10.06.10 — Sound of Capitalism?




 The Bulls and Bears in the Market by William Beard c 1879
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Puzzle by Ian Livengood, edited by Will Shortz

OPENING BELL (58A. Sound of capitalism? …or a hint to the starts of 17-, 22-, 35- and 46-Across), FIRE AND RAIN (17A. 1970 James Taylor hit), COW TIPPING (22A. Mischievous rural pastime), DINNER ETIQUETTE (35A. Keeping your elbows off the table, e.g.) and CHURCH LADY (46A. Classic Dana Carvey character with “the”) are the interrelated group of this ringing Wednesday crossword. According to the New York Stock Exchange, the sound we hear actually comes from four different brass bells scattered around the trading floor, but before 1903, the bell was a Chinese gong. Hmmm…

Other — IRONSIDES (51A. Bygone warship), OTIS and ESCALATOR (2D. Big name in the 20-Across business), SINATRA (28D. Singer honored on a 2008 U.S. postage stamp), SPLEENS (21D. Body organs associated with anger).

Six-letter — AMIDST, ANEMIC, AUGUST, BEWARE, CAUSAL (25A. Kind of agent), LESSEE, ORANGE, PERUSE, “I can RELATE”, Idiot SAVANT, SCYTHE, STATIC, UTOPIA, SAVANT, THORAX.

Five — ADDTO, ARNAZ (48D. Ball‘s partner), ATARI, ATSEA, DOILY, DUMPY, LIEUT (Capt.’s inferior) ORRIN, RITZY, SMART, SNOOK (41A. Basslike fish), SONAR (1A. Red October detector), STRAW, USUAL, TEASE, TUROW.

Short stuff — AREA, ARI, AYN, BED, COD, DEAR, EKE, ELSA, EPI, ETS, EXT, HAS, IBET, IRAQ, LYNN, NACL, NARC, OUR Father …”, OVA, PSI, RIAL, RICH, SAFE, SGTS (52D. Capt.’s inferiors), SLEW, SPAN, TAR, TOE and TOS, TRU, URN, USO, WIT, YOGA.

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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 6. Mystified; 11. Support grp for the troops; 14. Pong makere; 15. Hardly chic; 16. Black goo; 19. Egg cells; 21. Go over; 31. Hatch on the Senate floor; 32. Start of a dog owner’s sign; 40. Surrounded by; 42. Complaints, informally; 45 Renter; 50. Eastern discipline; 57. 1989 play about Capote; 60. Orders at a restaurant; 61. Restaurant order, with “the”; 62. Tempt; 63. Bus. Card info; 64. Luxurious; 65. Building material in “The Three Little Pigs”. — DOWN: 1. Bombproof, say; 3. Undercover buster; 4. Turf; 5. Iranian money; 6. Supplement; 7. “Presumed Innocent” author; 8. Brainy; 9. Prefix with dermis; 10. Rand who wrote “Civilization is the process of setting man free from men”; 11 Best of all possible worlds; 13. “High,” in the Homeland Security Advisory System; 18. Common crystals, chemically; 23. “The Hurt Locker” setting; 24. Browse; 25. Mail-order option; 26. ___ Gold, agent on “Entourage”; 27. Samovar; 29. Lacking brio; 32. Flower’s home; 33. Frequent Weekly World News subjects, briefly; 34. Wordplay, e.g.; 36. Full o f calories; 37. How-___; 38. Nail holder; 39. Just make (out); 42. Swatch maker; 43. Chest; 44. Lordly; 45. Boston suburb; 47. Capt.’s inferior; 49. Valentine embellishment; 53. “Ri-i-ight!”; 54. Sweets; 55. Designer Schiaparelli; 56. Ton; 59. Tire abbr.

1 comment:

JANDIZ said...

Rally Team, www.WillShortz.com is in on something - i think it's a movie? but whatever it is, he created this puzzle for it- i don't get- have you checked into it?