Monday, August 1, 2011
Puzzle by Joe Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz
ART progressing through eight answers as A WORK IN PROGRESS (38A. Unfinished project … or, literally, what the answers to the eight starred clues contain?) constitutes the interrelated group of this artful Monday crossword, e.g., ART is the WORK, and in this crossword it progresses to perfection! Cool!
ARTICULATE (13A. *Eloquent)
MARTIN AMIS (17A. *British novelist who wrote “London Fields”)
SWARTHMORE (20A. *College near Philadelphia)
BIPARTISAN (25A. *Having both Republican and Democratic support)
DOLLAR TREE (45A. *National discount store chain)
MILK CARTON (51A. *Container next to a bowl of cereal)
THIRD PARTY (60A. *Like some checks and vendors)
MOVED APART (64A. *Gradually separated)
Other — ADORED (46D. Loved to pieces), CLAW AT (6D. Scratch, as a cat might a sofa), ICONOCLAST (26D. Antiestablishment figure) and IONOSPHERE (26D. Where the Northern Lights occur), RARE / EARTH (40D and 43-A. With 43-Across, yttrium or scandium).
Five-letter — BOWED (25D. Bent at a curtain call), HAITI, HASTE, IMPEL, “NO CAN do” (“Not possible”), OKIES, PLUMB, R AND D, TEPEE, UNSER.
Short stuff — ADO and AGO, ANTE, APE, ARAL, ATM, BAMA, BYTE, CBS, COO, DAZE, DEN, DIE, DISH, DOC, ELSE, ESAI, ESS and EST, ETRE, HAI, HAMS, HANK, HEN, ICI, I DO and I TRY, ISLA, LOON (16A. “Crazy“ bird), MEET, MUG, NADA and NIL, NOIR, PAT, PHD, PINA colada, RHOS, SHEA, SLY, SOD, SPAR, STIR, SUR, TATS, TIT, TIVO, UNIT, WEB, WRAP.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. French-speaking nation in the Americas; 6. Network with an eye logo; 18. Liter or meter; 19. Crafty; 22. Mets’ ballpark until 2008; 24. Symbol on Superman’s chest; 30. Degree after an M.A., perhaps; 34. Hot cocoa container, maybe; 35. Japanese “yes”; 41. Where a bear hibernates; 42. Go kaput; 44. Kerfuffle; 48. Dove’s sound; 50. Whacked-out mental state; 56. The last “w” in www; 59. Morales of “NYPD Blue”; 63. “Or ___!” (threat); 65. Pictures inked on the body, in slang; 66. Lawn base; 67. Wigwam relative. — DOWN: 1. Easter roasts; 2. Asia’s shrinking ___ Sea; 3. Humble response to a compliment; 4. Palindromic bird; 5. Here, in 1-Across; 7. Crimson Tide school, for short; 8. Start to wake up; 9. Prunes originally; 11. Dark film genre; 12. ___ meridiem (morning: Lat.); 14. Al who won four Indy 500s; 15. D.C. winter hrs.; 21. Rooster’s mate; 22. Train for a boxing match; 23. Baseball’s Hammerin’ ___; 26. Antiestablishment figure; 27. Urge; 28. Spanish “south”; 29. In the past; 31. Hurry; 32. What everyone brings to a potluck dinner; 33. Nothing; 37. Words before “You may kiss the bride”; 38. Nothing; 39. Saxophonist Stan; 45. ___ Martens (shoes); 46. Loved to pieces; 47. Corp. creativity department; 49. Dust Bowl migrants; 51. Encounter; 52. Jamaica, por ejemplo; 53. Place to enter a PIN; 54. Letters after pis; 55. Record for later viewing, in a way; 56. Shawl, e.g.; 57. French “to be”; 58. Tiny part of a computer’s memory; 61. Congratulate nonverbally; 62. King Kong, e.g.