Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Puzzle by Paul Gamache, edited by Will Shortz
…MAGNE, …MAIN, MEIN, MAINE and MANE constitute the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword, homophones appearing within the entries of CHARLEMAGNE (17A King who was the son of Pepin the Short), PUBLIC DOMAIN (23A. Post-copyright status), CHICKEN CHOW MEIN (37A. La Choy product), AUGUSTA MAINE (49A. Easternmost U.S. capital) and BRAIDED MANE (60A. Fancy equine coif).
Other — PRIVATE EYE (11D. Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade), PEUGEOT (46A. French carmaker), ROSE RED (26A. Sister of Snow White) and SPICE GIRLS (28D. Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty).
Mid-size — 1. “What did Delaware?” “I don’t know, but ALASKA” (old joke), COARSE (64A. Not polished), GET MAD (48D. Lose patience and then some), KULTUR (5D. Civilization, to Freud), 18D. Crown MOLDING, SHEPARD (33D. First American in space), STARVE (45D. Excessively fast), STRIPE (4D. Indicator of rank), SYNODS (9D. Church councils), TART UP (14A. Decorate flamboyantly, in slang) UNADON (47D. Japanese eel and rice dish) and UNDEAD (67A. Like Dracula).
Five-letter — AGAIN and AGATE, ASAHI (7D. Sapporo competitor), ATPAR, CHAUD, DACHA (41A. Russian country house), MAGIC, MAIDS, ORECK and ORBIT (20A. Electron’s path), SMARM and SWANN, TOMEI, URGES.
Short stuff — AGAR and AGR, AMSO and ANSA, APE, ARAB, ATCO, AVID, BAT, BEDE, CIAO, DIMS, EATS, ECU, ESP and ESS, GMEN, GRID, IMA, KATS, KNOT, LAHR, MCM, OHIO (21A. River that ends at Cairo), ONEI, OSE and OSHA, OWOW, PARE, PTS, RECD and REED, ROW, SAYS, SVEN, SWAT, TEL, TENS, YAO.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 7. “I ___ bored!”; 11. Score components: Abbr.; 15 Simon ___; 16. Noisy fight; 19. “___ Rocker” (Springsteen song); 20. Electron’s path; 22. Cinematographer Nykvist; 29. Smack hard; 30. Intuition, maybe: Abbr.; 31. Darkens; 34. Big name in vacuums; 42. F.B.I. guys; 43. Ming of the N.B.A.; 44. Puts away plates; 53. Graph paper pattern; 54. Food thickener; 55. For face value; 59. Cabinet dept. overseeing farm interests; 62. No. on a calling card; 63. Zealous; 65. Pothook shape, 66. Till compartment. DOWN: 1. Classic record label for the Bee Gees and Cream; 2. Bert who played a cowardly lion; 3. Emirate dweller; 6. Distant cousin of humans; 8. ___ Johnson; 10. Sugar suffix; 12. Actress Marisa; 13. Ex-Steeler Lynn; 22. Unctuous flattery; 24. “Venerable” monk; 25. “Geez! That stings!”; 26. Shipping dept. stamp; 27. Dept. of Labor arm; 32. Year McKinley was elected to a second term; 35. “Gotta go!”; 39. Kit ___ (candy bars); 40. “Dedicated to the ___ Love”; 49. Ornamental quartz; 50. Earnestly recommends; 51. “To repeat …”; 52. Dust busters; 56. Peel; 57. Jug handle, in archaeology; 58. Stalk in a marsh; 60. Face the pitcher; 61. Old French coin.