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0801-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 1 Aug 12, Wednesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Doug Peterson
THEME: OK … each of the theme answers is a person with the initials OK, so if they meet each other, they might say, “I’m OK, you’re OK” …
17A. Persian mathematician known for his poetry : OMAR KHAYYAM
26A. Ukrainian-born actress who was a Bond girl in "Quantum of Solace" : OLGA KURYLENKO
45A. Noted conductor whose son played TV's Colonel Klink : OTTO KLEMPERER

60A. What 17-, 26- or 45-Across might say upon meeting 17-, 26- or 45-Across? : I’M OK, YOU’RE OK
COMPLETION TIME: 20m 34s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0731-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 31 Jul 12, Tuesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Michael Sharp (aka Rex Parker)
THEME: Rear-End Damage … each of the theme answers has a word at the "rear-end" that can describe damage a car might incur in a collision:
64A. Causes of some rear-end damage, as represented by the rear ends of 18-, 22-, 38- and 58-Across : COLLISIONS

18A. Gotham district attorney who becomes Batman's nemesis Two-Face : HARVEY DENT
22A. Central figure in a Clement C. Moore poem : SAINT NICK
38A. Barely legible handwriting : CHICKEN SCRATCH
58A. Having razzle-dazzle, to a Rat Packer : RING-A-DING
COMPLETION TIME: 8m 43s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0730-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 30 Jul 12, Monday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Rosemarie Dolan & Christopher Geach
THEME: BATMAN … each of the theme answers is an alternative name for Batman (and a mention for his home town):
17A. Alternative name for 42-Down : DARK KNIGHT
33A. Alternative name for 42-Down : CAPED CRUSADER
58A. Alternative name for 42-Down : BRUCE WAYNE
13D. Hometown of 42-Down : GOTHAM
42D. Comics debut of 1939 : BATMAN
COMPLETION TIME: 5m 34s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0729-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 29 Jul 12, Sunday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Kevin G. Der
THEME: Debut Promos at the World’s Fair … all of the theme answers are innovations that debuted at a world’s fair:
23A. "Get an inside look at our booth" (Buffalo, 1901) : X-RAY MACHINE
25A. "Come by and chat at our booth" (Philadelphia, 1876) : TELEPHONE
41A. "You've gotta get your hands on this" (Knoxville, 1982) : TOUCHSCREEN
44A. "Puts the keys of the future at your fingertips" (Philadelphia, 1876) : TYPEWRITER
59A. "Bring your dogs to our booth" (Philadelphia, 1876) : HEINZ KETCHUP
69A. "The fair's toughest man alive" (New York City, 1939) : HUMANOID ROBOT
79A. "Get the scoop on our new hand-held offering" (St. Louis, 1904) : ICE CREAM CONE
94A. "Fairgoers may be in for a shock" (St. Louis, 1904) : WALL OUTLET
97A. "Starting a giant revolution at the fairgrounds" (Chicago, 1893) : FERRIS WHEEL
117A. "Getting fairgoers moving on the right track" (Paris, 1900) : ESCALATOR
119A. "Now showing our big vision of the future" (Osaka, 1970) : IMAX THEATER
COMPLETION TIME: 59m 42s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0728-12: New York times Crossword Answers 28 Jul 12, Saturday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Vic Fleming & Sam Ezersky
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 46m 11s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0727-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 27 Jul 12, Friday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Joe Krozel
THEME: None, although it’s worth noting that this grid has fewer black squares than any crossword ever published before in the New York Times.
COMPLETION TIME: 35m 48s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … NER (Nar), EPISTEMOLOGICAL (epistamelogical)

0726-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 26 Jul 12, Thursday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Joel Fagliano
THEME: W and Double U … this is a rebus puzzle, with the letters UU in some squares. This UU is read as “UU” in across answers, and as “W” in down answers:
15A. 1975 Tony winner for Best Play : EQ(UU)S
19A. Situated somewhere between two extremes : ON A CONTIN(UU)M
24A. Forever : IN PERPET(UU)M
39A. "Capeesh?" : DO YO(U U)NDERSTAND
57A. Will-o'-the-wisp : IGNIS FAT(UU)S
64A. Like some bags of food : VAC(UU)M-SEALED
70A. Colorful dress : M(UU)M(UU)
3D. Jerks : T(W)ERPS
13D. Many a modern purchase : DO(W)NLOAD
26D. Noah of "ER" : (W)YLE
35D. "M*A*S*H" Emmy winner : S(W)IT
48D. Totally wrong : ALL (W)ET
53D. River to the St. Lawrence : OTTA(W)A
54D. Has a hive mentality? : S(W)ARMS
59D. Expels forcibly : SPE(W)S
COMPLETION TIME: 41m 23s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … MAPLE (marle!), OUTPACES (outraces)

0725-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 25 Jul 12, Wednesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Daniel Raymon
THEME: THREE WORDS and THREE LETTERS … each of the theme answers is a 3-word phrase, with only 3 different letters used in that phrase:
8A. With 68- or 69-Across, what 16-, 32-, 42- and 60-Across each consists of : THREE
68A. See 8-Across : WORDS
69A. See 8-Across : LETTERS

16A. Fools evaluate bodies of water? : ASSES ASSESS SEAS
32A. Renter finds a buyer for fish? : LESSEE SELLS EELS
42A. Musical combo designs experiments? : SESTET SETS TESTS
60A. More embarrassed forest creature screwed up? : REDDER DEER ERRED
COMPLETION TIME: 17m 32s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0724-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 24 Jul 12, Tuesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Andrew Marc Greene
THEME: B&B … each of theme answers is a two-word term, with each word starting with the letter B:
18A. A.T.M. printout : BANK BALANCE
32A. Joe Six-Pack's overhang : BEER BELLY
41A. Yellow "Sesame Street" character : BIG BIRD
48A. Portable sources of music : BOOM BOXES
63A. It appeared before Moses on Mount Horeb : BURNING BUSH
COMPLETION TIME: 6m 59s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0723-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 23 Jul 12, Monday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Lynn Lempel
THEME: THE INVISIBLE MAN … all of the theme answers include circled letters that spell out a word that means MAN:
17A. Equipment to help a patient breathe : OXY(GEN T)ANK
25A. "Sorry to hear that" : SU(CH A P)ITY
38A. H. G. Wells novel ... with a hint to this puzzle's circled words : THE INVISIBLE MAN
49A. Went to pieces : (FELL A)PART
61A. Vishnu or Shiva : HIN(DU DE)ITY
COMPLETION TIME: 8m 11s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0722-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 22 Jul 12, Sunday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Brendan Emmett Quigley
THEME: A.A. Meetings … each of the theme answers is a well-known expression, with two letters A added to one of the words in the expression:
23A. Like the winner of the Miss Influenza pageant? : SICK AND TIARAED (sick and tired)
36A. "I can see Mexico's southernmost state from this ship!"? : CHIAPAS AHOY (Chips Ahoy)
105A. Funding for a Spanish seafood dish? : PAELLA GRANT (Pell Grant)
123A. Far Easterners signed to a St. Louis ball team? : CARDINAL ASIANS (cardinal sins)
14D. Steam bath enjoyed just before bedtime? : MIDNIGHT SAUNA (Midnight Sun)
17D. Dos Equis-filled item at a birthday party? : PINATA OF BEER (pint of beer)
46D. Pork-on-a-stick? : PIG SATAY (pigsty)
52D. Scent coming from a Netflix envelope? : DVD AROMA (DVD-ROM)
56D. Answer to "Did you see which Greek goddess walked by?"? : THAT WAS ATHENA (that was then)
63D. Filthy kid's laconic question? : BATHTUB AGAIN (bathtub gin)
COMPLETION TIME: 34m 05s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0721-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 21 Jul 12, Saturday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Joe DiPietro
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 35m 24s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0720-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 20 Jul 12, Friday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Martin Ashwood-Smith
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 49m 05s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 4 … TADS (taws), OBAD (Obaw), DOHS (duhs), MORRO (Morru)

0719-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 19 Jul 12, Thursday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Alan Arbesfeld
THEME: X in Y … all the theme answers are words with the form “X IN Y”. By actually putting the “X” in the “Y”, you arrive at the word that makes up the clue:
17A. ARETE : RETINAE (RET in A-E)
18A. EAGLE : LINEAGE (L in EAG-E)
23A. SCOURING : COINSURING (CO in S-URING)
34A. PLATTE : TINPLATE (T in PLA-TE)
43A. GLANDS : LANDINGS (LAND in G-S)
52A. SPECTRES : REINSPECTS (RE in SPECT-S)
61A. ALEFS : FINALES (F in ALE-S)
63A. TIMER : MINTIER (M in TI-ER)
COMPLETION TIME: 11m 08s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0718-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 18 Jul 12, Wednesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: David Levinson Wilk
THEME: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE … each of the theme answers hints at a SAME-SEX MARRIAGE as the words MAN and MAN appear side by side internally:
16A. 1864's March to the Sea? : SHER(MAN MAN)EUVER
22A. Something once consulted before plugging in headphones? : WALK(MAN MAN)UAL
37A. Wearing togas and saying "Ave," e.g.? : RO(MAN MAN)NERISMS
47A. The Marshall Plan, e.g.? : TRU(MAN MAN)DATE

57A. Hot-button issue hinted at by 16-, 22-, 37- and 47-Across? : SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
COMPLETION TIME: 12m 17s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0717-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 17 Jul 12, Tuesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Peter A. Collins
THEME: Hemingway’s Old Man … the grid includes sets of three circled letters that spell out the title of the Hemingway novella “The Old Man and the Sea”:
If you've read Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man And The Sea" (probably first at school, like me) you'll likely remember it as a quick read as it is a novella, although it might be better described as a "long short story". It was first published in 1952, the last major work that Hemingway had published in his lifetime. That first publication was as a story in "Life Magazine", and it was such a hit that the magazine sold 5 million copies in the first two days. "The Old Man and the Sea" won a Pulitzer in 1952 and two years later the title was cited when Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
COMPLETION TIME: 9m 55s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0716-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 16 Jul 12, Monday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Randall J. Hartman
THEME: Awards … each of the theme answers starts with something that can be awarded, say as a prize:
17A. Husband's status symbol, possibly : TROPHY WIFE
26A. General Mills baking product : GOLD MEDAL FLOUR
42A. Panel for a complex legal case : BLUE RIBBON JURY
57A. Popular Canadian whisky : CROWN ROYAL
COMPLETION TIME: 05m 15s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0715-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 15 Jul 12, Sunday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Randolph Ross
THEME: “A” Trip Around the World … all of the theme answers are strings of locations that start and end with the letter “A”, with those starting and ending letters “A” overlapping:
22A. Four stops on "A" trip around the world : AFRICASIARGENTINARUBA (Africa Asia Argentina Aruba)
26A. Three more stops : ATLANTALMAATANDORRA (Atlanta Alma-Ata Andorra)
55A. Three more stops : AMERICARIZONALBANIA (America Arizona Albania)
61A. Three more stops : ALGERIALABAMARCADIA (Algeria Alabama Arcadia)
63A. Three more stops : ALBERTALAMEDASTORIA (Alberta Alameda Astoria)
95A. Three more stops : ALTOONARMENIARALSEA (Altoona Armenia ‘Aral Sea’)
100A. Three more stops : ANTARCTICALASKANTIGUA (Antarctica Alaska Antigua)
COMPLETION TIME: 54m 01s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … TEK (tec), KARAT (carat)

0714-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 14 Jul 12, Saturday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Brad Wilber & Doug Peterson
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 28m 38s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0713-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 13 Jul 12, Friday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Jim Horne & Jeff Chen
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 17m 51s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0712-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 12 Jul 12, Thursday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Pawel Fludzinski
THEME: Difficult Things to Be “Between” … all the theme answers are just that, difficult things to be between, according to well-known expressions:
24A. With 37-/46-Across, difficult things to be "between" : THE DEVIL AND
37A. See 24-Across : THE
46A. See 24-Across : DEEP BLUE SEA

3D. With 30-Down, difficult things to be "between" : A ROCK AND A
30D. See 3-Down : HARD PLACE

10D. With 33-Down, difficult things to be "between" : SCYLLA AND
33D. See 10-Down : CHARYBDIS
COMPLETION TIME: 25m 16s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0711-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 11 Jul 12, Wednesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Allan E. Parrish
THEME: Most Important … the theme answers all end in a word that means “most important”:
17A. Joe Clark in "Lean on Me," e.g. : SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
29A. Item on a superintendent's chain : SKELETON KEY
48A. Ripe territory for pirates, once : SPANISH MAIN
63A. Losing player in the first Super Bowl : KANSAS CITY CHIEF
COMPLETION TIME: 12m 11s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0710-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 10 Jul 12, Tuesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Chris A. McGlothlin
THEME: Intersecting Down and Up … each of the theme answers is a well-known expression in the format "down-answer and across-answer", with each down-answer and across-answer pair intersecting:
2D. ___ and 13-Across (on the spot) : THEN (and THERE)
7D. ___ and 14-Across (family) : KITH (and KIN)
11D. ___ and 15-Across (get-to-know-you gathering) : MEET (and GREET)
25D. ___ and 36-Across (two of life's certainties) : DEATH (and TAXES)
28D. ___ and 37-Across (snack option) : CHIPS (and DIP)
31D. ___ and 38-Across (meager meal) : BREAD (and WATER)
48D. ___ and 59-Across (lodger's fee) : ROOM (and BOARD)
51D. ___ and 60-Across (all around) : NEAR (and FAR)
54D. ___ and 61-Across (one way to play) : FAST (and LOOSE)
COMPLETION TIME: 12m 36s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … PROVENENCES (provanences), SHERD (shard)

0709-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 9 Jul 12, Monday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: C. W. Stewart
THEME: What One Can BREAK … each of the theme answers is composed of two words, the first of which is something that can be broken:
67A. Intermission ... or what you can do to the starts of 17-, 24-, 38-, 46- and 59-Across : BREAK

17A. Attorney-to-be : LAW STUDENT (you can BREAK a LAW)
24A. Transaction at Chase or Wells Fargo : BANK DEPOSIT (you can BREAK the BANK)
38A. Rachel Maddow or Rush Limbaugh : NEWS COMMENTATOR (you can BREAK some NEWS)
46A. Def Jam or EMI : RECORD LABEL (you can BREAK a RECORD)
59A. You might carry a bucket to one at a hotel : ICE MACHINE (you can BREAK the ICE)
COMPLETION TIME: 5m 43s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0708-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 8 Jul 12, Sunday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Joel Fagliano
THEME: Make the Change … each of the theme answer is a well-known expression with “the” changed to the prefix “de-” in order to suit the clue:
22A. So happy you can't see straight? : BLINDED BY DELIGHT (blinded by the light)
34A. Argument about a fork-tailed bird? : SWALLOW DEBATE (swallow the bait)
50A. Circle above the airport? : PUT OFF DESCENT (put of the scent)
70A. Making one's way down the corporate ladder? : GOING THROUGH DEMOTIONS (going through the motions)
88A. Breed hatred in? : TEACH TO DETEST (teach to the test)
110A. Woman who's the very best at saying no? : QUEEN OF DENIAL (Queen of the Nile)
122A. Really enjoy giving specifics? : LIVE TO TELL DETAIL (live to tell the tale)
COMPLETION TIME: 40m 56s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0707-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 7 Jul 12, Saturday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Tim Croce
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 25m 38s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 2 … WACKY (WACKO), IGY (I GO)

0706-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 6 Jul 12, Friday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Peter Wentz
THEME: None
COMPLETION TIME: 19m 57s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0705-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 5 Jul 12, Thursday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Ian Livengood
THEME: SHIFT KEY … this is a rebus puzzle with a twist. The rebus squares contain a number which is used for the down answers. The across answers use the symbol associated with that number that is accessed on a keyboard by pressing the SHIFT KEY:
68A. Something that's pressed, which helps explain this puzzle's theme : SHIFT KEY

1A. Mysterious figure : SASQU(AT)CH
6D. Big name in 35-Across : 2PAC

9A. Stating in detail, with "on" : EX(POUND)ING
11D. Reason to wear glasses at home? : 3DTV

22A. Potential beach find : SAND (DOLLAR)
26D. Toyota model beginning in 1984 : 4RUNNER

51A. Portions : (PERCENT)AGES
28D. Band with the 2004 hit "She Will Be Loved" : MAROON 5

67A. Nurses, e.g. : (CARET)AKERS
44D. Red Roof Inn competitor : MOTEL 6
COMPLETION TIME: 26m 32s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0704-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 4 Jul 12, Wednesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Caleb Madison
THEME: PIXAR Movies … the theme answers are all movies released by Pixar, including the first and last letters in the grid which are circled, giving “UP”:
17A. 2007 : RATATOUILLE
20A. 1998, with "A" : BUG’S LIFE
40A. Company whose movies, not counting sequels, are all included in this puzzle [Circled Squares (UP): 2009] : PIXAR
57A. 1995 : TOY STORY
61A. 2004, with "The" : INCREDIBLES
11D. 2003 : FINDING NEMO
13D. 2012 : BRAVE
23D. 2001 : MONSTERS, INC
27D. 2006 : CARS
50D. 2008 : WALL-E
COMPLETION TIME: 21m 56s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0703-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 3 Jul 12, Tuesday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Robin Weintraub
THEME: Adding STER … all of the theme answers are well-known, two-word expression with the suffix -STER added to one word:
17A. Cheer to an interstate trucker? : GO TEAM(STER)
28A. One who peruses the dictionary? : WEB(STER) BROWSER
45A. Newsman Anderson with a theology degree? : MINI(STER) COOPER
59A. One who's very good at rocking the cradle? : YO-YO MA(STER)
COMPLETION TIME: 7m 16s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

0702-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 2 Jul 12, Monday



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CROSSWORD SETTER: Bernice Gordon
THEME: French Writer’s Anagrams … each of the theme answers is in two parts, the first being the name of a French writer, and the second an anagram of that writer’s name:
20A. French writer's apprehension by the police? : SARTRE’S ARREST
25A. French writer's state of drunkenness? : PROUST’S STUPOR
43A. French writer's two-under-par holes? : LESAGE’S EAGLES
49A. French writer's boardwalk booth operator? : RACINE’S CARNIE
COMPLETION TIME: 5m 54s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0

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