10.28.08 -- DANCING

Summer Dance, Intermission, by Keith Holmes
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DANCING (38A. Activity exemplified in the ‘60s by the ends of 17-, 28-, 48- and 64-Across), together with OLIVERTWIST (17A. Dickens lad); SHETLANDPONY(28A. Small equine); CLEANANDJERK (48A. Weightlifter’s lift); BRASSMONKEY (64A. Rum/vodka cocktail) are the interrelated entries of this Tuesday crossword.
Other long entries include six of nine letters each in two sets of three, upper right and lower left -- TEARSOPEN (11D. Unwraps in a hurry); ELIMINATE (12D. Rule out); TOMSNYDER (13D. “The Tomorrow Show” host) -- ELECTIVES (32D. Nonrequired courses); NETLOSSES (33D. Red ink entries); TOTEMPOLE (34D. Indian carving).
Mid-size entries include AFTER (6A. In pursuit of); ASNER (46A. Grant portrayer on TV); ATTEST (6D. Swear to); ECLAT (71a. Showy display); ELYSE (56D. “Family Ties” mother); ENIAC (3D. Computer that debuted in 1946); 32A. ENTRE nous; EOSIN (26A. Red dye); EXCISES (23A. Takes out surgically); EXPARTE (53A. From one side only, in law); FREES (69A. Lets loose); 2D. Double HELIX (DNA structure); HELMET (21A. Motorcyclist’s wear); HENIE (14A. Skater-turned-actress Sonja); LOTTE (68A. Singer/actress Lenya); LUCID (29D. Readily comprehended); MINETA (58A. Norman of the Clinton and Bush cabinets); NIMBLE (49D. Hardly clumsy); RAKES (54D. Landscapers’ tools); ROTTED (10D. Went bad); SHELF (1A. Place for a dictionary); SHOVE (1D. Action on a crowded subway); TASTE (72A. Take a sip of); TOMEI (52A. Oscar winner Marisa); TORSO (15A. Sculpted figure); TWEET (55D. Call from a nest).
Fill: AIM and AMI, AVA, AWL, EEL and ELO, ESSA and ESTA, ETE and ETTU, EXAM, FEE, FOWL, GARP, IROC, ISP and ISR, LEO, LIV, NAN and NIN, NATL, NRA, OFT, OPS, TET, RHEE, RMS, SHED, SKA, SPAD, SSE, TRIM, UAE, UMA, VIA and VII.
Dance anyone?
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Xword information -- Across: 11. Asian holiday; 16. “Xanadu” band, to fans; 19. Align the cross hairs; 20. Itinerary word; 22. Rental ad abbr.; 35. Thurman of “Gattaca”; 36. W.W. I fighter plane; 37. MGM’s lion; 42. Summer, in Sevres; 43. Caesarean rebuke; 45. Last article in the Constitution; 57. AOL, e.g., for short; 62. Hole-making tool; 63. Brandy label letters; 67. Wriggly fish; 70. NNW’s opposite. Down: 4. Actress Tyler; 7. Poultry; 8. Far from pudgy; 9. Latin 101 verb; 18. South Korea’s first president Syngman ___; 24. Mount Carmel’s locale: Abbr.; 25. Lawn mower’s spot; 27. Photo ___ (media events); 30. “What a good boy ___!”; 31. Bert Bobbsey’s twin sister; 39. Frank Sinatra’s wife before Mia; 40. “Collages” novelist; 41. “The World According to ___”; 44. Oil-rich land: Abbr.; 47. Jamaican music; 51. Proctored event; 59. ___-Z (zippy Camaro); 60. N.L.R.B. part: Abbr.; 61. “Como ___ usted?”; 65. Frequently, to bards; 66. New Deal inits.

3 comments:

karmasartre said...

Donald -- Thank you for the "Where is Matt" dance video link. I loved it.

Anonymous said...

As did I. It made me smile...more every time I watched it.

Linda G

DONALD said...

karmasartre and linda,

You're welcome.