The Face on the Bar Room Floor is a painting on the floor of the Teller House Bar in Central City, Colorado, United States. It was painted in 1936 by Herndon Davis.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Puzzle by Victor Fleming, edited by Will Shortz
Together, I’LL HAVE THE USUAL (8D. Regular’s request) and WOMAN OF THE WORLD (33A. She’s no naïf) sound like a patron’s plaint to the tender. I’ve a friend who’s denied friends but those of his wife — I can’t help but wonder if she keeps him chained to the bedpost lest he skulk off to watch sports at the local pub…
This stony Saturday crossword holds little help for him with its dry fare — those of eight and nine letters are ART LOVERS, AT THE BELL, AUDIO CLIP, CANTRELL, MAIN THEME, MARGARET, MASS MEDIA, OBEDIENT, SLATERED, STARTLED, STEEL BELT and WATERLOO (33D. Undoing).
Mid-size — ABACK, ADELE, AETNA, AHORA, ALTON, APACHE, ATTIRE, BEEPED, CARAT, ERODE, HIREES, HOFFA, IMACS, INFER, LEROI, LOAMS, MASHER, MELEE, ONEND, ONTIME, OTTOS, PLATTE, RHONE, SHEEDY, SLOTH, SPINE, STEROL, SWIVEL, TERESA, TITLER.
Short stuff — ACEY, AGE, ATOB, DEE and DIA, EBBS, EDGY, ENE and ERE, FIDO, FORT, GLUE, HAND, HORN, ICAN, INKS, LEOS, LIDS, LTR, MAE, ONO, PINT, RDS, RELY, RIA, SNO, SOV, WAWA (29D. Thirsty tot‘s request).
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Papers and such; 10. Many people surf on them; 15. When trading ceases; 16. A point is a division of one; 17. Feature of many tires; 18. Big name in coverage; 19. Firm acceptances?; 20. Blast source; 22. Delivered piece: Abbr.; 23. Develop ruts, say; 24. Bit of aid; 25. With 43-Down, stored Bronx station house; 26. Count; 27. Like Russ., once; 28. Eames lounge chair feature; 30. Gather; 32. “Die Fledermaus” maid; 38. By surprise; 39. What’s now in Mexico?; 40. “In My Own Words” missionary; 42. Suffix with ethyl; 43. Basic travel path; 47. Apt to snap; 48. Stick with it; 50. Chicken’s lack; 51. Cove cousin; 52. 13 religious heads; 53. Gothenburg’s river; 54. One wished long life, overseas; 56. Sound bite in bytes?; 58. With no break; 59. It’s left during a digression; 60. Physics Nobelist Stern and others; 61. Used wastefully. DOWN: 1. Advance man?; 2. Invitation information; 3. Kind of ester; 4. Ally of New York City; 5. Hockey game highlight, for many; 6. Is refluent; 7. Gold finish?; 9. Glenn Miller’s real first name; 10. Declaration of determination; 11. Murray of silents; 12. Gallery fixture?; 13. Singer Blu with the 2001 hit “Hit “Em Up Style (Oops!)”; 14. Taken 38-=Across; 21. They may develop ruts: Abbr.; 24. He was declared dead in absentia in 1982; 25. Spot follower, perhaps; 27. ___ Mountain (Pennsylvania ski resort); 30. Tattooist’s supply; 31. Neighbor of Loire and Ain; 33. Undoing; 34. Like good pointers; 35. Court on the court; 36. ___ -deucey; 37. “___ thou and peace may meet”: Shelley; 41. Get saggy, say; 43. See 25-Across; 44. Name provider; 45. Flight status; 46. Sounded the alarm?; 49. Compost ingredients; 50. Opposite of industry; 52. Tupperware stock; 53. Guiness measure; 55. “Walking on Thin Ice” singer; 57. Division del mes.