October 2022 Crossword

By Jeremy Paine, CCA Treasurer

This moderately challenging crossword puzzle is from page 19 of the July 2022 issue of Carson O Piñon. Clues are below the puzzle; answers are on the next page (click on the link below the clues).

ACROSS

1. Cashew or pecan

4. OPiñon publisher

7. Mayhem

9. Pence or Harris, slangily

11. Sci-fi film with blue characters

13. Carson National ___

16. It’s the square of itself

17. Ate away

20. “Put ___ good use”

21. Lane North of Elk Rut Road

23. Jimmy Carter’s middle name

24. Satellite antenna, usually

25. Is behind

27. Nickname for Coolidge

28. 16 Across in Tijuana

31. English class assignments

34. West ___ Road (CB 115)

35. Cabinet Dept. since 1970

36. It’s cooked in a corn husk

39. Review unfavorably

40. Altar oath

41. Avian construction

45. Reverberation

49. A bunch

51. It’s south of Adobe Trail, ironically

54. Sketched

55. Madam, in Madrid

56. Successor to VHS

57. Sign up for a hitch

59. Expression of delight

61. Smite

62. Carmen or Don Giovanni

63. Traditional bagel topper

64. Parts of decades (abbr.)

DOWN

1. Belly buttons

2. Sch. founded by Thos. Jefferson

3. ___ pole

4. Local 911 responders (abbr.)

5. Business VIP

6. 41 Across, way up high

7. Capital of Vietnam

8. Sugar or starch, for short

10. Road across from Kirk Lane

12. Agitate

14. Pet that wandered from home

15. New Mexico roads have none

16. It might cause excessive cleaning

18. Stuff examined in a CSI lab

19. Brain scan

22. Star Trek trailblazer

26. Ooze

29. Nada

30. Mysterious sign

32. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, for one

33. More lucid

36. It’s found in Piñons but not in Junipers

37. Festoon

38. Super 8 and Travelodge, e.g.

42. Carson to Taos dir.

43. Prince William, to King Charles

44. Iliad locale

46. Software writers

47. “___ nice day!”

48. Strange

50. Hogwash

52. Peter, Paul and Mary, or Destiny’s Child

53. Delighted

55. Underworld border river, in Greek myth

58. ___ Paulo, Brazil

60. The “P” in RPM

Download and print a PDF copy of the crossword puzzle that appeared on page 19 of the July 2022 issue of Carson O Piñon. Check the answers on page 2 (click the link below). 

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