This is my 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.
Here is a link to my answers to today’s SYNDICATED New York Times crossword.
Completion Time: 8m 58s
Theme: The “u” sound in cutie, feud, fuel and beauty, is replaced with “oo” in the four themed clues.
Answers I missed: 0
TODAY’S GOOGLIES (all links go to Amazon.com) …
15 PAAR: Jack Paar hosted “The Tonight Show” from 1957-1962.
21 ARES: Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera.
24 LARRY: Larry Bird played basketball for the Boston Celtics from 1978- 1992.
26 AMECHE: “Cocoon”, starring Don Ameche, was directed by Ron Howard.
51 ARGO: Argo brand cornstarch first hit the store shelves in 1892.
53 PAIGE: Satchel Paige pitched baseball in the Negro leagues and then the majors, retiring in 1966.
59 VENTI: A venti-sized coffee at Starbucks is called that, because it is 20 fl. oz. size, and venti is Italian for twenty.
1: LOCA: “Livin’ La Vida Loca” means “living the crazy life” and is a single sung by Ricky Martin.
25 RFK: The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge was called the Triborough bridge when I lived in New York.
27 MYNAS: Some species of myna bird are known for their ability to imitate sounds, hence “mocking”.
31 MAMBO: One of the symphonic dances in “West Side Story” was a mambo.
42 TSO: General Tso’s chicken is a sweet and spicy dish of deep-fried chicken.
63 DEY: Susan Dey played Grace Van Owen on “L.A. Law“, and the eldest daughter on “The Partridge Family“.