Puzzle No. 3249

Puzzle No. 3249

Don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

Click HERE to download a printable PDF of this puzzle.
And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.
ACROSS
 1 Associate with one better-looking New England resident (13)
 9 Region managed lightbulb maker (5)
10 Fascinated one of a famous pair of twins (Perot and Koch) (9)
11 Sparkling with silver trash (8)
12 Appoint idiot to mix gin (6)
14 Young woman taking time endures (5)
16 Children in favor of wish-granting spirits? (9)
17 I came for Caesar, slain brutally for a minor offense (6,3)
19 Crazy fun: it is not appropriate (5)
22 Boat returned without following victory in Europe (6)
23 For example, suits what stereotypically happens in a locker room (8)
26 Wheels go with notch around base of idol in Pacific island religion (5,4)
27 Walk casually, or run on after a late start (5)
28 Amid cocktails, expressing audible admiration for tennis champion (7,6)
DOWN
 1 To reduce in extent; in short, to be sick (7)
 2 Baffle -? (7)
 3 Build and destroy Crete (5)
 4 Play about the most briefly employed worker? (3,7)
 5 One hundred years in prison (4)
 6 True philosopher’s clothing, linen, etc. (9)
 7 Composer in Spain is sorely reactionary (7)
 8 A professor is a very handsome man (6)
13 Flower embedded in dilapidated patio (10)
15 Rising cheers engulfing most of French artist’s theatrical entrance (5,4)
17 5/4: expert’s brisk musical tempo (6)
18 “On the contrary, play the banjo”—that’s a dubious solution (7)
20 Something you might put on at mealtimes:

(7)
21 Jailers tossing neutron bombs (7)
24 Religious teacher did not sink me as a subject (5)
25 Muslim mystic provided you and me with uplift (4)
 
SOLUTION TO PUZZLE NO. 3248

ACROSS 1 anag. 6 & 5D SPIT + TOON 8 VA(CAT)ED (Dave anag.) 9 anag. 10 COW + ARDLY (Daryl anag.) 11 DEB + TOR (rev.) 14 2 defs. 16 [d]ECO[r] + LOG + I + CA + L 18 anag. 19 F(L)AX 21 “tooters” 22 2 defs. 26 hidden 27 I + SO + LATE 28 hidden 29 IN + T + ROVER + T
DOWN 1 palindrome 2 MAC + AW 3 U(PTU)RN 4 anag. 6 SPACE(A + G)E (escape anag., &lit.) 7 anag. 12 RE + LAX 13 AL(LEGOR)IST (ogler anag.) 14 tutor[s] anag. 15 ELECTORA + L (relocate anag.) 17 EST + ROGEN (set anag.) 20 2 defs. 23 AD + AGE 24 T + WEE + T (&lit.) 25 anag.

 

Dear reader,

I hope you enjoyed the article you just read. It’s just one of the many deeply reported and boundary-pushing stories we publish every day at The Nation. In a time of continued erosion of our fundamental rights and urgent global struggles for peace, independent journalism is now more vital than ever.

As a Nation reader, you are likely an engaged progressive who is passionate about bold ideas. I know I can count on you to help sustain our mission-driven journalism.

This month, we’re kicking off an ambitious Summer Fundraising Campaign with the goal of raising $15,000. With your support, we can continue to produce the hard-hitting journalism you rely on to cut through the noise of conservative, corporate media. Please, donate today.

A better world is out there—and we need your support to reach it.

Onwards,

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editorial Director and Publisher, The Nation

Ad Policy
x