09.07.13 — برج خليفة‎,


Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎, "Khalifa tower"), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Puzzle by Julian Lim / Edited by Will Shortz


Across — 1. World’s tallest building, BURJ KHALIFA; 12. Instagram post, PIC; 15. One way to cruise along, ON AUTOPILOT; 16. 7 a.m. staple, briefly, GMA; 17. They come out of many mouths, WISDOM TEETH; 18. Protection from pirates: Abbr., TMS; 19. Sets forth thoroughly, EXPOSITS; 20. Trite, OLD HAT; 22. Guitar maker LEO Fender; 23. She’s beautiful, per a popular song, AMERICA; 24. So-called “weekend pill”, CIALIS; 28. Like some liquor stores, STATE RUN; 29. Like 30-Down, ASIAN; 30. Room at the top, maybe, SUITE; 31. Spa treatment, for short, TLC; 32. Unsurprising outcome, NORM; 33. Radios, e.g., SENDS; 34. “Sweet!”, YEAH; 35. Starz alternative, TMC; 36. Belfast is on its shore, MAINE; 37. Mind, SEE TO; 38. Site of the Sibelius Monument, HELSINKI; 40. Castle’s place, initially, CORNER; 41. Took u some of ATE INTO; 42. Big time, EON; 43. Trepanning targets, CRANIA; 44. Some partial appointments, CRONYISM; 49. Blood, KIN; 50. Big time, MAJOR LEAGUE; 52. It may be cracked or packed, ICE; 53. “C’est la vie”, AND SO IT GOES; 54. Co. purchased by Wizards of the Coast, TSR; 55. Hail Marys, e.g., LAST RESORTS.





Down — 1. Champion between Holyfield reigns, BOWE; 2. It has “batch” and “patch” commands, UNIX; 3. Not be smooth-talking?, RASP; 4. Activity with holding and throwing, JUDO; 5. Singer of the 1987 #1 country hit “Do Ya”, K T OSLIN; 6. Buds, HOMIES; 7. “I shall not find myself so APT TO die”: Antony; 8. Fictional accounts, LIES; 9. Text attachment?, ILE; 10. Bygone yellow-roofed kiosks, FOTOMATS; 11. Forward, back or center, ATHLETE; 12. Like every Bond film since 1989, PG THIRTEEN; 13. Virginal, IMMACULATE; 14. Moor, CAST ANCHOR; 21. Karate trainee in 2010’s “The Karate Kid”, DRE; 23. Agatha Christie’s “There Is A TIDE …”; 24. Is unable to cut the mustard, CAN’T HACK IT; 25. Form of strength training, ISOMETRICS; 26. It’ll help you breathe easier, AIR CLEANER; 27. Fast flight, LAM; 28. One in a religious majority, SUNNI; 30. Brand on a face, SEIKO; 33. Largest river of southern California, SANTA ANA; 34. Norah Jones’s “Tell YER Mama”; 36. Not amounting to much, MINIMAL; 37. “Holy” group in 17th-century literature, SONNETS; 39. Something to beg pardon for, SIN; 40. Ill-paid laborer, COOLIE; 42. Something to beg pardon for, ERROR; 44. Not be gratuitous, COST; 45. YAGO Sant’Gria (wine choice); 46. Servant in the “Discworld” novels, IGOR; 47. Kind of pudding, SUET; 48. Whole bunch, MESS; 51. Both Barack and Michelle Obama have them: Abbr., JDS.


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1 comment:

geoff said...

I know Wiki says that the Santa Ana is the largest, but by Wiki's own figures the Colorado (which forms part of California's southern border) has 50 times the volume. If you give half of that to Arizona that's still 25 times the volume. You can't get away with saying the Colorado "isn't in" SoCal either.