Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Puzzle by Lynn Lempel, edited by Will Shortz JOE SATURDAY (17A. Late-arriving TV detective?), FREDRIC APRIL (28A Late-arriving actor of old?), DORIS EVENING (44A. Late-arriving singer/actress of old?) and DONNA AUTUMN (59A. Late-arriving disco singer?) are the interrelated entries of this Tuesday crossword. BRYLCREEM (10D. “A little dab’ll do ya” brand) and TAX RELIEF (34D. Government’s gift to I.R.S. filers) are the other long entries followed by five of seven letters -- ACROBAT (20A. Nimble circus performer), ETRURIA (56A. Region of pre-Roman Italy), GRENDEL (25D. Monster defeated by Beowulf), PSANDQS (42D. Manners) and SOYBEAN (9D. Protein-rich legume). Six-letter entries -- FLUTED (5D. Having decorative grooves); LABORS (14D. Feats for Hercules); NLEAST (46D. Atlanta Braves’ div.); TALENT (53A. Knack); UNTRUE (43D. Erroneous). Five-letter -- AIMED (51D. Got ready to shoot); ALLOT (49A. Parcel out); 38A. Former U.N. head Kofi ANNAN; ANVIL (13A. It takes a hammering); 3D. New York’s AVERY Fisher Hall; 50D. “Et tu, BRUTE?”; EATEN (64A. Down the hatch); 2D. Tennyson title hero ENOCH Arden; FELLS (5A. Cuts down); LASSO (15A. Roundup rope); NANNY (52D. Kids’ caretaker); NOTES (32A. Classroom jottings); OMEGA (24A. Alpha’s counterpart); QUIPS (63A. Many Conan O’Brien lines); RAJAS (1D. Indian royalty); START (66A. Word next to an arrow in a maze); TBILLS (21A. Short-term govt. securities); UNMET (43A. Like some needs). Short stuff -- AGE, AIDA, ALGA, AMPS, BAN, BRA, CEN, EAR, EDEN and EDU, EELS and ELAN, ELI, ENG, ERA, ESC, FEN, HEDY, IDLE, IOTA, IRE, ISP, LSD, LSAT and LUST, MISO, NERD, NIA, NOVA, NPR, OLEO, PLOD, RAF, RAIL, RAM and REAM, REX, SHY, TAME, TEAR, TOUT, UTAH, YIP. That‘s all for this WEDNESDAY!
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Remaining clues -- Across: 1. 500 sheets; 10. Panty raid prize; 16. It might make a ewe turn; 19. Puppy’s bark; 27. Lesser-used PC key; 35. Home for Adam and Eve; 36. Campus e-mail letters?; 41. Harrison of “My Fair Lady”; 42. Work monotonously; 48. ___ of Good Feelings; 50. Blackball; 58. ___ Lilly & Co.; 62. “Act your ___!”; 65. U.K. fliers; 67. Screen star Lamarr. Down: 4. Kind of soup at a Japanese restaurant; 6. Obstacle for a barber; 7. Source of a hippie’s high; 8. Exam for A.B.A.-approved schools; 11. Complain bitterly; 12. Concert blasters; 18. Docile; 22. AOL, for one; 26. Slave entombed with Radames; 28. Swamp; 29. 100 years: Abbr.; 30. Just loafing; 31. The hots; 32. Jock’s counterpart; 33. Margarine; 38. Drink from a stein; 39. Star of changing brightness; 40. Official lang. of Guyana; 45. Fury; 47. Tiny bit; 53. Shred; 54. Sea lettuce, e.g.; 55. Talk up; 57. One of the Four Corners states; 60. Actress Peeples; 61. “Car Talk” airer.