0111-23 NY Times Crossword 11 Jan 23, Wednesday

Constructed by: Victor Barocas
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Reveal Answer(s): Lies under Oath

Circled letters in the grid gives the word “LIE” lying UNDER four OATHS:

  • 70A With 71- and 72-Across, commits perjury … or what can be found four times in this puzzle : LIES …
  • 71A See 70-Across : … UNDER …
  • 72A See 70-Across : … OATH
  • 18A Vessels with large containers : CARGO SHIPS
  • 22A Connecticut Ivy Leaguer : YALIE (LIE under GOSH!)
  • 37A Front-page mergers and acquisitions, e.g. : MEGADEALS
  • 40A Skateboarding jump : OLLIE (LIE under EGAD!)
  • 44A Investment guide calculation : BOND RATIO
  • 49A Most reptilian, in a way : SCALIEST (LIE under DRAT!)
  • 59A Exclamation point inside a yellow triangle, for one : DANGER SIGN
  • 67A Nobel laureate Wiesel : ELIE (LIE under DANG!)

Bill’s time: 10m 04s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

My wife and I are in Ireland right now, for Christmas and to start off the New Year with family. I just managed to slip away to solve the puzzle, and write up this abbreviated post. I will get to the full post just as soon as I can.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bill

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Runs recreationally : JOGS
5 Some hotel room amenities : SAFES
10 The “Toreador Song,” for one : ARIA
14 From the top : ANEW
15 Fulfill mundane but necessary responsibilities, in modern lingo : ADULT
16 Sift (through) : COMB
17 Software prototype : BETA
18 Vessels with large containers : CARGO SHIPS
20 Does pranks with rolls, informally : TPS
22 Connecticut Ivy Leaguer : YALIE
23 Nail polish brand : OPI
25 Pursue romantically : WOO
28 Actor/comedian Lil ___ Howery : REL
29 Talking item in Dora the Explorer’s backpack : MAP
32 Oceanfront district of Los Angeles : SAN PEDRO
35 Manhattan neighborhood next to SoHo : NOLITA
37 Front-page mergers and acquisitions, e.g. : MEGADEALS
39 Grayish : ASHY
40 Skateboarding jump : OLLIE
41 Neckwear that smells nice : LEI
42 Photographer Adams : ANSEL
43 Difficult, unfun chore : SLOG
44 Investment guide calculation : BOND RATIO
46 Props for presentations : EASELS
49 Most reptilian, in a way : SCALIEST
50 “Spring forward” or “fall back” letters : DST
51 Electrical unit with a Greek letter symbol : OHM
53 London ___ (landmark observation wheel) : EYE
54 Beings not (yet) proven to exist : ETS
55 Thundering : AROAR
57 Trinity member : SON
59 Exclamation point inside a yellow triangle, for one : DANGER SIGN
64 “Only Murders in the Building” airer : HULU
67 Nobel laureate Wiesel : ELIE
68 Longtime Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
69 Ankh-carrying goddess : ISIS
70 With 71- and 72-Across, commits perjury … or what can be found four times in this puzzle : LIES …
71 See 70-Across : … UNDER …
72 See 70-Across : … OATH

Down

1 Sharp punch : JAB
2 “!” keymate : ONE
3 Scramming : GETTING LOST
4 Exchange : SWAP
5 ___ fly (baseball occurrence, informally) : SAC
6 Org. promoting canine care : ADA
7 Spleen : FURY
8 “Enigma Variations” composer : ELGAR
9 Lifted : STOLEN
10 Be sore : ACHE
11 Pépin le Bref, par exemple : ROI
12 Troublesome sort : IMP
13 Muscles tightened by planking, in brief : ABS
19 Skyline feature in farm country : SILO
21 Greta Garbo, by birth : SWEDE
23 Absorbed gradually : OSMOSED
24 Saffron-flavored dishes : PAELLAS
26 Horatian creation : ODE
27 Big name in brushes : ORAL-B
29 Beauty pageant founded in 1959 as a mail-in photo contest : MISS TEEN USA
30 One who doesn’t have a prayer? : ATHEIST
31 Alternatives to street parking : PAY LOTS
33 Negro leagues great Satchel : PAIGE
34 Some spreads for toast, informally : OLEOS
36 Hawaiian island shaped like an apostrophe : LANAI
38 Considering the fact that : SINCE
42 French setting for many van Gogh works : ARLES
45 It’ll dawn on you : DAY
47 Communal knowledge : LORE
48 Up-start? : SHORT U
52 Worker with a trowel : MASON
55 A long, long time : AGES
56 Food part that’s usually not eaten : RIND
58 Home of Denison University : OHIO
59 Tierra ___ Fuego : DEL
60 Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year in 1974 (10 years after he first became world champion) : ALI
61 German “never” : NIE
62 Bell Atlantic merger partner of 2000 : GTE
63 Repeated word in the U.S. postal creed : NOR
65 Buzzing … or, in a different sense, buzzed : LIT
66 Do a wedding task, informally : USH

2 thoughts on “0111-23 NY Times Crossword 11 Jan 23, Wednesday”

  1. 16:23. I thought of several 4-letter oaths, but none appeared in this puzzle.

    In 15A ADULT functions as a verb? That’s new to me. I won’t even acknowledge USH, however.

    Best –

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