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0528-16 New York Times Crossword Answers 28 May 16, Saturday





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CROSSWORD SETTER: Frederick J. Healy
THEME: None
BILL BUTLER’S COMPLETION TIME:20m 10s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 3
ATTELET (attetet), SUL (sud), LILY MUNSTER (Tidy Munster!!)

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I am afraid this is one of those days when I must limit myself to the bare essentials when it comes to the post. It's my son's birthday and we had a family celebration here tonight. I managed to slip away and finish the puzzle, but not much more. I should have the complete post published by noon Pacific Time tomorrow (Saturday). Please check back.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bill




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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. Case closer : ZIPPER
7. French frozen desserts : GLACES
13. Entangle : SNARL UP
15. Fruit : RESULT
16. Like taxes and fines : ASSESSED
18. Doing time : IN STIR
19. Sound effect in the comic "B.C." : ZOT
20. Decorative skewer for serving hors d'oeuvres : ATTELET
22. VW Golf hatchback : GTI
23. 11-Down sort : SNOB
25. Manfred succeeded him as baseball commissioner in 2015 : SELIG
26. Spot at an airport : BLIP
27. "Get ___!" : A GRIP
29. South of Brazil? : SUL
30. Shut down : CEASE
31. 1999 parody featuring the starship Protector : GALAXY QUEST
34. What 28 states are : NATO MEMBERS
35. Rap : HIP-HOP MUSIC
36. Some 40th-birthday gag gifts : CANES
37. N.F.L. coach Rivera : RON
38. Spruced up : NATTY
42. Capital of Washington? : ONES
43. "___ thou no poison mix'd ...?": "Romeo and Juliet" : HAD’ST
45. ___ Bottling Company (Cleveland fixture for over 85 years) : NEHI
46. "___ expected ..." : AS I
47. Beverage made with petals : ROSE TEA
49. When Mex. celebrates Independence Day : SEP
50. Distraught : TORN UP
52. Spills inadvertently : LET’S SLIP
54. Title brat of kid-lit : ELOISE
55. Go back over : RETRACE
56. Opposite of took off : DONNED
57. "Gotcha" : SO I SEE

Down
1. Miss Hungary of 1936, familiarly : ZSA ZSA
2. One way to break out : IN SONG
3. The marrying kind? : PASTOR
4. Marital lead-in : PRE-
5. Second wife of Einstein : ELSA
6. Shows signs of aging : RUSTS
7. "Morning Mood" composer : GRIEG
8. Time of self-sacrifice : LENT
9. Lummox : ASS
10. Feature of many decorative vases : CUT GLASS
11. High-and-mighty : ELITIST
12. IBM logo feature : STRIPE
14. He said "You kind of live and die by the serve" : PETE SAMPRAS
17. Provider of more bells and whistles : DELUXE MODEL
21. 1960s sitcom matriarch : LILY MUNSTER
24. Lummoxes : BIG APES
26. Bit of fraternity party detritus : BEER CAN
28. Things to blaze : PATHS
30. Keep informed : CUE IN
32. Head overseas? : LOO
33. Play starters, for short : QBS
34. Pitching aid : NINE IRON
35. [Spoiler alert!] He dies in "The Force Awakens" : HAN SOLO
36. Like many cheeses and tablets : COATED
39. Sights at a Supercharger : TESLAS
40. What gets broken at a mixer : THE ICE
41. "Hot dog!" : YIPPEE!
43. Wasn't sure, say : HOPED
44. Heads overseas? : TETES
47. Smoke screen : RUSE
48. Repeated words in a multiple-count verdict reading : AS TO
51. "Little Birds" author : NIN
53. Title meaning "majesty" : SRI


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About This Blog

This is the simplest of blogs.

I do the New York Times puzzle online every evening, the night before it is published in the paper. Then, I "Google & Wiki" the references that puzzle me, or that I find of interest. I post my findings, along with the solution, as soon as I am done, usually well before the newsprint version becomes available.

About Me

The name's William Ernest Butler, but please call me Bill. I grew up in Ireland, but now live out here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am retired, from technology businesses that took our family all over the world.

I try to answer all emails, so please feel free to email me at bill@paxient.com.

Crosswords and My Dad

I worked on my first crossword puzzle when I was about 6-years-old, sitting on my Dad's knee. He let me "help" him with his puzzle almost every day as I was growing up. Over the years, Dad passed on to me his addiction to crosswords. Now in my early 50s, I work on my Irish Times and New York Times puzzles every day. I'm no longer sitting on my Dad's knee, but I feel that he is there with me, looking over my shoulder.

This blog is dedicated to my Dad, who passed away at the beginning of this month.

Bill
January 29, 2009

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