Monday, November 1, 2010

NYT Tuesday 11/2/10 Brendan Emmett Quigley - Solution

Here is the solution for the New York Times crossword puzzle dated Tuesday November 2, 2010. This is an abbreviated post, as I am currently on vacation and don't have a reliable internet connection. Full commentaries will resume as soon as possible.
Solving time: 5 mins (solo, no solving aids)
Clue of the puzz: 18a brow {Sweat spot}
Solution

Brendan Emmett Quigley
Grid art by Sympathy [about the grid colors]

Theme

Long answers end with 57a dressings {What the last words in 16-, 22-, 36- and 48-Across are}.
16a dude ranch {Where a cowpuncher may work}
22a White Russian {Drink made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream}
36a pardon my French {"Sorry if that rude word offended you"}
48a Julius Caesar {Play whence the phrase "the most unkindest cut of all"}
Crucimetrics [about Crucimetrics]
CompilersBrendan Emmett Quigley / Will Shortz
Grid15x14 with 34 (16.2%) black squares
Answers71 (average length 4.96)
Theme squares59 (33.5%)
Scrabble points301 (average 1.71)
Letters usedABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Other Clues

1a BBs {Toy gun shot}; 4a IBM-PC {Machine that was often cloned}; 9a atom {Molecular matter}; 13a ELO {"Don't Bring Me Down" band, for short}; 14a ratio {It may be "golden" in mathematics}; 15a mako {Kind of shark}; 18a brow {Sweat spot}; 19a Eton {School attended by James Bond ... and Ian Fleming}; 20a Kodiaks {Big bears}; 26a skis {Equipment for Olympian Lindsey Vonn}; 27a tantes {Aunts, in Arles}; 30a Ari {"Exodus" hero}; 33a cees {Grades in the mid-70s}; 35a ciao {"Arrivederci"}; 40a oboe {Double-reed woodwind}; 41a endo- {Prefix with -morphism}; 42a oho! {"What a pleasant surprise!"}; 43a pen pal {Letter-writing prisoner, perhaps}; 46a cinq {Quatre + un}; 53a Alateen {Group for young people coping with parental substance abuse}; 55a Iago {"Othello" villain}; 56a kiwi {Green fruit}; 61a idée {___ fixe}; 62a Tevye {"Fiddler on the Roof" milkman}; 63a die {Game cube}; 64a nods {Signs of approval}; 65a op art {Pictures that may be difficult to focus on}; 66a yes {Word repeated in a classic "When Harry Met Sally ..." scene}.

1d bedew {Moisten, as grass}; 2d Bluth {Animator Don}; 3d so do I {"Same here"}; 4d irr. {Like the verb "to be": Abbr.}; 5d baa {Sheep's cry}; 6d mtn. {Everest, e.g.: Abbr.}; 7d picks {Selects}; 8d co-host {Any regular on "The View," e.g.}; 9d ambiance {Atmosphere, as at a restaurant}; 10d Tarantino {Quentin who directed "Inglourious Basterds"}; 11d OK, OK! {"I get it already!"}; 12d mows {Does some lawn work}; 17d ENTs {Sinusitis docs}; 21d día {1/7 of a Spanish week}; 23d Ekco {Kitchen utensil brand name}; 24d rien {Nothing, in Paris}; 25d Use Me {1972 #2 hit for Bill Withers}; 28d each {Individually}; 29d SoHo {Greenwich Village neighbor}; 30d a pop {Individually}; 31d Rabe {"Streamers" playwright David}; 32d iron-jawed {Exhibiting fierce determination}; 34d syncs {Matches, as two tapes}; 37d deputies {Sheriffs' sidekicks}; 38d FDIC {Bank guarantor, for short}; 39d Rona {"Five Women" author Jaffe}; 44d ale {Word that can follow pale, brown or cask}; 45d lied to {Told fibs}; 47d QE II {British monarch beginning in '52}; 49d UN rep {Overseas diplomat in N.Y.C., say}; 50d Sandy {Little Orphan Annie's dog}; 51d Aggie {Texas A&M athlete}; 52d Roses {Rock's Guns N' ___}; 53d akin {Like, with "to"}; 54d lido {Beach resort at the entrance to the Lagoon of Venice}; 58d Eva {Model Herzigova}; 59d Syr. {Six-Day War land: Abbr.}; 60d set {Word with the longest entry in the O.E.D.}.

2 comments:

Yoss said...

I had a 15x15 grid and no hints for 13-down or 57-down. Was that part of the puzzle? Or did the Herald Tribune make a major blunder typesetting this puzzle? Did you all get a 14x15 grid?

Crossword Man said...

Today's NYT puzzle is a 15x15, and 13 and 57 are acrosses only. Thought you might be trying the syndicated puzzle, but that doesn't have 13 and 57 down either. Who is the constructor for the puzzle you're trying to solve??