Cars parked diagonally along parking meters, Omaha, Nebraska. Alternative title: cars and parking meters. Photograph by John Vachon while on assignment for the Farm Security Administration, November 1938 — Library of Congress
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Puzzle by Peter A. Collins, edited by Will Shortz
DIAGONAL PARKING (40A. Easy way of pulling in … and a hint to the six circled words), FORD, DODGE, FIAT, AUDI, LEXUS and SAAB, are the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.
Other — BLUE STAR (29A. Rigel or Spica), IRREGULAR (3D. Asymmetric), PASTAS and SALAD (51D. Olive Garden dishes; 52D. Garden dish), PEE DEE (4D. River with its source in the Appalachians), RON REAGAN (6D. Liberal pundit with a conservative father), SCOOPERS (49A. Items for urban dog-walkers), SANDALS (52A. Toga go-withs), SEALERS (27A. Driveway applications), SPACES OUT (35D. Visits la-la land), TIMESHARE (37D. Vacation plan).
Five-letter — ARULE, DOLLS (14A. Voodoo accessories), ENDUP, ENRON and EXXON, EZRAS, FLEER, GEESE, 60A. “I SHOT the Sheriff” (Eric Clapton hit), MOTTS, NERDS, ONAIR and ONTAP, PEELS, PLUGS, REVUE RILES, RINSE, SATYR, SEXED, SPIES, WEEDS, YETIS.
Short stuff — ALDO, ANAT, AOL, ARAM, ARE, ATF, ATOZ, BADE, DDE, DESI, DINO, DITS, DROP, EGIS and REGIS, FDA, FLIP, FLOW, FROM, GOAD, INOR, KOI, LEEK and LURK, LOGE and LORE, LOIN, LXVI, MOT (46A. Word for word?), NEAT, NES, OGRE, OLDE, OMAR, ORI, SERB, SES, SGTS, SIT, STE and STEN, TAMO, TOMB.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Resell quickly, as a house; 5. No longer insure; 9. Native to; 13. Passed-down stories; 16. Flintstones’ pet; 17. Scary figure; 18. Conclude; 19. Med. School subj.; 20. Garden intruders; 22. Denver’s ___ University; 24. Command to Rex; 25. Ones flying in formation; 32. Therese, for one: Abbr.; 33. Pioneer in instant messaging; 34. Protection: Var.; 36. Himalayan legends; 44. 2005 documentary subtitled “The Smartest Guys in the Room”; 45. Orderly; 47. U.S. Dept. of Justice raiders; 56. Pound and others; 57. “What ___ the chances?”; 58. Day spa facial procedures; 63 Watch from a hidden position; 65. Half of a giant 1999 merger; 67. ___-shanter; 68. International shoe company; 69. Skit collection; 70. Composer Khachaturian; 71. Lucy’s love; 72. Counterparts of dahs; 73. Belgrade native. DOWN: 1. Rap component, to a rapper; 2. Special seating area; 5. Onetime White House monogram; 7. Shoppe modifier; 8. Cord ends; 9. Rx overseer; 10. Dishwasher cycle; 11. Broadcasting; 12. Big name in applesauce; 15. Black and white Mad magazine figures; 21. Paris possessive; 23. Woodland reveler of myth; 26. British submachine gun; 28. Welsh national emblem; 29. Wished; 30. Pork cut; 31. Stirs up; 38. “___ out?” (question to a pet); 39. Some cops: Abbr.; 41. Prod; 42. Ready for one; 43. One-volume encyclopedia range; 48. Topps competitor; 50. “… ___ quit!”; 53. As ___ (usually); 54. Willy Wonka Candy Company brand; 55. Determined the gender of; 59. M years before the Battle of Hastings; 61. Epps or Sharif; 62. Mausoleum; 64. Decorative pond fish; 66. Super ___ (1980s-’90s game console).