Monday, November 7, 2011
Seven answers with double initials, each beginning with the letter P, constitute the interrelated group of this pleasant enough Monday crossword:
- P.S. I LOVE YOU (17A. 1964 Beatles hit)
- PE CLASS (19A. Part of school that includes push-ups and situps)
- P.T. BARNUM (23A. Showman associated with the quote “There’s a sucker born every minute”)
- P.F. CHANGS (44A. Chinese restaurant chain)
- PH LEVEL (48A. Acidity or alkalinity)
- PG-THIRTEEN (52A. Rating of “Avatar”)
- PO BOXES (23D. U.S. mail holders)
Other — ARBORETUM (34D. Place where trees are studied), ITALIC (29D. Slanted type), LINDROS (39D. Retired hockey great Eric), NEBULA (25D. Part of a galaxy), RELIEF (28D. What the Red Cross provides), SKELETON (4D. Some Halloween costumes), SLOBBER (8D. Drool), STRUNG (30D. Like tennis rackets and harps), TRADER (24D. Merchant), UNITES (26D. Brings together).
Tower of Babel by Edward Sorel
Five-letter — ABLER, AMENS, AURAL, Tower of BABEL, “Et tu, BRUTE?”, CLANS, HOHUM, METER (27A. Something that‘s fed along a street), MINER, OUTGO, SCALP, SETON, SNEER, SOREL (30A. Illustrator Edward).
Short stuff — ABIT, ADO, AGEE, AILS, ALEC, Lhasa APSO, ARI, BAGS, BEE, BOAS, BUSS, EDEN, EMO, ENE, ETA, GAL and GAT, ITEM, LEI, LUXE, LYRE, MALI, MANE, NADA, OAHU, “O’ER the ramparts…”, OHNO, OLD, PAGE, PAY, PEGS, POI, RITE, ROD, SEAS, SPAS and SPAT, SWAP, TAU and TUE, TBAR, THE, USER, VEAL, VISA, WALK.
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Healthful retreats; 5. Suitcases; 9. Minor quarrel; 13. Result of four balls, in baseball; 14. Ear-related; 15. Nothin’; 16. “A Death in the Family” author; 21. Hive dweller; 22. Alternative rock genre; 28. Religious observance; 31. WSW’s opposite; 32. Determined to do; 33. Ski lift; 34. Somewhat; 35. Family groups; 36. Gangster’s gun; 38. Is bedridden, say; 39. Sumptuous; 40. More fit; 41. Hawaiian souvenir; 42. Any of the Seven Dwarfs, by profession; 43. Constricting snakes; 47. Superannuated; 57. Neat; 58. Hawaiian island; 59. Expenditures; 60. Consumer; 61. Collector’s ___; 62. Seven things for a sailor; 63. Stable locks? — DOWN: 1. Exchange; 2. Call on an intercom, as a doctor; 3. Baldwin who has hosted “S.N.L.” more times than anyone else; 5. Kiss; 6. “Exodus” hero; 7. Rodeo female; 9. Expression that includes a lip curl; 10. Salary; 11. Brouhaha; 12. Sigma’s follower; 14. Lhasa ___ (dog); 18. Calf’s meat; 20. Prayer enders; 32. Where dandruff accumulates; 42. West African land; 45. Dull; 46. Cry of panic; 48. Things to hang hats on; 49. MasterCard competitor; 50. Place of bliss; 51. Bard’s instrument; 52. Hawaiian dish; 53. Gangster’s gun; 54. Article seen in many places; 55. Election day: Abbr.; 56. Pilot’s approximation, for short.