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0107-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 7 Jan 12, Saturday





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CROSSWORD SETTER: Joe Krozel
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 34m 27s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0


Today's Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies
I am almost through my busy few days here, but I still only had time for a very late Friday-night shot at this Saturday puzzle. Once again, the look-ups will have to wait until a later date. Everything should be back to normal tomorrow. Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. This Saturday puzzle took a while to break into, but once I got a couple of the long answers it opened up for me and fortunately was able to put it to bed quite quickly (for me). Night, night, everyone!

Bill

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. Like many a fairy tale princess : RESCUED
8. Craft with one mast and one sail : CATBOAT
15. Offering for continuing education : EXTENSION COURSE
17. Totally gone : DEAD AS A DOORNAIL
18. "___ I might ..." : TRY AS
19. Pretend : LET ON
20. Papua New Guinea port : LAE
21. One with a glazed-over expression? : ICER
22. Plant related to pepper : BETEL
23. Places for shooting stars : SETS
24. Finished : DID
25. They've been splintered : SECTS
26. Boiling point at Roman baths? : CCXII
27. Number tossed out : ESTIMATE
29. Glacial pinnacles : SERACS
30. Longtime "Guiding Light" actress Beth : EHLERS
31. Hellenistic-era galley : BIREME
32. Is offensive, in a way : SMELLS
33. Lost it : WENT WILD
35. Left unsaid : TACIT
36. Waterwheel parts : VANES
37. Learning the ropes : NEW
38. Depression specialist's subj. : ECON
39. Fix : DESEX
40. Bullfighter's cloak : CAPA
41. Vietnam's Dien Bien ___ : PHU
42. Lacking : OUT OF
43. Like some uncared-for closets : MOTHY
44. Mudslinger, say : DIRTY POLITICIAN
47. Lacked any supervision : ANSWERED TO NO ONE
48. Strawberry, for example : DEEP RED
49. Voiced letters : SONANTS

Down
1. Potential beach closer : RED TIDE
2. Aid in scaling down? : EXERCISE MACHINE
3. Hung in there : STAYED THE COURSE
4. It prevents things from becoming 43-Across : CEDAR
5. Some, in Seville : UNAS
6. Southern leader? : ESS
7. Southern and such : DIALECTS
8. Hundreds : C-NOTES
9. "___ Million" (Nathanael West novel) : A COOL
10. Like some muscles and tendons : TORN
11. Frank's place : BUN
12. Taxing educational hurdle : ORAL EXAMINATION
13. One traveling around India with a trunk : ASIATIC ELEPHANT
14. Progress by intelligent design : TELESIS
16. Proust's Parisian courtesan : ODETTE
22. Campout dangers : BEARS
23. One whose head is turned : SCREW
25. Take the lead from? : SMELT
26. Roll of candy : CERTS
28. Wack, in hip-hop : ILLIN
29. Blockage-busting brand : SINEX
31. Job-hunting consideration : BENEFITS
32. Pop from a different line : STEPDAD
33. Lacked in freshness : WAS OLD
34. Hockey player Roloson and wrestler Johnson : DWAYNES
36. Like pocketed bills : VETOED
39. Barbizon School painter Jules : DUPRE
40. Brown shade : COCOA
42. Court hearing : OYER
43. Brooklyn Park setting: Abbr. : MINN
45. Municipal div. : TWP
46. Before-long link : TOO

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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.

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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.

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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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