03.24.10 — Meet Me in St. Louis

The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, an integral part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial designed by architect Eero Saarinen and structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel, is the tallest monument in the United States.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Puzzle by Peter A. Collins, edited by Will Shortz

G A T E W A Y A R C H in circled letters, along with ST LOUIS MISSOURI (40A. City with a landmark spelled out by the circled letters, reading left to right), RIVERBOATS (21A. Conveyances at 40-Across), WORLD’S FAIR (58A. 1904 event at 40-Across), CARDINALS (3D. Pro team in 40-Across) and BUDWEISER (37D. Brand associated with 40-Across) are the interrelated group of this lively Wednesday crossword.

Other — ABUSER (64A. Problem drinker, e.g.), AD RATE (4D. Madison Ave. cost), ALLURE (49D. Café aroma, say), BRIARS (33A. Prickly plants), DURESS (68A. Arm-twisting), ESCAPE (1A. Go over the wall, maybe), INSIST (22D. Refuse to bend), ISABEL (10D. Juan Perón’s third wife), ON DECK (47D. Next in the order), RIMINI (35D. Adriatic Riviera city), SHADOW (14A. Peter Pan lost his), SIRREE (17A. Word after yes or no), SMERSH (71A. Soviet agcy. In Bond novels), STYMIE (44A. Thoroughly frustrate), and POE and POETS (5D. Creator of Roderick Usher and 12D. 5-Down and others).

Five letter — ABOVE, ALEPH, ASLAN, ERECT, 27A. Collagist Max ERNST, ESSES, EXIST, HARSH (57D. Like Russian winters), HOWIE, IN-LAW, LADES, O’DOUL, OF USE, ORFEO (23D. Monteverdi opera partly set in the underworld), NEAPS, PRESS, PRISM, SHIRK, SKITS, THE U N (50A. Org. headquartered on N.Y.C.’s First Avenue), TWANG, WAITE.

Short stuff — ARC cosine, ALAI, ALF, AMY, APE and AWE, AYER, BAYS, BUM KNEE (65D and 70A. Cause of a limp), CAST, DCX, EBAN, ERDA, ETA and ETUI, EWER, GET, LEI, NASD, NES NIC and NIX, ODEA, OOM, OWN, NIC, RADS, SABU (25D. “Elephant Boy” boy), SEA, SELA, SOX, SSN, STAN (59D. Ollie‘s partner).

"Meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair,
Don't tell me the lights are shining
any place but there;
We will dance the Hoochee Koochee,
I will be your tootsie wootsie,
If you will meet in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair."

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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 7. Asia’s Trans ___ Range; 11. “Great” creature; 15. Serenades the moon; 16. Either of two A’s rivals; 18. Ancient concert halls; 19. Don Ho adornment; 20. Wagner’s earth goddess; 24. Revue bits; 26. Nintendo’s Super ___; 28. Some tides; 30. 1936 foe of Franklin D.; 31. Beaufort ___, area above Alaska; 36. “Voice of Israel” author; 43. Former Wall St. letters; 45. Early seventh-century year; 46. ___-pah band; 48. Holiday visitor, maybe; 50. Org. headquartered on N.Y.C.’s First Avenue; 53. Part of B.Y.O.B.; 55. Letter before beth; 61. Coin with the words REPVBBLICA ITALIANA; 62. One may stand I n it; 63. Needle holder; 66. Actor Cage, familiarly; 67. Project, as a 14-Across; 69. Come down with; 70. See 65-Down. DOWN: 1. Slalom maneuvers; 2. Dodge, as a duty; 6. Basin go-with; 7. Superior to; 8. Does dock work; 9. Yesterday in the Yucatan; 11. Narnia lion; 12. 5-Down and others; 13. Be; 29. Spectrum-forming solid; 30. Words after ugly or guilty; 31. Govt.-issued ID; 32. Info from the cockpit, for short; 34. “Rehab” singer Winehouse; 38. ___ cosine; 39. Shoot down; 41. Two-time N.L. batting champ Lefty; 42. Emmy winner Ward; 50. Vocal nasality; 51. TV host Mandel; 52. Way to stand; 53. Worth having; 54. Ralph of “The Waltons:; 56. Defensive strategy in basketball; 59. Ollie’s partner; 60. X-ray dosage units; 65. With 70-Across, cause of a limp.

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