Monday, November 15, 2010
Puzzle by Emily L. Lilly, edited by Will Shortz
This mellow Monday crossword features a menu consisting of a BURGER & FRIES, CAKE & ICE CREAM, MEAT & POTATOES, FRANKS & BEANS, along with a SALAD (36D. Dieter’s meal, maybe), ASIAGO (17A. Italian cheese that’s often grated), HALVAS (45D. Mideast confections), HAMS (63A. Easter roasts), LATKE (Hanukkah treat) with a touch of SLOE (60A. Gin flavoring), perhaps from a DELI (41A. What may have the makings of a hero?) on a TRAY (29D. Buffet meal carrier).
Other — AEROSOL (7D. Spray type), AGATES (4D. Playing marbles), ALARMED (46A. Having a fright), ARF ARF (1A. Dog’s bark), DEMOTES (41D. Lowers in rank), DETACH (44A. Unfasten), DRIFTS (44A. Snow buildups), IN LOVE (40A. Smitten), IRONIC (25D. Funny in a twisted way), KASHMIR (24A. Disputed region between Pakistan and India), LESSEE (65A. Tenant), MAN-MADE (39A. Not natural), NOVATO (59A. City north of San Francisco), OIL PANS (37A. Bottoms of crankcases), SLOTHS (8D. Lazy people), SOARED (36A. Flew high), STENOS (26A. Office transcribers), TRAVEL (27D. Commit a basket ball infraction).
Five-letter — ABASE (1. Lower in rank), ADORE, CLEAR, EROSE, KEANE, METER, RANIS, RETRO, RUSTS, SKATE, SODOM (9D. Gomorrah‘s sister city), STETS.
Short stuff — ABLE, ALTO, ASS and ESS, ATOM, COOL, CORE, DIOR, ELLA, RAIL, REDO, ELO, ELSE and ESSE, EROS, FRO, INRE, MASH, NFL, NORA, ODES, OFT, OINK, OLLA, REGS, ROD and ROO and ROOK, ROIS, ROTO, RTE, YOS (42A. Calls from Rocky).
“As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it” ~ Buddy Hackett
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 7. Nincompoop; 10. Regarding, on a memo; 14. ___ and 3-Down; 15. “Xanadu” grp.; 16. Refrigerate; 18. Fishing pole; 19. Greek god with bow and arrow; 20. Editors’ marks meaning “put back in”; 21. Commercial lead-in for Rooter; 22. ___ and 10-Down; 23. Latin “to be”; 28. Stylish again; 32. Pooh’s friend in “Winnie-the-Pooh”; 35. Staircase aid; 43. Foot gear for an N.H.L.’er; 48. Competent; 52. ___ and 38-Down; 55. Christian in fashion; 56. Cloudless; 57. Chorister’s voice; 58. Frequent, in verse; 61. Hwy. — DOWN: 2. Becomes inoperable, maybe, as an old machine; 3. 14-Across and ___; 5. Govt. rules; 6. To’s opposite; 10. 22-Across and ___; 11. Romance writer Roberts; 12. Corner piece in chess; 13. Besides; 21. Indian princesses; 24. “The Family Circus” cartoonist Bil; 30. Edit menu command; 31. Tributes in verse; 32. Louis XIV et Louis XVI; 33. Sty sound; 34. Earthen pot; 38. 52-Across and ___; 39. Poetic rhythm; 47. Idolize; 49. 62-Across and ___; 51. Irregularly edged; 52. Hit TV show set in Korea; 53. Jazz great Fitzgerald; 54. Elemental unit; 56. Part of an apple; 59. Gridiron grp.