0402-09 New York Times Crossword Answers 2 Apr 09

This is the solution to the crossword published in the New York Times today. If you are doing the New York Times crossword in any other publication, you are working on the syndicated puzzle.

Today’s syndicated solution is in the blog here.

2 thoughts on “0402-09 New York Times Crossword Answers 2 Apr 09”

  1. Why is “ex-lax” (70 across) “tense”? And can someone enlighten me as to why “beginner” (35 across) is “tiro”?

  2. Hi Katie,

    Re TENSE
    I took it that the clue was being a little whimsical “Ex-lax?”, meaning something or someone that used to be lax, was not tense. So now, the person is no longer lax, and is therefore now TENSE.

    Re TIRO
    This is more usually spelled ‘tyro’, and means a novice or a beginner.

    I hope that helps, Katie, and thanks for stopping by and visiting the blog. :o)

    Bill

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