09.18.13 — Tent

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Puzzle by Paul Hunsberger / Edited by Will Shortz

TENT in five squares serving as part of five crossing answers constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:

  • PENI[TENT] (5D. Atoner) with WRIT[TEN T]EXT (25A. Transcription, e.g.)
  • SHORT AT[TENT]ION SPAN (7D. What a constant channel-surfer may have) with ONE BIT[TEN T]WICE SHY (38A. Adage regarding skittishness)
  • KIT[TEN T]AILS (11D. Plant with fluffy flower spikes) with GU[TEN T]AG (23A. German greeting)
  • COMPE[TENT]LY (40D. With skill) with PA[TENT] (61A. Inventor’s award)
  • [TENT]ACLE (55D. Arm of the sea?) with NO[T ENT]IRELY (54A. A little less than  100%)

Other — ABOLISHES (34D. Does away with), BENITO Juárez, OCTOPI (1A. Highly intelligent invertebrates), TAKE A HINT (29A. Pick up on the innuendo), TEMPLETON (46A. “Charlotte’s Web” rat), VENGEANCE (10D. “Ben-Hur” theme).


Click on image to enlarge,
or Right click and select “Open Link in New Window".

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

No comments: