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Author Topic: PUZ, Dec. 2018  (Read 2508 times)

trauer1282

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PUZ, Dec. 2018
« on: December 24, 2018, 11:43:25 AM »
Here's the Monday LAT puzzle, and I hope it's up to the usual "Glen9999 quality"!  In his words: For those who don't know, copy the contents below into a text file and load that in Across Lite and you'll get the puzzle.
 
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Dec 24, 2018
<AUTHOR>
By Robert E. Lee Morris / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
PATCH.ACRID.ZAP
ONCUE.THETA.ELO
SIMPLESIMON.SOO
...OILER..GATOR
CALF.MAPLELEAFS
ELITES..EXEC...
ABNER.THAI..DEP
SUGARSUBSTITUTE
EMO..PLOT.RABAT
...SOUL..ORNATE
BROWNDERBY.KISS
LOAFS..IRENE...
ABS.POWDEREDWIG
ZIT.ESTEE.SUAVE
ENS.COORS.SPREE
<ACROSS>
Pumpkin-growing place
Bitter
Heat in the microwave
How a timely stage entrance is made
Letter after eta
"Strange Magic" band
Pieman meeter of rhyme
Jack of "Barney Miller"
Persian Gulf ship
Croc's cousin
Bovine baby
Toronto NHL team
Upper crust groups
Corp. kingpin
Baseball's Doubleday
Pad __: Asian noodles dish
Bank acct. addition
Artificial sweetener ... and what the end of 17-, 26-, 48- and 58- Across is, literally
Moody music genre
Scheme
Capital of Morocco
Motown music genre
Highly adorned
Iconic hat-shaped L.A. restaurant
Hershey's nibble
Goldbricks
"Fame" singer Cara
Six-pack muscles
George Washington hairpiece
Tiny source of teen angst
__ Lauder
Debonair
USN rank
Light beer brand
Binge
<DOWN>
Stamp sellers: Abbr.
Singer DiFranco
Film buffs' channel
Brit's hot "spot"
Prefix with port
Totally lost
Nest tweet
Sleep stage
Simpson trial judge Lance __
Hang down
Keebler cracker
Socially chilly
Standard & __
Shade trees
Former nuclear agcy.
Stop
LP record
Jargon
Fewest
Way off the highway
Miscalculate
Bridal gown netting
"The Deuce" network
Persian Gulf emirate
French states
"For __ sake!"
Tater
Like damaged mdse. on sale
Really drunk
Personal ad woman: Abbr.
Unsolicited, as a manuscript
__ and terminer: criminal court
Burn brightly
Batman's sidekick
Brewers' kilns
Successful hitchhiker
Saints quarterback Drew
Storied loch
Baja bear
Intl. commerce group
Basic card game
"__ been thinking ... "
"Golly!"

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, Dec. 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 12:33:35 AM »
Merry Christmas!  Here's a puzzle!

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Dec 25, 2018
<AUTHOR>
By Mark McClain / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
SMART.OPAL.ONEA
TORAH.DANA.BODS
EBENEZERSCROOGE
PSA.BOSS.QUEBEC
...TAOS.CUBS...
JACOBMARLEY.ATE
AGREE..EAR..MAX
BAAS.PALMS.TIKI
BIZ..RBI..EASES
ANY.BOBCRATCHIT
...OATY.ECHO...
BEAGLE.ALTI.ACA
ACHRISTMASCAROL
TREE.TROT.AXIOM
SUMS.SAKE.LEAKS
<ACROSS>
Clever or stylish
October gem
Most eligible, draftwise
Temple scroll
"The X-Files" agent Scully
Gym specimens
Film character #1 (played by George C. Scott in 1984)
Non-commercial TV commercial
Order (around)
Canadian province with a French motto
New Mexico art hub
Little bears
Film character #2 (played by Leo G. Carroll in 1938)
Polished off
Go along (with)
Spot for an AirPod
The Grinch's dog
Meadow bleats
Fronts of hands
__ torch: party light
Commercial URL suffix
Sac fly result
Makes simpler
No particular one
Film character #3 (played by Kermit the Frog in 1992)
Like many breakfast bars
Resound
Long-eared dog
Height: Pref.
Fed. law known as Obamacare
Novella that introduced the three film characters
Shade provider
Jog
Geometric truth
Totals
Drink with sushi
Plumbing issues
<DOWN>
How-to instruction
Unruly crowds
Geometric product
Sought office
George Herman Ruth's nickname
Ukrainian city
Golf scorecard numbers
Q&A part: Abbr.
Glossy coatings
Orchestral reeds
Rookie, in gaming
Sharp part of a sheet of paper
"Just __!"
Repeated Mazda ad word
Shade of red
Wiggled digits
Chowder morsel
Hutt in "Star Wars"
"Time and __": illustrated Jack Finney novel
Outlandish, as an idea
Artifact
Barn-raising sect
"Oh Myyy!" memoirist George
Be real
Some public demonstrations
First name in advice
Tex-Mex snack
Principled
Indonesian resort island
"I can __": words of empathy
Doesn't just sit there
Fairy tale beasts
Dugout rack items
Earth tone
"Excuse me ... "
Run __: go wild
Puccini solo
Kitchen worker
Help for the poor
Refrain syllable
Firefighter's tool

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, Dec. 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 03:11:54 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Wed, Dec 26, 2018
<AUTHOR>
By David Poole / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
DEAN.GINOS.DOFF
URGE.OSOLE.EVIL
BROWBEATEN.SAVE
....ISAO.EFILED
FLAPJACK.SAL...
REROOT..MCQUEEN
ADIEU.SHOES.UNE
COOT.CLUBS.IDBE
AUS.BOOTS.SCOLD
STOKING..STEROL
...ARC.POPULACE
BLONDE.RCAF....
RIPS.ROYALFLUSH
EZRA.TROLL.ASHE
WAYS.OKRAS.ONYX
<ACROSS>
Campus VIP
__ East, Chicago-based pizza chain
Remove politely, as one's hat
Entreat
"__ Mio"
Malevolence
Bullied
Word processor command
World Golf Hall of Famer Aoki
Used TurboTax, perhaps
Breakfast fare
Actor Mineo
Take to a new planter
"12 Years a Slave" director Steve or "Bullitt" star Steve (not the same person)
Farewell that is bid
Pumps and platforms
Sorbonne article
Black-plumed pond swimmer
See 54-Across
"__ glad to!"
Hung. neighbor
Gives the heave-ho
Rebuke
Stirring up, as resentment
Solid alcohol
Circle segment
Commoners
Like Dagwood's wife
Ottawa-based flying gp.
Material flaws
What's hidden at the ends of 17-, 23-, 29-, 43- and 47-Across--if all are in, say, 38-Across
"Fantastic Beasts" actor Miller
Twitter troublemaker
"Off the Court" autobiographer Arthur
__ and means
Gumbo pods
Cameo stone
<DOWN>
Name
Throw wildly, say
Fourth word in the "Star Wars" intro
Part of four state names
Attacks
Fashion designer Mizrahi
Unacceptable
World Cup cry
Grows old
Arnaz-Ball production company
Racecourse shape
Dave Brubeck classic "Take __"
Took off
Exquisite trinket
Web help pgs.
Skirmish
Escorted to the exit
Melodic passage
Auden, Blake or Coleridge
Tough crowds
"Why I Live at the P.O." author Welty
As a whole
Acupuncture tool
Tough going
Crude shelter
Any one of Bach's Brandenburgs
Most sparsely populated Eur. country
Owl or osprey
Odds and ends
"Dust in the Wind" band
Stone chips
Richard who played "The Wiz" in 1978
City west of Daytona Beach
Make, as beer
Oscar winner Minnelli
Nashville venue
Mork's planet
Vientiane language
Org. with admirals
Far from forward
Jinx

 


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