Monday, November 14, 2011
Puzzle by Mark Feldman / Edited by Will Shortz
BOWLED OVER (61A. Absolutely amazed), STRIKE GOLD (17A. Acquire sudden riches), SPARE SOME CHANGE (29A. Help out a panhandler) and SPLIT THE JACKPOT (44A. What multiple winners of a lottery must do) are the interrelated group of this Monday crossword, e.g., bowled, strike, spare and split … and then too, gold, change and jackpot.
Other — APPLE PIE (37D. Symbol of Americanism), IT’S A BOY (42D. Birth announcement for babies with blue caps), MAKING IT (12D. Achieving success), OCARINAS (11D. Flutelike instruments), OLD NICK (9D. Satan), PRE-TEENS (13D. Fifth and sixth graders, typically), SILICONE (38D. Polymeric compound in breast implants), WASSAILS (36D. Christmas drinks).
Mid-size — ALAMO, AMEND, ARENA, ASSAYS, DAMASK (28D. Table linen fabric), EASTS, EUCLID (40D. The Father of Geometry), EUREKA, Tincture of IODINE, ISLET, JOB LOT (46D. Odds and ends for sale), KARENS, LEGATO, MILNE, NABOB, O’KEEFE, OREOS, PELVIC, PETAL, REPAID, SATRAP (2D. Minor despot), SLIDES, TETRIS, WASPS, YENTA.
Short stuff — ACES, ADIN, AEC, APE, APIA, ASEA, ATOM, Chesapeake BAY, BORE, BUS, DES, DOH, EKE and ENE and ERE, ESA, FIFI, ION, IPOD, IRK, LINE, MAIN, MALE, OLE, OOH, OWEN OYL, “POMP and Circumstance”, PST, SAUD, SCAR, SEES, SOFA, RIT and RUT, TAKE, TEN, USE, YAK.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Sailing; 5. “Remember the ___!” (Texan’s cry); 14. Mideast royal name; 15. “She loves me, she loves me not …” flower part; 16. Memento of an old wound; 19. Capture; 20. Boxing venue; 21. Alter, as the Constitution; 23. Slowing, in music: Abbr.; 24. Talk, talk, and talk some more; 25. Grove; 33. Suffix with ethyl; 34. Make peeved; 35. Central street name; 36. Big stingers; 29. Cheer for a toreador; 40. Bridge positions; 41. Capital of Samoa; 42. Charged particle; 43. Greyhound, e.g.; 50. Equipment next to swings and seesaws; 51. Popeye’s Olive ___; 52 ___ out a living; 53. Old nuclear regulatory org.; 54. Bigwig; 57. Florida key, e.g.; 59. Portable product for music lovers; 61. Absolutely amazed; 63. Queue; 64. Black-and-white cookies; 65. Classic name for a French poodle; 66. Observes; 67. Busybody; 68. One-spot cards. — DOWN: 1. Tests, as ore; 3. “I’ve got it!”; 4. Deuce follower, in tennis; 5. Human’s hairy cousin; 6. Smooth, in music; 7. Proton’s place; 8. Y chromosome carrier; 10. Winter clock setting in L.A.; 18. Actresses Allen and Black; 22. Cry from Homer Simpson; 26. Apply; 30. Made good on, as a loan; 31. “Winnie-the-Pooh” writer; 32. Before, poetically; 39. “How exciting!”; 45. X; 47. Relating to the lower part of the upper body; 48. Michael of “Caddyshack”; 49. Popular computer game with geometric shapes; 55. Make yawn; 56. Actor Wilson; 58. Davenport; 60. ___ Moines, Iowa; 62. That: Sp.