The New York Times Coffee and Crosswords: Whipped Wednesday - 75 Medium Level Wednesday Puzzles from the New York Times

Overview

What could be better than coffee and crosswords? Our next volume of our popular "Coffee and Crosswords" series, Whipped Wednesday, collects all your favorite medium-level Wednesday puzzles in one volume.

Features:

* Seventy five of the New York Times Wednesday crosswords

* Convenient trade paperback for easy transport

* Edited by Will Shortz.

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Overview

What could be better than coffee and crosswords? Our next volume of our popular "Coffee and Crosswords" series, Whipped Wednesday, collects all your favorite medium-level Wednesday puzzles in one volume.

Features:

* Seventy five of the New York Times Wednesday crosswords

* Convenient trade paperback for easy transport

* Edited by Will Shortz.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312607999
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 401,987
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

ACROSS

1 Rivera of the original "Chicago"

6 "Dragnet" force, in brief

10 Org. for which a D.V.M. might work

14 Southwestern sheepherders

15 Mythical king of the Huns

16 Press

17 Unending pain

18 Ayatollah’s land

19 N.Y. neighbor

20 With 59-Across, hint to this puzzle’s secret

23 Grp. that conducts many tests

24 Honeymoon suite feature

27 Souvenir from a bad trip?

29 Le Figaro article

30 Epigram

32 See 65-Down

33 "Come here often?," e.g.

35 Chewy candy

38 River to the Rhone

41 What to do after completing this puzzle, with four straight lines

44 Children’s author Blyton and others

45 Chief White horse, e.g.

46 Subject of illicit trade

47 Japanese leader of the 1960’s

49 "The Gift of the Magi" gift

51 Ample shoe width

52 Promoted

56 Gwen of the original "Chicago"

58 Berlin cry

59 See 20-Across

61 "Yikes!"

63 Like some hands

64 ___ Gay (W.W. II plane)

68 Some votes

69 Cain of "Lois & Clark"

70 China company

71 Secy.

72 Dry

73 Jim-dandy

DOWN

1 Half a dance

2 Keep all to oneself

3 New issue on Wall St.

4 Color faintly

5 Sanctuary

6 Dragon’s ___ (early video game)

7 Central courts

8 Alternative if things go wrong

9 Bread for burritos?

10 Order to attack, with "on"

11 Made a killing, say

12 Individually owned apartment

13 Former U.N. chief Kofi

21 Multiple-choice choices

22 Kind of approval

24 Actor Tom of "Amadeus"

25 Bialy flavorer

26 Some court attire

28 Violinist Schneider, informally

31 Curtain puller of film

34 Wrap up by

36 50 degs., maybe

37 Former Swedish P.M. Palme

39 Beau

40 City north of Cologne

42 Any acetate, chemically

43 Pope after John X

48 ___ Foods, Inc.

50 Instruments for drawing angles

52 Animals

53 Spanish skating figures

54 Cain vis-à-vis Abel

55 ___ Lama

57 Freshen

60 Be inclined

62 Post W.W. II pres.

65 With 32-Across, a ball game

66 Response to a joke in an I.M.

67 Rocker ___ Rose

by Patrick Blindauer

ACROSS

1 Vacation rental

4 ___ Lama

9 Paintball sound

14 Boo follower

15 "You know . . . it’s . . . um . . . like this . . ."

16 Watchmaker since 1848

17 Extension

18 Blindly

20 Possible cause of a swelling

22 Filmmaker Gus Van ___

23 Have as a focus of one’s studies

26 Place for steamers

31 Feeling

32 Weekly founded by Walter Annenberg

33 Cool guys

35 "Would ___ to You?" (1985 Eurythmics hit)

36 Club choice

43 Neighbor on the 1980’s sitcom "Mama’s Family"

44 Footprint or loose thread, perhaps

45 People of Burundi

49 All accounted for

54 Customized

55 Import with a "cavallino rampante" logo

56 "Phooey!"

58 Sen. Hatch

59 Expose, with "on"

65 Totaled

66 Intrigue

67 From Cork, e.g.

68 Pittsburgh-to-Boston dir.

69 Wry faces

70 Boston five

71 What each set of circled letters spells

DOWN

1 Challenges for daredevil motorcyclists

2 Blood lines

3 Actress Rebecca of "Ugly Betty"

4 Ignominy

5 Friend of François

6 Part of a relay

7 Relief reactions

8 Unbroken

9 "In America" novelist Susan

10 Blair, Brown and others, in brief

11 Winner at the Second Battle of Bull Run

12 Bronze ___

13 Bronze

19 Runnin’ Rebels of the N.C.A.A.

21 Squares and cubes, e.g.: Abbr.

24 "___ a Putty Tat" (Friz Freleng short)

25 One of the Low Countries: Abbr.

27 Naturalist who appears on the California quarter

28 Vitriol

29 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit

30 Bit for a basket weaver

34 Half a mo

36 Skater Katarina

37 Jolly laugh

38 Sub in a tub

39 Bert who sang "If I Only Had the Nerve"

40 A first for Arabia?

41 Some people have trouble carry ing one

42 Gets engaged to, old-style

46 Milk dispensers

47 Trillion: Prefix

48 Language family that includes Finnish and Hungarian

50 Hockey’s Bobby

51 Blackened

52 Sister of Albus Dumbledore, in the Harry Potter books

53 Actress Laura

57 Part of a makeshift swing

59 Softhead

60 Med. insurance choice

61 Slip in a pot

62 Loon

63 Baseball’s Hodges

64 1940’s presidential inits.

by John Farmer

ACROSS

1 Gets one’s feet wet?

6 Frizzy do

10 Pop group whose music was the basis of a hit 2001 Broadway musical

14 Hut material

15 A lot of pizzazz?

16 Some socials

17 Rid of vermin

18 French chalk mineral

19 Corporal punishment unit

20 1999 Russell Crowe movie

23 Something to shoot for

25 N.R.C. forerunner

26 Scorecard listing

27 Fielder’s cry

29 Potter’s need

31 "The racer’s edge"

32 Parent’s handful

35 ___ Club (retail chain)

36 Cyclotron particle

37 Deplaned, e.g.

41 Nickname for the National Security Agency

46 The Monkees’ "___ Believer"

49 Scholarship consideration

50 Popped up

51 "Groovy!"

53 Orch. section

54 QB stats

55 W. W. I I encryption device

59 Fretted fiddle

60 Whittle

61 In a pique

64 Last word in an ultimatum

65 Getz of jazz

66 Dispatch boat

67 Black Flag alternative

68 Manhattan, e.g.

69 Reveal one’s feelings

DOWN

1 Tobacco buy

2 Suffix with cannon

3 Campus quarters

4 24/7 auction site

5 Shove off

6 San Diego State player

7 Goose bumps cause

8 Depend (on)

9 Last king of the united Sweden and Norway

10 Travel aid

11 Coarse sorts

12 Two-or three-pointer

13 Black key

21 French noodle?

22 Lounge

23 Domino features

24 Red Fort city

28 Cookbook amt.

29 Dress down

30 "Die Frau ___ Schatten" (Strauss opera)

33 Baseball’s Johnny, known as the

Big Cat

34 Mustachioed Surrealist

38 End of the road, possibly

39 Like some coffee

40 Gymnastics coups

42 E pluribus ___

43 Fraternity founded in 1847 at New York University

44 Walkway

45 Stork’s bundle

46 Assuming, hypothetically

47 1975 "Thrilla" city

48 Melodic passages

52 Looked libidinously

53 Public to-do

56 Dojo accessories

57 Asia’s ___ Sea

58 Campbell of "Three to Tango"

62 "___ Beso"

63 Mafia figure

by Barry C. Silk

ACROSS

1 "And ___ bed"

5 Personification of desire

9 Some Spanish Surrealist paintings

14 Like some traffic, for short

15 Delete

16 Call off, as in an emergency

17 Not an orig.

18 Field unit

19 Perilous

20 "She’s Like the Wind" singer, 1988

23 Understanding

24 C’s in shop class?

27 Something detested

30 Ginger ___

31 ___ and Span

34 Square

35 Soul singer Corinne Bailey ___

36 Aster

41 Raiser of Tarzan

42 Half-oz.

43 Part of the Dept. of Homeland Security since 2003

44 Agent, for short

45 Tabby

49 Hadrian’s predecessor

51 Musical based on a T. H. White Novel

55 Like some days of summer, in song

58 She said "Don’t get mad, get everything!"

60 Attention getter

61 Any minute now

62 To say in

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