Monday, November 22, 2010
Puzzle by David Poole, edited by Will Shortz
Hah! Canadian bacon can be used to purchase CANADIAN BACON (20A. Meal money in Manitoba?), Monterey jack for the cheese MONTEREY JACK (34A. Meal money in California?), Italian bread for a loaf of ITALIAN BREAD (41A. Meal money in Tuscany?) and Boston lettuce for a head of BOSTON LETTUCE (56AA. Meal money in Massachusetts?) — that's the interrelated group of this mild Monday crossword.
Other — AGITATO (43D. Energetically, in music), GOING FAR (11D. On the path to great success), ERENESTO (44D. Che Guevara’s given name), MADISON (5D. President after Jefferson), MAMA BEAR (38D. Who owned the too-soft bed that Goldilocks tried), STRANGE (9D. Eerie).
Six-letter — AT EASE, FRESCA, GADFLY (32A. Persistent, irritating critic), MASCOT, NASCAR, OSCARS, PACKER, SCULLY, TIMING, TRANCE.
Five — ALERT (15A. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed), ARABS (8D. Most Yemenis), ARIES, COROT (53A. French painter of “Le Pont de Mantes“), DEWAR, HERBS, MESAS, OTERO (68A. New Mexico county whose seat is Alamogordo), SANAA (4D. Yemen‘s capital), STEAK, TO LET.
Short stuff — AFAT, AGES, ALCS and ALEC, ARLO, ATAD, ATRA, CITE, CLAY (22D. Ali, before he was Ali), COMA, DJED, DRNO, ELEA, ELKS, ERA, ERSE, ETS, GAT, HERS, INNS, KYRA, LEER, LISA, MALI (34D. Where Timbuktu is), MATS, NIC, NILE, NOSH, ODDS, OTERO, OTIS, RAH, RARE, ROTE, RUED, SEA and SEAN, SERF, SEWN, SNL and SPF, STEN, TEE, TYKE, UTE.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Wrestling surfaces; 5. Small plateaus; 10. Gets on in years; 14. Pioneering razor with a pivoting head; 16. Tedious way to learn; 17. Actor Penn with two 23-Across; 18. Big name in Scotch; 19. Bart Simpson’s brainy sister; 23. Academy Awards; 24. Show that launched Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase, for short; 25 Gangster’s gun; 28. Golf peg; 29. Quick bite; 36. Unconscious state; 39. Cenozoic or Mesozoic; 40. Scots Gaelic; 46. Comic’s asset; 47. Feudal worker; 48. Tanning lotion letters; 51. Spanish “that”; 52. Actor Cage, familiarly; 54. Daytona 500 acronym; 60. Was sorry about; 62. The Ram; 63. Benevolent and Protective Order group 64. Not much; 65. Boardinghouse window sign; 66. Baldwin of “30 Rock”; 67. Not his; 69. Actress Sedgwick of “The Closer”. — DOWN: 1. Georgia’s bulldog or Princeton’s tiger; 2. “Relax, soldier!”; 3. Hypnotized state; 6. Home of Zeno; 7. Stitched; 10. Folkie Guthrie; 12. U.F.O.’s crew; 13. Word repeated in the lyric “From ___ to Shining ___”; 21. Villain in the title of a James Bond book; 26. Part of baseball’s postseason: Abbr.; 27. Rug rat; 30. British W.W. II gun; 31. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme; 33. Played records at a party, say; 35. Opposite of well done; 36. Quote from, as a legal case; 37. Elevator pioneer Elisha; 42. Quaint roadside stops; 45. “… to buy ___ pig”; 48. Mulder’s partner on “The X-Files”; 49. Green Bay athlete; 50. Sprite alternative; 55. The “turf” part of “surf and turf”; 57. 2:1 or 3:1; 58. River near the Great Pyramids; 59. Wanton look; 60. “Go, team!”; 61. Sport-___ (vehicle).