03.13.13 — Opera


 
Madama Butterfly“, artwork on the cover of ADRM London recording
with Freni, Pavarotti, Ludwig, Kerns, the Wiener Philharmoniker directed by Herbert VonKarajan
 
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
 
Puzzle by Joe DiPietro / Edited by Will Shortz


OPERA (64A. Each of this puzzle‘s long Across answers sounds like one)Madama Butterfly”, "Die Fledermaus”, "The Barber of SevilleandBoris Godunov” get a makeover with MADAM BOUGHT A FLY (17A. Lady paid for one insect?), DEFLATER MOUSE (26A. Rodent that lets air out of balloons?), BABA OF SEVILLE (44A. Spanish rum Cake?) and BORIS GOOD ENOUGH (57A. Headline after one of Becker’s Wimbledon wins?).
 
Other — COFFEE MILL (11D. Grinder of a sort), DRIES OFF (39D. Sits by a fire after a drenching, say), FLAG BEARER (28D. Certain marcher in a parade), FOUNDED (25D. Like St. Augustine, in 1565), GRANULES (4D. Bits of sugar), STELLAR (24D. Really, really good).
 
Mid-size — AD FEE, “Out of AFRICA“, AGORAE, ALLELE (31A. Gene arising through mutation), ASCAP, AVIAN, DARLIN’, De FACTO, FLEETS, IGLOO, I HOPE, LED ON, LIE FOR, LOBOS, MORAL, OBOES, O’HARE, PIANO, RID OF, SOLDER, SPADES, TALUS, TONER.
 
Short stuff — AGEE, AJAR, A-ONE, BIAS, CLUE, CULL, DABS, DIVA, EEO, ELIA, ERA, EVIL, FIB, FLEE and FLEW, GAL, GOOP, GTO, IOUS, LAMP, LONG, MEW, MOO, NADA, ODIE, OJAI, OLEO, OOH, OPEC, PHEW, POGO and TOGO, REO, SAG, SCAN, SERA, URSA Minor, WANE.
 
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Like the “I” in “like”; 5. De ___ (in practice); 10. Read digitally; 14. Not quite closed; 15. Home near the Arctic Circle; 16. ___ stick; 20. One of the Baldwins?; 21. Old touring car; 22. Charge to appear in a magazine; 25. Groups of limos, e.g.; 33. Kitten sound; 36. Diagonal; 37. Enticed; 39. Demanding sort; 40. Slump; 41. Land O’Lakes product; 42. Sweet ’un; 47. Help with a cover story, say; 49. Comics beagle; 50. Site o some Chicago touchdowns; 51. Hoedown partner; 53. BMI rival; 60. Grp. Created at the Baghdad Conference, 1960; 61. Copier need; 62. Abscond; 63. Blood fluids; 65. Zipped (by). — DOWN: 1. Word after flood or floor; 2. City east of Santa Barbara; 3. Zip; 5. Taradiddle; 6. Ancient markets; 7. Miss Scarlet’s game; 8. Pizza parlor option; 9. “That’s gotta hurt”; 10. Popular card game; 12. Shoelace tip; 13. Poet best known for “The Highwayman”; 18. Tale’s end, sometimes; 19. Anklebone; 26. Light touches; 27. Kazan of Hollywood; 29. Finished with; 30. Stock answer?; 34. The dark side; 35. Grow dim; 38. Job listing inits.; 41. Heckelphone cousins; 43. Ornithology-related; 46. Unite, in a way; 47. Rock group Los ___; 48. “My fingers are crossed”; 51. Gunk; 52. The best; 54. Choose the best of; 55. Critic James; 56. “What a relief!”; 58. Powerful old Pontiac; 59. Tide competitor.

 

1 comment:

geoff said...

What's a seasick conservative Brit?

Ill travel Tory

That which comes after the wash agitation

The rinse cycle

Dude, what horror movie would translate well in Rotterdam?

The Fly in Dutch, man

Dear, would you prefer a duck or a goose for dinner?

Not quacker, sweet

Hey Rasta bro, whats a stag on the heath?

The buck of moor, mon

I can't remember, what's that smelly gregorian song about a diagram?

The myrrh chant of Venn is