Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Puzzle by Joon Pahk / Edited by Will Shortz
COFFEE TALK (59A. Classic Mike Myers “S.N.L.” sketch … or an apt title for this puzzle), JOE SIX-PACK (17A. Large order of morning drinks?), MUDSLINGING (23A. Activity for a hyperactive barista?) and JAVA APPLETS (47A. Interactive features of starbucks.com?) constitutes the interrelated group of this wide-awake Wednesday crossword.
Other — BALEFUL (42D. Portending evil), BOND GIRL (42A. Maud Adams, twice), I DECLARE (52A. Southern belle’s cry of surprise), EXIT RAMP (31A. It can be a major turnoff), GENUINE (38A. Bona fide), ROSIN BAG (21A. It helps a pitcher get a grip), TEARS UP (7D. Is overcome by emotion, maybe), TIE INTO (39A. Connect with).
Mid-size — ACT UP, ADORE, ALBAN, ASKS IN, BHANG (10D. Hallucinogenic beverage), DR LAO, EAU DE cologne, EPSOM, EXECS, GLINT, IN NEED, JIFFY, JUNTA, LOU ANN, RABBI, RC COLA, RITUAL, SPACED, STAGG, TETRA, UPROAR, USUALS, VENAL.
Short stuff — ABBA, AREA, ATOM, AXEL, BRAS, DOME of the Rock, EEO, ELMO, EXP, FDA, FONT, FRAU, HAJJ, HALT, HTTP, I AM, INST, MEOW, MINI, MOLT, ON ME, OTRO, PAST, PIGS, SKEW, SNIP, SPOT, “Set phasers to STUN“, TEEN, TEX, Drop TROU, ULAN, YAMS, YEGG, YELP, ULAN Bator, ZANE.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Start of a URL; 5. Neon ___ (fish), 10. They’re hooked behind the back; 14. Two-dimensional extent; 15. Suits; 16. Stop; 19. 1970s-’80s group with a palindromic name; 20. Interim ruling group; 26. Vegetables whose skins may be cooked and eaten separately; 30. Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend; 33. English racing town; 41. Subtle show of emotion in the eyes; 43. Regulars, or what they’ll have; 46. Lend, informally; 53. Harasses, as a fraternity pledge; 58. Times or Century; 62. Herr’s wife; 64. “You’ve Really Got a Hold ___” (1963 hit); 65. Cry of alarm; 66. Tony Randall title role; 67. Feline line. — DOWN: 1. Pilgrimage to Mecca; 3. College freshman, typically; 4. Later than; 5. Stereotypical cowboy’s nickname; 6. Button abbr. on a scientific calculator; 8. Dr. Pepper alternative; 9. Welcomes at the door; 11. Yeshiva instructor; 12. Composer Berg; 13. Legendary football coach Amos Alonzo ___; 18. Words before and after “what”; 22. Hard up; 25. ___ of the Rock (Jerusalem landmark); 26. Burglar who really gets cracking?; 27. Jump with an extra half-turn; 28. It’s bigger than a Nano; 32. Morning ___ (bathing, combing the hair, etc.); 34. Napoleon and Snowball, in “Animal Farm”; 35. Do a little barbering; 36. Other: Sp.; 37. Take off one’s coat?; 39. Lacquered metalware; 40. The “I” of R.P.I.: Abbr.; 42. Portending evil; 44. Zoned (out); 45. Rumpus; 47. Sec; 48. Have a thing for; 49. Susceptible to bribery; 50. Make a nuisance of oneself; 51. That miss; 54. The H, H or O in H2O; 55. Western writer Grey; 56. Patron saint of sailors; 57. Distort; 60. Govt. approver of new meds.; 61. Fair-hiring abbr.