne character; 62. Flat dweller; 64. One of the Pointer Sisters; 66. Full of fear; 67. How drunks drink; 69. Dutch export; 71 Judge; 72. Guitarist Eddy; 78. One end of a digression, for short?; 80. Go aboard; 82. Flimflam; 83. Chisel face; 85. Large wardrobe; 86. “From Russia With Love” Bond girl Romanova; 88. Rejected as unworthy; 89. Mug with a mug; 91. Corrode; 92. Density symbol; 93. Pill that’s easily swallowed; 94. Driver of the Cannonball Special; 95. Excellent; 96. Flue symptom, with “the”; 98 Leaf vein; 100. “Peer Gynt” princess; 101. Bad connection, say; 104. Carny booth prize; 105. “Here Come the ___” (Abbott and Costello film set at a girls’ school); 107. Sneaker material; 109. Struck down, old-style; 112. Harvest; 115. The Great Lakes’ ___ Locks; 116. Slang for a 3-Down; 117. Suffix with favor.


alanrichard said...

Jacob Riis, How The Other Half Lives. I read it way back when, (in Queens College in 1974). I still have images of the pictures.

DONALD said...

"Recently a man, well qualified to pass judgment, alluded to Mr. Jacob A. Riis as "the most useful citizen of New York". Those fellow citizens of Mr. Riis who best know his work will be most apt to agree with this statement. The countless evils which lurk in the dark corners of our civic institutions, which stalk abroad in the slums, and have their permanent abode in the crowded tenement houses, have met in Mr. Riis the most formidable opponent ever encountered by them in New York City." -- President Theodore Roosevelt