Ursula and John Rapp and grandchildren, Rapid City, SD, c 1947
Sunday, April 29, 2012
INFRACTIONS, Puzzle by Tracy Gray / Edited by Will Shortz
Phrases with fractions indicated by matching above and below entries comprises the interrelated group of this Sunday crossword:
- ONE GENERATION over THREE (23A. With 26-Across, like grandchildren), e.g., third generation
- DRAW AND ONE over FOUR (33A. With 44-Across, execute, in a way), draw and quarter
- IN ONE HEAVEN over SEVEN (45A. With 50-Across, euphoric), seventh heaven
- SAKS ONE AVENUE over FIVE (71A. With 77-Across, high-end retail chain), Saks Fifth Avenue
- THE ONE SENSE over SIX (94A. With 103-Across, 1999 Shyamalan thriller), The Sixth Sense
- MEET ONE WAY over TWO (105A. With 112-Across, compromise), meet halfway
- BEETHOVEN’S ONE over NINE (122A. With 127-Across, classical work that’s the source of the European Union’s anthem), Beethoven’s Ninth
Other — ABSCESSES (49D. Jobs for dentists), ARMORIES (126A. Military depots), ENLISTEES (46D. New faces on bases), GET TAKEN (9D. Be fooled), GOES GAGA (5A. Flips), SO IT SEEMS (82A. “Apparently”), STEELIEST (57A. Superlatively strong), THANATOS (89D. Death personified, in ancient Greece), TOSSED TO (129A. Gave, as a hot potato), UKULELES (21A. Pacific strings).
Mid-size — AMELIA, ANACINE, ARCSINE, AREOLAS, ARISTAE, ATLASES, ATTIRE, AVOWAL, CASUIST, COLD WAR, D FLATS, ESTATE, EURASIA, GEORDI, I DO TOO, ISADORA (125A. Dancer Duncan), LITERAL, LOTIONS, MY HERO, NOT NOW, OSTEOID, OVERDUE, RED SEA, SEPTAL, SEXIST, SHEETS, SUNUNU, TARSAL, TESTER, THRACE, TINWARE.
Five-letter — ANISE, ASNER, A STEW, AVANT-garde, BAHAI, Venae CAVAE, COPSE, EELER, ELIOT, ERUPT, ESKER, HANOI, ISAAC, KNEES, OCHRE, OF THE same mind, OILED, OTROS, SET IN, SISSY, SLATE, STYLE, Gherman TITOV.
Short stuff— Et ALII, A NET, ARNO and ARVO, ASSN, DEER, DOGE, Dr. DRE, DWI, EDA, EER, EINE, ENNA, ESO and ESP and EXP, ETC and ETH, ESO and EXO, GUN, HAIR,HAWK, HISS, IRE, “Freedom ISN’T free“, ITEM, KOI, LOIS Lowry, MCA, MOSS, NIN, OKE, ON A mission, Phnom PENH, PESO, PIXY, REMS, REST, REV, ROM, SPOT, SPUD, SSE, STET, SYS, TADS, TRI, TSAR, TUT, TWP, URI, USER, VAL and VAT and VET, WOVE, WRIT.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. It has eyes than can’t see; 13. Student of morality; 20. Philippine money; 22. Fine word for libraries?; 25. Beach bottles; 27. Deck out; 28. Bad record part, for short; 29. “For shame!”; 30. Ancient parting place; 36. Keen observer; 40. Prefix with cycle; 41. Pond fish; 43. ___ d’Or, Quebec; 48. Ankle bone; 51. Product with the old ad catchphrase “Mother, please, I’d rather do it myself!”; 53. Faith that celebrates both Jesus and Muhammad; 61. Initially; 64. Scaredy-cat, maybe; 65. Sacred music composer ___ Pärt; 67. Trig inverse; 68. County subdivision: Abbr.; 75. Botanical beards; 78. Grove; 80. Political party that won 39 electoral votes in 1948; 86. Panache; 87. They’re fit for kings and queens; 90. Poet who wrote “In the room the women come and go / Talking of Michelangelo”; 91. What’s left behind; 98. Part of AARP: Abbr.; 101. Fury; 102. ___ Records (old music label); 104. What’s left; 108. Later; 111. Abbr. on many food labels; 115. Stinko; 120. Like some interpretations; 128. They have scales; 129. Gave, as a hot potato; 13. Peter, e.g. — DOWN: 1. Bind; 3. Possible candidate for rehab; 4. Old Italian magistrate; 5. Word with top or pop; 6. Fine, in old slang; 7. “1984” superpower; 8. Blue-gray; 10. Et ___ (and others); 11. “Star Trek: T.N.G.” role; 12. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” Emmy winner; 13. The West was part of it; 14. Promises; 154. Become fixed; 15. The Rams of the N.C.A.A.; 17. “Ditto!; 18. George Bush’s chief of staff John; 19. Person doing a practice run; 24. Poetic “always”; 31. Biblical suffix; 35. Neighbors of C notes; 35. What letting off steam might result in; 37. Operating without ___; 38. Zigzagged; 39. Trouser parts; 47. Brewer’s vessel; 48. Gherman ___, cosmonaut who was the second human to orbit the earth; 54. Musical with the song “Easy to Be Hard”; 55. The Piazzale Michelangelo affords a view o f it; 56. Detail; 58. R&B singer Hayes; 59. Glacial formation; 60. Part of A.B.S.: Abbr.; 62. World capital once occupied by France; 63. Fly off the handle; 65. Flavor akin to fennel; 66. Quickly accelerate; 68. Iotas; 69. Order in the court; 70. Sprite; 73. Prefix with resort; 76. Muted; 79. Fisher with a grig; 81. Agitated, after “in”; 82. Beijing-to-Shanghai dir.; 83. One from Germany; 84. Nature’s pillow?; 85. Put back; 88. And everything else, for short; 92. Colonial service; 93. Colored parts; 95. Bonelike; 96. “Henry & June” role; 97. Outside: Prefix; 98. 2009 Hilary Swank biopic; 99. Gender offender; 100. Like a nasal membrane; 102. Rescued damsel’s cry; 106. Others, in Oaxaca; 107. Up; 109. Cousin of rust; 110. Korean money; 114. Sleep stages; 117. ___ Lowry, children’s writer; 118. City in Sicily; 119. Silhouette on many a yellow sign; 121. Child-care author LeShan; 123. Cat scanner?; 124. “___ Beso”.