Thursday, July 28, 2011
Puzzle by Alan Arbesfeld / Edited by Will Shortz
Seven down answers read up, e.g., PA[UP]ER, [UP]ON, PREN[UP], [UP]SETS, S[UP]T, SO[UP]S and WH[UP], appearing as RE[UP]AP (3D. Prince’s partner), NO[UP] (13D. Over), [UP]NERP (27D. Union requirement, maybe?), STES[UP] (35D. Bothers), T[UP]S (36D. Overseer of schools: Abbr., S[UP]OS (59D. Tomato and vegetable) and [UP]HW (60D. Beat and how!) in this upbeat Thursday crossword.
Across, the answers with squares containing UP play it straight — GO [UP] IN SMOKE (17A. Fizzle), TOP [UP] (19A. Refill when you don’t really need to), MEASURED [UP] (24A. Met the qualifications), SIT [UP] FOR (39A. Pay sudden attention to), STANDS [UP] TO (50A. Confronts), [UP] DOS (60A. Some hairstyles) and COME [UP] SHORT (62A. Prove lacking).
Other — A CUT ABOVE (33D. Slightly better than), BRITTLE, GRATES ON (20A. Irks), IT’S A TRAP (58A. Warning often shouted too late), LET IN ON (30A. Shared with, as a secret), PATINAS (46A. Films, of a sort), SATIRIC, SINUSES, TOP THIS (45D. Daredevil‘s challenge), WHOLE NOTE (11D. It may be the only thing in a bar).
Mid-size — ADORE, ALERO, ALOFT, ALONE, APTED, BLIPS, BOGGS, ÉCOLE élémentaire, ERODE, HI MOM, IN USE, NAXOS (68A. Greek island where Zeus was said to be raised), OPERA, OTERO, OUTER, RAREE show, RUN AT, SENDS, SEPTA, SHALT, SILAS, TIMEX.
Short stuff — AHSO and ASTO and ESTO, ASP, BARB, BRAE, BOAS, BUSH (57A. Amateurish), DAY, HAVE, HBO, IDEE, “Mighty LAK’ a Rose”, LTR, LUC (38A. Director Jacquet of “March of the Penguins“), NEAT, ODER, OLA, OOH, RAI, SEED, SSSS, “SWAN Lake“, TERP, TOIL, TOR (41A. Actor Johnson of “Plan 9 From Outer Space“), WYES (67A. Pygmy couple?).
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Dig; 5. Ten Commandments verb; 14. Baltic Sea feeder; 15. Villainous monk in “The Da Vinci Code”; 16. “Now I get it,” facetiously; 21. Hoe and weed, e.g.; 23. Anatomical dividers; 28. Env. Enclosure; 31. Scottish hillside; 34. Regarding; 41. Actor Johnson of “Plan 9 From Outer Space”; 42. Taken; 44. This, in Toledo; 45. A.C.C. athlete; 46. Films, of a sort; 48. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” shower; 53. Record store section; 64. Suffer from; 65. Old Olds; 66. Starting point for un inventeur; 69. Starting point. — DOWN: 1. Five-time A.L. batting champ; 2. Like a great deal; 4. Peanutty candy; 5. Indication of deflation; 6. Message on many a stadium sign; 7. How Rubik’s Cube is best solved; 9. Airborne African menace; 10. Like the Harvard Lampoon; 12. Crawling African menace; 18. Peachy; 22. Peripheral; 25. Flying; 26. Sadness; 29. Thor Heyerdahl craft; 31. Little things on screens; 32. Quickly approach; 39. Ships; 40. “Good one!”; 43. They may be cleared with a spray; 47. Trash receptacle; 49. Fancy wraps; 51. Citizen rival; 52. New Mexico county; 54. Wear down; 56. Michael who directed the Bond film “The World Is Not Enough”; 61. Time piece?; 63. Pay back?