Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Puzzle by Adam Cohen, edited by Will Shortz
BARNES AND NOBLE (20A. Company with the stock ticker symbol BKS), GENENTECH (25A. Company with the stock ticker symbol DNA), SEALY (39A. Company with the stock ticker symbol ZZ), PAPA JOHNS (48a. Company with the stock ticker symbol PZZA) and HARLEY DAVIDSON (53A. Company with the stock ticker symbol HOG) are the interrelated group of this weary Wednesday crossword.
DOG WHISTLE (31D. Item used with high frequency?) and EFFRONTERY (3D. Chutzpah) are the other two long entries, followed by the split entry of AS YOU WERE (15A. With 68-Across, “Carry on”) and two of eight letters, ISABELLA (10D. Queen in events of 1492) and LIMERICK (38D. Often-bawdy verse).
Six-letter -- DIANNE (4D. Wiest of “Radio Days”); HOWDAH (8D. Elephant rider’s seat); MY LOVE (36A. 1973 Paul McCartney & Wings hit); OLD SAW (459D. “He who hesitates is lost,” e.g.); PSYCHE (48D. Freudian topic); STRICT (42A. Unyielding).
Five -- ACELA (61A. Amtrak debut of 11/17/2000); ALDER (30A. Tree sacred to the Druids); 29D. Grammy winner CHAKA Khan; EARTH (26D. Image on eco-friendly products); EVIAN (32D. Competitor of Aquafina); GHOST (25D. Pac-Man enemy); KEATS (51D. Colleague of Byron and Shelley); LOCHS (5A. Tay and Lomond); RENDS (33D. Rips to pieces); SERTA (67A. Competitor of 39-Across); 18A. Wallace SHAWN of “Manhattan”; SUNNI (9D. Many a Muslim); THEO C (64A. Former Fox series set in Newport Beach); THYME (47A. Herb with antiseptic properties).
Short stuff -- AGIN, AIDE, ALEC and ALEN, ALFA, ALI, A LOT, AULD, AXLE, CELL, CYAN, DEER, ELKS, EONS, ETE, HAT, HOPI, IMAX, KARO, LAP, LASS, LILA, MAUL, MYRA, NENE, ODAY, OJAI, ONO, OPEC, OREL, OSHA, OYER, SAXE, SETH, SLED, SOLI, SOW, SWAB, STYE, TEST, WAD, WICK, WIFI, VACA, XED.
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Remaining clues -- ACROSS: 1. Iditarod vehicle; 10. Film format sometimes in 3-D; 14. Internet café offering; 16. ___-Coburg-Gotha (old British royal house); 17. Letter preceding bravo; 19. January 1 title word; 23. Strawberry Fields pilgrimage figure; 24. Page, for example; 34. Panama, for one; 35. Green of “Radio Days”; 37. Russian city on the Oka; 41. Feudin’ with; 44. Syrup brand; 46. Stash of cash; 50. Order whose members have included five U.S. presidents; 52. Rubina ___ of “Slumdog Millionaire”); 60. Many diva performances; 65A. Art Deco architect William Van ___; 66. Part of a Zippo. DOWN: 1. DNA collector, perhaps; 2. Oscar winner Kedrova; 5. Bonny gal; 6. Dept. of Labor division; 7. Printer’s color; 11. Rough up; 12. Highway toll unit; 13. Struck (out); 21. Seemingly forever; 22. Jazz swinger who took her surname from pig Latin; 27. Try to prove; 28. Time off from l’école; 36. Vidal’s “___ Breckinridge”; 40. Michael Phelps workout unit; 43. Word on a business card; 45. Ventura County’s ___ Valley; 53. Pueblo language; 54. Actor Guinness; 55. Hinds, e.g.; 56. Zillions; 57. Explorer Cabeza de ___; 58. ___ and terminer; 59. Endangered state bird; 60. Barnyard mother.