Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Puzzle by Michael Black / Edited by Will Shortz
Do I need to be reminded that I got a speeding ticket this month! Oh, well… SPEED LIMIT [White], DEER XING [Yellow], EXIT [Green], STOP [Red], HOSPITAL [Blue] and MEN WORKING [Orange] constitutes the interrelated group of this slick Tuesday crossword.
Other — ASTUTE, BREMEN, BY A HAIR, DIET SODA, EVE PLUMB (44A. Jan Brady player on “The Brady Bunch“), HARKED, LONE STAR, MAKE A BET, OPEN END, SEVENS, SHOALS, TORQUE, TWANGS, UTOPIA.
Five-letter — AMASS, ANEAR, BABAR and BAKER, DARED, EAT AT, ESTEE, FADER, IRONS, LENTO, NOMAD, ODORS, PONTE Vecchio, STARE, TOMEI, TRIBE.
Short stuff — AER Lingus, AMP, APEX, AQUA, DEAD, DECI, DEEP, EPA, EZRA, FORE, GAD, IZE, JAMB, JOS, LUTE, MAE (3D. West of Hollywood), MSN, MUST, NIKE, NOVA, NRA, ODIE and OPIE, OHMY, OMAR, ORT, PARR, PEN (22A. Tool for a confident solver), POLK, REC, SEER, STEW, STUB, SWAN, TEAK, TERP, TIL, TOTS, TRAD, VEIL, XMAS.
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~ Albert Einstein
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Doorframe part; 5. ___ Vecchio (Florence landmark); 10. Can’t-miss event; 14. Bridge maven Sharif; 15. What some sprays eliminate; 16. Bouillabaisse, e.g.; 19. PBS science series; 20. Put down some chips; 23. Sound engineer’s control; 28. With a time limit, as a contract; 31. Bring together; 32. DVR button; 33. No-calorie drink; 39. Richards of the Stones; 47. Emissions watchdog, for short; 48. Long look; 51. Just barely; 57. Professional with an apron; 58. Table scrap; 59. Texas flag feature; 62. Water; 68. Troubadour’s instrument; 69. Patronize, as a restaurant; 70. Rock’s Better Than ___; 71. Professor Marvel in “The Wizard of Oz,” e.g.; 72. Dungeon hardware; 73. In need of recharging. — DOWN: 1. “___ Boys” (Louisa May Alcott book); 2. Hearing aid?; 4. German port on the Weser; 5. President after Tyler; 6. Jim Davis cartoon dog; 7. One without a permanent address; 8. Cleveland Indians nickname, with “the”; 9. Cosmetician Lauder; 10. Yahoo! Competitor; 11. Perfect place; 12. Most common dice rolls; 13. Jew’s-harp sounds; 18. Had the guts; 21. Like much folk music: Abbr.; 23. Links alert; 24. Very top; 25. Tenth: Prefix; 27. Present time, briefly; 29. “Swoosh” company; 30. How a quarterback may throw a ball; 34. Up to, in ads; 35. Ballgame souvenir; 36. “Good golly!”; 38. U. of Maryland player; 4. Furniture hardwood; 42. Early Ron Howard role; 43. Henry VIII’s sixth, Catherine ___; 45. Bit of bridal attire; 46. Kid-lit elephant; 48. Lighthouse locales; 49. Rotational force; 50. Sharp as a tack; 52. Listened, old-style; 54. Marisa of “My Cousin Vinny”; 55. Close to, in poetry; 56. Slowly, on a score; 60. Bird in a bevy; 61. Preschoolers; 65. Suffix with moral or popular; 66. Gun lobby org.; 67. Roam (about).