A Winegard HD-7084P 68 element VHF/UHF aerial antenna, Daniel Christensen
Friday, April 15, 2011
Puzzle by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz
Seven 15-letter entries are the main feature of this fairly friendly Friday crossword — AFTER DINNER MINT (32A. Complimentary item at restaurants), CREATION SCIENCE (37A. Field of Bible-based study), EASTERN PROMISES (17A. 2007 film featuring a heavily tattooed main character), HERMIONE GRANGER (38A. Hogwarts enrollee), POLICE SERGEANTS (53A. Constables’ superiors), SENSATIONALISTS (7D. Typical tabloid writers), SURGEONS GENERAL (8D. Health V.I.P.’s).
Other — AERIALS (25D. Passé skyline sights), APRICOT, CASCADING (12D. Descending in steps), DECREE, ERASMUS (59A. Who wrote “In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king”), IRON ORE, LAGOONS, P D JAMES (1A. “The Children of Men” author), PORTICO (23D. Grand entrance), RADIOS, SILICON (8A. More than a quarter of the earth’s crust), SUBPART, TERRA ALBA (34D. Clay used by potters), UNAWARE.
Five-letter — ANTON, DRAIN, “The Outlaw JOSEY Wales”, GRIPS, I WISH (11A. “If only that were true!“), LANES, PESTS, PIETA, PRATE, RONCO (46D. “But wait, there’s more!” company).
Short stuff — ACHE, Long AGO, AHA, AJAR, ALE, ANTS, ANY, APSE, BAIO, BEAM, BOAT, BONE, CAM, CSA, DOS, EELS, EER, ERG, FREE, GPA, INON, Carte du JOUR, LAM, MENS, MOE, NEST, NNE, ODE, ONCE a day, OREO, PERU, PILE, PIT, RAP, SCOT, “It’s a SIGN“, STER, TIES.
But wait, there’s more!
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 15. Resource of western Australia; 16. Out of the loop; 19. Affectionate feelings; 21. Native of Ayr; 22. At least one; 23. Gab; 25. Idea person’s cry; 26. Origami design; 27. “Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality,” e.g.; 29. Early Windows underpinning; 39. Always used by Longfellow?; 40. Grp. Represented by the Southern Cross; 41. Deep shockers; 44. Two of these are needed to pass; 46. Speak on the record?; 49. Openable with a gentle push, say; 51. Quite a tidy sum; 52. Matter of contention; 57. Fraction of a fraction; 58. Kind of jam in a sacher torte; 60. Calm swimming spots. — DOWN: 1. Only work of art that Michelangelo signed; 2. Exhaust; 4. Queen and her servants, maybe; 5. Bully in “Calvin and Hobbes”; 6. Be off; 9. A party to; 10. Skip town; 13. Modern ice cream flavor; 14. It might hold a few swallows; 18. Mine; 24. Squad car necessities; 26. Cantilever, e.g.; 28. Dictate; 31. Song ending; 32. Longing; 33. Available; 35. Cincinnati-to-Dayton dir.; 36. Department store department; 43. Film set workers; 45. Barley product; 47. Composer Bruckner; 48. Spray targets; 49. Place to pray; 51. Where the 2003 true-life film “Touching the Void” is set; 52. Actor Scott; 54. Surveillance tool, briefly; 55. Univ. application datum; 56. One-tenth of a microjoule.