The Puzzle Page
Crossword No. 380: St. Elsewhere
1 Hand holder?
4 Takes advantage of
8 Where emails land
13 Fun car to drive
15 Emperor adopted by Claudius
17 Portuguese diplomat announced on Oct. 6 as the soon-to-be U.N. secretary-general
20 Prepare leftovers
21 Sydney ___ House
22 Ariz. neighbor
24 Knight-___ (former news service)
28En el Arsenal muralist, 1928
34 Yoko with a 2015 show at MoMA
35 Slimy veggies
36 Go against
37 Shots that may get smashed
38 Be, for Halloween
39 Feudal class
40 With the power
41 Cindy Brady talked with one
42 Make less dull
43 Dostoyevsky novel, with The
44 ___ out an existence
45 1988 AL MVP
47 Turn out badly, as a business deal might
49 Involuntary movement
50 Marley and Hayworth
53 The Hirshhorn, e.g.
58 Dictator whose death was repeatedly announced by Chevy Chase on Saturday Night Live
62 It can be fittingly anagrammed to “ocean”
63 ___ Altans (some California residents)
64 Sport with mallets
65 Chews the fat
66 Ending for hip or mob
67 It can precede the first word in each of the four theme entries to form a major U.S. city
1 Open a little
2 Monsieur Magritte
3Breaking Bad drug
4 George W. Bush’s selfdescriptor
5 One of its letters stands for “optimization”
6 “We may therefore conclude...”
7 Alphabet or duck
8 Peninsular James Michener title
9 Colorado complex
10 December utterance
12 Marks a ballot, maybe
14 “The Oval Portrait” author
18 Some iPods
19 Bradshaw and McAuliffe
23 YouTube features
25 “Takin’ It to the Streets” singers the ___ Brothers
26 As a cohesive group
27 Met, as the occasion
28 Golf hole with a bend
29 Belle Stars hit that appeared in Rain Man
30 Undoes writing
31 Audible shock
32Around the World in 80 Days novelist
37 Young fellows
39 Head of India?
43 Bring on, as someone’s wrath
45 Apple, grape, and orange
46 Have as a goal
48 “...but we don’t have to”
51Raiders of the Lost Ark creatures
52 “Hit the road!”
54 Easy mark
55 Cabell of baseball
56 Alma mater of Troy Aikman and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
57 The Earth has one
58 It oversees NBC and ABC
59 When repeated, too enthusiastic
60 Palindromic woman’s name
61 Chilean cheer
The Week Contest
This week’s question: America is suffering a mass panic attack after internet-fueled reports of people in clown costumes menacing children and women swept through at least 39 states. If Big Pharma responded by creating a new drug to ease people’s fear of clowns, what should it be called?
Last week’s contest: A new Los Angeles nightclub will admit only good-looking people, with beauty judges stationed at the door to turn away those deemed insufficiently attractive. If an entrepreneur were to open a nightclub next door for people who failed the beauty test, what should it be called?
THE WINNER: Studio 5s and 4s Peter Smith, Los Angeles
SECOND PLACE: The Not So Hot Spot Phyllis Klein, New York City
THIRD PLACE: Club Meh Betsy Barr, Somerville, Mass.
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How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Clown meds” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Oct. 18. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Oct. 21. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
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