06.09.11 — J / Z

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Puzzle by Joon Pahk / Edited by Will Shortz

ORANGE ZEUS (17A. Greek god of fake tans?), PHONE ZACH (24A. “Galifianakis wants you to call him back“?), CONSERVATIVE ZOO (38A. Madhouse at a G.O.P. convention?), BLUE ‘ZINES (48A. Informal erotic reading?) and COOKIE CZAR (59A. Famous Amos, e.g.?) appear to be the interrelated group of this tepid Thursday crossword. Oh, I get it, orange juice, phone jack, conservative Jew, blue jeans and cookie jar

Other — BY-LINE, CORTEX, DENTED, ERECTS, GENOME (18D. High-tech map subject), HONALEE (25D. Magical land), INCLUSIVE (33D. Nonsexist, in a way), MAIN ST, OSTRACIZE (11D. Freeze out), SHEET PAN (39D. Batch holder), TIME ZONE (10D. China has only one), VESTEE, WEEZER.

Five-letter — ACERB (31D. Biting), AMOCO, ARENA, ARSON, CAROL, CHLOE (26D. Tech-savvy “24“ woman), DOBRO (28A. Twangy-sounding guitar), ECARD, ERASE, ERROR, HASON, INCUR, MOCHA, MOTEL, NEURO, NOOSE, OLDEN, OZZIE, PEACE, POWER, PRIVY, RELET, RESTS, ROGER (21A. “Gotcha“), STENO, STIRS, TROPE, USAIN (63A. Lightning Bolt).

Short stuff — ACED, AMI, APEX, BARB (29D. Biting comment), BEN, CFO (57A. Head of cabbage?: Abbr.), CLIP, EEN, ETCH, EWE, FAVA, GEM, I SEE (16A. “Gotcha“), KIT, LAX, MACE, MTNS, NILS, OAS, OXEN, ROZ, SEER, TICO, TINA, TOBY, TZE, WINS, YES.


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Nailed; 5. Portland’s Rose Garden, e.g.; 10. “Twelfth Night” sir; 14. Trademarked spray; 15. Work divided by time, in physics; 19. Chain “links”: Abbr.; 20. Outer layer of the cerebrum; 23. Of yore; 30. Java flavor; 31. Irksome response to “You’re avoiding the question”; 34. Sign in the middle of town; 37. Selma Lagerlof’s “The Wonderful Adventures of ___”; 41. Do as Dürer did; 42. Where credit is given; 43. “I should ___ die with pity, / To see another thus”: King Lear; 44. Find new tenants for; 46. Get the word out, perhaps; 51. Figurative device; 55. Dictator’s underling; 56. Band with three self-titled albums (1994, 2001 and 2008); 57. “At the Movies” bit; 62. Falafel ean; 64. New Zealand : Kiwi :: Costa Rica “: ___; 65. Drawing pair, perhaps; 66. Gets a break, maybe; 67. Tiresias, e.g., in Green myth. — DOWN: 1. Brand with a torch in its logo; 2. Number o holidays; 3. Greeting on a computer?; 4. In need of some hammering out; 5. Pinnacle; 6. Cartoonist Chast; 7. Dolly, for one; 8. Surgical specialty, informally; 9. Bad match result?; \11. Freeze out; 12. Bernanke of the Fed; 13. “All right!”; 22. Perfect instance; 24. A party (to); 27. Sports; 32. “Psycho” setting; 35. Swizzles; 36. Brown of Newsweek/The Daily Beast; 40. Decorative neckline insert; 45. Philosopher Mo-___; 47. Puts up; 49. Arouse, as someone’s wrath; 50. Tight rope?; 52. Smith in Cooperstown; 53. What two fingers may signify; 54. Overthrow, e.g.; 56. First part of a record; 58. Permissive; 60. Western treaty grp.; 61. Drummer’s setup.

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