23-11-2015· NY Times crossword solution, 11 24 15, no 1124. The theme is SPIN CYCLE, and the letters in "spin" cycle through in word order within longer phrases. Move the S to the end of PIN, you get the PINS in UP IN SMOKE. Slide that P to the end, now it's INSP in KEVIN SPACEY. Slide the I, NSPI in STEVEN SPIELBERG.