Top Line

Search by Date

DD MMM YY or MMDD-YY

Search by Puzzle Number

e.g. 1225-09, 0704-10, 1025-10 etc.

Daily Solution by Email

Enter your email address

1101-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 1 Nov 11, Tuesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Kristian House
THEME: SPLIT HAIRS … each of the theme answers features the letters HAIR, but they’re SPLIT, with some letter(s) at the start of the answer, and some letter(s) at the end of the answer:
17A. Do-it-yourselfer's activity : H(OME REP)AIR
23A. With 51-Across, nitpick ... or a hint to 17-, 37- and 60-Across : SPLIT
37A. New York singing group that last performed in 2007 : HA(RLEM BOYS CHO)IR
51A. See 23-Across : HAIRS
60A. Forum cheer : HAI(L, CAESA)R
COMPLETION TIME: 6m 03s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1031-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 31 Oct 11, Monday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Jeff Chen
THEME: Once Bitten, Twice Shy … our Halloween crossword this year features a VAMPIRE at the center of the grid and four theme answers that end with the words, ONCE, BITTEN, TWICE and SHY:
17A. Simultaneously : ALL AT ONCE
22A. Like many itchy mutts : FLEA-BITTEN
38A. Creature who might disagree with the saying at the ends of 17-, 22-, 48- and 56-Across : VAMPIRE
48A. Be deliberative : THINK TWICE
56A. Not wanting to be shot? : CAMERA-SHY
COMPLETION TIME: 5m 39s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1030-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 30 Oct 11, Sunday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Andrea Carla Michaels & Patrick Blindauer
THEME: Hollywood from Right to Left … each of the theme answers is a Hollywood movie title, but with an R (for right) changed to an L (for left):
23A. One of St. Peter's heavenly duties? : ANGEL MANAGEMENT (“Anger Management”)
42A. "Snakes on a Plane," e.g.? : SCALY MOVIE (“Scary Movie”)
52A. What a lazy mover prefers to carry? : THE LIGHT STUFF (“The Right Stuff”)
67A. Workout class on a pleasure cruise? : PILATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (“Pirates of the Caribbean”)
88A. Unbelievable court infraction? : FANTASTIC FOUL (“Fantastic Four”)
96A. Cabby's nonstop patter? : TAXI DRIVEL (“Taxi Driver”)
119A. Guests at a Hatfield/McCoy marriage ceremony? : WEDDING CLASHERS (“Wedding Crashers”)
COMPLETION TIME: 29m 22s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … NATTI (NATTI), ALIOTO (ALAOTO)

1029-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 29 Oct 11, Saturday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Barry C. Silk
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 26m 31s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … GUM (TUM), HONG (HONT!!)

1028-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 28 Oct 11, Friday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Tim Croce
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 20m 58s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … TALE BEARERS (TALO BEARERS!!), TERIS (TORIS)

1027-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 27 Oct 11, Thursday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Kurt Mueller
THEME: HAUNTED … this is a rebus puzzle, with the word GHOST filling up four squares in the grid (marked by a spider’s web in the grid shown above). And there are a few spooky answers in the puzzle as well. Happy Halloween (almost)!
COMPLETION TIME: 10m 40s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1026-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 26 Oct 11, Wednesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Milo Beckman
THEME: INCORRECT CHANGE … all four theme answers are common expressions that include the name of a coin, but the four answers have had the coins mixed up between them:
17A. Exhibited perfect braking : STOPPED ON A PENNY (dime)
22A. Nicest room on a ship, probably : CAPTAIN’S DIMES (quarters)
38A. Cashier's error, as suggested by 17-, 22-, 47- and 58-Across? : INCORRECT CHANGE
47A. Certain loaf : PUMPERQUARTER (nickel)
58A. Being frugal : PINCHING NICKELS (pennies)
COMPLETION TIME: 17m 31s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1025-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 25 Oct 11, Tuesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: C. W. Stewart
THEME: WHERE ART THOU? … the letters THOU are hidden in each of the theme answers:
20A. Time in the title of a 1965 Wilson Pickett hit : MIDNIGH(T HOU)R
28A. TV oilman-turned-private eye : MAT(T HOU)STON
39A. Multiple-dwelling buildings : APARTMEN(T HOU)SES
57A. Question that follows "O Brother" in film ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : WHERE ART THOU?
COMPLETION TIME: 6m 32s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1024-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 24 Oct 11, Monday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Lynn Lempel
THEME: Let’s Get Together … all of the theme answers are well-known phrases, clued somewhat whimsically to mean places where certain people “get together”:
17A. Where sad trash collectors get together? : IN THE DUMPS
28A. Where future motorists get together? : DOWN THE ROAD
49A. Where elderly picnickers get together? : OVER THE HILL
63A. Where stranded canoeists get together? : UP THE CREEK
COMPLETION TIME: 6m 28s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1023-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 23 Oct 11, Sunday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Joe DiPietro,
THEME: Take It from the Top … each of the theme answers is a common expression, but is clued so that we see a meaning that doesn’t normally apply to that expression. I am guessing that the “Take It from the Top” reference is telling us that we should at these expressions anew, “take it from the top”. It could also be a reference to the fact that all the theme answers run in the down direction, maybe? Whatever it is, I am probably wrong! (UPDATE: I was wrong! All these expressions usually start with the word "it", so we "take 'it' from the top' of each expression to get the answer. Clever!)
3D. Gets up for the debate? : STANDS TO REASON
7D. Beats it and won't explain why? : GOES WITHOUT SAYING
8D. Proof that a "Jersey Shore" character has an incontinence problem? : DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION
13D. Arrests an entire crime syndicate? : RUNS IN THE FAMILY
33D. Eschews Mensa material when going to parties? : DOESN’T TAKE A GENIUS
42D. Contents of Lenin's Tomb, e.g.? : REMAINS TO BE SEEN
50D. Merits at least a 20% tip? : SERVES YOU RIGHT
COMPLETION TIME: 62m 29s!!!
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … UAE (UAR), NEED (NERD)

1022-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 22 Oct 11, Saturday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Patrick Berry
There’s a note with today’s puzzle!
"CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
THEME: As this is a week’s puzzles collectively are being used for a contest, I’ve decided to wait a day to share how the whole meta-challenge unfolds. All I will say is, that Patrick Berry is a genius!
UPDATE: The contest is closed, so here is the answer to meta-challenge:
The "meta-challenge" requires us to follow the instructions in the theme answers:
23A. Find contest's meta-answer by reading ___ of these clues : THE FIRST LETTERS
The first letters of this puzzle’s clues spell out, “The corners of this week’s grids, read in order, spell a famous leader and his crossing words.”
The cornerletters from this week's puzzles are:
I S D A ... Monday
J C T I ... Tuesday
U A H S ... Wednesday
S R E T ... Thursday
L E E C ... Friday
U A I S ... Saturday
42A. Solvers must ___ in the grids to determine the grids' proper order : FILL EVERY CIRCLE
Cleverly, if we check all the gird from this week we can see that there are very few "circles" in each puzzle, i.e. very few occurences of the letter "O". Fill in each "circle" and we see that they form dots in patterns as seen on the sides of a six-sided dice. So, putting the grids in numerical order, and again listing the corner letters:
J C T I ... 1-Tuesday
U A H S ... 2-Wednesday
L E E C ... 3-Friday
I S D A ... 4-Monday
U A I S ... 5-Saturday
S R E T ... 6-Thursday
Reading up and down we get the answer to the meta-challenge:
"Julius Caesar, the die is cast"
COMPLETION TIME: 23m 10s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1021-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 21 Oct 11, Friday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Patrick Berry
There’s a note with today’s puzzle!
"CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
THEME: Wrap Around … each of the three 15-letter answers applies to two clues. For one of this pair of clues, the answer actually starts somewhere in the middle and “wraps around” to the other side. Also, many other answers wrap around from the right to the left of the grid, and from the bottom of the grid back up to the top:
6A. Country singer Gibbs glided a short distance? : TERRI FLEW INCHES
9A. Old West gun, crossing over? : WINCHESTER RIFLE
35A. Cowboy Rogers as part of a posse after some younger namesakes joined up? : ELDEST ROY IN GANG
36A. Poisonous gilled mushrooms, crossing over? : DESTROYING ANGEL
60A. Leasable tropical locales aren't truthful? : CHARTER ISLES LIE
64A. Simon Templar's creator, crossing over? : LESLIE CHARTERIS
COMPLETION TIME: 30m 01s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1020-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 20 Oct 11, Thursday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Patrick Berry
There’s a note with today’s puzzle!
"CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
THEME: Black & White … this is a rebus puzzle, with some squares home to “BLACK & WHITE” (designated by B&W in the grid). In some squares the BLACK forms part of the “across” answer, WHITE part of the “down” answer. In other squares it’s the other way round:
8A. Toothpaste ingredient : WHITENER
12A. Some soot : LAMP BLACK
25A. 1980s Rowan Atkinson sitcom series set in various historical periods : BLACKADDER
36A. Like zebra crossings : BLACK AND WHITE
43A. Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Five Easy Pieces" : KAREN BLACK
58A. Nest-building pests : BLACK ANTS
59A. It's whipped to make mousse : EGG WHITE
8D. Famously polite Old West stagecoach robber : BLACK BART
13D. January department store events : WHITE SALES
15D. Iconic AC/DC album with the song "You Shook Me All Night Long" : BACK IN BLACK
25D. Cover-up : WHITEWASH
31D. Untainted by corruption : LILY-WHITE
36D. Some nerve tissue : WHITE MATTER
40D. Woman of letters? : VANNA WHITE
44D. Star of 2010's "Gulliver's Travels" : JACK BLACK
COMPLETION TIME: 14m 19s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1019-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 19 Oct 11, Wednesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Patrick Berry
There’s a note with today’s puzzle!
"CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
THEME: The cross … each of the theme clues starts with the words, “The cross …”:
17A. The cross baby was ... : UP IN ARMS
24A. The cross motorist stuck at a stoplight was ... : SEEING RED
37A. The cross man who'd been cloned was ... : BESIDE HIMSELF
52A. The cross woman taking her bubble bath was ... : IN A LATHER
COMPLETION TIME: 18m 50s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1018-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 18 Oct 11, Tuesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Patrick Berry
There’s a note with today’s puzzle!
"CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
THEME: Crosses … each of the the theme answers today is a common, two-part expression, with the beginning of the first word melded with the end of the last word to give a word cited in the clue:
17A. Starch: a cross between ___? : STAR(SKY AND HUT)CH
25A. Pimple: a cross between ___? : P(URE AND S)IMPLE
44A. Hisses: a cross between ___? : H(UGS AND K)ISSES
57A. Beetles: a cross between ___? : BEE(R AND SKIT)TLES
COMPLETION TIME: 6m 35s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1017-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 17 Oct 11, Monday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Patrick Berry
There’s a note with today’s puzzle!
"CROSS" WORD CONTEST — All the puzzles this week, from Monday to Saturday, have been created by one person, Patrick Berry. Have your solutions handy, because the Saturday puzzle conceals a meta-challenge involving the solution grids of all six. When you have the answer to the meta-challenge, mail it to: crossword@nytimes.com. Twenty-five correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6:00 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of "Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles: 101 of the Top Crosswords From The New York Times." Only one entry per person, please. The answer and winners' names will appear on Friday, Oct. 28, at Wordplay.
THEME: X sounds … each of the the theme answers today is a common term, each spelled differently to suit the clue. The “x sound” in the original term is replaced by an actual “x”:
20A. Catch Groucho while fishing? : LAND MARX (landmarks)
22A. Blues player's instrument? : SAD SAX (sad sacks)
29A. Cereal that doesn't really taste like anything? : BLANK CHEX (blank checks)
42A. Wildcat that can't sit still? : HYPER LYNX (hyperlinks)
51A. Levy paid by white-collar workers? : TIE TAX (tie tacks)
52A. Formal wear for one's belly? : TUMMY-TUX (tummy tucks)
COMPLETION TIME: 6m 55s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1016-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 16 Oct 11, Sunday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Joel Fagliano
THEME: Getting in Shape … all of the theme answers include a word that's a shape, and another word spelled out by the letters circled in the “shape” that intersects the theme answer:
24A. See shaded letters intersected by this answer : ARTIFICIAL HEART
109A. See shaded letters intersected by this answer : DIAMOND NECKLACE
3D. See shaded letters intersected by this answer : ARCTIC CIRCLE
32D. See shaded letters intersected by this answer : OVAL OFFICE
50D. See shaded letters intersected by this answer : SQUARE INCH
62D. See shaded letters intersected by this answer : LOVE TRIANGLE
COMPLETION TIME: 20m 05s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1015-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 15 Oct 11, Saturday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Joon Pahk
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 55m 46s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1014-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 14 Oct 11, Friday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Caleb Madison
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 43m 22s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 4 … KRISTEN WIIG (KRISTAN WIIG), ARES (ARAS!), OF A (OF I!!)

1013-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 13 Oct 11, Thursday




QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: John Farmer
THEME: B-Movies … all the theme answers are well-known movies, with a "B" added to suit the wording in the clue:
18A. Film about how to win a MacArthur Fellowship? : DO THE (B)RIGHT THING
25A. Film about a biblical serpent? : (B)EAST OF EDEN
38A. Film about Ali/Foreman's Rumble in the Jungle? : (B)OUT OF AFRICA
55A. Film in which Moe, Shemp and Curly show their flexibility? : HOWARDS (B)END
62A. Film about earworms? : SINGIN’ IN THE (B)RAIN
45D. Appropriate title for this puzzle? : B MOVIES
COMPLETION TIME: 17m 12s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1012-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 12 Oct 11, Wednesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Gary Cee
THEME: Divides … all of the theme answers are expressions beginning with a word that “divides”:
17. Laugh uproariously : SPLIT A GUT
25. Perspire mildly : BREAK A SWEAT
36. Pay cashlessly : CUT A CHECK
50. Begin to grin : CRACK A SMILE
62. Boogie : BUST A MOVE
COMPLETION TIME: 13m 10s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1011-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 11 Oct 11, Tuesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Ed Sessa
THEME: Tumblers … all the theme answers have the same clue: “Tumblers”:
17A. Tumblers : LOCK DEVICES
32A. Tumblers : CIRCUS ACROBATS
41A. Tumblers : WHISKEY GLASSES
59A. Tumblers : JACK AND JILL
COMPLETION TIME: 7m 45s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1010-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 10 Oct 11, Monday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Ian Livengood
THEME: 10CC … all ten of the theme answers are two-word terms, with each of those words beginning with C:
17A. Stogie holder : CIGAR CASE
21A. Florida city on the Gulf : CAPE CORAL
27A. What a TV host often reads from : CUE CARD
33A. Place to hang a jacket : COAT CLOSET
43A. Sign of alien life, some say : CROP CIRCLE
49A. Army do : CREW CUT
59A. Fessed up : CAME CLEAN
66A. The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament played on this : CLAY COURT
8D. Bit of razzing : CAT CALL
44D. Auto maintenance : CAR CARE
COMPLETION TIME: 6m 36s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1009-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 9 Oct 11, Sunday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Brendan Emmett Quigley
THEME: Grin and Parrot … the theme answers are all common terms or expressions with a “P” sound changed to a “B” sound, as in “GRIN AND PARROT” for “grin and bear it”:
24A. D├ętente as a means of self-preservation? : DEFENSIVE PAX (defensive backs)
40A. Make a homie's turf unfit for habitation? : POISON THE HOOD (“Boyz N the Hood”)
67A. Lay out some newspaper copy the old-fashioned way? : PASTE ON A TRUE STORY (based on a true story)
95A. Rhombus on an award? : PLAQUE DIAMOND (black diamond)
112A. What a mysterious restaurant critic has? : SECRET PALATE (secret ballot)
4D. Getaway where Italian pies are consumed? : PIZZA RETREAT (beats a retreat)
16D. Strength required to lift a car? : JACK POWER (Jack Bauer)
66D. Awards won by shrimps? : PRAWNS MEDALS (bronze medal)
77D. Where your opinion on "One lump or two?" counts? : SUGAR POLL (sugar bowl)
COMPLETION TIME: 41m 33s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … EZER (AZER), SABE (SABA)

1008-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 8 Oct 11, Saturday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Tim Croce
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 51m 05s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1007-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 7 Oct 11, Friday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Kevin G. Der
THEME: Steve Jobs, R.I.P. 5 October 2011 … all the theme answers relate to Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computers, who passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011:
1. Brainchild of 57-Across : IPOD
16. Film studio spearheaded by 57-Across : PIXAR
17. Brainchild of 57-Across : MACINTOSH
26. Slogan associated with 57-Across : THINK DIFFERENT
42. Frequent description of 57-Across : CREATIVE GENIUS
57. This puzzle's subject : STEVE JOBS
60. Company co-founded by 57-Across : APPLE
64. Company founded by 57-Across : NEXT
COMPLETION TIME: 15m 45s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1006-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 6 Oct 11, Thursday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Alan Arbesfeld
THEME: A Silly Underwear Joke … the theme answers reveal:
17A. Start of a silly underwear joke : DID YOU HEAR ABOUT
23A. Joke, part 2 : THE LAWSUITS
38A. Joke, part 3 : BETWEEN
50A. Joke, part 4 : HANES AND BVD
61A. End of the joke : BRIEFS WERE FILED
COMPLETION TIME: 18m 59s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1005-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 5 Oct 11, Wednesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Barry Boone,
THEME: DOUBLE A … some squares contain the two letters, AA.
COMPLETION TIME: 15m 32s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1004-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 4 Oct 11, Tuesday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Dan Feyer
THEME: JUGGLING PINS … there are seven PINs JUGGLED around the grid, represented by the circled letters:
54A. 51-Down's talent ... or what the circled squares represent? : JUGGLING PINS
51D. Circus performer : CLOWN
COMPLETION TIME: 7m 43s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1003-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 3 Oct 11, Monday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Stanley Newman
THEME: DUBYA’s Vowel Sounds … the theme answers end with W paired with a progression of vowel sounds i.e. Way, We, Why, Woe and Woo:
17. Wins a dispute : GET’S ONE’S WAY
26. Pompous pronoun : THE ROYAL WE
37. "It's a mystery to me" : I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY
50. Sob stories : TALES OF WOE
59. In romantic pursuit : PITCHING WOO
66. 43rd president's nickname : DUBYA
COMPLETION TIME: 5m 48s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

1002-11: New York Times Crossword Answers 2 Oct 11, Sunday



QuickLinks:
Solution to today's crossword in the New York Times
Solution to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword in all other publications


CROSSWORD SETTER: Eric Berlin
THEME: Masquerade … there is a note that comes with today’s puzzle that reads:
“Ten famous people are attending a costume party in this crossword. After the grid is filled, change the two circled letters in each theme answer to "unmask" a celebrity.”
Those celebrities are “unmasked” and found to be:
23A. Rods on a cowboy's truck : RANCH AXLES (RAY CHARLES)
25A. Environmentally sound keyboard : GREEN ORGAN (GREG NORMAN)
42A. 007 strategy : BOND PLAN (BOB DYLAN)
44A. High card up one's sleeve : INNER ACE (ANNE RICE)
66A. Narrow overhang : SLIM AWNING (ELI MANNING)
68A. Government resister standing ready : ALERT REBEL (ALEX TREBEK)
85A. Shock a fairy-tale monster : JOLT OGRE (JOE TORRE)
89A. Nocturnal birds liable to keep people awake : LOU DOWLS (LOU RAWLS)
109A. Soup spoon designed for shellfish : CONCH LADLE (DON CHEADLE)
111A. Last costume at a costume party : FINAL GUISE (TINA LOUISE)
COMPLETION TIME: 29m 12s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

Tell a Friend About NYTCrossword.com:

Facebook Twitter Google Email

Adsense Wide Skyscraper

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 answer all emails, so please feel free to email me at bill@paxient.com, contact me on Google+ or leave a comment below.

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

Blog Archive