02.20.14 — Wood Row

Redwood forest lumberjacks in Northwest California 
by Swedish photographer A.W. Ericson, 
late 19th century (via Vintage Photo LJ)


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Puzzle by Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
Edited by Will Shortz

WOODROW (37A. First name of a former president … or, read another way, what each of the circled lines is), e.g., four rows of “wood words”CHIP, STOCK, PILE — CARVER, WORK, BIN — MAN, WIND, CUTTER — LAND, CRAFT, SHED — constitutes the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword.

“Wood row” clues — CHIP (1. One may follow a long drive), STOCK (5. CNBC topic), PILE (10. Tidy sum), CARVER (26. George Washington, for one), WORK (29. Do the trick), BIN (30. Trash collector), MAN (43. “Phew!”), WIND (44. Empty talk), CUTTER (45. Patrol boat), LAND (63. Reel in), CRAFT (64. Origami, e.g.), SHED (65. Drop, as pounds).

Other — CLAY COURT (8D. French Open feature), GOING OVER (34D. Reviewing), I DON’T BUY IT (11D. “You failed to convince me”), ORIGINALS (52A. Things often left at copy shops), POP DIVA (4D. Pink, e.g.), PREDATORY (20A. Rapacious), RUBINSTEIN (28D. Polish-born musician who was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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