03.10.13 — H2O


 
Sunday, March 10, 2013
 
CONDENSATION, Puzzle by Finn Vigeland / Edited by Will Shortz
 
H2O in seven squares, reading as WATER across and HHO down, is the main feature of this fresh Sunday crossword:
 
 
Other — AIRBRUSHED (112A. Like many Playboy Playmate photos), AQUATICS (87D. Swimming, diving, etc.), CATCH FIRE (83A. Ignite), HOLY SEE (43A. Papal court), MACHINE GUN (25A. Prop in many an action film), PHOTOSHOP (4D. Software for touch-up artists), ROADSTER (8D. MG, e.g.), SAFE HARBOR (73D. Sanctuary), TRIPTYCHS (53A. Many altar paintings of the Middle Ages), WASP (1A. Direct descendant of the Mayflower Pilgrims, e.g.).

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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 5. Way up a mountain; 9. Dutch flower; 14. Humorist Bombeck; 18. Sun Valley locale; 20. Tony of the Dallas Cowboys; 21. Lancaster County folk; 22. Kings of ___ (Use Somebody” band); 23. Claw; 24. Puccini piece; 30. Elliptical; 31. Adriatic resort; 32. Western nickname; 33. Exchange; 37. Completes at the request of; 39. Old TV’s ___ Club; 40. Hero of a Hindu epic; 42. Zip; 45. Ape; 46. ___ Bo; 47. Enjoy; 56. Long-distance letters; 57. Onetime art glass manufacturer; 61. Rock subgenre; 62. Not loco; 63. Some college dorm rooms; 65. Pickle juice; 66. Bud; 71. Sporty cars; 72. In other words; 75. Book after II Timothy; 76. Sitcom diner; 78. Quipster;79. Femme fatale of cartoons; 82. Director Van Sant; 88. Pressed upon; 89. 20-20, e.g.; 91. Places to eat a late breakfast, maybe; 92. Nitpick; 95. Sound at a checkup; 96. Means of inheritance; 97. Unilever soap brand; 98. Auto shop offerings; 104. Tale written in runes, perhaps; 106. Unconvincing reason, informally; 107. ___ Island; 108. Pong maker; 117. Certain nest eggs, for short; 118. Actress Eleniak; 119. Greek War goddess; 120 SeaWorld resident; 121. Irish county; 122. Up to; 123. Snookums; 124. Leaves used in Mediterranean cuisine; 125. Chop ___; 126. Hens and vixens. — DOWN: 2. Slowly; 3. ___ niçoise; 5. Gothic window ornamentation; 6. Cleansing agent; 7. Bygone Ugandan tyrant; 9. Marvin Gaye’s record label; 10. Actress Thurman; 11. D.M.V. issue; 12. Relative of -esque; 13. Symbol of the golden ratio; 15. Robes, scepters and such; 16. Ski mask feature; 17. Queen ___ lace; 19. 20/20; 26. Japanese drama; 28. Adaptable aircraft, for short; 29. Cobbler’s tool; 34. HP product; 35. Gives off; 36. “Be quiet,” on scores; 38. Line of defense?; 39. Pasta primavera ingredients; 41. Doc grp.; 44. Marge who owned the Cincinnati Reds; 45. Recurring ideas; 47. Intervene; 48. Fleet; 49. N.Y.U. athlete; 52. One coming out; 54. N.B.A. star Ming; 55. “AC360” channel; 58. Nabob; 59. Unabridged; 60. Like matryoshka dolls; 63. Frame jobs; 64. Horn o Africa resident; 68. What an optimist has; 69. Kind of income; 70. Antique restorer’s “touch,” in brief; 74. Old Dungeons & Dragons co.; 77. Coach Don with two Super Bowl victories; 81. Word on either side of “to”; 83. Pivotal point; 86. Cupcake; 89. Open-faced sandwich topped with a fancy spread; 90. “Amen to that!”; 93. It’s clear; 94. Dolt; 97. N.Y.C. airport; 99. Early stone tool; 100. First-year; 101. Toasts; 102. Responded sheepishly?; 103. Wine aperitif; 105. Former “American Idol” judge; 106. Irish county; 110. Drop ___; 111. Coup de ___ (gunshot: Fr.); 113. Kind of connection from a mobile device to a PC; 114. Doo-wop syllable; 115. Suffers from; 116. U.K. record co.

 

1 comment:

Joe Barrette said...

I am having a disagreement with my friend....he thinks that the H2O square in your March 16th, 2013 crossword was unappropriate and missleading when trying to solve the puzzle. I think it was fun different and I liked it a lot. We didn't figure it out so we had to look up the answer. I guess my friend takes his crossword puzzles too seriously.