May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Melissa Brown and C.C. Burnikel

Theme: "Don't Look, Tinbeni!" - ICE slipped amidst the starred answers.

58A. Unemotional, and a hint to the hidden word in the answers to starred clues : COLD HEARTED

17A. *Menace to society : PUBLIC ENEMY

40A. *Command to an attack dog : SIC 'EM

27D. *Add zest to : SPICE UP

11D. *Beverage-named Denver arena : PEPSI CENTER

25D. *Many a news story, alas : TRAGIC EVENT

not melissa here. She's over here with C.C. giving us a spiffy pinwheel with the theme dead center. Plus, ICE is centered exactly in the heart of the theme entries.

Across:

1. Shoot for the stars : GO BIG or stay at home. Similar to fish or cut bait.

6. Group of musical notes : CHORD

11. Buddy : PAL

14. Get off the couch : ARISE

15. Part of a mechanic's bill : LABOR

16. Green prefix : ECO. Indicating something ecological.

19. Pod veggie : PEA

20. Between Europe and America, say : ASEA. I thought ASIA at first.

21. Permeates : SOAKS IN

23. Three-letter sandwich : BLT. (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) w/ fresh from the garden tomato, oh my!

26. Belmont Stakes racer : HORSE

28. J or D, for J.D. Salinger : INIT. (initial)

29. Musical sense : EAR

30. w/o delay : ASAP. "as soon as possible"

31. Gator kin : CROC

32. Apple desktops : iMACs

34. Fodder holder : SILO

36. Gael, for one : CELT

39. Wild (over) : GAGA

41. Joint for a dummy : KNEE. Not a crash test dummy but a ventriloquist's dummy.

42. The Emerald Isle : ERIN

43. Rodriguez of the Yankees : ALEX. A-Rod

44. Starter for 007's car? : ASTON - Martin

45. First name in perfume : COCO

47. __ Bator : ULAN

49. Conclusion : END

50. Actor Lugosi : BELA

51. Sudden gush : SPURT

52. Dorm VIPs : RAs. (Resident Assistant)

53. Tropical plain : SAVANNA

55. Spat : TIFF

57. Needle aperture : EYE

63. Came in first : WON

64. Pedro's January : ENERO

65. Brings in at harvest time : REAPs. Time to sow what you hope to reap. (like tomatoes)

66. Pecan or almond : NUT

67. Short-straw picker : LOSER

68. Win an Olympics prize : MEDAL. Verb usage.

Down:

1. Opening : GAP

2. Tulsa sch. with a Prayer Tower : ORU. (Oral Roberts University)


3. Highchair user's protector : BIB

4. Cuba, por ejemplo : ISLA. I'm curious; does anyone have plans for a visit?

                           Manzanillo, Cuba

5. Kimono-clad entertainers : GEISHAs. And we all know what sash holds their kimono closed.

6. Maker of Ultra acne treatments : CLEARASIL

7. Sci-fi pilot Solo : HAN. Viral video.



8. Having lots to lose : OBESE

9. Quarterback Tony : ROMO. Dallas Cowboy. I knew ... a name like Tony his last name had to end w/ a vowel. - Anonymous T

10. Low-humidity environment : DRY AIR

12. Crush the midterm : ACE IT

13. Cash advance : LOAN

18. Corp. heads : CEOs. (Chief Executive Officer)

22. Criticizes : KNOCKS

23. Latte-colored : BEIGE

24. Ex-NBA star Odom : LAMAR. He played for several teams.

31. Cousin of org : COM.

33. Corn oil alternative : CANOLA. Good or Bad?

35. Foe in "Batman v Superman" : LEX LUTHOR. Jesse Eisenberg portrayed Lex Luthor.
37. Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA

38. Looks after : TENDS

40. __ Paulo : SAO. Brazil

44. Colony with tunnels : ANT FARM

46. Call off : CANCEL

48. "Acoustic Soul" artist India.__ : ARIE



50. Crawfish habitat : BAYOU

51. After-Christmas specials : SALES

53. Attached using thread : SEWN

54. Texting while driving, e.g. : NO-NO

56. Release : FREE

59. Dr. of hip-hop : DRE. One of the few I remember.

60. Smidgen : TAD

61. Pollution-monitoring org. : EPA. (Environmental Protection Agency)

62. ISP alternative : DSL. An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing and using the Internet. Digital subscriber line (DSL; originally digital subscriber loop) is a family of technologies that are used to transmit digital data over telephone lines.

Argyle