The New York Times Coffee and Crosswords: Thirsty Thursday: 75 Tricky Thursday Puzzles from the New York Times

The New York Times Coffee and Crosswords: Thirsty Thursday: 75 Tricky Thursday Puzzles from the New York Times

by The New York Times
     
 

Sipping a cup of tea and enjoying an easy New York Times crossword puzzle is one of life's simple pleasures. This latest volume of our new "Coffee and Crosswords" series, Thirsty Thursday, collects all your favorite easy Thursday puzzles.

Features:
* Seventy five of the Times' quirky Thursday crosswords
* Convenient trade paperback for

Overview

Sipping a cup of tea and enjoying an easy New York Times crossword puzzle is one of life's simple pleasures. This latest volume of our new "Coffee and Crosswords" series, Thirsty Thursday, collects all your favorite easy Thursday puzzles.

Features:
* Seventy five of the Times' quirky Thursday crosswords
* Convenient trade paperback for easy transport
* Edited by Will Shortz.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“[Will Shortz] is the crossword king.” —Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes

“The prince of crossword puzzlers.” —Greenwich Magazine

“The Riddler's got nothing on Will Shortz.” —Time Out New York

“Will Shortz is [the crossword book world's] John Grisham.” —Martin Arnold

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312608002
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.31(d)

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The New York Times

ACROSS

1 Having surmounted

5 Semicircular room

9 Poor box contents

13 Plea sure seeker

14 Respectable

15 Obtain

16 Ad icon since 1914

19 Acupressure technique

20 Tree sacred to Druids

22 Regular at Kelsey’s Bar, on TV

25 Crow’s nest?

28 Rebel yell

29 One may hold the mayo

32 Mend

33 "Hurry!"

34 It could easily go up

36 Candied side dish

37 Oswald Cobblepot’s nom de crime

38 Boxer’s hand

41 Prig

43 Backsplash component

44 "The Female Eunuch" author

46 Bach’s "Partita No. 6 ___ Minor"

47 Cézanne colleague

48 Recipient of a 1937 wooden Oscar

50 Contains

51 ___ Paradise, protagonist of "On the Road"

52 Impatient

56 What 16-and 37-Across and 11-and 24-Down were all known to do

62 Antler feature

63 Roast setting

64 Big ___ Conference

65 Reason to say "Now what do we do?"

66 Being, to Brutus

67 First batter to hit a home run against every Major League Baseball team

DOWN

1 Half a huge cost?

2 Unduly

3 Lord’s Prayer start

4 Place to pick up a puppy

5 Musical with the song "Easy Street"

6 Arno city

7 Ignore the lyrics?

8 Sniggler’s take

9 Bol. Neighbor

10 Ring around the collar?

11 Caretaker for the Banks house hold

12 Ill will

17 Allegheny + Monongahela

18 Famous nine-year-old king

21 Itty-bitty

22 Vacationing

23 Tabula description

24 Churchill pre decessor

26 Have coming

27 Fraternity chapter

29 Bottled spirit

30 Element whose name roughly means "lazy"

31 Do something else with

34 Charge

35 Undo a lead

37 Untarnished

39 Out of harm’s way

40 Moistens

42 Half a huge cost?

43 Dishevels

44Literary monogram

45 Isn’t stoic

47 Grimace

49 Passing obstruction?

50 Silver, for one

53 Art class figure

54 Opening day?

55 Everglades denizen

57 Genetics abbr.

58 ___ U.S. Pat. Off.

59 Seven-faced doctor of film

60 Ninny

61 RR bldg.

by Henry Hook

ACROSS

1 Country store?

6 Wrench (from)

10 Jeanne ___

14 Father, Son and Holy Ghost

15 Feminine suffix

16 Even, to Yves

17 Constructing things

19 Don’t

20 Couples cruise vessel?

21 50’s two-seaters

23 Custom

25 Some flames

30 Piccadilly Circus statue

31 Annoyance, in British slang

32 Streamlined

34 Cheer start

37 Theme of this puzzle, as hinted at by 17-, 23-, 45-and 59-Across

40 Hard-rock filler

41 Sikorsky and Stravinsky

42 Citizen of Shiraz

43 Hosiery hue

44 Stripped

45 1962 #1 hit by the Shirelles

51 Stands ready for

52 It’s made up of columns

58 Part of a camp schedule

59 Means of remote monitoring

61 Hang ___

62 ". . . ___ saw Elba"

63 Slanted

64 Org.

65 Nature

66 With 46-Down, Ohio State’s ___ Memorial Stadium

DOWN

1 Mailing label abbr.

2 String ___

3 Director Wertmuller

4 Old cross

5 Dates

6 Prefix with fluoride

7 Edible mushroom

8 In what ever quantity

9 Museum specialist

10 Ranch wear

11 Outdoor market

12 Corp. bud get item

13 Like some calls

18 Snitch

22 Burglarized

24 Oglers’ looks

25 Californian’s vacation destination, maybe

26 Sources of hurt feelings

27 Turkish title

28 Spigot site

29 Lobby

32 Rub, rub, rub

33 Choreographer Lubovitch

34 Get into some hot water?

35 Actress Skye

36 Start of many an accident

38 Departures

39 Burlesque show wear

43 Subject of a 1940 biopic starring Spencer Tracy

45 It was split into two parts by the 1899 Treaty of Berlin

46 See 66-Across

47 Stays

48 Charles ___, "Gaslight" star, 1944

49 Footnote abbr.

50 House call?

53 Key of Pachelbel’s Canon: Abbr.

54 Townshend of the Who

55 Actress Meyers and others

56 Square dance partners

57 City near Padua

60 Anti anti

by Elizabeth C. Gorski

ACROSS

1 Learns

8 1958 sci-fi classic starring Steve McQueen

15 Jose Cuervo, for one

16 ___

17 Director Ivan

18 Most monstrous

19 Taylor, Wilson or Harding

20 Rear-___

22 Book in the Book of Mormon

23 "That’s all I ___"

24 Rice dish

27 Place for a house plant

30 Column of boxes on a questionnaire

31 Defendants, legally

34 Prize

37 ___

39 Supporters of the arts

40 Plague

41 Brute

42 ___

43 Altoids holder

44 Saint of dancers

46 Once, in old times

47 Letters before gimels

48 "The Guiding Light" airer

50 Very

53 Jazz’s Peterson

55 It may be said while crossing the fingers

58 1984 film with the tagline "It’s 4 a.m., do you know where your car is?"

61 A deadly sin

63 Of tremendous fervor

64 ___

65 Holiday meals

66 Bun toppers

DOWN

1 Pivoting razor

2 Existed

3 1/64 of a checkerboard, maybe: Abbr.

4 So last year

5 Country singer with the 1997 triple platinum hit "How Do I Live"

6 Fill in the ___ (a hint to this puzzle’s theme)

7 Ocean liner?

8 "Oy, vey!" cause

9 Show of affection

10 Film developing order: Abbr.

11 Give a rundown

12 It may be on a property

13 Bone: It.

14 Red and black, perhaps

21 Flexible blade

23 Startle

25 Classic camera

26 Org.

27 Parade honoree, briefly

28 Tabriz native

29 Admit

30 ’04, ’08 and others

31 Not so well done

32 Hwy. planners

33 Explanatory phrase

35 Dry white

36 Dark

38 St. ___ (common hospital name)

40 Class of ’08 in ’08, e.g.

42 Ornery sort

45 Risqué beachwear

47 Sauce

48 Venae ___ (major blood vessels)

49 Some fasteners

50 The sun, moon and stars

51 Toolbar heading

52 Boom

54 Famous Mama

55 What each completed pair of theme answers in this puzzle is

56 Frozen drink brand

57 Former first lady

59 "O patria ___" ("Aida" aria)

60 "So . . . ?"

62 Dietary std.

by Matt Ginsberg

ACROSS

1 Locks horns (with)

6 Not Rx

9 Phil who sang "Draft Dodger Rag"

13 *Party game

15 *1961 chart-topper for Ray Charles

17 Stems (from)

18 How trapeze artists perform

19 *Vie for votes

21 Announcement to passengers, for short

22 Taint

23 Rand who asked "Who is John Galt?"

24 Dolly, for one

27 You, to you, or me, to me

29 Baseball stat.

31 Where Wounded Knee is: Abbr.

32 Mrs. Dick Cheney

35 "Mother of all rivers"

37 *Get off to a quick start

40 Corrida chant

41 Hair net

42 Hockey great Jaromir

43 Swell place?

44 Exclusive

48 Star Wars, briefly

49 Fictional C.I.A. unit on "Alias"

51 Calif. setting

54 Escape ___

55 *Get it exactly

59 Vein locale

61 Classic Studebaker whose name means "forward" in Italian

62 *Shoot perfectly

63 Words missing from the answers to the eight starred clues

64 The usual amts.

65 Served, as time

66 Gym bag items

DOWN

1 Gets all ditzy

2 Capt. Sparrow, e.g.

3 Zooid

4 Laryngitis symptom

5 Tick off

6 Algerian port in "The Plague"

7 Morgue ID<

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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