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Author Topic: LA Times PUZ, March 2021  (Read 4547 times)

trauer1282

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LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« on: March 01, 2021, 02:44:45 PM »
As always, copy to a text file and then load in Across Lite to get the PUZ file.

Nick  8)

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Mar 1, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Catherine Cetta / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
GOATS.ATRIA.CAR
ALLEY.LOANS.ALE
FIBEROPTICS.TAN
FOOT.PHASE.ACME
ESME.TALENTSHOW
...REF...TRIO..
ADS.AORTA.ANNOY
DIP.TRAILED.TEE
AMASS.DELVE.ODS
..CHAR...IDI...
LIEUTENANT.SCAT
INST.TEPEE.LALA
BAH.FALSESTARTS
ENO.AILED.INLET
LET.BLESS.ADORE
<ACROSS>
Nannies and billies
Skylit courtyards
Toyota Prius, e.g.
Tin Pan __
Transactions with interest
Pub pour
*Data transmission science
Khaki-colored
Pedal pusher
Full moon, e.g.
Cartoon maker of iron bird seed
Salinger teen who says, "I prefer stories about squalor"
*Elementary school fundraiser
Whistle blower
Piece for three instruments
They're often pop-ups
Major artery
Irritate
Quick swim
Fell behind
Golf ball holder
Stockpile
Dig deeply (into)
Pigs out (on), briefly
Blacken in a pan
Dictator Amin
*Rank for TV's Columbo
"Shoo!"
The "I" in MIT: Abbr.
Ceremonial conical structure
Tra-__: refrain syllables
"__, humbug!"
Track meet infractions ... or short words hiding at the beginning of the answers to starred clues
Musician Brian
Had the flu, say
Cove, e.g.
Tennis do-over
Sanctify
Love to pieces
<DOWN>
Faux pas
Mixed bags
"Tuesdays With Morrie" author Mitch
Wobble
Leb. neighbor
A, as in Athens
Invoice word
Employee's reward
Motivate
Biblical beast of burden
Not be fooled by
San Antonio mission
Continue to subscribe
Decide on
Z __ zebra
Swapped
Patronizes, as a restaurant
Oral health org.
Not bright, as a light
Many a NASA mission
"Far out, dude!"
White-__: formal
Every one
Ref. work that added "YOLO" in 2016
Proposer's preferred response
Paperless party announcements
"__ up!": "Quiet!"
Sell directly to the consumer
Manhattan or Staten
Defame in print
Foolish
Woman's name backward or forward
Vaulted alcoves
Requirements
Monte __
Raise a hemline on, say
Sample, as food
Tide alternative
Spanish aunt
« Last Edit: March 03, 2021, 06:52:17 AM by trauer1282 »

trauer1282

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Re: PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 07:52:05 AM »

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Mar 2, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Jeffrey Wechsler / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
BEA.REC.JETSONS
ILLMOVE.ADAPTED
BLEATED.PILATES
BICYCLERACER...
.SKI...ENTS.USB
...MELDS...ANAL
UNA.DIETSNAPPLE
RAMADAN.VICTIMS
BOBBYRYDELL.NAS
AMIS...INSUM...
NIT.BASE...IDO.
...COMPUTERNERD
AQUARIA.EXOTICA
CURRENT.CATSCAN
HAIRDOS.HMO.ESE
<ACROSS>
Arthur with Emmys
DVR copying button
Futuristic TV family
Reply to "Excuse me, you're in my seat"
Modified to fit
Reacted to shearing
Fitness regimen
*Tour de France participant
Manage moguls
Rhinitis docs
Thumb drive port
Pinochle combos
Meticulous to a fault
__ vez: Rosa's "once"
*Lo-cal tea brand
Islamic holy month
Scam targets
*Singer who's the namesake of the high school in "Grease"
Rapper Lil __ X
Poirot's pals
"To recap ... "
Small point
Pedestal or plinth
Wedding vow
One who might use one of the ends of the answers to starred clues
SeaWorld tanks
Collectibles from afar
Happening now
Med. imaging procedure
Bob and weave
Medical ins. plan
Denver-to-Wichita dir.
<DOWN>
Lettuce variety
"The Name Game" singer Shirley
Smart __: wiseacre
Campus mil. group
First name in stunt driving
Formally transfer
"Shogun" setting
Decree
Stories
Practice boxing
Giants legend Mel
Bridal bio word
'60s antiwar gp.
"The Big Bang Theory" actress __ Bialik who is also a scheduled 2021 "Jeopardy!" guest host
Remainder
Remove, as a brooch
Actress Hayek
Grace verb
Stream swirl
"You made that up!"
Claim to be untrue
Well-suited
Not at all bucolic
Judd of country
Scope
"Frozen" reindeer
Guitarist Lofgren
Org. in many civil rights cases
Short muscles?
God, in Grenoble
Tic Tacs, e.g.
Yawning, perhaps
Essential acid
Minor arguments
Prepare for takeoff, as a frosty windshield
Aquatic predators
"The Alienist" author Caleb
Field for this puzzle's theme
Possible cause of student nervousness
Revolution prefix
Hamlet, by birth
Allentown : "Alas!" :: Altenburg : "__!"
Sine __ non
Ocean State sch.

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Re: PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 06:51:42 AM »

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Wed, Mar 3, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Ed Sessa / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
EMUS.ALIGN.ASTO
XENA.GOSEE.STOP
CHICKenpOX.TeNT
OTT.IGGY.TROpES
PAELLA..ADORn..
...InpeRSON.IDA
DESKS.RELO.PEAR
RICE.GREER.ACME
ANOS.RAVE.GUESS
CEO.GEnepOOL...
..pANED..LLAMAS
FUnRUN.ASEA.AHI
OLeO.PENTANGLES
UNCS.ELDER.ETAT
LAKE.AMITY.TADA
<REBUS>
MARK ;
<ACROSS>
Aussie birds with drumbeat-like mating calls
Get in a row
Regarding
Lucy Lawless title role
"Take a look"
Hit the brakes
Once-common childhood ailment
Nomadic quarters
Giant whose #4 was retired
Rock's Pop
Figures of speech
Saffron-flavored Spanish dish
Embellish
Reporting live
The eastern half of a frozen food brand
Writers' workplaces
Move, in realty ads
Anjou, e.g.
24-Across ingredient
Garson of "Mrs. Miniver"
Summit
A lot of time, in Spain
Wild party
Speculate
Corporate VIP
Hereditary information for a species
Having glass sections
Incan wool sources
Race with no real losers
Cruising the Arctic, say
Fish served in poke
Butter substitute
Five-pointed stars ... or, in two words, what the sets of circles represent?
Family nicknames
Tribal leader
Maine, to Macron
The Dead Sea, actually
Cordial dealings
"I did it!"
<DOWN>
Many a bodyguard
Maestro Zubin
Make one out of many
__ fly: RBI producer
What separates the men from the boys?
Like the mind's "i"
Guessing game
Former Prizm maker
Living very close by
Big name in furs
Blended family relative
Vocal quality
Gets involved, with "in"
Potters' needs
Oscar-winning director Howard
YouTube clicks
Like Van Winkle, for 20 years
Trip to the market, say
"Still Me" memoirist
Water containers?
Greek war god
Storied bloodsucker, for short
Mozart's "__ Kleine Nachtmusik"
Somewhat revealing T-shirt option
Journalist Zahn
Pot pie veggie
__ Heights: Mideast region
Wildebeest
Cate with a falsely accused cow
Sprang up
Island near Sicily
Winning
Slangy sibling
Ump's call
Forearm bon
The Beatles' "__ Love Her"
Editor's "Let it be"
Title tree in six horror films
Understand

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 08:16:54 AM »
I know I've said thank-you a hundred times, but I want to make sure you know that your work is appreciated

trauer1282

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 11:55:11 AM »
I've put a few of these up over the years (usually when the regular feed dude takes a vacation I think) but Glen9999 has been the main man on these. In any event thanks for those words!

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 12:11:39 AM »

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Thu, Mar 4, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Bruce Haight / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
STAG.BASER.HOPI
TOME.ALEXA.IBIS
ROUNDABOUT.PILL
ATSEA.AUDIS.TSA
FLESHY.LEFTOPEN
EES.LOG..YESAND
...BIGAPE..AGES
.STRAIGHTPOKER.
OTHO..SONORA...
REEDED..ADS.ORC
BABYDOLL.SIGNOR
ILL.SOHOT.NOTME
STAT.FACETOFACE
OHHI.USHER.APOP
NYSE.SASSY.REMY
<ACROSS>
Logo of The Hartford
Less noble
Pueblo people
Thick book
Amazon assistant
Spoonbill kin
Circuitous
Daily vitamin, e.g.
Puzzled
Some German imports
PreCheck org.
Plump
Unfilled, as a schedule slot
Many MIT grads
Roleo surface
"Expand on that," in improv comedy
Lummox
Quite a stretch
No-frills card game
Emperor after Galba
State bordering Arizona
Like a quarter's edge
Podcast interruptions
"LOTR" menace
Short nightgown
Turin title
"__ have what she's having": quip from "When Harry Met Sally..."
Super sexy
"I'll pass"
"On the double!"
In person ... and like 17-, 26-, 36- and 49-Across?
"Howdy ... you just get here?"
"Looking 4 Myself" R&B singer
Each
Wall St. index
Fresh
__ Martin Cognac
<DOWN>
Attack from above
Mosey
Tickles
Parental units?
Ewes do it
"L.A.'s Finest" actress Jessica
Gangnam District city
Ooze with
Formally approve
Trendy
Where to find departure info?
Beer named for a Czech city
Christmas and Easter
Mexico's national flower
Office address abbr.
"You can observe a lot by watching" speaker
2020 US Open winner Naomi
Pranks
"The Pianist" Oscar winner Adrien
Beef broth soup
Italian volcano
Like ninjas
Ennui
Sci-fi vehicles
"Twelfth Night" duke
"Only the Lonely" crooner
Slate slate, briefly
Inept one
Saved, in a way
Hallmark Channel fare
Goosebumps-inducing
Potala Palace city
Scottish vacation sites
Accomplish much
Golf course areas
Draw
Sample

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 09:39:10 PM »

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA TImes, Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - "Pi Day"
<AUTHOR>
Jeffrey Wechsler / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
21x21
<GRID>
PAPAYA.PEEP.FIAT.LACE
EDITOR.ROAR.INGENERAL
RATOUT.INTERNETSCAMPI
PRANCING..CUES.SONORA
....ASA.SHUNT...SARIS
VACANTPILOT.IPOS.....
ENACT.ASIS.OPINIONDIP
NADIRS.UTTER.LORRAINE
TIEDYES..SNIPE..NIKON
SST..LUSH.DOUSE.OVENS
...OFFSEASONPIRATE...
KEFIR.SCREW.ANAL..HIE
ESALE..REVEL..SOJOURN
LAKEERIE.EDICT.TURRET
PIERDOCTOR.FLAG.MEONE
.....WEEP.STUPIDPOKER
SODAS...ABASE.VIS....
ABIDES.SCUM..BESTCASE
NONETHEWISPIER.HAULED
KEEPSATIT.LAMA.ERRING
ASST.GAMY.ENOS.STEADY
<ACROSS>
Yellow smoothie fruit
Chick's sound
Turin-based automaker
One going through an eyelet
Anthology compiler
Loud sound
For the most part
Squeal on
Shrimp dish ordered online?
Equestrian action
Sticks in a parlor
Gulf of California state
Simile words
Divert
Mumbai apparel
Not someone you'd want in the cockpit?
NYSE events
Effect, as a law
In its current condition
Candidate's concern after the latest poll?
Lows
Complete
French region associated with an eggy dish
Decorates tees
Hurl insults (at)
Ricoh rival
Retired jet
Fertile
Hit with a water balloon, say
Restaurant kitchen array
Hook during a typically slow period?
Russian milk drink
Driver's target
Punctilious to the extreme
Shakespearean "Shake a leg!"
Online exchange
Carouse
Temporary stay
Toledo is on it
Ukase
Defensive castle feature
Physician for longshoremen?
National symbol
See 96-Down
Bawl
No-brainer card game?
Soft drink options
Humiliate
Discernment meas., in meteorology
Tolerates
Fish tank buildup
Optimal
Like most clouds, compared to cirrus clouds?
Carried with effort
Doesn't give up
Prayer wheel spinner
Missing the mark
CEO's helper
Like venison
"The Killing" actress Mireille __
Exclusive date
<DOWN>
One in cuffs, maybe
Month after Shevat
Filled food truck buy
Very much
"Take a shot at it"
Con __
Puritan
Very long time
Celebrate an anniversary, say, with "out"
Like veggies in platters
Marker choice
Supermodel Sastre
FBI figure
Hardy title teenager
CNN medical analyst Wen
Protective suit
Blue Grotto isle
Sewing machine inventor Howe
Army sgts., e.g.
Flee
Valley known for viticulture
Small opening
Talk show VIPs
HVAC system openings
Nin of literature
Officer trainee
Etching supply
Terre Haute sch.
Enters en masse
Tokyo-born peace activist
Newton honorific
Betelgeuse's constellation
Negative afterthought
Unworldly
Water container?
Aware of
Bank conveniences
Word with interest
Gave money for
Figure (out)
Part of a moth's life cycle
Hide
March __
Significant times
NFL Titan, when in Houston
Let go
Break, as ties
Very much
Growth in a wet forest
Actor Morales
Expert's discovery
Impresario Sol
Goddess of peace
Shift key neighbor
Elevates
Give fresh energy to
Nabisco brand
Noisy disturbance
Bar supply
Game that might end in a library
Dance genre
Murkiness
With 97-Across, words before "good reason"
Free thing to try
Something done after a meal
Pioneering decaf brand
Orchestral pair, at a minimum
Enjoys an elegant meal
Skillful
Drill bit purchases
__ stop
Chase, as flies
Exercise activity
Bali products
Medical breakthrough
Et __: and others
Transmit
Avant-garde
Touchdown hr. calculation
Holm of "The Hobbit"
Punk subgenre

trauer1282

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 12:11:25 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Mar 15, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Michael Lieberman / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
USUAL.SNAP.STAT
MESSI.TOTO.AURA
PESTO.USED.TREX
SPRINGCHICKEN..
....ELK.TAO.SIM
IMPALE...SALINE
NAIL.NIGHTLIGHT
HIRES.LEI.ASNER
ALARMCLOCK.TARO
LETTER...AISLES
ERE.LES.UMS....
..SILENTPARTNER
JOHN.PAWS.AIOLI
ERIN.ERIE.ELVIS
TOPS.DENT.LEASE
<ACROSS>
What a regular often orders, with "the"
First of a cereal box trio
Box score number
See 5-Down
Dorothy's dog
Distinctive vibe
Sauce with basil
Like many cars sold online
"Jurassic Park" predator
Youngster, metaphorically
Antlered Yellowstone beast
Lao Tzu's "way"
__City: computer game
Stick a stake in, as a vampire
Dry-eyes solution
Manual filing target?
Toddler's monster deterrent
Brings on board
Luau neckwear
He played Grant on "Lou Grant"
Morning awakener
Poi source
One of four in five
Theater walkways
Before, in poems
"__ Miserables"
Hesitant utterances
Behind-the-scenes money source ... and a hint to the start of 20-, 35- and 43-Across
Elton or Lennon
Boxer's foursome
Garlicky mayo
CNN anchor Burnett
Great Lake with the shortest name
King of rock 'n' roll
Spinning toys
Apt word found in "accident"
Tenant's contract
<DOWN>
Officials calling strikes
Trickle
Cold War initials
Italian wine region
With 14-Across, soccer's GOAT, to many
Experiencing writer's block, say
Light snack
Bit the dust
Online talk show
Fill until full
Car's blinker
"Roses __ red ... "
Collectors' item?
Secluded valley
Eucalyptus eater
Response from the next room
Urban transit systems
Take a breath
"The Naked and the Dead" author Norman
Hook's vessel
Wide awake
Grocery shoppers' aids
Sick
Cable TV's Nat __ Wild
Hyphenated fruit drink brand
Incense-sensing sense
Scared, with "out"
Hindu god of desire
Tel Aviv's land
Drum type
Underdog's victory
Roadside lodgings
Mary-Kate, to Ashley
Mah-jongg piece
PBS science series
Yale students
Heed a bailiff's order
Hot tub feature
Spanish gold
« Last Edit: March 15, 2021, 12:22:37 PM by trauer1282 »

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 08:46:48 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2021, 01:28:12 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Mar 22, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Val Melius & Jeff Chen / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
LAIR..KATE.PLOY
IXNAY.ORAL.RISE
SIDEORDERS.BLAM
PSI.DEAN..BLAKE
..greeKAMERICAn
.KNOLL..INIT...
CIAOS.spriTZIng
OWN..SHOED..NIA
wiTHCHIld.CATCH
...OPIE..CACHE.
purEANDSIMple..
IPADS..ALOE.KOS
LOCO.ONIONRINGS
ANEW.URNS.SCORN
FERN.RATE..EWES
<REBUS>
MARK ;
<ACROSS>
Bear's home
Actress Winslet or Hudson
Clever tactic
Pig Latin negative
Spoken
Levitate
Accompanying dishes, like 56-Across
"Kapow!"
Air pressure meas.
College head
Actress Lively of "Green Lantern"
Athenian now a citizen in Athens, Georgia, say
Hillock
J, F or K, in "JFK": Abbr.
Fancy farewells
Spraying gently, as plants
Crush consistently in competition
Did a stable job
Long of "Boiler Room"
Expecting a baby, quaintly
Capture
Mayberry youngster
Secret stash
"... nothing more"
Tablets with preloaded FaceTime
Skin care additive
Decisive boxing victories
Bonkers
Circular fried food ... and what's in the circled letters
Again
Tea and coffee servers
Treat with disdain
Fronded office greenery
Assign stars to
Sheepish animals?
<DOWN>
Issue for a speech coach, perhaps
x, y or z, in geometry
Like one saying "Well, I never!"
Singer Carly __ Jepsen
George Eastman's camera
Bowl game venue
Gravel driveway alternative
Golf great Ernie
Massive awareness campaign, for short
Lavender cousin
Japanese financial hub
Country south of Saudi Arabia
Alpine songs
React to a shock
"Old chap" speaker
Kanga's kid
Stuck (in)
Oklahoma city that, when reversed, is a synonym for "eat"
New Zealander
Dairy farm animal
Recoiled
D.C. dealmaker
Having exclusive information
"Cool!"
"Dilbert" cry
Leg part guarded in soccer
Square dance milieu
TurboTax pros
Chicken piccata toppers
Knee injury initials
"Get moving!"
Savory rice dish
Barely ahead
Indy competitor
New Orleans NFLer
"Uncle!"
"Puss in Boots" monster
Nine-digit IDs
"Give us this day __ daily bread": Matthew
Gun lobby org.
Rocks in a bar

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2021, 11:41:30 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Mar 23, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Peter Koetters / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
SLUR.APPLE.COPS
AONE.PODIA.ORAL
MUFFLERASSEMBLY
SNORED..TERM...
OGLED.STOLEAWAY
NEDS.COHN...INV
...HALLE.SEMITE
CAPECODCOTTAGES
ALLDAY.HROSS...
BEE...NEAP.TEMP
SCARFDOWN.ROMEO
...EMIR..SADIES
THATSAWRAPFOLKS
HEIR.LAURA.NILE
ONLY.SYNCS.SAYS
<ACROSS>
Insult
Golden fruit that, legend has it, started the Trojan War
Heat in "The Heat"
First-rate
Stands at lectures
Like some hygiene
Midas stock item
Slept noisily
Period in office
Leered at
Left surreptitiously
Beatty and Kelly
"Walking in Memphis" Grammy winner Marc
Bill for svc. rendered
Berry who played Storm in "X-Men"
Israeli or Arab
Simple New England houses
From dawn to dusk
'90s candidate __ Perot
Buzzer in a swarm
Half-moon tide
Office fill-in
Gobble up
"Wherefore art thou" guy
Weighty Kuwaiti?
Girl-asks-guy dances, informally
Director's "We're done for today, people" ... and hint to the start of 17-, 23-, 36- and 48-Across
Bequest beneficiary
Linney of "Ozark"
"Blue" or "White" African river
"This is __ a test"
Matches audio to video, e.g.
Verbalizes
<DOWN>
Lover of Delilah
Airport waiting area
Prepare to use, as a lawn chair
Updated, as a Web page
Mimicked
For, to Fernando
"Get a room!" evoker, initially
Sonny who lost to Clay in 1964
Portraitist's prop
City-state separator
Globe
Pay or pen follower
Foxy
Captained
"She desires to speak with you ... __ you go to bed": "Hamlet"
Realtor's favorite sign
2010s cooking-themed talk show
Kristen of "Bridesmaids"
Required wager
The "Y" of YSL
Be saccharine
Here, in Havana
Octagonal sign
Short aliens?
Extinct elephants
Uber competitors
"Match Game" host Baldwin
Earnest request
Algerian port
Land with fjords
Clarke who played Daenerys on "Game of Thrones"
Sheepishly
Deputized bands
Second attempt
Radio settings
Circular dashboard devices
U.K. fliers
Restorative resorts
Albeit, briefly
Barnyard layer
Disturb
Operate
Pendulum path

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2021, 08:34:39 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Wed, Mar 24, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Jerry Edelstein / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
ASFOR..ETC..NAP
SOIREE.SHOOTOUT
SUSSEX.SANTAANA
ASH.FIXEDFIGHTS
DEF..TEN.ESS...
..IMP.DEAR..FRA
MILIEU..BERRIES
ELEMENT.SETOFFS
MATILDA..SENTIN
OYS..EBBS.SAY..
...AER.UAE..FAR
FIRSTFIDDLE.IRE
IDEATING.SELFIE
SEMPERFI.ELATES
TSO..EOE..STYLE
<ACROSS>
Concerning
Letters replacing a list
Afternoon snooze
Nighttime party
Soccer tiebreaker, perhaps
County on the English Channel
Canyon namesake of dry California winds
Tree with elastic wood
*Matches with known outcomes
Hi-__ TV
What "X" may mean
Music center?
Dennis the Menace, for one
Beloved
Monk's title
Cultural setting
Black and blue?
H or O, in H2O
Contrasting ornaments
Roald Dahl title heroine
Submitted, as a manuscript
Kvetching sounds
Weakens
Give voice to
__ Lingus
Partner in a 2020 peace agreement with Isr.
Quite a ways away
*Music group's lead violinist, casually
Anger
Imagining
Photo taken backwards?
Marine Corps motto, briefly, and a hint to the answers to starred clues
Thrills
General on a menu
Fair-hiring letters
Flair
<DOWN>
Syrian leader
W.C. Fields persona
*Fast-food alternatives to burgers
RN workplaces
Sailing danger
Ancient mystic
Jazz trumpeter Jones
Meeting group
Biblical boater
Bee, to Opie
School orgs.
Leave
Name seen on one's way to the penthouse?
License plates
Marked on a ballot
"La Bohème" role
Banana covering
Hunk's pride
*Like half a chance
APR-reducing loan
Pt. of AAA
Office notice
"Now __ me down to sleep ... "
Being severely criticized
Numbered rds.
Novelist Jaffe
Diner check
Aussie parrot, briefly
Mournful
33-Down demand, perhaps
Luncheon end?
"... or __!"
Cartoon mermaid
Actress Witherspoon
Punch deliverer
March time
San __: Italian resort
Recon target
Sniggler's catch
Map line: Abbr.

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2021, 11:49:02 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Thu, Mar 25, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Emma Oxford / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
OAHU.ACRES.VISE
SHUN.SUEDE.AROD
HIGHESTFACECARD
ATEON.ISM.CASEY
...LOGE..TAN...
ITGIRL.COASTAL.
MALEMONARCH.DEB
EMIR.ROGET.HOAR
DEN.TYPEOFCOBRA
.STROBES.URGENT
...OWE..PLEB...
SPADE.POE.PASTA
POWERFULCHECKER
ANON.BRIAR.KIRK
MELT.IRONS.SPAS
<ACROSS>
Pacific island called "The Gathering Place"
Lots of land
Workshop gadget
Cold-shoulder
Material from the French for a Scandinavian country
MLB shortstop who agreed to play third because Jeter was already the shortstop
King
Used, as china
Belief ending
Mudville dud
Theater section
"Queer Eye" fashion expert __ France
Clara Bow nickname
By the seashore
King
Society newbie
Kuwaiti ruler
Name synonymous with synonyms
Frosty glaze
Place to relax
King
Disco lights
Pressing
"Who now the price of his dear blood doth __?": Shak.
Roman commoner
Part of a 13-piece suit?
19th-century mystery writer with just one complete novel
Ristorante order
King
Short mystery writer?
Patch plant
23rd-century captain
Unfreeze
Golfer's set
Relaxing spots
<DOWN>
Job safety org.
"It's __!": SRO show headline
Very significant
Less saintly
Obstinate mount
__ pie
Touchdown signalers
Dutch cheese
Champagne label word
Unoccupied
Some S&L plans
Ticked off
Water whirled
3-Down, poetically
Cybercurrency
"Hallelujah!"
Diplomatic
Chatted with, but not IRL
Subdues
Shimmer
Pet store array
Snack with Red Velvet and Key Lime Pie varieties
Acrobat maker
Absorb
"Ain't gonna happen"
Frank's cousin
Ridges with steeply sloped sides
Loom
French pancake
Capybara, for one
Praline nut
Unwanted email
Fried Dixie bread
Badly off base
Sound of a contented cat
Medley
Decide not to go to
Giga- x 1,000
Sacred cabinets
"The Sopranos" org.
Store door nos.

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2021, 08:17:52 PM »
I'm curious: when I recreate the .puz file from this and open it in Across Lite (on a Macbook), the timer does not start, while it starts as soon as you open the puzzle directly from the site.  Peter Gordon once told me it was something about the file that makes the timer start when you open the puzzle, but didn't tell me what it is.  Does someone here know?  What can I do with these hand-entered files to make them start the time?

Thanks,
David

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Re: LA Times PUZ, March 2021
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2021, 08:45:44 PM »
I'm curious: when I recreate the .puz file from this and open it in Across Lite (on a Macbook), the timer does not start, while it starts as soon as you open the puzzle directly from the site.  Peter Gordon once told me it was something about the file that makes the timer start when you open the puzzle, but didn't tell me what it is.  Does someone here know?  What can I do with these hand-entered files to make them start the time?

There is no option within the PUZ file to do this.  There's an option under "Timing Options" (which I would show you if the attachment system on this board worked) that enables whether the time starts immediately upon loading the puzzle or not.  There is likely a similar option in the Mac version.

Edit: Okay I did some testing, and it doesn't seem that Across Lite honors that option when it comes to Across Lite TXT files, i.e. "timer always does not start immediately upon load".  I'm guessing it's simply because there's no time storage attribute on these TXT files like there is on a PUZ file.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 08:57:23 PM by Glenn9999 »

 


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