Sunday, May 25, 2014

New York Times solution: May 25, 2014

[back-posted to keep the current The Nation post at the top]

Below the fold is the solution to this weekend’s New York Times variety puzzle: a straight cryptic by Richard Silvestri.

After you look at that, why not look around the rest of the blog?  We have links to new cryptics from The Nation most Thursdays, solutions on the subsequent Mondays, and Sunday brunch every weekend, featuring a smorgasbord of cryptic and variety crosswords, interspersed with hockey, music, fencing, and other such topics.

Solution to New York Times cryptic crossword: 5/25/2014


  1. The clue of 27A is "Officer of the law studies list." I get that CONSTABLE is an officer of the law, and list is TABLE, but how does "studies" become CONS?

    1. one definition of con is study

    2. Thanks for that info; never heard it used in that context.

  2. Could it be that the real clue is simply "officer" and that "law" is part of "law studies" in that CONS are studied in law school?

  3. con means to study


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