Renée Adorée was a French actress who had appeared
in Hollywood silent movies during the 1920s.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Five clues, NE, MT, NV, LC and EZ in circled letters (pronounce as any, empty, envy, Elsie and easy) within five answers, EVEN ONE, ITEM TO RECYCLE, GREEN VICE, COMMERCIAL COW and A BREEZE (each clued by itself and subsequently double-clued, all as See circled letters), constitutes the main feature of this tough little Thursday crossword.
Other — AVE MARIA (15A. Schubert masterpiece) or how about David Bisbal?, BARBARIC (37A. Uncivilized), CORONET (42D. Princess’ headwear), EYE OPENERS (6D. Epiphanies), GOT WORSE (57A. Went downhill), LA RAIDER (17A. ‘84 Super Bowl victor), PAROXYSM (33A. Emotional outburst), PRIZE FIGHT (28D. Struggle over a purse), PROSTATE (60A. Male gland).
Mid-size — ADORÉE (16A. Renée of silent films), AMOEBIC (3D. Roundish with an irregular border), DOWSE, GUYANA, HELPER, HOCUS and HORUS, HOT WARS (43D. Active military conflicts), ICE CAPS (41D. Ones at the pole positions?), LEMONY, NAILS, NORMS, PRANCE, ORDERLY (11D. Ward worker), PLAINER (1D. Less convoluted), REACTOR (39D. It has many rods), RECKON, RED TAPE (2D. Bureaucratic hoops), SLYLY, TRYSTS, ZURICH.
Short stuff — ALEX (15D. “A Clockwork Orange“ narrator), ATM, AUER, AWL, BEG, CAF, CNET, COO, CREE, EAR, EIN and NIE, EPI, ESTE, EWE, EMAC and EVAC, GLAD, GPA, HEY, KGTB, LIT, MAV, MOTE, MPH, MRAZ, NAS, ORB, PNC, POX, ROY, SERT, SRTA, SSN, TIS, VERY, WAC, WES, Gen XER.
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Gambol about; 14. Tart, in a way; 20. Pinches; 21. It comes in a chicken variety; 22. Niña’s title: Abbr.; 25. Prefix with center; 26. “Psst!”; 27. Dash reading: Abbr.; 30. Blotto; 31. S-pose; 33. 40. Headquarters for UBS and Credit Suisse; 44. Flock female; 45. Sequence with two hyphens: Abbr.; 46. Anderson who directed “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; 47. Bird sound; 48. Very willing; 50. Half-___ (coffee order); 51. Rockefeller Center muralist; 59. Neighbor of Suriname; 61. Santa’s little ___; 63. Rendezvous. — DOWN: 1. Less convoluted; 4. They’re standard; . Online tech news resource; 7. Fire drill activity, briefly; 8. So, so?; 9. Old Apple product marketed to schools; 10. Gets perfectly; 12. Einstein’s “never”; 13. Good listener?; 19. N.H.L. great Patrick; 23. “My country, ___ …”; 24. Balance provider, for short; 26. Parts of el dia; 27. Big D cager; 29. Start of a spelling?; 32. Anti-Bond org.; 33. ___ Park (Pirates’ stadium); 36. A in German class?; 37. Do a dog trick; 38. Cobbler’s need; 46. W.W. II female; 49. Use a divining rod; 50. Algonquian tribe; 51. How a card sharp plays; 53. Bit of dust; 54. Jason who sang “I’m Yours,” 2008; 55. 90° from sur; 56. Violinist Leopold; 57. No. with a decimal; 58. Celestial body.