What’s My Line?

Menlo College crossword puzzle players found a bonus in The New York Times

When they came to the clue for 31-down, the crossword puzzle players among the Menlo College community found a bonus while working their way through The New York Times’ puzzle “What’s My Line”, published on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

  • The clue? “College in Atherton, Calif.”
  • The answer? As we all know, it’s MENLO!

Thank you author Randolph Ross and editor Will Shortz for including our great College in your work!

And for those inspired to tackle the puzzle, all the puzzle’s clues follow. Good luck! We gave you the answer to 31-down. Stuck on any of the others? Contact Tina Fairbairn, Menlo’s Director of Alumni & Community Relations at 650.543.3837 or via email at tfairbairn@menlo.edu. She’ll help you along.

“What’s My Line”, as published in The New York Times on Sunday, July 27, 2014

ACROSS

1. Sandwiches with toothpicks
5. Corner key
9. Refuse
14. Alternative to texted
18. European capital, to natives
19. Discipline
20. Jimmy ___, “They’ll Do It Every Time” cartoonist
21. “Le Roi d’Ys” composer
22. Telephone line
25. “___ Eyes” (1975 Eagles hit)
26. “Let ___”
27. Dash
28. Union gain?
29. Gut feeling?
30. Cruise line
33. Like one’s favorite radio stations typically
34. Perfect, e.g.
35. Sarcastic retort
36. Played out
37. San ___, Calif.
40. “Double” or “triple” feat
41. Special somethings
43. Late actor Wallach
44. Vinyl-roofed car
48. Butler’s quarters?
49. Tickle Me Elmo maker
51. Like
52. Story line
56. First two words of “Dixie,” often
57. Longtime baseball union exec Donald
59. Loudmouth’s talk
60. Romance novelist Roberts
61. ___ de Champlain, founder of Quebec
63. Like the Marx Brothers
65. Pinched
69. Interprets
70. Car featured in the “Transformers” movies
72. Country with the most all-time medals in Olympic baseball
73. Pathet ___ (old revolutionary group)
75. Fit of fever
76. Capt.’s prediction
77. Finish line
82. Draft pick
83. Astronaut Slayton
85. Email virus, power outage, etc.
86. Formal confession
87. Iraq War danger, for short
88. Maze feature
90. Shake off
92. Names hidden in Al Hirschfeld drawings
94. Gown assessory
95. Politician’s goal
96. Hunt in “Mission: Impossible”
99. Small pellets of noodle dough in Jewish cuisine
101. Fault line
106. Foreign princes
107. Hogan contemporary
108. Road shoulder
109. Stove cover
110. Old Venetian V.I.P.
111. Laugh line
114. “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” singer/ songwriter
115. Bayer brand
116. Picture problem
117. Some spinner, informally
118. Chris who played Mr. Big on “Sex and the City”
119. Lets go of
120. Gallic greeting
121. Spanish 3 + 3

DOWN

1. Stock
2. Slow
3. Target, as a fooball receiver
4. Approximately
5. Cartier units
6. Throat soother
7. Name meaning “born again”
8. Trail
9. French connection?
10. Exemplar of indecision
11. How an angry dog should be kept
12. Zipped
13. Endorsing
14. Help line
15. Date line
16. A-list
17. Robert who played filmdom’s Mr. Chips
18. Trident-shaped letters
23. House ___
24. Weeper of myth
29. Only non-Southern state won by the G.O.P.
31. College in Atherton, Calif.
32. Confusion
33. Some charity events
36. Famous Amos
37. Embarrassed
38. Put off
39. Power line
40. Org. with the Sullivan Award for character, leadership and sportsmanship
41. Baud measurement
42. I.R.S. form with a line for “Casualty and Theft Losses”
45. “___ calls?”
46. Birthplace of Pres. Polk
47. Drew
48. Starch source
50. Canola, soybean and peanut
53. Former center of Los Angeles
54. Affirmative action
55. Listen here
58. Coastline feature
62. Start of an apology
64. PC component
66. Mug
67. Alley org.
68. F.D.R.’s Scottie
71. “There’s always next time!”
74. Initials, in a way
78. Bang-up
79. Almost stop with the head facing the wind, as a ship
80. Blooming business?
81. 1967 war locale
84. Subway line
89. Executes
90. Bagel toppers
91. Good to have around
93. Pitched right over the plate
95. Work on the docks
96. Hottie
97. Ring leader?
98. Something to get over
99. Had for a meal
100. Discontinued gas brand
101. Signed
102. Govt. security
103. “Me, too!”
104. Law man
105. Fall setting
107. Closing act?
111. Part of a winning combination
112. Ring org.
113. Discophile’s collection