# GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution — Making Up 2015

This past week’s puzzle as previously posited:

The upcoming new year, 2015, is unusual — it has only three prime factors: 2015 = 5 x 13 x 31. What better way to celebrate this fact than with a crossword puzzle?

As you would expect from GeekDad, this crossword puzzle has a twist. In addition to having a clue, each word in the solution also “sums” (A=1, B=2, C=3, Z=26, etc.) to 5, 13, 31, or some product of 2015’s prime factors. For example, the clue “Jeremiah and friends” (5 letters) solves to “FROGS” and 6 + 18 + 15 + 7 + 19 = 65 = 5 x 13.

As always, please send in your completed puzzles to GeekDad Central, and a drawing for this week’s fabulous prize will be made among the correct (or at least reasonably well-reasoned) responses. Many thanks in advance to the team over at ThinkGeek for this week’s prize: a \$50 Gift Certificate from ThinkGeek!

 ACROSS 0. Integration’s partner 4. Between universities 9. Realness 12. Writer or donor 13. Cruelty or malice 18. He who forgot 19. Praise or honor 20. Sponsor or assuror 22. CTRL-H’ed 25. Merle Tuve 28. More like Ann or Andy 29. Traded clothes again 32. Reports in alignment 35. To arrange or score again 37. 45 degree cut 39. College post to speak 41. Equal debits and credits 43. Slanderous or scandalous 44. Like ibid 45. Deceptions or feints 47. Differences or variances 48. To glimpse or behold 49. More Georgian (US) 55. Not the defense 57. Erigeron glaucuses 58. 2013 Best Original Screenplay 59. More stylish (UK) 63. Jobs 64. Fans or aficionadoes 66. Before tomorrow 68. Follows SO 70. Transgressed or trespassed 72. Is medically inadvisable 73. Renewing your status DOWN 0. At high volume 1. Field-effect transistor 2. Ego’s friend 3. Brain doctor 4. Without fear of harm 5. Some nuts 6. CA city 7. Canadian word 8. He who hugs 10. Brimley-Tandy film 11. Hairpieces 13. Baby cow-like 14. Thread-like 15. Victims of bacon-neck 16. Not naughty 17. Scrooge McDuck 21. Makes fakes 23. Ay, Bee… 24. Fireworks 25. Regional cooking styles 26. Original poster 27. One of 5 at birth 30. A waxy protuberance 31. Large or vast 33. To cut a coin’s edge 34. Relating to a Norse God 36. About 5.5 quarts 38. Pack up 40. Impatience or uneasiness 42. “Mr”s in India 46. Raining men 47. Fires spark plugs in order 50. Kept in sleevies 51. River in Western France 52. TN Airport 53. Han’s brother, Don 54. Confined or laid up 55. Worldwide outbreak 56. Letters in order 60. 12.5 Cents 61. Ate greedily 62. Resin or gum 65. Third person pronoun 67. Number of years 69. Accelerated freefall 70. Transcription indicator 71. Between TX and MS

Good luck, and happy puzzling in the new year!

Congratulations to Kevin Harbin for completing a solution and for being drawn at random from among the correct solutions! He will be the recipient of a \$50 Gift Certificate from ThinkGeek in the near future!

Here is the puzzle, completed. Based upon feedback, the most challenging clue was 38 Down, “Pack up.” The answer was “KCAP” (the word PACK, but UP instead of down.)

Should I have listed it as 38 Up?

Thanks to everyone that sent in a submission, and for ThinkGeek for sponsoring our weekly puzzle.

Happy puzzling in 2015!