Comparison for nys2008-12-25

  • Title: ANCIENT HISTORY, 12/25/08 (Thursday)
  • Author: by Daniel A. Finan / Edited by Peter Gordon (xwords@optonline.net)
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A1. Play fivesome, often ~ ACTS
A5. Domino fans like it ~ RANDB
A10. Chili, e.g. ~ STEW
A14. ___ En-lai ~ CHOU
A15. Place for "bombs bursting" ~ INAIR
A16. Facetious "Got it!" ~ AHSO
A17. Shortened, in a way ~ MOWN
A18. "Like me" ~ ASIDO
A19. Subscription period, often ~ YEAR
A20. Wolfgang contemporary ~ EMERIL
A22. Madhouse ~ LOONYBIN
A24. Dashes ~ SPRINTS
A26. One going downhill fast ~ SKIER
A27. Nae sayers ~ SCOTS
A29. Injury ~ LESION
A32. Reveal ~ BARE
A35. ___ halide ~ ALKYL
A37. Actress Joanne ~ DRU
A38. Non alternative ~ OUI
A39. Checks the caller ID before deciding whether to pick up, e.g. ~ SCREENS
A41. Sal of song, say ~ GAL
A42. Flap ~ ADO
A43. "The better ___ you with" ~ TOSEE
A44. Retail ~ SELL
A45. Prepare to change lanes ~ SIGNAL
A47. "Serpico" commission ~ KNAPP
A50. This is an example of one it certainly is ~ RUNON
A52. Authorize ~ EMPOWER
A56. Pillowcase stainer? ~ TEARDROP
A59. Capital of Kazakhstan ~ ASTANA
A60. Cremains vessels ~ URNS
A61. Filled with talk ~ ABUZZ
A63. Encompassing everything ~ ATOZ
A64. It might be bummed ~ RIDE
A65. Half of a droid name ~ DETOO
A66. A stet negates it ~ DELE
A67. Trough contents ~ FEED
A68. Longtime Arizona Wildcats basketball coach Lute ___ ~ OLSON
A69. Mérida Mmes. ~ SRAS
D1. Tiptops ~ ACMES
D2. Bite ~ CHOMP
D3. Dwarf, with "over" ~ TOWER
D4. When the day starts ~ SUNRISE
D5. Theater district ~ RIALTO
D6. "Jeopardy!" clue: Abbr. ~ ANS
D7. Filed thing ~ NAIL
D8. Gewgaws ~ DIDOS
D9. "Welcome Back, Kotter" setting ~ BROOKLYN
D10. Give one's assent ~ SAYYES
D11. See 53-Down ~ THEBRIDGE
D12. Morales in movies ~ ESAI
D13. Tuckered (out) ~ WORN
D21. Abbr. in a Pixar title ~ INC
D23. Danish physicist Bohr ~ NIELS
D25. Castor and Pollux, e.g. ~ STARS
D28. Like sports cars ~ SLEEK
D30. Word with surgery or history ~ ORAL
D31. Empty, as a set ~ NULL
D32. Ones in the constriction business? ~ BOAS
D33. Make whose logo is four rings ~ AUDI
D34. 1950 John Wayne film ~ RIOGRANDE
D36. Nancy Drew creator Carolyn ~ KEENE
D39. Song on R.E.M.'s "Green" album ~ STAND
D40. Boulder's place ~ COLORADO
D44. Political campaign purchases ~ SPOTADS
D46. Sipped ~ NURSED
D48. Big book e-tailer ~ AMAZON
D49. Thought after an afterthought: Abbr. ~ PPS
D51. Element #102 is named after him ~ NOBEL
D53. With 11-Down, ancient history, symbolically (and a description of three columns in this puzzle) ~ WATER
D54. B-29 bomber name ~ ENOLA
D55. Brings down ~ RAZES
D56. ___ toe (athlete's affliction) ~ TURF
D57. Canal completed in 1825 ~ ERIE
D58. Throws, as a shot ~ PUTS
D62. Herpetologist employer ~ ZOO

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