01.17.14 — TGI Flying


Illustration of Aladdin Flying Away with Two People from the Arabian Nights, 1900

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Note from The New York Times:  Because of a production error, the crossword that was published in Friday’s print issue, by Ian Livengood, was published in error.  The correct puzzle for this date, by Kevin G. Der, appeared online on Friday.  The Livengood puzzle will be published online next Friday and the Der puzzle will appear in print that day.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Puzzle by Kevin G. Der / Edited by Will Shortz


Across — 1. Vacation destination, SHORE; 6. Spots for thirsty travelers, HOTEL BARS; 15. Scooter, MOPED; 16. It’s rendered in the kitchen, ANIMAL FAT; 17. Group studying torts and procedures, typically, ONE LS; 18. Psychiatric hospitals, SANITARIA; 19. Hardly a free spirit?, GENIE; 20. “Thinking back …”, AS I RECALL; 21. They often precede showers, GYM CLASSES; 23. German port on the Baltic, KIEL; 24. Large bill holder, IBIS; 25. Historical role in Spielberg’s “Munich”, MEIR; 26. Mrs. Lincoln’s family, TODDS; 27. Cry of surprise, EEK; 28. Camp accoutrements, BOAS; 29. Dandy, FOP; 30. Stage, as a historical scene, RE-ENACT; 32. Like a ballerina, LISSOME; 36. Fox tribe neighbor, OTO; 37. Operates, as a booth, MANS; 38. Be useful, PAY; 39. Cars whose only color until 1952 was bottle green, SAAB; 42. One of the 12 tribes of Israel, LEVI; 43. Just dandy, JAKE; 44. Oscar-winning film based partly on the book “The Master of Disguise”, ARGO; 45. Bowling splits in which the 5 and 10 pins remain, DIME STORES; 47. Big name in classical education?, BEETHOVEN; 49. 1969 role for Dustin Hoffman, RATSO; 50. Recovering, ON THE MEND; 51. It’s written with a minus sign, ANION; 52. Freebie often containing alcohol, TOWELETTE; 53. “To conclude …”, IN SUM; 54. Extra protection from the elements, STORM DOOR; 55. Source of morning stimulation, maybe, LATTE.


Down — 1. Harder to see through, say, SMOGGIER; 2. Queen or her subject?, HONEY BEE; 3. Opportunity for a singer or comedian, OPEN MIKE; 4. The Shroud of Turin and others, RELICS; 5. Car that offered Polar Air air-conditioning, EDSEL; 6. Disobeys standing orders?, HAS A SEAT; 7. New York’s ONASSIS Cultural Center, promoter of Hellenic civilization; 8. Requiring greater magnification, TINIER; 9. Some world leaders, EMIRS; 10. Pregnant, maybe, LATE; 11. Some C.I.A. doings, BLACK OPS; 12. Yellow, AFRAID; 13. Inveighed (against), RAILED; 14. Changing places, STALLS; 22. Bygone station name, AMOCO; 26. Put to waste?, TOSS; 28. Some Quidditch equipment, BATS; 29. End of story?, FINIS; 31. “Don’t worry about it”, NO BOTHER; 2. Herb whose name is derived from the Latin for “to wash”, LAVENDER; 33. One employing trompe l’oeil effects, OP ARTIST; 34. Pets, MAKES OUT; 35. “Now, look here!”, EYES ON ME; 37. It serves as a reminder, MEMENTO; 39. Footwear similar to klompen, SABOTS; 40. Childish retort, ARE NOT; 41. Terrible time?, AGE TWO; 42. Reach, in a way, LIVE TO; 43. JOANNA Gleason, Tony winner for “Into the Woods”; 45. Like wigwams and igloos, DOMES; 48. Have some catching up to do, TRAIL; 48. Captain’s place, HELM.


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3 comments:

geoff said...

This is odd. That's not the puzzle in my NYT for Friday January 17. Too bad too, I'm having a heck of a time solving and I was going to give up. Guess I'll have to do it on my own.

DONALD said...

A Note from The New York Times: Because of a production error, the crossword puzzle that was published in Friday’s print issue, by Ian Livengood, was published in error. The correct puzzle for this date, by Kevin G. Der, appeared online on Friday. The Livengood puzzle will be published online next Friday and the Der puzzle will appear in print that day.

geoff said...

Well I solved it anyway, no thanks to you. :-D