----------------- Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Puzzle by Nancy Salomon, edited by Will Shortz AMERICANBEAUTY (20A. Rose), CHARLIEHUSTLE (36A. Rose) and TOOKTOONESFEET (57A. Rose) are the interrelated entries of this Tuesday crossword puzzle. Eight-letter entries include ATLANTIC (2D. Monopoly avenue); BADMOUTH (3D. Put down); BLUELIPS (9D. Symptom of hypothermia); BROCCOLI (6D. Some spears); HYSTERIA (38D. What 1938’s “The War of the Worlds” broadcast set off); LANCELOT (39D. Most trusted knight of King Arthur); ROOSTERS (37D. Natural alarms) and ETCETERA (40D. Yadda yadda yadda). Seven-letter -- BERMUDA (22D. Its capital is Hamilton); BUSYBOYS (45A. Waiters’ aides); TALLYHO (28D. Hunter’s cry); TRILLED (29A. Sang like a bird). Six -- ACTUAL (11D. Honest-to-goodness); BATONS (45D. They’re relayed in relays); SARTRE (12D. “Nausea” author); SLAYED (13D. Cracked up at a comedy club); SONNET (8D. One begins “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”); SOOTHE (48D. Give relief); STOICS (47D. Unmovable ones); UTOPIA (46D. Heaven on earth). Five -- ANWAR (7D. Peace Nobelist Sadat); BLASS (9A. Bill of fashion); CREEL (24A. Angler’s accessory); EMCEE (55A. Host a roast, say); LOCAL (16A. In town); MEOWS (56D. “I want in” or “I want out” indicators, maybe); NICER (64A. More agreeable); OPINE (60A. Suggest); 54D. Jermaine ONEAL, six-time N.B.A. All-Star; SASES (67A. Enclosures with MSS.); SHEET (4D. Cover of night?) and SHOOT (53A. “Go ahead, ask”); TNOTE (23A. Bill from the govt.); ULTRA (19A. Extreme). Four -- ARNO, DABS, ELAL, GOWN, HAIL, KNEE, LOLA, LSTS, MAGI, MBAS, OLDE, OLEG, SAAB, SATE, SILL, SITS, STAT, TERI, UTAH, WORE. Three -- ALT, AOL, ARE, ATT, BTU, CYD, DEF, DUO, EOE, GET, MPS, NCO, OTO, ALT, MPS, NCO, REO, SAD, TBS, TEC. ------------------ For today’s cartoon, go to The Crossword Puzzle Illustrated. Click on image to enlarge.
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Search information -- Across: 1. Smidgens; 5. Corp. recruits; 14. Home of Zion National Park; 15. The New Yorker cartoonist Peter; 17. Antique, antiquely; 18. Formal frock; 25. Lionel Richie’s “You ___”; 26. A/C meas.; 27. Nebraska native; 31. Tends tots; 33. PC key; 35. Base cops; 41. Co. in a 2001 merger with Time Warner; 42. Charisse of “Silk Stockings”; 43. Fill fully; 49. Moping; 51. U.S.M.C. barracks boss; 52. Case worker: Abbr.; 61. Garr of “Tootsie”; 62. Designer for Jackie; 65. Precipitation that can leave dents; 66. Abraded; 68. Mideast carrier; 69. Runs, hits or errors. Down: 1. Batman and Robin, e.g.; 5. Travelers to Bethlehem; 10. 1970 Kinks hit; 21. Former automaker that manufactured trucks in W.W. II; 23. SuperStation inits.; 30. D-Day carriers: Abbr.; 32. Volvo rival; 34. Sleuth, informally; 44. Help wanted abbr.; 58. Common arthritis site; 59. Window part; 63. Comprehend.