How Now Brown Cow?, Heidi Malott
------------------ Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Puzzle by Steve Dobis, edited by Will Shortz HOW GOES IT (17A. *Informal Greeting), NOW AND AGAIN (30A. *At times), BROWN BAGGER (47A. *One not using the company cafeteria, maybe), COW PALACE (64A. *Bay Area concert venue) and ELOCUTION PHRASE (40A. Exercise in pronunciation … like the first words of the answers to the starred clues) -- HOW NOW BROWN COW. Other -- ABACUS (49D. Device you can count on); BIRDBATH (9D. Small pool site in a yard); INTERN (8D. Worker for free often); JEERS AT (55A. Mocks); LENDING (21A. Credit union’s activity); UNNERVES (41D. Rattles). Five-letter entries -- ACERB (27D. Sharp-tongued); AMOCO (29D. BP gas brand); AMONG (31D. In the midst of); ANNEX (20A. New wing); AWARE (33D. Clued in); BANKS (9A. Places of interest?); EGGED (4D. Prodded, with “on”); HALER (28D. More vigorous); INSERT (34D. Boxed-off map section); I QUIT (“Take this job and shove it!”); IRATE (67A. More than sore); JIBED (59A. Were in accord); LILAC (54D. Pale shade of violet); NYETS (35D. Kremlin denials); RECON (44A. Scout’s mission, for short); RUNNY (19A. Like undercooked eggs); TAWNY (39A. Lion-colored); WEB TV (63A. PC-less Internet hookup, once); ZINES (70A. Fan mags). Short stuff -- ACHE, AGHA and AHA, AIDE, AQUI, BACH, BBS, BRET, CAMS, CHOP, COLT, DEEP, DECK, DOWN, EBAN, EBB, ECHO, ETS, ETTE, FIJI, FOE, GARB, GROG, IRON, IRS, JAIL, JERI, KING, KWAI, LAM, NOD, NOGO, NOR, NUNN, OPAL, ORAN, PREP, PTA, ROB, SEGA, STY, UNIT, WIG and WIZ. How now, brown cow? ------------------- For today’s cartoon, go to The Crossword Puzzle Illustrated. Click on image to enlarge. Puzzle available on the internet at THE NEW YORK TIMES -- Crossword Puzzles and Games
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Remaining clues -- Across: 1. Senate page, e.g.; 5. Island neighbor of Tonga and Tuvalu; 14. Sea dog’s libation; 15. North African port; 23. It may be stacked or cut; 26. Knock over, so to speak; 27. “Eureka!”; 36. PC video gear for short; 38. Take it on the ___; 39. Lion-colored; 45. Hide-hair link; 46. One of TV’s Mavericks; 51. U.F.O. crew; 52. Fall back; 53. Stone for many Libras; 68. Newton or oh; 69. Liniment target; 71. Sonic the Hedgehog’s company; 72. Black belt’s blow. Down: 1. Ottoman Empire V.I.P.; 2. Hotel room amenity; 3. Elevator direction half the time; 5. “Friend or ___?”; 6. Org. with a code; 7. One corner of a Monopoly board; 10. Here, in Honduras; 11. Former Georgia senator Sam; 12. Piece moved in castling; 13. Pig’s home; 18. Plow team; 22. Affirmative action; 24. Revolver inventor; 25. “The Bridge on the River ___”; 32. Clothing; 37. Garbage hauler; 42. Scrapped, as a mission; 43. Get ready for an exam; 48. Small ammo; 50. Big Indian; 56. Israel’s Abba; 57. Suffix with kitchen or room; 58. TV color adjustment; 60. “Goldberg Variations” composer; 61. Tunnel effect; 62 Hard to fathom; 63. 1978 Diana Ross musical with “The”; 65. Halloween wear; 66. Education-conscious org.