0119-23 NY Times Crossword 19 Jan 23, Thursday

Constructed by: Daniel Bodily
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Reveal Answer: Run up a Tab

Themed answers each start on one row of the grid, then RUN UP the letters T-A-B, hence finishing two rows above:

  • 36D Accumulate charges … or what you must do to answer four clues in this puzzle : RUN UP A TAB
  • 20A Postseason game played in Phoenix : FIESTA BOWL
  • 31A Holiday hit by Eartha Kitt : SANTA BABY
  • 57A All-you-can-eat venues with elbows and bow ties : PASTA BARS
  • 68A Traveled to another country : WENT ABROAD

Bill’s time: 16m 00s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

My wife and I are in Ireland right now, starting 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 Close ones : PALS
5 Group in which Iceland is the only member without an army : NATO
9 “Killer” members of a pod : ORCAS
14 Party in a biblical swindle : ESAU
15 Get the ball rolling, in a way : BOWL
16 Not on the dot : TARDY
17 Kinderklaviers : TOY PIANOS
19 Weird Al Yankovic’s “Amish Paradise,” for one : SPOOF
20 Postseason game played in Phoenix : FIESTA BOWL
21 Volleyball maneuver : SET
23 Pamper : BABY
24 Tests : TRIES
26 Wipe out : NEGATE
28 Favorably inclined toward : PRO
30 “That’s nice!” : AAH!
31 Holiday hit by Eartha Kitt : SANTA BABY
32 Trusted supporter : HENCHMAN
35 Buddhist scripture : SUTRA
38 Bring down, informally : DEMO
39 Non-PC? : MAC
41 “Despacito” singer Fonsi : LUIS
43 Step in a mathematical proof : LEMMA
46 Dixieland or bebop vis-à-vis jazz : SUBGENRE
49 Keeps out : BARS
51 “Son of,” in Arabic : BIN
52 A founding member of 5-Across : USA
53 Want : DEARTH
55 Audibly blown away : AGASP
57 All-you-can-eat venues with elbows and bow ties : PASTA BARS
58 Guru’s honorific : SRI
60 Extensive : BROAD
62 Ready to pour : ON TAP
64 It may have a down side : ESCALATOR
67 Clip component : SCENE
68 Traveled to another country : WENT ABROAD
69 Cornfield formation : MAZE
70 Unit associated with waves : HERTZ
71 Places to rest or sleep : DENS
72 Skilled climber in the logo of Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park : IBEX

Down

1 Favored : PET
2 Starting on : AS OF
3 “I’m all ears” : LAY IT ON ME
4 Tiptop : SUPER
5 Timberwolves, e.g. : NBA TEAM
6 Multinational financial services firm : AON
7 Ducks, in poker : TWOS
8 Twins Mary-Kate and Ashley : OLSENS
9 2021’s Illinois vs. Penn State football game featured nine of these, an N.C.A.A. record : OTS
10 Rhyming competition : RAP BATTLE
11 Adriatic coast resident : CROAT
12 Brick material : ADOBE
13 “Resident Alien” channel : SYFY
18 Pistons great Thomas : ISIAH
22 Some leafy greens? : TEAS
25 Make-believe : SHAM
27 Bearded grazer : GNU
28 High degree : PHD
29 Tackle part : REEL
33 One in a skirmish : COMBATANT
34 Lil ___ X : NAS
36 Accumulate charges … or what you must do to answer four clues in this puzzle : RUN UP A TAB
37 Clears (out) : AIRS
40 Isla de la Juventud locale : CUBA
42 ___ change (profound transformation) : SEA
44 Damage : MAR
45 M.M.A. finale? : ARTS
47 Home run specialists, slangily : BIG BATS
48 Log feature : GNARL
50 Canny : SHREWD
53 Word after circle or square : DANCE
54 Compound in pheromones : ESTER
56 “Ditto here” : SO AM I
57 Like V.I.P. accommodations : POSH
59 Palm reader’s lead-in : I SEE …
61 Enjoy a bit of downtime : DOZE
63 Candy originally marketed as a smoking cessation aid : PEZ
65 ___ Newsroom (daily newscast) : CNN
66 Short-armed “Toy Story” character : REX

5 thoughts on “0119-23 NY Times Crossword 19 Jan 23, Thursday”

  1. 22:02. A few missteps here and there. Saw the theme early.

    Starting to think Bill isn’t coming back from Ireland. He’s having too much fun there. I haven’t taken a vacation that long it years. He’s giving me ideas…

    Best –

  2. 26:42 been on a five week road trip, East Coast(funeral, then a wedding), holidays in Texas, cruise for the wife’s birthday, then drive back to Western NY. Finally getting to look at puzzles again.

    Jeff, maybe not Ireland(or maybe Ireland), but extended vacations are “da bomb”! :- )

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