All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Puzzle by Daniel A. Finan, edited by Will Shortz
J R R TOLKIEN’S THE / LORD OF THE RINGS (19A. With 55-Across, source of this puzzle’s quote, which starts in box #38) and NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST (in circled letters) constitute the main feature of this Tuesday crossword.
Other — AMAZON ANT (63A. Insect known for conducting raids), AT HAND, BRAVOS (45A. Calls during curtain calls), BREEZES (45D. Zephyrs), DIESEL OIL (16A. Fuel for some trucks), EDITED, GARMIN (41D. Big name in GPS devices), I’M OKAY (5D. “Don‘t worry about me“), PYRITE (47D. It glitters but isn’t gold), SELLS TO (4D. Does some business with), STETHO (33A. Chest: Prefix), STILTS (17D. Some beach house supports).
Five-letter — ADMEN, “You’re such A TOOL“ (teen put-down), BY EAR, CLONE, DANTE, DITSY, EGEST, EL SOL, GEMMA, IDIOT, LET GO (25A. “Unhand me!”), MSNBC, NOTSO (38A. “Au contraire!”), PICKY, PURIM, QUEEN, REEVE (30A. Chaucer pilgrim), TERPS, TIPSY, TYCHO (26A. Danish astronomer Brahe), VANES.
Short stuff — “AM I seeing things?”, ANDS, AWE, BOG, CLOP, DAY, DER, DRED, EBRO, ELI, EMIR, EYE, FAVA, GEOL, GNAW, HADJ, “Yee-HAW!” and HOW (39A. “In what way?”), HEP, HOS, HWY, ILSA, LAND, LUAU, MALL, MMII, NADA, NEON, ORNE, PALE, PDQ, PIER, POKE, RELY, RICH, SEWN, SIMP, STY and STYE, TEEM, TMAN, Yevtushenko’s “Babi YAR“.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Like a cool cat; 4. Not the brightest bulb on the tree; 8. U. of Maryland team; 14. “Hollyoaks” actress ___ Atkinson; 15. Bozo; 18. Eating only certain things; 21. Rick’s “Casablanca” love; 22. Word after public or private; 23. Shopping mecca; 29. Scott in an 1857 Supreme Court case; 35. Touch down; 37. Manning of the gridiron; 40. Cast out; 42. Where cranberries grow; 43. In stitches; 46. Wooden shoe’s sound; 48. How nonreading musicians play; 50. Lean (on); 53. Abound (with); 55. See 19-Across: 62. Jewish holiday in Adar; 63. Insect known for conducting raids; 64. “Inferno” writer; 65. Wind indicators; 66. Calendar unit; 67. Powerful chess piece; 68. Added stipulations; 69. Leave slack-jawed. — DOWN: 1. Muslim’s pilgrimage; 2. Mideast leader; 3. Place to fish from; 6. Year the Department of Homeland Security was created; 7. Visibly terrified; 8. Slightly drunk; 9. Trimmed to fit, say; 10. Filthy ___; 11. Pig’s container, in a saying; 12. Pig’s container; 14. Earth sci.; 17. Some beach house supports; 20. Gas in lights; 23. “Morning Joe” TV channel; 31. It shines in España; 32. Like a space cadet; 34. Santa syllables; 36. ___ Spiegel (German magazine); 39. Numbered rte; 41. Big name in GPS devices; 44. River of Aragón; 49. Within easy reach; 52. Madison Avenue workers; 54. Cupid, to the Greeks; 55. Party with poi; 56. Author Sarah ___ Jewett; 57. Broad bean; 58. Certain Fed; 59. “Nothin”; 50. Be a busy beaver; 61. Eye woe; 62. A.S.A.P.