Tuesday, November 29, 2011
MONEY MONEY MONEY (1976 Abba song … or a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 38- and 50-Across), SCRATCH AND SNIFF (17A. Like some stickers), GREEN GOBLIN (23A. Enemy of Spider-Man), BREAD CRUMB TRAIL (38A Navigation aid for Hansel and Gretel) and BACON NUMBER (50A. Degrees of separation in a Hollywood parlor game) constitute the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.
Other — CUNEIFORM (10D. Writing with wedges and such), DURESS (47D. Compulsion by threat), IPHONE (6D. “There’s an app for that” device), LABYRINTH (35D. Feature of the ancient palace of Minos at Knossos), ON THE / SET (14A. With 5-Down, where “Quiet!“ is often yelled), PANDA BEAR (32D. Chinese zoo attraction), oh let's see it again!, STRAGGLER (3D. One finishing a marathon in eight hours, say).
Five-letter — ADOBE, APT TO, AVIAN, BONER (50D. Screwup), CHAIR, CLANG, Mea CULPA, DISCS, ELOPE, NANNY, OMBRE (44A. Card game of Spanish origin), REHAB, TEASE.
Short stuff — ACEY, AMOK, ARM (55A. Branch), AURA, AYE, BOMB, BYOB, CARS, CATO, CHER, DATA, DEM, DEYS, DIRE, DONE, DOST, EEN, EGAD, EMMY, GRE, HEM, HON, HUE, ICES, INCH, KERR, LIMB (56A. Branch), MAR, META, MOD, OLDS, ONE A, OREM, OWE and OWNS, PLEA, REFS, ROOF, RYAN, SAD, SAFE, SLEW, ST LO, TAG, TCBY, THAI, UVEA, YARN, YEW.
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. LPs and 45s; 6. Cools, as drinks; 10. Traffic components; 15. “Not guilty,” e.g.; 16. Eye part; 20. Spicy cuisine; 21. Sweetie; 22. Make fun of; 27. Identify in a Facebook photo; 29. Source of stress for a coll. Senior; 30. Where shingles go; 33. Pants part; 34. Cutlass or Delta 88; 42. Tale; 43. Thumbs-up vote; 45. Almanac contents; 47. Not Rep. or Ind.; 49. Wood in archery bows; 53. Building made of bricks; 63. Prime draft status; 64. Possesses; 65. Probably will, after “is; 66. Deborah of “The King and I”; 67. Bygone Tunisian V.I.P.’s; 68. “Get clean” program. — 1. “O mighty Caesar! ___ thou lie so low?”: Shak.; 2. Move slowly; 4. Leader of a meeting; 7. Trolley sound; 8. Day’s end, to a poet; 9. Downcast; 11. Birdlike; 12. Ones dressed in stripes, for short; 13. Secure; 18. Often-impersonated diva; 19. Normandy battle site; 24 “Gosh almighty!”; 25. Utah city; 26. Crash and burn; 27. Franchise offering “soft serve” and “hand scooped”; 28. Subtle glow; 33. Color; 36. Urgent; 37. Large amount; 39. Ancient Roman censor; 40. Actress Meg; 41. Tut’s resting place; 46. ___-deucy (backgammon variety); 48. TV award; 51. Mrs. Doubtfire, e.g.; 52. Run to Las Vegas, perhaps; 53. Crazedly; 54. Finished; 57. Self-referential, in modern lingo; 58. Like many restaurants without a liquor lic.; 60. Like some ‘60s fashion; 61. Run a tab; 62. Disfigure.