Friday, July 15, 2011
Two sets of four 15-letter across answers is the main feature of this Friday crossword:
- BE DISRESPECTFUL (1. Dispense with courtesy)
- A MAN CALLED HORSE (16. 1970 film with much Sioux dialogue)
- RING AROUND A ROSY (17. Game that kids fall for)
- STERLING SILVERS (18. They often need polishing)
- SCARLET TANAGERS (49. Some firebirds)
- POLITICAL ASYLUM (57. Government grant?)
- A LOT ON ONE’S PLATE (58. Tons to do)
- DOESN’T MAKE SENSE (59. Is absurd)
Other — ABIDED, ALIBI (22D. Out for a trial), ARGYLE, CHALK DUST (11D. School board output?), DORRITS (39D. Family in a Dickens novel), DLIST, EDDIE (10D. Money making hits), FEINT, HIJACKS, INGRES, IONIC, IRAQI, LAZAR, MAGIC (23D. Potter‘s field?), NETCOM, PENSEE (9D. Thought about the Louvre?), RARIN’, RASPS, RICOH, RNASE (47D. Pancreatic enzyme), SCALE, SKIRT, SUDOKU, THE HILTON, TORVALD (12D. Nora’’s husband in “A Doll’s House”), TUXES.
Short stuff —ACTS, ALA, ALEK, ALOE, BARS, COLO, CUB, DANE, EEKA, EEN, ELAN and ELON, EMIT, FROE (13D. Wood-cleaving tool), HID, IRE, LAMS, LEYS, NIB and NIX, QUIT, RIFE, RRR, RUTS, SKI, SLUG, SMEE, SPAD, TAJ Mahal, TANA, THAR, TIE, USSR, ZIG.
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 19. Dark time for bards; 20. Reggae artist ___-Mouse; 21. Fugitives’ flights; 24. Situation in which nobody is up; 26. “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the ___” (Emmy-winning reality show); 30. According to; 31. Direction for a whaler?; 33. Craze of 2005-06; 34. Sharp turn; 35. Diverts in a way; 37. Word often pig-Latinized; 38. Put up with; 40. Get out of; 41. Red state?; 42. Digital camera maker; 43. Penpoint; 44. Makes a scene?; 47. Basics of learning. — DOWN: 1. Zoo keepers?; 2. Issue; 3. Frederiksberg resident; 4. Artist with a self-named museum in Montauban, France; 5. Run from a pianist; 6. Very eager, informally; 7. University near Burlington; 8. Lie-abed; 14. Amer. ally in W.W. II; 15. Simon who wrote “The Death of Napoleon”; 21. Talent agent Swifty; 25. Like some dinars; 27. Counterpart of covalent; 28. Evade; 29. They often come with vests; 31. Wyndham alternative, familiarly; 32 Lay low; 33. Runner for the hills; 36. Den delivery; 43. Former AOL competitor; 44. Diamond pattern; 46. Boxing ploy; 48. Isn’t clear in speech, maybe; 49. Fokker foe; 50. Home of Steamboat Spgs.; 51. Hyacinth relative; 52. Lake ___ (Blue Nile source); 53. Film director Keshishian; 54. Style; 55. Metaphorical low points; 56. “Luff, you lubber” speaker of literature.