02.22.11 — Magazines



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Puzzle by Ian Livengood, edited by Will Shortz

MAGAZINES (61A. What the starts of the answers to the eight starred clues are), ELLE WOODS (17A. *Reese Witherspoon’s role in “Legally Blonde”), STAR WARS (21A. *Highest-grossing film of 1977), JET SKI (23A. *Lakeside vacation), TIME SHARE (33A. *Purchase for a vacation, maybe), SPIN OUT (40A. *Lose control of a car), SELF WORTH (43A. *Personal esteem), MAD MEN (56A. *Emmy-winning AMC series set in the 1960s) and MONEY PIT (57A. *House that drains finances, slangily) constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.

Other — FREEZES (44D. Goes absolutely still), GUESS SO, HOGWASH (10D. “Nonsense!”), HOODIE (5D. Top with a top), IMPALA (48A. Cousin of a gazelle), RED WINE, SIBERIA, ULYSSES (28A. 1922 novel with a Dublin backdrop).

Five-letter — ADIEU, AGUAS, ALARM (36D. Morning device you might want to take a hammer to), BLAZE, CHURL, DRESS, EATEN, ELATE and ENATE, EMBED, ETHAN, HI MOM, HOSEA, JUKES, LASSO, MIDST, PESTO, POLAR, POPUP, REARS, ROSIE, STAVE, TYROL (2D. Snowy region of Austria), USUAL.

Short stuff — BAEZ, CHAR, DDE, DIEU, Rapper Snoop DOGG, DST, EDO and ETO, ELI, EPEE, EXIT, GAG, GEL, HEMP, IDS, INT, KARO, LOT, MEGA, MOHS scale, NILE, NIX, ODIE, OIL, OVAL, RASH, REP, SET, SOD and TOD, STIR, SWE, UHS, WOKS, YENS.

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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 5.Rope material; 9. Rude sort; 14. “___ et mon droit” (British monarch’s motto); 15. Pooch in a Jim Davis cartoon; 16. Book between Daniel and Joel; 19. Spanish rains; 20. Groundskeeper’s supply; 26. Browning who directed “Dracula,” 1931; 27. “And one more thing …”; 30. Fingers, in a way; 32. Syrup brand; 39. 1-Down’s W.W. II command; 42. Auction listing; 45. Heedless; 46. Gymgoer’s unit; 47. Neighbor of Irkutsk on a Risk board; 50. “Touching” Olympic event; 53. Address lapses?; 59. Parishioner’s place; 60. Bonfire; 66. Consumed; 67. Like many lockets; 68. Setting for an Agatha Christie mystery; 69. Apply a bandage to; 70. ___ Millions (lottery); 71. Sign near a stairway. — DOWN: 1. 39-Across commander; 2. Masseur’s supply; 3. Solidify; 4. “I suppose …”; 6. Tokyo, once; 7. Central position; 9. Blacken; 11. Bar order, with “the”; 12. Fannies; 13. It may be thrown from a horse; 18. Rice holders; 22. “Goodbye, Luc!”; 23. Diner fixtures, informally; 24. Make happy; 29. Hubbub; 31. “Spring forward” to this: Abbr.; 34. QB’s statistical blemish; 37. Perez with a nasally voice; 38. Patriot Allen; 40. Eur. Country with a king; 41. Easy catch in the infield; 45. Port, for one; 49. Woodstock folk singer; 50. Bury (in); 51. Arctic; 52. Maternally related; 54. Handmade sign for TV cameras; 55. Avert , with “off”; 58. Strong desires; 62. Kind of gift; 63. Quash; 64. Roth of “Inglourious Basterds”; 65. Solidify.

1 comment:

len said...

gift of the gab, surely, never heard of gift of the gag?