The Shroud of Turin: recent photo of the face, positive left, negative right.
Negative has been contrast enhanced.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Puzzle by Victor Fleming, edited by Will Short
BLACK-EYED SUSAN (15D. A state symbol of Maryland) and PYRRHIC VICTORY (4D. Win offset by losses) are the long entries of this Friday crossword followed by six of eight letters — LETS PASS, NEONATAL, OBSOLETE, OPENNESS, SCALDING, TATERTOT.
Seven — AREA MAP, ATE CAKE, CAPITOL, FIRE ANT (6D. Colonial stinger), GET IT ON, LEAVE IN, OUT-EATS, RED DEER, TALKS TO, TOOK TEA.
Six — DOES OK, EMINEM (41D. 2009 Grammy winner for “Relapse“), EUROPE, ONE ACT, OUSTER, RON ELY, SOTTED, STALAG, STOVES, STYLES, TALESE, THETAS.
Five — AS ONE, ALERT, ENEMY (58A. Ones being shot at), LAPEL, LEARS, LENTS, OBOLI (7D. Old Greek coins), PERMS, SCALP, STOPS, TANYA, TURIN 49A. Locale shrouded in mystery?).
Short stuff — ANOS, APER, ASCH, ATEE, BEBE, CHET, DAIS, DRNO, ELKS, FOTO, GERM, GTS, IBAR, INSP, ITER, LIMA, LOST, NOL, NOSY, ORES, ROLE, SATS, SUMO, TALE, UGLI (48D. Aptly named hybrid), UVEA.
Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Locals make them often; 6. Pic; 10. ___ pros. (court record abbr.); 13. Actress Roberts; 14. Bridge unit; 15. Nixon pal Rebozo; 16. It’s high when it’s red; 17. Stage part; 18. At sea; 19. 1980s-’90s women’s magazine; 20. Rockies rangers; 21. Periodos de 52 semanas; 232. “Moses” novelist; 23. Setting for a roaster; 24. Massage locale; 25. Start a scrap; 27. Enjoyed a British tradition; 29. Lemon on a baseball field; 30. Tops at the dinner table?; 31. Heat sources; 34. Barbers; 35. Legislation station?; 37. Done to ___; 38. Did as suggested in a Gershwin musical?; 39. Relatives of 20-Across; 43. Spring times; 44. One who might have an original imitation; 46. Heavyweights face off in it; 47. Crab Key villain of book and film; 48. Ciliary body setting; 50. Bodily channel; 51. Basis; 52. Joined; 53. Digging for dirt?; 54. Succotash bit; 55. Place for a small flag; 56. Some racecars; 57. Police dept. figure. — DOWN: 1. Compound used in wartime; 2. “A Writer’s Life” autobiographer, 2006; 3. Like Sartre’s “No Exit”; 5. Their scores may be on transcripts; 8. Gets on the phone, say; 9. They’re often lying in beds; 10. Kind of ward; 11. Superseded; 12. Doesn’t challenge; 23. Neither nails it nor blows it; 24. In one’s cups; 26. Trig symbols; 28. Dispossession; 31. Very hot; 32. Deep-fried mouthful; 33. Transparency; 36. Not excise; 37. Tour guide?; 40. Grand tour setting; 42. Miss America host after Bert Parks; 45. Salon jobs; 49. Something to weave.