05.20.11 — The Friday Crossword

Pandora by John William Waterhouse, 1896

Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology. The "box" was actually a large jar which contained all the evils of the world. When Pandora opened the jar, the entire contents of the jar were released, but for one – hope. Today, opening Pandora's box means to create evil that cannot be undone. ~ Wikipedia


Friday, May 20, 2011

Puzzle by David Levinson Wilk / Edited by Will Shortz

Nine 15-letter answers constitutes the main feature of this friendly Friday crossword.

Five-letter — AIM AT, APORT, BLAKE, CARON (Gigi), COMIN, COMMA (54A. Character in “I, Claudius“), CONGA, CROAK, EKING, ENIAC, ERIKA, GARTH, HENRI (7D. Photographer Cartier-Bresson), I’M OUT, MAMIE, NO OIL, NOONE, OAKEN, OREAD (15A. Hunting attendant of Artemis), RENTE, SCHWA (5A. End of an era?), STENT, TARDE, UNCAP, WAGON, YOWIE (48D. Smart reaction).

Short stuff — AMIN, ARTE, CAKE, DSL, EASY, ETNA, GIGI (Caron), HTTP, “IF WE put our heads together …”, IKEA, MERC, MILD, NEA, NYET, OF A mind, OLIN, OMEN, ONO, ORI, PEN, ROAD, SALA, SDAK (19A. Only U.S. state in which the name of the state and its capital share no letters: Abbr.), SEAR, SETT, TROT, TUNE, UEYS, UMBO and UNTO, XER.


Click on image to enlarge.

Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES Crossword Puzzles and Games.

Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. 1958 title role for 21-Across; 10. Central knob of a shield; 14. Brute of the 1970s; 16. Spanish parlor; 17. Pike; 18. Reason to line up at a party; 20. It’s carried at a karaoke bar; 21. See 1-Across; 22. Wedding reception need; 23. Internet start-up?; 2. Barely making, with “out”; 25. Take it as a sign; 26. Cauterize; 28. Italian peak; 39. “The soul ___ itself”: Dickinson; 40. Rectangular paving stone; 41. Grand Marquis, e.g., briefly; 43. Take the top off; 47. Some chase scene maneuvers, slangily; 50. Scultura, per esempio; 51. Certain salad orderer’s request; 52. Go briskly; 53. Not so hot; 56. Pier 1 alternative; 57. Historic mainframe; 58. “Bang Bang Orangutang” actress, 2005; 59. “Let’s not do anything crazy”; 60. Pension, in Paris; 61. Duma disavowal. DOWN: 1. TV actress Jennie; 2. Statement when a hand stinks; 6. Marsh sound; 8. S.U.V. alternative; 12. 2007 “American Idol” runner-up ___ Lewis; 13. Sturdy, in a way; 27. Left on board; 29. Afternoon, in Acapulco; 30. Mouth: Prefix; 31. Some folks are in it for life; 32. Govt. grant giver; 33. Surfing option, for short; 35. Performer who’s the descendant of a Japanese emperor; 36. Many a Nam vet’s kid; 41. Pioneering blues singer Smith; 42. Thomas Mann’s daughter who married W.H. Auden; 44. Herman’s Hermits front man; 45. “___ Home Baby” (1962 Mel Torme hit); 46. Shoot for; 49. Coronary ___.

No comments: