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Dog on TV's Topper / TUE 8-27-13 / 1982 Fleetwood Mac hit whose title is sung three times after Come on / Children's game in which players knuckle dow... 27 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Jacob McDermott Relative difficulty: Easy THEME: TWO-DOOR (41A: Coupe, e.g. ... or a hint to 17- and 64-Across and 11- and 34-Down) — two word phrases in which both words can precede "D...

Actress Gershon of Bound / MON 8-26-13 / Ersatz butter / Largest inland city in California / Onetime Joker portrayer ___ Romero / Distinctive Cindy Cr... 26 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Ian Livengood Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium THEME: LOW-HANGING FRUIT (7D: Simple things to pick ... or what 5-, 11-, 29- and 38-Down have?) — theme answers are Downs that end in frui...

White-suited Dukes of Hazzard villain / SUN 8-25-13 / Kaley of Big Bang Theory / Where Charlie may ride forever in song / Peyote saguaro / Jeff Bridge... 25 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Victor Barocas Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging THEME: "Capital L's" — 6-letter US capital cities are formed by two L-shaped answers, an Across and a Down, which provide the firs...

Bygone country name or its currency / SAT 8-24-13 / One of muskrats in 1976 hit Muskrat Love / Director/screenwriter Penn / Pippin Tony winner / It sp... 24 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Frederick J. Healy Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium THEME: none, except for that SPARE TIRE clue (28D: Likely result of excess 17- and 53-Across), which I don't think constitutes a them...

Mezzo-soprano Troyanos / FRI 8-23-13 / Young colleen across North Channel / Grammy-winning singer from Barbados 23 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Ian Livengood Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium THEME: none Word of the Day: TATIANA Troyanos (58A: Mezzo-soprano Troyanos) — Tatiana Troyanos (September 12, 1938 – August 21, 1993) wa...

Moroccan city known as Athens of Africa / THU 8-22-13 / Singer known as La Divina / Ford last produced in 1986 / German wine made from fully ripe grap... 22 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Stu Ockman Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging THEME: CALL BOX — one CALL in each corner, two non-symmetrically placed CALLs in central Across answer Word of the Day: SPATLESE (24D...

Relating to the calf / WED 8-21-13 / Sci-fi author Ellison / Flying Cloud of old autodom / Where Duff beer is served / Post-apartheid ruling org / Fem... 21 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Jonathan Gersch Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium (though my time is current 35 seconds faster than the fastest time at the NYT applet, so I have no idea what's going on today) THEME: TA...

Half of Stevenson's Strange Case / TUE 8-20-13 / Auto safety feature redundantly / Variable spring period / Holocaust hero Schindler / Source of India... 20 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo Relative difficulty: Medium THEME: DOUBLEDAY (58A: Supposed inventor of baseball ... or a hint to 17-, 26-, 36- and 50-Across) — two-word phrases, whe...

Moon jumper in Hey Diddle Diddle / MON 8-19-13 / Two in craps / Obsolescent Kodak product / Some Dadaist pieces / Tiny bagel flavorers 19 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Jean O'Conor Relative difficulty: Medium (*little* tougher maybe) THEME: ON A / ROLL (62A: With 60-Across, doing great ... or where to find 18-, 24-, 35-, 51- and 57-Across?) — things t...

Province of Saudi Arabia / SUN 8-18-13 / Main hood in Little Caesar 1931 / Old-fashioned street conveyance / You Gotta Be singer 1994 / Island group i... 18 Aug 2013 | 12:00 pm

Constructor: Elizabeth C. Gorski Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging THEME: BORDERLINES (69A: Gray areas, maybe ... or a hint to 12 incomplete answers in this puzzle) — every edge word in the gr...

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