One of the many theories of the blue coloring of Krishna goes to the fact that the Creator has given the maximum of blue to nature, i.e., the sky, the oceans, the rivers and lakes.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Puzzle by Alex Boisvert, edited by Will Shortz
KIND OF BLUE (58A. Classic Miles Davis album … or a hint to the start of 17-, 22-, 37- or 45-Across), POWDER ROOM (17A. Place to freshen up), SKYDIVING (22A. Sport involving a chute), BABY ONE MORE TIME (37A. Britney Spears’s debut hit) and NAVY SEALS (45A. Elite military group) are the interrelated group of this colorful Tuesday crossword.
Other — AERATION (50A. Treatment with carbon dioxide), GINSENG (21D. Root used in some energy drinks), LOOSEST (29D. Least strict), NATALIE (25A. “Unforgettable” duettist Cole), SPLENDOR (20A. Display of grandeur), UNGLUES (44A. Disassembles, as a model airplane).
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 7. Two-cents’ worth, 10. Anti-D.U.I. org.; 15. Sports org. with a tour; 16. Skin care brand; 19. Rock legend Hendrix; 32. Like clocks with hands), 33. Tot’s repeated questions; 34. ID with two hyphens; 40. Early Beatle Sutcliffe; 41. Fully convinced; 42. Joins; 43. Hatcher with a Golden Globe; 49. On one’s toes; 57. Prefix with star or bucks; 60. “___ Almighty” (Steve Carell movie), 61. Tattooist’s supply; 63. Bumper blemish; 64. “Pick a card, ___ card”; 65. Most achy. DOWN: 1. Nurses, at the bar; 2. Rent-___ (private security guard; Whimper like a baby; 4. One-named Nigerian songstress; 5. Paul Bunyan’s Babe and others; 6. Dorky sort; 8. Way back when; 9. Sweet potato; 11. Suspect’s story; 13. Flopping at a comedy club; 18. Ascended; 23. Start of a pirate’s chant; 24. Practice go-round; 25. Catches, as a perp; 26. Med school subj.; 27. Forbidden-sounding perform; 28. Prince ___ Khan; 30. Pay no heed to; 33. Subj. of a U.N. inspection, maybe; 34. In ___ (as placed); 35. “Peter Pan” pirate; 38. Loch ___ monster; 38. Director Kazan; 39. Up to, in ads; 44. ___ car dealer; 45. Identified; 46. Tylenol alternative; 47. Lacking meat, eggs, dairy, etcd.; 48. Like Abe Lincoln, physiologically; 51. Goes bad; 52. Early Jesse Jackson hairdo; 53. Way up the slop; 54. Netman Nastase; 55. Contract loopholes, e.g.; 56. Digs of twigs; 58. Spectra automaker; 59. B&B, e.g.