L.A.Times Crossword Corner: Tuesday, August 4 2015, Greg Johnson

Theme: Power LIFT. The last word in each theme answer can precede LIFT.




16. Aid in finding a pitch : TUNING FORK. Forklift.

23.

Foldable outdoor seat : LAWN CHAIR. Chairlift.

46. Hard-to-read expression : POKER FACE.

Facelift.

55. Bubba Gump company vessel : SHRIMP BOAT. Boatlift

34.

Motorist’s question … and hint to the ends of 16-, 23-, 46- and 55-Across : NEED A LIFT

A fine Tuesday puzzle, with the clever reveal right in the center. Zoomed through pretty quickly, you?

Across

1.

Network celebrating early Hollywood : TCM. Turner Classic Movies

4. Doesn’t leave a gratuity : STIFFS. Not cool.

10. Little untruth : FIB. Little white lie.


13.

Fury : IRE


14. Like an atrium : SUNLIT





15. __ sapiens : HOMO. Latin homo man + sapien wise.

18. Trebek with all the answers : ALEX


19. “Dallas Buyers Club” Oscar winner Jared : LETO


20. “I certainly will!” : SURE


21. “I’m here to help” : ASK ME


22.

New Haven collegians : ELI’S

25. __-mo replay : SLO


26. Internet access letters : DSL Digital Subscriber Line


28. “That’s the spot!” : AAH


29. ICU VIPs : RN’S


30.

Eponymous Hicks with an online list : ANGIE. Angie’s list1 – local business reviews. Never knew her last name.


32. Pasta specification : AL DENTE. “To the tooth.”




36.

Moves stealthily : TIP-TOES


38. “Ain’t gonna happen” : NOHOW


41. Dominate, in slang : OWN


42. Baby newt : EFT


43.

Berlin article : DER


44. Prefix with conservative : NEO

49. Diner’s list : MENU


50.

Proofreaders’ catches : TYPOS


51. Credit alternative : CASH


53. Leftover food bits : ORTS


54.

TV host Hannity : SEAN


57. Little boys : TADS


58. Motion detector, e.g. : SENSOR. When I went to Tracker School, late at night after class the students would try stalking past the motion detector lights without tripping them.


59.

Uncover, poetically : OPE


60. Where drs. wear masks : ORS


61.

Botswana biter : TSE TSE

62. __ school : MED

Down


1. Names on spines : TITLES


2. “101 Dalmatians” villain de Vil : CRUELLA


3. Refer to in passing : MENTION


4.

Confidential personal ID : SSN


5. Harbor guiders : TUGS


6. Preferred way to be paid? : IN FULL


7.

Regional plant life : FLORA


8. Online security device : FIREWALL


9. Investor’s purchase: Abbr. : STK


10.

Indigenous drawings, carvings, etc. : FOLK ART. This is a Mexican folk art print, called “Flower Tree of Life.”





11. Harrison song on the Beatles’ “Let It Be” album : I ME MINE





12. Stocky dogs : BOXERS


15.

Corned beef dish : HASH


17. Aegean island : IOS


21. Want very badly : ACHE FOR


24.

Literature Nobelist Gordimer : NADINE. South African writer and political activist, Nobel prize winner. Died in 20142 at 90 years old.

26. Weight watchers : DIETERS


27. Wave to from the dock : SEE OFF





31.

Econ. measure : GNP. Gross National Product.


32. Remote control batteries : AA’S


33.

Ultimate degree : NTH


35. Unfastens : DETACHES


36. Like a House representative’s term : TWO YEAR


37.

Desk stamp go-withs : INK PADS

39. Like quaint rural schoolhouses : ONE ROOM

40. Got violently emotional : WENT APE


41.

Decides one will : OPTS TO

43. Partner of cease : DESIST


45. Forcibly removed from power : OUSTED


47.

Ages and ages : EONS

48. Chili con __ : CARNE. Meat.


49. Unruly crowd : MOB


52.

Managed care gps. : HMO’S

55. Bygone jet, briefly : SST


56. School opening? : PRE. Love this clue.

Melissa

References

  1. ^ Angie’s list (www.angieslist.com)
  2. ^ Died in 2014 (www.nytimes.com)

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