10.05.12 — Mings and Things

This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows a rare Ming Dynasty vase that had been used as a doorstop in a Long Island home. The blue and white moonflask was auctioned Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Sotheby’s New York sale of Chinese works of art, fetching $1.3 million. (AP Photo/Sotheby’s)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Puzzle by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. Thunderstruck, AWED; 5. Loophole-exploiting casino site, say, BOAT; 9. London carriages, PRAMS; 14. Resembling, SIMILAR TO; 16. “Walk Away RENEE” (1966 #5 hit); 17. Impetus to review safety procedures, CLOSE CALL; 18. EDYTA Śliwińska of “Dancing With the Stars”; 19. Like many gazebos, OCTAGONAL; 20. They don’t have class, BOORS; 21. What married women in India traditionally wear, TOE RINGS; 22. “Weekend Update” anchor between Miller and Macdonald, NEALON; 23. Symbol of Lutheranism, ROSE; 24. Worthless inheritance?, JUNK DNA; 25. Dish cover, possibly, SARAN; 28. Lightheaded?, BLOND; 30. Oriental vessel, WOK; 31. One of Heinrich Schliemann’s excavations, TROY; 32. Gets ready for a snap, POSES; 33. Advanced, CAME; 34. Before now, AGO; 35. Hard to control, ROWDY; 36. “I remember now”, AH YES; 37. What invalid card readers might read, GET WELL; 39. Small concession, BONE; 41. San Fernando Valley city, ENCINO; 42. Oriental vessel, MING VASE; 46. Defensive effort, STAND; 47. Head honcho, MISTER BIG; 48. Its role is pivotal, HINGE; 49. Surrounding with a glow, ENHALOING; 50. Sign in a booth, ON AIR; 51. Not flowing freely, STOP AND GO; 52. Lashes leave them, WELTS; 53. Press for a hit?, HYPE; 54. Discerned, SEEN.

Down — 1. Beau Brummell’s accessory, ASCOT; 2. Radio reply, WILCO; 3. Do one’s part poorly?, EMOTE; 4. Confusion, DISARRAY; 5. BACON’S Rebellion (1676 Jamestown uprising) ; 6. Game played since 1935; ORANGE BOWL; 7. One presenting the earth as flat?, ATLAS; 8. Commuter’s expense, TOLL; 9. Stipend paid by a cathedral to a clergyman, PREBEND; 10. State tree of New Jersey, RED OAK; 11. In no particular order, ANY OLD WAY; 12. Time keeper, METRONOME; 13. Eel lookalikes, SEA SNAKES; 15. Army division, LEGION; 22. They’re in a particular order, NUNS; 24. Longest-living member of the Rat Pack, JOEY BISHOP; 25. Play, for instance, STAGE SHOW; 26. Resident of the largest Spanish-speaking nation, ARGENTINE; 27. Drilling-and-filling, ROOT CANAL; 29. Hits from the 1960s?, LSD; 32. Sport that requires helmets, POLO; 33. Bands with bends, CHEVRONS; 35. Hands down, RENDERS; 36. ANGELA Merkel of German politics; 38. Ignore the plan, WING IT; 40. How depositions might be recorded, ON TAPE; 42. Like many toothpastes, MINTY; 43. Live with, ABIDE; 44. Burn lightly, SINGE; 45. Urge, EGG ON; 47. It’s full of holes, MESH.

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