06.11.10 — The Silent World


Friday, June 11, 2010

Puzzle by John Dunn, edited by Will Shortz

This Friday’s crossword features JACQUES COUSTEAU, MARINE ECOLOGIST (31A. Explorer born 6/11/1910; 8D. 31-Across, for one), born one hundred years ago today.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997 was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. Wikipedia

Other — there are 14 eight-letter entries: ANTIGONE (32D. Sophocles tragedy), CREATION (33D. Genesis highlight), ERASABLE (12D. Impermanent), HOLD DEAR (17A. Cherish), IN NO TIME (50A. Lickety-split), JUST A TAD (31D. Not much), ONE-TENTH (34D. Part given by the pious?), POOL AREA (15A. Where sunbathers sunbathe), READ-OUTS (7D. Some computer displays), SARASOTA (13d. Site of Florida’s first golf course), STIR IT UP (53A. Classic Bob Marley song that was a 1973 hit for Johnny Nash), THANK YOU (14D. Phrase an overseas traveler should know how to translate), THEATERS (55A. Fields of operations), UNDERARM (1A. Secret target).

Six — ANOINT, DENUDE, DOLLED, HURRAH (16A. Exclamation of joy), MURMUR, NOOSES (2D. Some chokers), O’MEARA, RATITE (39D. Kiwi, e.g.), SAIL TO, SHIEST, SLEEPS, TOILER, UNRULY, UPHILL (1D. Like an arduous battle).

Five — ACUTE (29A. It’s never right), AQUAS, CHITS, DIMES (20A. They have torches on their backs), ELDER, FOOTS, FORTE, GET IT, GLUEY, GONGS, ISLES, LODGE, METRE, NLERS, OASIS, OH BOY (28A. Exclamation of joy), “ONE IS never enough”, SCULL, SHOES, SLUES, STEAL, SUERS.

Short stuff — AGT, ARE and IRE, CASK, GAUL, HUMS, LEER, LEND, LIU, LSD (26A. Trip vehicle?), MGS, MORA, NIE, NOD, RADS, RMS, SAN, TIAS.

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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 9. Most diffident; 18. Mark who won the 1998 Masters and British Open; 19. 1980-83 Stanley Cup champs, in brief; 22. Antonio or Joaquin; 23. Wanton gaze; 24. Dinner signals; 25. Port container; 27. Twists about an axis; 30. Reach by vessel; 35. Mutinous; 37. Signal from the third base coach, maybe; 38. Cards and Reds; 39. Real-estate ad abbr.; 42. Andalusian aunts; 43. Pays, as a bill; 44. Conquest of Caesar’s; 45. Rep.; 46. Beaver’s home; 47. Cambridge measure; 48. Serf, e.g.; 52. Consecrate, in a way; 54. Lay bare. DOWN: 3. Dressed (up); 4. Esau vis-à-vis Jacob; 5. Dosimeters measure them; 6. Be transformed?; 9. Brake equipment; 10. Runs smoothly; 11. More than exasperation; 21. Classic sports cars; 24. Viscous; 25. Some poker payments; 27. Shell you may sit in; 28. Place to get a date?; 29. Pharmaceutical liquids; 30. Plaintiffs; 38. Listener’s approval; 40. Complain, in a way; 41. Succumbs to narcolepsy; 43. Talent; 44. “Savvy?”; 46. Furnish; 47. Third baseman and two-time All-Star Melvin ___; 49. Sch. In Brooklyn; 51. Never, to Haydn.

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