Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Puzzle by Kevin G. Der, edited by Will Shortz CONCORD MA in circles, RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1A. With 6- and 22-Across, noted 19th century writer), NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (24A. With 53-Across, noted 19th-century writer), LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (39A. Noted 19th-century writer) and HENRY DAVID THOREAU (70A. With 71- and 55-Across, noted 19th century writer) are the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword. Other -- ANIMATO (21D. Lively, on a score); EURASIA (28D. Superstate in Orwell’s “1984”); HYDRAS (5D. Many-headed serpents); ORIENTAL (10D. Monopoly avenue in the light-blue group); PLAINTS (32D. Lamentations); RELICS (23D. Tomb artifacts, e.g.); SAW TEETH (40D. Cutting-edge features); SHOWED (48D. Didn’t skip something); WILIER (34D. More artful). Five-letter -- AKRON (12D. Goodyear’s Ohio headquarters); A PAIR (15A. It beats nothing); ATHOS (25D. Friend of Aramis); DUBAI (18A. Where Emirates Airline is based); ELMER (59A. Bull on glue bottles); E-MAIL (68A. IPhone function); HUMAN (53D. Any of us); ICILY (14A. With aloofness); JEANS (13D. Casual wear); LABEL (8D. Place for a designer’s name); LAIRS (36A. Places to hibernate); NEONS (29A. Some saloon signs); OBAMA (54D. “The Audacity of Hope” author); OCTAD (17A. The Ivies, e.g.); OTHER (50D. Alternative to this and that, with “the”); OWLET (50A. Little hooter); PLATH (4D. Sylvia who wrote “The Bell Jar”); ROWER (37D. Galley toiler); RUSSO (11D. Rene of “Lethal Weapon” movies); SPLAT (43A. Mushy snowball sound); STAIN (38D. Coffee spot); TEE UP (26D. Prepare to drive); TIARA (67A. Pope’s triple crown); WALL-E (62A. 2008 Pixar robot); WHINY (51D. Prone to complaining). Short stuff -- ACC, ALIE, APU, ATE, CHEW, DIAM, EIN, ELD, ENG, ERR, HID, IONS, ITEM, IWO, LAV, LII and LIT, MER, NACL, PTL, RAJ and RAY, RIO, RYE, SEI, SITU, SOB, SRA and TRA, TYNE, UKE, WAD, YEOW. ------------------ For today’s cartoons, go to The Crossword Puzzle Illustrated. Click on image to enlarge. Puzzle available on the internet at THE NEW YORK TIMES -- Crossword Puzzles and Games
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Remaining clues -- Across: 11. British rule in India; 16. Arthur Godfrery’s instrument, informally; 19. Malaga Mrs.; 20. Refrain syllable; 30. Took in; 31. In ___ (as found); 32. The Bakkers’ old ministry, for short; 33. Meditate (on); 35. Subject of a Debussy piece; 44. Tre + tre; 45. Have influence on; 46. 1945 Pacific battle site, briefly; 47. Solar wind particles; 49. “A” in German 101?; 57. ___ sister; 58 Went underground; 66. H.S. subj.; 69. Alternative to white. Down: 1. Copacabana locale; 2. Georgia Tech’s sports org.; 3. On; 6. Glob of gum; 7. TV’s Kwik-E-Mart clerk; 9. Circular meas.; 24. Table salt, chemically; 27. Bullet point; 41. “That hurts!”; 42. Daly of “Judging Amy”; 56. Get caught in ___; 60. Muff one; 63. Head of London?; 64. 52, in old Rome; 65. Days of yore, in days of yore.