Haute Couture 2009 Autumn/Winter collection in Paris, France, 06 July 2009.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Puzzle by Bill Thompson / Edited by Will Shortz
FASHION DESIGNER (38A. One can be found in each of the answers to 17-, 24-, 54- and 63-Across), FARM ANIMALS (17A. Cows, pigs and chickens), ALASKA RANGE (24A. Location of Mount McKinley), RADIO REPORT (54A. A.M. or F.M. news dispatch) and ANKLE INJURY (63A. Sprain, say) constitute the interrelated group of this stylish Tuesday crossword — with FENDI (6A. Gucci rival) fending for itself.
Other — AQUEOUS (20A. Watery), ARKANSAN (11D. Bill Clinton, by birth), BABY GAP (22D. Where one might get one’s first pair of overalls), INSTINCT (42D. You might not think to use it), ISAO AOKI (5D. Japanese-born P.G.A. star), OPIATES (59A. Certain sedatives), SEA DEVIL (40D. Manta), SENDS UP (25D. Lampoons), SPHERIC (30D. Ball-like).
Mid-size — ALARM, ALIEN, ARTURO Toscanini, BOOERS, CARRÉ, CHERRY, DEFANG, DELTA, “Madre, non DORMI?”, Buddy EBSEN, EPEES, King FAISAL, GESSO, INSURE, MORASS, OPAQUE, RERUNS, RUN TO, SONGS, SPACY, STEER, TROYS, YES YES.
Short stuff — ADZ, Teatro ALLA Scala, ALI, ASU, BUS, DIE, DUB, ECRU, ELEE, ELM and ELS, ENGR, FEAR, GENE, GOB, KEN and KEG, Bryant KOBE, LEG and LEO, MEME, NBA and NIA, NUDE (41D. Like the athletes in the ancient Olympics), NUL and NUN, PKG, RAY (61D. Manta, e.g.), REV, RHE, RIA, RPI, TUBA, UNA, YANG, YSL (69A. Inits. on a bottle of Parisienne), ZAG.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 14. Cousins of foils; 15. Strange; 16. Narrow inlet; 19. Equivalent of about seven cases of beer; 21. Deep-toned instrument; 23. Sister; 29. Mural surface; 31. ___ the Lip (major-league nickname); 32. Buddy of “The Beverly Hillbillies”; 33. UPS delivery: Abbr.; 35. See 26-Down; 37. Masculine side; 43. Gen. Robt. ___; 44. Otto’s vehicle on “The Simpsons”; 45. Italian article; 46. Frighten; 48. Do a voice-over for; 50. Out of touch with reality; 57. Baseball scoreboard letters; 58. Cream-toned; 61. Gun, as an engine; 66. Alcindor : Abdul-Jabbar :: Clay : ___; 67. Direct (to); 68. French square; 70. Tin Pan Alley output; 71. Aikman and Donahue. — DOWN: 1. Render harmless, as a snake; 2. Impossible to see through; 3. “Seinfeld” episodes, now; 4. Idea that may spread via the Internet; 6 Former Saudi king; 7. Blight victim; 8. Actress Vardalos; 9. The Mississippi has a big one; 109. Cover, in a way; 12. Go out, as a fire; 13. Turn back sharply; 18. Void, in Versailles; 26. Bryant of the 35-Across; 27. There’s one for curly hair; 28. 56-Down grad: Abbr.; 34. Hunk; 36 Tempe sch.; 38. Be frightened; 47. Quagmire; 49. Pro wrestling fans, frequently; 51. Conductor Toscanini; 52. Sundae topper; 53. “You’re right, absolutely”; 55. Total; 56. Upstate N.Y. sch.; 60. Like a door that doesn’t afford complete privacy; 62. Loop transports; 64. “Brainiac” author Jennings; 65. Calf’s place.