0408-19 NY Times Crossword 8 Apr 19, Monday

Constructed by: Tracy Gray & Jeff Chen
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Reveal Answer: Deer Xing

Today’s grid includes three pairs of DEERS as hidden words that CROSS each other. Those DEER XINGs are:

  • HART/STAG
  • DOE/DEER
  • HIND/FAWN

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… a complete list of answers

Bill’s time: 5m 28s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

I am still in Ireland, taking care of some family issues. I just found time to solve the puzzle and write up this abbreviated, and very tardy, post. I’ll get to the full post just as soon as I can.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Bill

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Hit with a deft comeback : ZING
5 Greek T : TAU
8 Stuns, as with a phaser : ZAPS
12 Land unit : ACRE
13 Subculture wearing a lot of black : GOTHS
15 Lighted sign by a stairwell : EXIT
16 Chip dip, for short : GUAC
17 Words on a pair of desk trays : IN/OUT
18 Erotic : SEXY
19 Comedian who co-starred in “Ride Along” and “The Upside” : KEVIN HART
22 Gloomy : MOROSE
25 Establishment that might have a rainbow flag in the window : GAY BAR
29 “You may disagree,” to texters : IMO
30 Wind instrument named after a Greek god : PANPIPE
34 Regret : RUE
35 Eye of ___ (part of a witch’s brew) : NEWT
37 Big to-do : HOO-HA
38 “W” column in the standings : WINS
39 Gelatin substitute made from seaweed : AGAR
40 Playful furry creature : OTTER
41 Loathe : HATE
42 Anonymous woman : JANE DOE
44 Initially : AT FIRST
46 Trackside transactions : BETS
47 “Deadpool” actor Reynolds : RYAN
48 Tom turkey or billy goat : MALE
50 Jack who played Sgt. Friday on “Dragnet” : WEBB
53 Heterogeneous : DIVERSE
56 Something a horse kicks with : HIND LEG
59 Bitter beer : ALE
60 Marked, as a box : XED
61 Big commotion : ADO
62 Rowboat propeller : OAR
63 Changing from time to time : VARYING
65 “Mona Lisa” painter : DA VINCI
67 Causing white knuckles, say : INTENSE
68 Leading : AHEAD OF
69 Medicinal amounts : DOSAGES
70 Harass endlessly : TORMENT

Down

1 Zig’s opposite : ZAG
2 Critical hosp. ward : ICU
3 Second Amendment-supporting grp. : NRA
4 Geico spokeslizard : GECKO
5 Author Morrison : TONI
6 Lots and lots : A TON
7 “Not gonna happen!” : UH-UH!
8 Having a kick, as food : ZESTY
9 Lumberjack’s tool : AXE
10 Photos, informally : PIX
11 Hog’s home : STY
13 Words from Woodsy Owl before “don’t pollute!” : GIVE A HOOT
14 Gathering just for guys : STAG PARTY
20 Mind-reading ability, for short : ESP
21 “Insecure” actress Issa ___ : RAE
22 Rap star Nicki : MINAJ
23 Greek letter shaped like a horseshoe : OMEGA
24 ___ Atkinson, portrayer of Mr. Bean : ROWAN
26 Prickly bush : BRIAR
27 Mothers of cousins : AUNTS
28 Stopwatch button : RESET
31 Do, re, mi, etc. : NOTES
32 Middle of a poker table : POT
33 Start of a rumor : I HEAR
36 Kind of musical clef : TREBLE
38 Complained : WHINED
43 Road sign that hints at what can be found three times in this puzzle’s grid : DEER XING
45 Lavish praise upon : FAWN OVER
48 Pepperidge Farm cookie with a geographical name : MILANO
49 Wards off, as danger : AVERTS
51 Hair color that can be “dirty” or “platinum” : BLONDE
52 Lighthouse light : BEACON
53 Bowie or Beckham : DAVID
54 Smell, taste or touch : SENSE
55 Eight things on an octagon : EDGES
56 Assailed : HAD AT
57 Pocatello’s state : IDAHO
58 Obtain money illegally : GRIFT
64 Supporting vote : YEA
66 “___ the Walrus” (Beatles song) : I AM

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