Crossword Puzzle Info

New York Times – Dec 17 2018

Published in New York Times Crossword. Tags: , , , .

Across
1. Baseball’s record-setting Ripken : CAL
4. Catches a touchdown pass, e.g. : SCORES
10. Not much : ABIT
14. Lead-in to carte or mode : ALA
15. Tel Aviv’s land : ISRAEL
16. Helen of ___ (mythical beauty) : TROY
17. Flier that may carry rabies : BAT
18. Small bird of prey : SPARROWHAWK
20. French girlfriend : AMIE
22. Ginger ___ (soft drink) : ALE
23. Seaweed, e.g. : ALGAE
24. Something falling down, in a children’s song : LONDONBRIDGE
28. Lucy of 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels” : LIU
29. Summons, as strength : MUSTERS
33. Put the kibosh on : SCOTCH
36. Actor Efron of “High School Musical” : ZAC
37. Sign by a fire escape : EXIT
38. “Mazel ___!” : TOV
39. Commandeers … or a friendly hello to the people starting 18-, 24-, 51- and 62-Across? : HIJACKS
42. Inits. on an airport uniform : TSA
43. ___ out a living (barely gets by) : EKES
45. Moonshine container : JUG
46. Carriage named for an English county : SURREY
48. Careful reading : PERUSAL
50. Farrow of “Hannah and Her Sisters” : MIA
51. Dorothy’s footwear in “The Wizard of Oz” : RUBYSLIPPERS
57. White-faced : ASHEN
60. Bit of cookware : PAN
61. Biz bigwig : EXEC
62. What follows Thanksgiving : BLACKFRIDAY
66. “What ___?!” (cry of surprise) : THE
67. Volcanic flow : LAVA
68. From not long ago : RECENT
69. Was in charge of : RAN
70. In a dead heat : EVEN
71. No longer shrink-wrapped : OPENED
72. First Republican prez : ABE
Down
1. Group of schemers : CABAL
2. Mission where Davy Crockett was killed : ALAMO
3. Don Juan sort : LATINLOVER
4. Bro’s sibling : SIS
5. Network for political junkies : CSPAN
6. Big name in toothbrushes : ORALB
7. Pinker in the middle, say : RARER
8. Always, in poetry : EER
9. ___-mo (replay option) : SLO
10. Olympics competitor : ATHLETE
11. Toot one’s own horn : BRAG
12. Sioux City’s state : IOWA
13. Young ‘un : TYKE
19. Goes back and forth, as a tail : WAGS
21. Revise copy : EDIT
25. “That’s gotta hurt!” : OUCH
26. Big name in desktops : IMAC
27. Teals and mallards : DUCKS
30. Start of a newsboy’s cry : EXTRAEXTRA
31. Move skyward : RISE
32. Obedience school command : STAY
33. “Watch your ____!” : STEP
34. Soft drink choice : COKE
35. Muslim woman’s head cover : HIJAB
36. Make a sharp turn back : ZAG
40. Bastille Day’s month : JULY
41. Kind of pump : SUMP
44. “I’m up for doing the job!” : SURECAN
47. Like thumped watermelons making a deep sound : RIPE
49. Like ships on the ocean floor : SUNK
52. Pizazz : SPICE
53. Filled with cargo : LADEN
54. Harebrained : INANE
55. 2007’s Record of the Year by Amy Winehouse : REHAB
56. Big public display : SCENE
57. Up to the task : ABLE
58. Czech or Croat : SLAV
59. “Girls Just Want to ___ Fun” : HAVE
63. Jimi Hendrix’s do, informally : FRO
64. Sen.’s counterpart : REP
65. Paycheck stub abbr. : YTD