Young Couple Snuggling in Convertible as
They Watch Large Screen Action at a Drive-In Movie Theater
Friday, May 11, 2012
\Puzzle by Natan Last / Edited by Will Shortz
Fourteen ten-letter answers constitutes the main feature of this entertaining Friday crossword:
- OPEN SOURCE (15A. Like some freely available software)
- RECORD DEAL (17A. What an up-and-coming band wants to snag)
- LET ME THINK (20A. “Hmm …”)
- ONE AT A TIME (64A. Individually)
- PERRY MASON (66A. “The Case of the Demure Defendant” protagonist)
- SNOW ANGELS (4D. What people waving their arms might produce)
- AUDI DEALER (12D. Where to see some German models)
- FLINTSTONE (13D. Rubble neighbor)
- NAME CALLER (27D. One hurling insults)
- UNCLE REMUS (28D. Fictional narrator of “Legends of the Old Plantation”)
The Two Moes: Moe Howard (left) and Chris Diamantopoulos (right)
Other — BANG, CAINE, CESTA, ELWES, EMCEE, FIEND (43A. Dastard), I CAME, IN UNISON, JEANE, NADIR, OODLES, PYLON, RESCORES, SANITY, SUCKS (14D. Is god-awful), TANK-TOP, TELEXED.
Short stuff — AFAR, ALMA, APER, ASU, AVE Maria, CROW, DTS, ENDS, ERSE, EXE, GEER, GINO, HARD, HATE, HULU, I BET, I DO, INC, ISR, IT IS, JAR, NEMO, NEUT, NUDE, OAFS, ODIC, OHIO, O-REN, PFCS, PRET, PORC, ROLE (35D. Moe Howard, for Chris Diamantopoulos, in 2012), SECO, TEL and TELL, “TIA Maria“, TOIL, VISE.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 11. Klutzes; 16. Streaming video giant; 18. Keatsian or Horatian; 19. Say “Ta-da!,” say; 24. PC file extension; 25. The shakes, for short; 26. Together; 31. Cary of “The Princess Bride”; 33. They might be cut at a salon; 34. Kind of rock or candy; 36. Not fancy at all; 38. Bob Hope, for 18 Oscar ceremonies; 39. When repeated, response to “Who wants ice cream?”; 40. Traffic cone; 41. Fidgeting during a poker game, e.g.; 42. Grind; 44. Jai alai basket; 46. Produces new music for, as a movie; 8. Shake; 49. Company name ender; 51. Where Barry Bonds was an All-American, in brief; 56. Football Hall-of-Famer Marchetti; 60. Michigan college; 63. Like some German nouns: Abbr.; 65. Language from which “hubbub” comes. — DOWN: 12. Offering from a Parisian butcher; 2. Copycat; 3. Like some Spanish wine; 5. It has more museums per capita than any other country: Abbr.; 6. Lots; 7. Fully exposed; 8. Ready, in Rouen; 9. Caesarean section?; 10. Wired, in a way; 11. Eager pupil’s cry; 21. ___ Avivian; 23. Gripper; 26. Scoffing comment; 29. Home to the Browns and the Reds; 30. Bottom; 37. Tips; 40. Ranks for jarheads: Abbr.; 42. Sleeveless option; 47. Levelheadedness; 48. ___ Dixon, self-styled seer who wrote an astrology book for dogs; 50. “The Dark Knight” actor; 54. Will of “The Waltons”; 55. Way off; 57. “Really?”; 58. Literary captain who says “I am not what you call a civilized man!”; 59. ___ Ishii (“Kill Bill” character); 62. Group of whales.