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If at First You Don't Succeed...

By Kjersti Chippindale · Published 12 days ago

Constructor's Note: This shares some similarities to today's NYT crossword gimmick, but I promise I started working on this before that was published! :)
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  • Mike D 6:47 · 12 days ago
    Nice one Kjersti!
    • David Turner 🤓15:30 · 11 days ago
      Bravo, Kjersti. I love when the personality of the constructor comes through and yours really does.
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Feed where you may find your podcasts
      2. 4A
        Mischievous tyke
      3. 9A
        Could be high or low, depending on the card game
      4. 12A
        Behaves
      5. 14A
        One who casts judgement
      6. 15A
        Could be White or Red, depending on the metro area
      7. 16A
        "___ Nelly!"
      8. 17A
        Referee at a 15A
        Could be White or Red, depending on the metro area[---]
        game
      9. 18A
        Abb. for popular YG and Nipsey Hussle song (the unabbreviated version would be inappropriate for the NYT)
      10. 19A
        *Hearing*
      11. 21A
        "Book of __", 2010 film with Denzel Washington
      12. 22A
        Fly freely
      13. 23A
        *What many conservatives thing libs are, constantly*
      14. 25A
        Could be major or minor, depending on the constellation
      15. 26A
        "Dude, just take ___", slangy word of advice to someone is definitely not going to win
      16. 27A
        Mischievous tyke
      17. 29A
        Arthur, of tennis fame
      18. 32A
        Immigration papers
      19. 35A
        Vietnamese soup that is pronounced as if it had a different vowel at the end
      20. 38A
        With 39A
        See 38A[-------]
        , 1980 Stephen King film adaptation
      21. 39A
        See 38A
        With 39A, 1980 Stephen King film adaptation[---]
      22. 41A
        I am once again asking for a 3 letter word for paddle
      23. 42A
        "Lend me your __!"
      24. 43A
        "It still ___ sunk in..."
      25. 44A
        When repeated, New York prison oft referenced in Law and Order
      26. 45A
        Could be A, B or C, depending on the strain of virus
      27. 46A
        Captain whose arch nemesis is an unaging teenager who can fly
      28. 49A
        A rhinoplasty changes it's shape
      29. 52A
        *Snazzy suit style*
      30. 57A
        Like a style for an iPad, perhaps
      31. 58A
        Actress Longoria
      32. 59A
        *Wind instrument technique that requires fast fingers, and sounds harder than it is*
      33. 60A
        Through
      34. 61A
        "Just five more minutes!" button
      35. 63A
        Close at hand
      36. 65A
        Tolkien tree herder
      37. 66A
        Lightner who is widely regarded as the father of clinical psychology
      38. 67A
        Could be a suffix for deflate or Water, depending on the scandal
      39. 68A
        Could be low- or hi-, depending on the TV definition
      40. 69A
        "___ a million", as in special
      41. 70A
        Who may be 23A
        *What many conservatives thing libs are, constantly*[---------]
        , according to a Rep.
      Down
      1. 1D
        How Gollum likes his fish, with wriggling
      2. 2D
        Orson __ Card, author of the Enders Game books
      3. 3D
        Band mate of Lennon, Harrison, and McCartney
      4. 4D
        Official corporate name for Sallie Mae
      5. 5D
        Escapade involving a heist, perhaps
      6. 6D
        "Hush! I could have heard you from ____ away!"
      7. 7D
        The Prime one passes through Greenwich, England
      8. 8D
        Before
      9. 9D
        "And ___ you, your punishment will be worse!
      10. 10D
        Musical indications to jump to a special marked section, usually an ending
      11. 11D
        Over the top
      12. 13D
        One follower of a major denomination of Islam
      13. 14D
        "Battle of the ___", a real conflict that sounds like a post-Thanksgiving effort not to unbutton too-tight pants
      14. 20D
        Cry of exasperation
      15. 22D
        How a very cool person might ask how you are doing
      16. 24D
        You might find his impersonators in Las Vegas or at conventions
      17. 28D
        Asian flavoring that has no negative health side effects
      18. 29D
        Consumed
      19. 30D
        "__-na na-na-na live for today!"
      20. 31D
        2013 Spike Jonze sci-fi film
      21. 33D
        "We at the hotel, motel, Holiday __", fun Pitbull lyric
      22. 34D
        Star Wars characters with the title Darth are likely to be these
      23. 35D
        Performance with weighted balls, sometimes on fire, you might see at a luau
      24. 36D
        Partner of Chewy, who begrudgingly joinces the fight against 34D
        Star Wars characters with the title Darth are likely to be these[-----]
      25. 37D
        Adress ender for a non-profit
      26. 39D
        "Isn't __ Lovely", Stevie Wonder hit
      27. 40D
        Slangy way to describe a function that is popping off
      28. 44D
        Could be water- or jet-, depending on whether you are sitting or standing
      29. 45D
        Mother ___
      30. 47D
        Monteray Bay Aquarium's punny mascot, a sea mammal wearing glasses and a scar
      31. 48D
        Protagonist in Ursula K Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven
      32. 49D
        "__ give up, __ surrender!" quote from Galaxy Quest; or, sentiment expressed in this puzzles theme
      33. 50D
        Offer an opinion
      34. 51D
        Could be nose-bleed or box, depending on the cost of the ticket
      35. 53D
        "_____ yes!", as casting a ballot in favor
      36. 54D
        Actress Watts
      37. 55D
        What the defendent does in a 19A
        *Hearing*[-----]
      38. 56D
        Bring joy
      39. 61D
        Abb. for SeaWorld in Florida
      40. 62D
        Japanese __ Garden
      41. 64D
        "Losing my Religion" band
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