0106-10 New York Times Crossword Answers 6 Jan 10

This is my solution to the crossword published in the New York Times today. If you are doing the New York Times crossword in any other publication, you are working on the syndicated puzzle.

Here is a link to my answers to today’s SYNDICATED New York Times crossword.

Completion Time: 18m 43s
Theme: The themed answers have “all y’s” (ALL WISE).
Answers I  missed: None 
Today’s Googlies …
Across
11 GST: GST is Greenwich Standard Time.
14 RENEE: Leatherheads” was the football movie starring Zellweger, George Clooney and John Krasinski (from “The Office”).
33 HAYNES: Todd Haynes directed “Poison“, as well as “I’m Not There“, a bio-pic about Bob Dylan.
51 EBRO: The Ebro is the most voluminous river in Spain.
70 SEPOY: A sepoy was a native Indian soldier that fought for the British Army, and also the Portuguese.
Down
3 ENYA: Like many Irishmen, I’m not a huge fan of Enya’s music. The album “Amarantine” had two tracks released as singles, “Amarantine” and “It’s in the Rain”.
8 AMY: Amy Winehouse is an English singer that has quite a reputation as a “wild woman”.
12 SERENA: I just saw Serena Williams interviewed promoting her book “On the Line“.
18 ROI: Roi is the French word for “king”.
25 SARI: Gujarat is the Western-most state of India, and the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.
27 CHE: “Che” is the biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh, about the life of Che Guevara.
47 LASAGE: Gil Blas” is considered to be a masterpiece, written by French author, Alain-Rene Lesage.
49 SYZYGY: Three or more celestial bodies (in the same gravitational system) are said to be “syzygial” when they are aligned.
54 OPHIR: King Solomon was supposed to have received a precious cargo from Ophir every three years.
57 EYRE: Rochester was famously played by Orson Welles in the 1944 movie adaptation of “Jane Eyre”.
59 OTHO: Otho was Emperor of Rome for only two months, before he committed suicide.
60 CHEF: The reference is to “Top Chef“, the Bravo reality TV show.

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