Saturday, August 13, 2011
Puzzle by Tim Croce / Edited by Will Shortz
Clues that are the least logical, the last definition in the dictionary, the vaguest, or those with at least a dozen possibilities are the stuff of Saturday crosswords, along with a hefty serving of answers featuring unpopular pop culture, mundane phrases, the seldom used and the totally obscure. If you like that kind of maze, have at it!
Across — 1. Lit, AGLOW; 6. Up to one’s old tricks, AT IT AGAIN; 15. Trigger-happy sound?, NEIGH; 16. Propositions, COMES ON TO; 17. In a main location?, AT SEA; 18. Like newly available products, ROLLED OUT; 19. Take care of the spread, CATER; 20. Winnebago relative, OTOE; 21. New Mexican, e.g., NIÑO; 22. It’s raw, ORE; 23. “That’s it”, FINIS; 25. “Singin’ in the Rain” co-director, DONEN; 26. Unlike aristos NONU; 28. Allspice and clove’s family, MYRTLE; 30. Ki TSE (legendary founder of Korea); 31. City representatives?, DOTS; 32. Letters in some church names, AME; 33. Walk-INS; 35. Pastoral prophet, AMOS; 36. It worked from a prompt, MSDOS; 38. Allowing peeking, perhaps, AJAR; 42. Viroid composition, RNA; 44. Offensive time?, TET; 45. Splendid, A-ONE; 46. See 62-Down, PIT; 49. Like old AM radio, IN MONO; 51. AM or FM specification, BAND; 52. Make a measure, ENACT; 54. Clear wrongs, ATONE; 56. Jacques Cousteau, e.g., NOM; 57. Am or Fm stat, AT NO; 58. Sci-fi writer Frederik POHL; 59. Go all the way through, IMBUE; 61. Fifth in a series of seven old comedy films, ROAD TO RIO; 63. Her temple was adorned with cows’ horns, DIANA; 64. Extravagant way to live, LIKE A KING; 65. Set up, ERECT; 66. View on a clear night, STARRY SKY; 67. Gets down to the ground?, RAZES.
Down — 1. One you don’t want to have a crush on you, ANACONDA; 2. Order to curtail public bussing, GET A ROOM; 3. Not block out, LISTEN TO; 4. Arch type, OGEE; 5. Slip site, WHARF; 6. MoMA and Epcot, e.g., ACRONYMS; 7. Mind-numbingly exhausted, TOO TIRED TO THINK; 8. “That made no sense to me”, I’M LOST; 9. “SCTV” segment?, TELE; 10. Polymer finish?, ASE; 11. “You couldn’t be more wrong!”, GOD NO; 12. Install in an office, ANOINT; 13. Its logo features two eighth notes, ITUNES; 14. Zip, NOT ONE; 24. Yardbirds hit of 1965, I’M A MAN; 25. Place for a retreat, DEN; 27. Red giant, once?, USSR; 29. Clay target?, LISTON; 34. 9-5, e.g., SAAB; 37. It’s concerned with ports, OENOLOGY; 39. Follower of Arlo Guthrie at Woodstock, JOAN BAEZ; 40. Come out with, ANNOUNCE; 41. Duck, emu, etc., RED MEATS; 43. Baby beef?, NIT; 46. Finds on a bed, PEARLS; 47. Digging something, INTO IT; 48. Godzilla creator Tomoyuki TANAKA; 50. They call their native language “te reo”, MAORIS; 53. Many a software company employee, CODER; 55. Comforter material, EIDER; 58. Like tailgated drivers, often, POKY; 60. Red giant in Cetus, MIRA; 62. With 46-Across, prehistoric animal preserver, TAR.
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