10.14.09 -- pub lice ducat ion

School Teacher (Happy Birthday Miss Jones, Teacher's Surprise), Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post, March 17, 1956
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Wednesday,
October 14, 2009
Puzzle by Richard Silvestri, edited by Will Shortz
PUB, LICE, DUCAT, ION (36A. What this puzzle’s four missing clues spell, in order), BRITISH ALE HOUSE (20A.), COOTIES (25A.), OLD COIN (46A.) and CHARGED PARTICLE (52A.) are the interrelated group of this clever Wednesday crossword.
Six-letter entries include
ARGYLE (45D. Tartan pattern); ASWARM (48A. Teeming); EXPOSE (10D. Blow the whistle on); MESHED (9D. Became engaged); NESTOR (24A. Wise old Greek); ONAGER (46D. Wild ass); PARKER (44D. Sarah Jessica of “Sex and the City”); WASHES (6D. Bathes).
Five-letter -- ACRID (48D. Biting); ALIEN (14A. Not native); ALTER (13D. Shorten the sleeves on, e.g.); APACE (51D. On the double); APRON (31A. Cook’s wear); CRIME (37D. Arrestable offense);
DEERE (65A. Plow man); DIDTO (43A. Inflicted upon) incidentally crossing DIDO; ENIAC (22D. Univac’s predecessor); ENROL (61A. Sign up); EXTOL (16A. Sing the praises of); GAMMA 1A. Gallows-shaped letter); IDEAL (7D. Standard of perfection); 62A. “INTEL inside” (slogan); MESTA (9A. Perle who inspired “Call Me Madam”); RAN AT (17A. Attacked); RISKY (59A. Hazardous); SHINE (49D. Perform very well); SPORT (19A. Alternative to Rover or Rex); STARK (64A. Desolate); STOUT (11D. Thickset); TOMES (67A. Fillers of library shelves); TORSO (12D. Trunk); WASTE (50D. Coffee grounds and orange peels, typically).
Short stuff -- ADD, ADE and ADZ, AHA, ALAR, ANON, ANT and ANTI, CAPE, CRAM, DNA,
DIDO (33D. Founder and first queen of Carthage); DRIP, EEL, ELKS, EON, ESS, GARB, ICE, INI, INTO, LORE, LTR, MEAT, MINI, NOTI, OPUS, ORBS, PAIN, PER, RAG, ROZ, SEA and SEE, TEST, THU, TIC, TIDE, TOL, WIZ, ZEAL.
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Remaining clues -- Across: 6. 1975 musical with the song “Believe in Yourself,” with “The”; 15. Stand buy; 18. The Caribbean, for one; 23. Wriggly fish; 30. Subject of some tables; 32. “Now I get it!”; 33. Essence of a person, one might say; 41. Slalom section; 42. “Frasier” role; 44. Analgesic’s target; 51. Atom ___, 1960s cartoon superhero; 60. Tease mercilessly, with “on”; 63. Sculpting medium; 66. In accordance with. Down: 1. Duds; 2. Banned apple spray; 3. Dress not for the self-conscious; 4. Butcher’s stock; 5. Non-pro?; 8. Passion; 21. Get an eyeful; 25. Massachusetts getaway, with “the”; 26. Piece of music; 27. Scepter toppers; 28. “My mama done ___ me”; 29. Italian diminutive ending; 30. Tue. Plus two; 32. Wood-smoothing tool; 34. Reply to the Little Red Hen; 35. In a bit; 38. Endless years; 39. What summers do; 40. Nervous mannerism; 47. Paper size: Abbr.; 53. Tap trouble; 54. Dry run; 55. Sondheim’s “___ the Woods”; 56. Fill by force; 57. Washington chopping down the cherry tree, e.g.; 58. Part of B.P.O.E.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Wow, very cool photo. never heard of that, british ale house, and cooties, never thought those 2 would have ANYTHING in common...i was wrong. Gothic.. very neat. www.licetokill.com helped us too.
Sheila