Rare as a Day in June

Leandro Bassano
Rare as a Day in June, Puzzle by Fred Piscop, edited by Will Shortz
If you subscribe to The New York Times on-line Premium Crosswords, you are probably familiar with the monthly puzzle. For the
month of June, the title of the crossword is Rare as a Day in June and features "rare" in nearly three dozen clues in this warm and friendly puzzle.
Across: 1. Rare as HENS teeth; 5. LOST art (rare skill, now); 9. Hard-to-GET (rare); 12. Collector’s ITEM (rarity); 17. Rarely met goal; 18. RARA avis (unusual one); 23. ONE-in-a-million (rare); 25.
Rarer than rare, steak wise; 27. Rarely played half of a 45; 31. Desert rarity; 39. Rarity for an American League pitcher; 42. Rare violin, for short, STRAD; 52. Rarities from faraway lands; 67. Rush-hour rarity; 74. Rare goose.
Down: 1. No-HIT game (pitching rarity; 8. Welsh rarebit ingredient; 10. Rarity for a Gold Glove fielder; 31.
Rarer than rare, steak wise; 34. Rare tic-tac-toe win; 35. “The rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore” writer; 36. Rarely experiencing 31-across; 37. Rarefy; 38. Rare accomplishments for interior linemen: Abbr.; 46. Things known to a rare few; 52. Giant ELAND (rare antelope); 53. A rare gas; 55. Rare violin, AMATI; 56 FREAK of nature (rarity); 68. Rarity in Scrabble.
June is bustin’ out all over!
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Anonymous said...

The dancing is the last half of the video is fantastic! Thanks, Donald!

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!