09.26.14 — The Friday Crossword

Ninotchka, Greta Garbo


Friday, September 26, 2014

Puzzle by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. “Ninotchka” setting, PARIS; 6. Fad dance of the 1930s, SHAG; 10. Swedish Air Force supplier, SAAB; 14. Hollywood job, AGENT; 15. Water bearer, PIPE; 16. Lady Antebellum, e.g., TRIO; 17. Someone might call your number this evening, BINGO NIGHT; 19. Asian tourist magnet, AGRA; 20. Delayed sensation?, SLEEPER HIT; 21. 1920s-’30s debate opponent of Einstein, BOHR; 22. 15-Across shape, TEE; 23. “The road of excess leads to the palace of WISDOM”: William Blake; 25. Succumb to drowsiness, NOD; 26. Exceed 21 in twenty-one, BUST; 28. Orchard Field, today, O’HARE; 30. Spending time unprofitably, BUMMING AROUND; 34. Little home wreckers?, CARPENTER ANTS; 35. Some carved Victorian toys, ROCKING HORSE; 36. Strong and durable, in a way, OAKEN; 37. Maid, LASS; 38. Deli offering, BLT; 39. Giri cocktail, GIBSON; 43. They’re on during the wee hours, briefly, PJS; 46. Arab League member, OMAN; 48. Lengthened unnecessarily, DRAGGED OUT; 51A. Roofing material, TILE; 52. 1963 song investigated by the F.B.I. for supposedly obscene lyrics, LOUIE LOUIE; 53. Cartridge fillers, INKS; 54. Forever, basically, EONS; 55. In the intervening time, SINCE; 56. Cole Porter’s “C’EST Magnifique”; 57. Three-player card game, SKAT; 58. Wound up, ENDED.

Down — 1. Brewer of Schlitz, nowadays, PABST; 2. Catlike, in a way, AGILE; 3. Soprano RENEE Fleming; 4. “Splendor in the Grass” screenwriter, INGE; 5. Telegraphy word, STOP; 6. Secretly carrying (off), SPIRITING; 7. Weathercast numbers, HIGHS; 8. Fruit grower’s bane, APHID; 9. Reach, GET TO; 10. Uninformed guess, STAB; 11. Ancient mariners, ARGONAUTS; 12. Banned items at Wimbledon, AIR HORNS; 13. Left the gate, say, BOARDED; 18. Post office workers?, NEWSMEN; 24. Hard-to-escape situation, MORASS; 26. Philosopher who wrote “Superstition is the religion of feeble minds”, BURKE; 27. Working while others play?, UMPING; 29. Improves, HONES; 30. Answers wrongly?, BACK TALKS; 31. Ultimate degree, NTH; 32. Fault finder?, GEOLOGIST; 33. Systematize, ARRANGE; 34. Where firedamp can form, COAL MINE; 35. Like Tik-Tok in the Land of Oz, ROBOTIC; 40. Runs without moving, IDLES; 41. Small tributary, BROOK; 42. Ritzy gym feature, SAUNA; 43. Egyptian monetary unit, POUND; 44. Power, slangily, JUICE; 45. Jousting need, STEED; 47. First flight locale, NEST; 49. “Somethin’ ELSE” (Eddie Cochran song); 50. Dispatch, DO IN.


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