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Author Topic: PUZ, January 2020  (Read 17978 times)

Glenn9999

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PUZ, January 2020
« on: January 06, 2020, 12:26:19 AM »
As always, be sure to copy the contents below to TXT file and then load that in Across Lite to get your PUZ file.

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Jan 6, 2020
<AUTHOR>
Craig Stowe / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
STAFF.FRANC.CSI
PABLO.ROXIE.HAL
LIBERTYBELL.ABE
EPEE.HEE..INRE.
EES.BIRDONAWIRE
NISSAN..PICASSO
...ILK.GAL..MAN
.LUCKOFTHEDRAW.
REP..VEE.GOO...
EVICTEE..REESES
FINGERLAKES.ALP
.TAIL..UNE.SLUR
JAR.LEADINGLADY
ATM.ENDIT.YODEL
YES.ROOTS.MESSY
<ACROSS>
Hired help
Swiss currency
Show with a Miami spin-off
With 31-Across, Spanish artist with a Blue Period
"Chicago" showgirl
"2001" computer
*American independence symbol with a storied crack
Civil War prez
Fencing sword
"__ Haw"
About, on a memo
Some MIT grads
*1990 Gibson/Hawn film
Xterra automaker
See 14-Across
Type
Four qts.
Guy
*Pure chance, in poker and lotteries
Gym exercise unit
Peace symbol
Sticky stuff
One kicked out
Maker of candy "Pieces"
*Group of narrow bodies of water in upstate New York
European mount
Waggable dog part
Deux halved
Shpeak thish way
Cookie container
Female box office star, and what the starts of the answers to starred clues can have
All-hrs. cash source
Break up with a partner
Mountain song
"I'll do it!"
Plant anchors
Like Oscar Madison's room
<DOWN>
Organ near the stomach
Taiwan's capital
Monastic sister's superior
Run away from
Jump-joy link
Line cook's cooker
Dressed like a boxer entering the ring
Firefighter's tool
Nothing
Pertaining to the abdominal cavity
Compelling charm
Handheld reciprocating cutting tool
Land in la mer
Consider
"Straight Outta Compton" rappers
Pitcher's wrong move
Colorful fish
Color named for an African river
Ages and ages
[Not my mistake]
Onetime telecom giant
Rise in the air, as in a magic act
Indignant
Have a hunch
Bucks' mates
Canapé topper
Football official
Cinematic FX
Bank employee
Beet and bean
Manages to evade
In an acrobatic fashion
Accountant's investigation
Furrows, as one's brows
Gin flavoring
Leno on TV
Rock producer Brian
Excitement
Workout facility

trauer1282

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2020, 08:22:33 AM »
Thank you and Happy New Year Glenn9999!   8)

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 12:02:37 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Jan 7, 2020
<AUTHOR>
David Poole / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
RAGA.ETRE.SACHS
FLOW.LAIR.CROOK
KIdaroUND.ACUTE
...ROI.GOAL.SDI
WordaSSOCIATION
WIE.MEH..SWINGS
INN...OLDHAT...
.KOMODodraGONS.
...ANITRA...EAT
OPORTO..MBA.ONE
SALVAdoraLLENDE
MSS.RENE.OLE...
OTERI.ROCKYROAD
SANTA.YIPE.IDLE
ESSEN.ELLS.EDEN
<REBUS>
MARK ;
<ACROSS>
Indian music style
French "to be"
Goldman __: investment banking giant
Go with the __
Thieves' hideout
Thief
Not be serious
Like the accent in passé
French monarch
Hockey score
Cold War mil. program
"Answer with the first thing that comes to mind" exercise
Golfer Michelle
"I've seen better"
Playground equipment
Quaint lodging
Passé
World's largest lizards
"Peer Gynt Suite" dancer
"Mangia!"
Wine city north of Lisbon
CEO's degree
Wallet single
'70s Chilean president
Ed.'s backlog
Actress Russo
World Cup cheer
Funny Cheri
Nutty ice cream parlor order ... and a hint to each set of circled letters
Seasonal mall temp
"Omigosh!"
Loitering, say
German steel city
Some pipe joints
Utopia
<DOWN>
D.C. United's former stadium
"Green Book" Oscar winner Mahershala
Neptune or Pluto
Palme d'Or, e.g.
Kid-lit girl who lives on the "tippy-top floor" of the Plaza Hotel
Cross-shaped Greek letter
Second Beatle on the "Abbey Road" cover
Ambulance patient's MD
Scoundrel
Fly ball's path
"My __ Vinny": 1992 comedy
Show-off
Wound yarn units
Travel aimlessly
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" host Tyler
1914-'18 conflict, briefly
Farm grunt
Nevada casino city
Photo session
Latin jazz great Puente
Pres. or P.M.
Pulitzer category
Sportscaster Albert
Toronto native
LED component
Hard-to-miss sign
Beach pailful
Summer shirt
Be absorbed gradually
Farfalle and fusilli
Acting twins Mary-Kate and Ashley
Cambridge chaps
Treaty partner
Sandwich shop specification
Lubricate again
Like "Stranger Things"
Numbered hwy.
Lowest-ranking NCO
Roulette bet
Brewpub pour
Thieves' hideout

Hawk

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 03:50:47 AM »
Once again, thank you very much Glenn.

BJMcBean

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 10:12:54 AM »
Thanks, Glenn. I really appreciate your providing me with one of my daily fixes.

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 12:02:38 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Wed, Jan 8, 2020
<AUTHOR>
Robin Stears / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
ACC.MCAN.ABSURD
SRA.AINT.CLOSER
SANDRAOH.LONELY
AVIATOR.RUBYDEE
YANG.SAGA..STAY
STEAL.KANYE.OSE
...MIC.SCUM.BED
..SAMANTHABEE..
CSU.OMAR.NEV...
OWN.SONIA.DEWAR
NOSE..NCIS.NAVE
JOHNJAY.RALLIED
UNISON.BOBBYVEE
RENOWN.AURA.ENE
EDERLE.STAR.ROM
<ACROSS>
Clemson's NCAA div.
Thom of shoes
Preposterous
Mexican Mrs.
"__ that the truth!"
Bullpen ace
"Killing Eve" star
Remote
Cockpit figure
Award-winning "A Raisin in the Sun" actress
Yin partner
It's a long story
Legal postponement
Terrific bargain
West with 21 Grammys
Sugar suffix
Open __ night
Bathtub buildup
Spot for pillow talk
"Full Frontal" host
23-campus West Coast ed. system
General Bradley
Ariz. neighbor
Part of MYOB and BYOB
Justice Sotomayor
Big name in whisky
Wine quality
Long-running Mark Harmon military drama
Congregation area
First chief justice
Made a comeback
Synchronicity
"Take Good Care of My Baby" singer
Fame
Luminous glow
KC-to-NYC dir.
English Channel swimmer
Walk of Fame figure
CD-__
<DOWN>
Analyzes for purity
Decorative neckwear
Bloodhound, e.g.
Gas station store
They're often exchanged in Venice
Hooded Arctic jacket
Unspecified degree
Org. with a "Speak Freely" blog
Gooey mass
Some HDTVs
Was
Turn loose
Unmoved
Portuguese explorer Vasco
Italian alternative
Stomach-related
Bridal party rides
Chinese currency
Insert into an email, as a video
Commando garb, for short
Pleasant forecast word
Live-in helper, perhaps
In equal shares
Cast a spell, say
Passed out
Freshen by opening windows
Written relinquishing of rights
"Skin Mind Balance" brand
Cash in
Former CNN journalist David
Hummus brand
Lower jaw
Pulitzer poet Sexton
Letter-shaped brace
English lit degrees

phil262

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 08:31:35 AM »
I guess it's my turn to say thanks  ;D

Thanks, Glenn

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 12:11:06 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Thu, Jan 9, 2020
<AUTHOR>
Christopher Adams / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x16
<GRID>
CUP..PADMA..SAG
ASH..SPOOL..CHI
MAYO.YENTE.HAHN
..SHOWSTOPPER..
FLICKA...POLYPS
LECARRE.FOULSUP
AVILA.XCI.ROPER
MISC..CUE..DINE
ETTU.METRO.OCTA
SYST.ALECK.LEED
...TUMS.ELAL...
EMBALM...AMYTAN
LAO.NAP.SHE.ICU
EXCLAMATIONMARK
NICE.IDIOM.ERIE
AMEX.ASANA.LADS
<ACROSS>
Coffee holder
"Top Chef" host Lakshmi
Droop
Tapped-off remnant
Thread holder
T'ai __
Club condiment
"Fiddler" meddler
Chemistry Nobelist Otto
Big musical number ... or what 60-Across is to four puzzle answers?
"My Friend" title horse
Coral creatures
"A Legacy of Spies" author
Makes a mess of
St. Teresa's town
VII x XIII
Rodeo performer
Catchall abbr.
Pool tool
Eat in style
Dramatic accusation
Paris transit
Deca- minus two
GPS part: Abbr.
Smart __
Eco-friendly certification letters
Tablet named for an organ
Kosher food carrier
Preserve, in a way
"The Joy Luck Club" novelist
Philosopher __-tzu
Short rest
Word for a woman
Hosp. area
Decisive ending
"I like that"
Cool beans or warm fuzzies
Great Lake city
MC alternative
Yoga pose
Word for men
<DOWN>
Dash attachment
NATO founding member
The Curies, e.g.
Propaganda battle
Tarzan raisers
"Cut it out!"
Con __: briskly
Syrian city
Member of a 1990s girl group
Spa sigh
Martini default
Musical revue performed in the nude
Musical whose first run won 10 Tony Awards
Gumbo pod
Refill a glass, say
Fire sign
Flippancy
Mambo legend Tito
Nutella, e.g.
Shines
Cutthroat, as competition
Meet-__: romcom device
Musical featuring ABBA songs
Musical awarded a special Pulitzer in 1944
Radius neighbor
"You said it!"
Justice Kagan
Pithy saying
Lawn game
Wonder Woman topper
Pungent
Zaps for dinner
Sketchbooks
"The Da Vinci Code" priory
Supervillain Luthor
Hermana de la madre
__ B: 9-Down's professional name

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2020, 10:26:53 PM »
You're welcome, everyone!  8)

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2020, 12:13:10 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Jan 20, 2020
<AUTHOR>
MaryEllen Uthlaut / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
SAPS.CAGER.ELF.
EROO.ARENA.VIII
ACes.press.oMEN
lat.teAS.POKERS
EDITH.YES.AERIE
RECOILS.TARDIER
...GEE.TAU..CRT
..COFFEEBREAK..
ANA..TAN.ARP...
TURKEYS.TEASERS
RATER.TOO.TENET
INHERE.SUmo.cha
Acap.pucci.noEL
LEGO.ISAAC.ORAL
.DEN.CARNE.WETS
<REBUS>
MARK ;
<ACROSS>
Drains of strength
Hoops player
Immortal Middle-earth dweller
Suffix with switch
Gladiator's realm
Henry __, who had six marriages
Gets an A on, as a test
Bench __: exercise
Red sky at morning, to a sailor
Long. crosser
Darjeeling and oolong
Fire stirrers
Writer Wharton
"Indubitably!"
Hawk's nest
Shrinks back
Like a student arriving ten minutes after the bell, as opposed to five
"Golly!"
Greek cross
Old PC component
Midmorning work time-out, and a hint to this puzzle's circles
Santa __ winds
Convert (hide) into leather
Dada pioneer Jean
Roasted holiday birds
Clickbait links, e.g.
Movie critic, when giving stars
As well
Religious belief
Hider's location-revealing words
Japanese wrestling
Half a Latin dance
Put __ on: limit
Fashion designer Emilio
Christmas carol
Toy building block
Sir __ Newton
Word-of-mouth
Bear's shelter
Chili con __
Moistens
<DOWN>
Putty, for example
Video game area
Written in verse
Sailor's "Help!"
Flowing garb for Batman
Orderly arrangements
Sextet after the golden rings
USN rank
Abrasive tool
Brought to mind
Funny five-line verse
More passionate
Newspaper leaflet, say
Porch pirate, for one
Rowboat mover
Like takeout food
Wild guess
Southpaw
Surrounding glows
Decalogue number
Rome's Punic Wars foe
Toward sunrise
Muse of poetry
Church recess
On __ basis: for testing purposes
Characterized by subtle distinctions
Not turn off
Be wrong
Bird on a Froot Loops box
"Sing another one!"
Warm up, as leftovers
Hems and haws
Grouchy Muppet
Large-scale tale
Computer devices bearing little resemblance to their real-life namesakes
Can. neighbor
"It's __ or never"

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 12:22:20 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Jan 21, 2020
<AUTHOR>
Chase Dittrich / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
GASP.CHIP.SEDAN
ALIA.HOMO.TERSE
MILL.ELAL.ARIES
MAKEARACKET.VAT
ASSTS...AMUSE..
...TIARA.SEATED
HAVEABALL.SCHWA
IDI..ANTIC..REF
CACAO.GOTOCOURT
SMELLS.SEWER...
..VODKA...SITUP
XKE.LIVETOSERVE
MARDI.ODIN.NOUN
ARSON.IDLE.TOLD
SLATE.DYES.SPAS
<ACROSS>
Sound of disbelief
Feature of some debit cards
Ford Fusion, e.g.
Latin "others"
__ erectus
To the point
Wander aimlessly (about)
Israeli carrier
Pisces follower
Be noisy, or equip for tennis?
Brewery tub
Admin. aides
Tickle pink
Beauty contest prize
Ready for dinner
Enjoy oneself, or be ready for tennis?
Upside-down "e," in phonetics
Dictator Amin
Shenanigan
Gridiron "zebra"
Chocolate source
Sue, or leave for tennis?
Requires Febreze, maybe
"Les Misérables" escape route
Cosmopolitan spirits
Order to a sloucher
Classic Jaguar
Be helpful, or enjoy playing tennis?
__ Gras
Chief Asgard god
Sentence structure element
Crime that might involve accelerants
Sit in park, say
Spilled the beans
Online magazine with a "Dear Prudence" advice column
Hair salon supplies
Relaxing resorts
<DOWN>
Ray type
Identity-concealing name
Jockey's apparel
Bob Ross accessory
Singer with a Best Actress Oscar
Hi, in Barcelona
Apple desktop
Music genre with accordions
Easter Island sights
End of a musket?
Convenience for diners on the go
Well out of the harbor
Chick site
Tibet's continent
First-responder letters
Cul-de-__
Lawyers' org.
Struck the bell
Singers below mezzo-sopranos
Decorative pitcher
Nutty
Minute Maid fruity juice boxes
NBA commissioner Silver
The other way around
Miller __: beer brand
"Don't have a __, man!"
Teléfono greeting
Long-established
Prefix with pool or pit
Points in the right direction
Tackle a slope
Circumvent
Unit being deployed
Throat dangler
Remains unsettled, as a payment
Dec. holiday
Two-time NBA MVP Malone known as "The Mailman"
Whirlpool
Dominoes piece
Smallest bills
Part of an ellipsis

trauer1282

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 05:23:47 AM »
I don't know Glenn... this one didn't appear until more than 20 minutes past midnight.  ;D Many thanks as always.

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2020, 12:21:15 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Jan 27, 2020
<AUTHOR>
Frank Virzi / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
LAMAS.REBEL.RTE
GNASH.ALEXA.ERN
EDGEOFNIGHT.FAA
.SNARL.ESOTERIC
HOE.TAD..RELENT
MOTHS.EMIT.ISEE
ONSET.BENET.HED
...WOMANSDAY...
GED.POTSY.IAMBS
ALEN.DEAN.LOIRE
INSITU..CEL.CIS
NICHOLAS.EIGHT.
INE.TALKINGHEAD
NON.ATTIC.HELIO
GST.LEONE.TEENS
<ACROSS>
Tibetan monks
Rise up against authority
U.S. interstate, e.g.
Grind, as teeth
Amazon Echo Dot's voice service
West end?
*Mystery/soap (1956-'84) that ultimately dropped "The" from its title
Pilot-licensing org.
"Grrr!" is one
Understood by a select few
Garden shed tool
Smidge
Give in
Light-circling insects
Send out
"Got it"
Start, as of symptoms
John Brown's eulogist Stephen Vincent __
"If only __ listened"
*One of the four Seven Sisters magazines that are still in print
H.S. equivalency test
Hopscotch
Sonnet line quintet
Chrysler Building architect William Van ___
Campus official
Longest river in France
As found
Cartoon frame
Prefix with gender
Christmas saint
Quarterfinalists' count
Suffix with alp
*Televised panelist shown from the shoulders up
Opposite of oui
Under-the-roof room
Prefix for sun
Clock-setting std.
Sierra __, Africa
Prom attendees
<DOWN>
Tee size: Abbr.
"... et cetera"
Fridge stickers
On the briny
*Infielder typically between second and third
Campaigned
Nobelist Wiesel
Pleads
Urged strongly
Barista's creation
Browser update button
New employee
Passed, as a bill
Miami's st.
Yale student
Med. care plan
Campaign face-off
Use an axe on
High-IQ group
Simpatico (like Justin Timberlake's band?)
Rear warning lamp, and what can go with the end of each answer to a starred clue
Soften, as one's voice level
Ex-NBA star Ming
Opposite of losing, weightwise
Weather-changing currents
Climber's downward journey
"Glee" star Lea __
Great __: London's island
French possessive
Medical research org.
Bottom line
Dusk, in poetry
Choral part
Organ that may itch
Indian butter
__ cream soda
Spanish two

aquinn

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 08:06:26 AM »
Thanks Glenn.  Much appreciated.

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, January 2020
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2020, 12:23:06 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Jan 28, 2020
<AUTHOR>
Gail Grabowski and Bruce Venzke / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
HABIT.SENDS.LAD
OSAKA.INURE.APE
TAKEOVERBID.SPA
PLEASEGO..EASEL
OAR..GENDERBIAS
TRICIA..ULSTER.
SKEIN.AREA.....
..STARBILLING..
.....UFOS.DRAPE
.AGATHA..TOAMAN
SPIDERBITE..ETC
MODEM..TOSSESTO
EGG.POWERHITTER
LEE.TRAMS.FRERE
LET.SAYSO.TERNS
<ACROSS>
Sister's attire
Transmits, as a text
Young guy
2019 Australian Open winner Naomi
Get used (to)
King Kong or Donkey Kong
Corporate acquisition offer
Pampering place
"You should leave now"
Studio stand
Crew team's blade
Unfair hiring practice
Nixon's older daughter
Belfast's province
Coil of yarn
Geometry product
Marquee actor's honor
"Close Encounters" hoverers, briefly
Arrange loosely
Christie of mystery
Without exception
Life-changing incident for Peter Parker
"Yada, yada, yada" letters
Link to the internet
Has an easy catch with
Soufflé need
One batting cleanup who gets a lot of the stat hidden in 17-, 24-, 34- and 48-Across
Big name in jeans
Airport shuttles
"__ Jacques"
Give permission to
Final authority
Fork-tailed seabirds
<DOWN>
Family-style Asian dishes
Just for fun
Bear claw makers
DIY furniture store
Art community NNE of Santa Fe
Prolonged battle
Scandal-plagued energy giant
Well-worn pencil
Soft & __: deodorant
Matzo meals
Collie of old TV
Become visible
Handshake events
"Tom's Diner" singer Suzanne
NYC dance company
Dramatic one-on-ones
Airline that doesn't fly on Shabbat
Op. __: footnote abbr.
__ flash: quickly
Britcom starring Jennifer Saunders
__ Grande
Industrial area of western Germany
Words of commitment
Agency under FDR
Casino regular
Dressmaker's guide
Concert extras
Orbital high point
1959 Sandra Dee title role
Drink suffix
Dangles a carrot in front of
New Age pianist John
Get a whiff of
Market express lane units
Sculpted form
Sort (through)
Basic French verb
Man-mouse connector
Method

 


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