01.18.13 — The Friday Crossword

Coit Tower, also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, is a 210-foot tower in the San Francisco, California built in 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco; at her death in 1929 Coit left one-third of her estate to the city for civic beautification. The tower was proposed in 1931 as an appropriate use of Coit's gift. The art deco tower, built of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard. Although an apocryphal story claims that the tower was designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle due to Coit's affinity with the San Francisco firefighters of the day, the resemblance is coincidental. ~ Wikipedia
Friday, January 18, 2013
Puzzle by Tim Croce / Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. “Hold on, why am I being dragged into this?”, WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE; 16. Last single blasts?, BACHELOR PARTIES; 17. Unlikely to develop clothing lines?, CREASE RESISTANT; 18. Filched, TOOK; 19. 2007 Oscar winner TILDA Swinton; 20. Wildlife, BEASTS; 23. Twin or triplet, SIB; 26. San Francisco’s COIT Tower; 27. Bear in “The Jungle Book”, BALOO; 28. Resign, DEMIT; 30. Salem-to-Portland dir., NNE; 31. Classic brand with a bunny mascot, QUIK; 32. Choices for poachers, GRADE A EGGS; 34. Crop-killing caterpillars, ARMY WORMS; 36. Rock icon for whom a Manhattan block is named, JOEY RAMONE; 39. Key target of resolution, CRUX; 43. Massachusetts’ Cape ANN; 44. Filched, STOLE; 45. It’s lighter than mustard, MAIZE; 46. It has its limits, briefly, CALC; 48. Burn prevention meas., SPF; 49. Like some debts, REPAID; 50. I’m gone!”, ADIOS; 52. It’s bound to leave the field, BALE; 53. Does some flattering, MASSAGES ONE’S EGO; 60. Poke on Facebook, say, ATTENTION-GETTER; 61. Relaxes, RESTS ON ONE’S OARS.

Green-tailed Jacamar, a male with a white chin, made by Foek Chin Joe in Suriname in 2005

Down — Ring grp., WBC; 2. Part of a crack response?, HAR; 3. One in a pack, ACE; 4. “No worries”, THAT’S OKAY; 5. First European to cross the Mississippi, DESOTO; 6. Some spreads, OLEOS; 7. Pennsylvania city or its county, YORK; 8. What to take the lad from, ORE; 9. Brown letters?, UPS; 10. When many fleurs bloom, MAI; 11. “.... which ERST from heat did canopy the herd”: Shak.; 12. Top web developer?, ATTIC; 13. “Big Momma’s House” co-star, 2000, NIA LONG; 14. Going along, WENDING; 15. Willing subjects, ESTATES; 20. Grilling subject, informally, BBQ; 21. What bateaux move across, EAU; 22. “The Soul of a Butterfly” autobiographer, ALI; 23. Pirate, SEAWOLF; 24. Line to wrap things up with, I’M DONE; 25. Brasserie offering, BIERE; 28. Certain duster, DRY MOP; 29. Floppy lid, TAM; 32. Some univ. entrance exams, GMATS; 33. Reaches, as a vacation resort, ESCAPES TO; 35. They have end-to-end cars: Abbr., RRS; 36. Iridescent green bird of tropical America, JACAMAR; 37. Like many new couples, ON A DATE; 38. Eschews the draft?, ENLISTS; 40. Relative of a fjord, RIA; 41. Its 49-Down is about 200 meters, UZI; 42. Chose, perhaps, XED; 45. Riots, MELEES; 47. “Left” or “right” group, in math, COSET; 49. Shooting statistic, RANGE; 51. Lacking, SANS; 52. Old 58-Down capital, BONN; 54. It’s “really lookin’ fine” in a 1964 hit, GTO; 55. 58-Down article, EIN; 56. Jack SOO of “The Green Berets,” 1968; 57. Touchdown stat, ETA; 58. Eur. Land, GER; 59. Places with vital monitors, in brief, ORS.


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