Fri Jan 18 NYT Crossword Hints

Another Friday killer.  Maybe doing these late at night isn’t the best idea I ever had.  Anyway, here we are, Friday and themeless, with some giant long answers, very few obvious answers, but at least none the long answers is hopelessly obscure.  It could be worse!

Key target of resolution:  Think problem, not photograph

Last single blasts:  Think young men, but not baseball players

Unlikely to develop clothing lines:  I kept thinking it would be something like a synonym for nerd, but it’s not about the fashion scene

Pirate: 2 words.  Think the noun, not the verb

Reaches, as a vacation resort:  2 words.  I expected it to be something like flies in or takes a cruise ship, but it’s more general than that.

Does some flattering:  and might help those aching bones, too.

Relaxes:  Figuratively.  It’s a 4 word phrase, and not the most common expression for this either.

Like many new couples:  They probably aren’t ready for 16-Across yet.  3 words!

Eschews the draft?:  Don’t over think this one, we’re talking draft like SSS and ONE-A, not air currents.

Relative of a fjord:  And one of the few overused crossword-ese answers in this puzzle!

Crop killing caterpillars:  2 words.  When you figure it out, you’ll realize they do sound like they could do some damage on the ground.

Line to wrap things up with:  If you don’t 28-Across (that answer, by the way, is a word I’ve never heard before), you’ll probably heave a big sigh and say this.

 

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