Lophophora williamsii is a small, spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline. The Spanish common name, also used in English, is peyote from the Nahuatl word peyōtl, which means "glisten" or "glistening". Native North Americans are likely to have used peyote for at least 5,500 years. ~ Wikipedia
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Who’s Left, Puzzle by Brendan Emmett Quigley
Edited by Will Shortz
Ten names, GRACE, JAMES, ALEX, PETER, MARIA, SARAH, CLAIRE, EVAN, KYLE and STELLA, reading from right to left in circled letters, constitutes the interrelated group of this fairly friendly standard-but-with-an-afterthought Sunday crossword.
The answers containing the names:
THREE CAR GARAGE (23A. McMansion’s storage)
LÈSE-MAJESTÉ (37A. Attack on sacred custom)
PIXELATED (39A. Dotty?)
CONCRETE PUMP (50A. Piece of road construction equipment)
FAIR AMOUNT (67A. Lot)
HARASSMENT (69A. Badgering)
AERIAL COMBAT (80A. What the Red Baron engaged in)
ON AVERAGE (91A. Generally speaking)
WIDELY KNOWN (96A. Famous)
BALLET SLIPPERS (113A. They may keep you on your toes)
Other — British novelist Anthony BURGESS, COHERER (2D. Primitive radio receiver), CONGERS and EELS (88D. Some 99-Down), COULTER (20A. Author of “If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans”), IMMORTAL (31D. Any Mount Olympus dweller), ISAO AOKI (65D. Golfer nicknamed “Tower”), MIAOWS (73D. Cat calls), P C BOARD (1A. Etched computer component), PEYOTE (34D. Provider of a trip across a desert?), SPACE JAM (105A. Jordan feature), SMEE and SPEE, SWANEE (56D. River of song), SWARD (56A. Grassy expanse), WRING DRY (28A. Remove the last drop from).
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.