Sep 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Gail Grabowski and Bruce Venzke

Theme: Stay Behind the Line - A police show staple, "Get Back!" except today it is GET that is back, backwards that is. TE ends the first word and G begins the second word.

41A. Regain, and hint to a hidden letter arrangement in 20- and 59-Across and 11- and 35-Down : GET BACK

20A. Hockey player's blade cover : SKATE GUARD

59A. Meticulous, as premium service : WHITE GLOVE

11D. Roofing color : SLATE GRAY

35D. Rather nice : QUITE GOOD

Argyle here. It seems rather flat to me. A couple of tens and nines that lack sparkle. I hope you enjoyed it.

Across:

1. Fraternal title for a fictional fox : BR'ER. from the Uncle Remus folktales.

5. Easily bamboozled sort : PATSY

10. Former Mach 2 fliers, briefly : SSTs

14. Top-rated : A-ONE

15. Hawaii hello : "ALOHA"

16. Butterlike spread : OLEO

17. Steak cut : LOIN

18. U.S.-Canada defense letters : NORAD. (North American Aerospace Defense Command)

19. With 54-Down, longtime Jeep competitor : LAND 54D. See 19-Across : ROVER

22. __ Place: Butch and Sundance companion : ETTA


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23. Music rights gp. : ASCAP. (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)

24. Wonderland cake words : [EAT ME]

26. Bolivian capital : LA PAZ. An elevation of roughly 3,650 meter (11,975 feet).

30. Ticked off : ANGRY

33. www help pages : FAQs. (Frequently asked questions)

36. Old vendor of cold blocks : ICEMAN

39. French king : ROI

40. Sch. in Columbus : OSU. (Ohio State University)

42. Sound system part : AMP

43. Xbox 360 competitor : Wii. (Nintendo)

44. Log-on requirement : USER ID

45. Work on a keyboard : TYPE

46. Mechanic on TV's "Taxi" : LATKA. Portrayed by Andy Kaufman.


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48. Foil maker : ALCOA

50. Sinclair Lewis' "__ Gantry" : ELMER

53. Swampy areas : MIREs

57. Senate gofer : PAGE

63. Swine's supper : SLOP

64. No longer squeaking : OILED

65. Fifty-fifty : EVEN

66. Get a glimpse of : SPOT

67. Do a bakery job : KNEAD

68. Socially awkward type : NERD

69. Bustle : TO DO

70. "My apologies" : "SORRY"

71. Prohibitionists : DRYS. Opponents of the WETS.

Down:

1. Lightweight wood : BALSA

2. Corner chessmen : ROOKS. How's the table, Splynter?

3. Room-size computer unveiled in 1946 : ENIAC. (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer)

4. U-Haul vans, e.g. : RENTALS

5. Sign of hunger : PANG

6. Baseball family name : ALOU

7. Afghanistan's __ Bora : TORA

 
8. Divvy up : SHARE

9. When tripled, "and so on" : "YADDA..."

10. Serious : SOLEMN

12. No-frills shelter : TENT

13. Fountain drink : SODA

21. Org. concerned with greenhouse gases : EPA

25. Gas holder : TANK

27. Bakery array : PIES

28. French play part : ACTE

29. Striped equine : ZEBRA

31. One-sided win : ROMP

32. "Holy cow!" : YIPE

33. Pheasant or turkey : FOWL

34. Sri Lanka setting : ASIA. Travelogue

37. Letters in a box : MAIL

38. Electrical adapter letters : AC/DC

41. Largest of the Mariana Islands : GUAM

45. Final part : TAIL END

47. Compulsive thief, for short : KLEPTO. Kleptomania is the inability to refrain from the urge to steal items and is done for reasons other than personal use or financial gain.

49. Texter's "Zounds!" : [OMG!]

51. Furry "Star Wars" creatures : EWOKS

52. Thick-skinned beast : RHINO

55. All-inclusive adjective : EVERY

56. Ships : SENDS

57. Subtle "Over here!" : "PSST!"

58. Kibbles 'n Bits alternative : ALPO

60. Robert of "The Sopranos" : ILER. Where is he NOW?

61. Fabric mishap : TEAR

62. Whirling current : EDDY


Argyle

Note from C.C.:

Happy Birthday to D-Otto, who has been quietly helping me and this blog the past few years. Our team blogging would be very stressful had Tom not taught me the basic know-how. He is always caring and patient, though he did become a loving Desper-otto when we brainstormed a very demanding theme set a few months ago :-)