Natalie Dessay as Lucia in the Metropolitan Opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor
Monday, July 19, 2010
Puzzle by David Blake, edited by Will Shortz
TELL ME MORE (17A. “Yes, go on”), MY CHARIE AMOUR (24A. 1969 Stevie Wonder hit), JAY MOHR (38A. Former host of TV’s “Last Comic Standing”), BENJAMIN MOORE (51A. Big name in paint) and LAMMERMOOR (62A. Location in a Donizetti opera) are the interrelated group of this masterful Monday crossword with variations on môr, and what's more to say, roll over Donizetti — Vitas’ Lucia di Lammermoor!
TAR PIT (8D. La Brea attraction), AMOCO (11D. BP partner) and BAYOU (12A. Louisiana waterway) might well bring to mind the Gulf of Mexico disaster — however, instead of LORAX (15A. Environmentalist in a Dr. Seuss story), here’s Tar Boy!
Other — FIREMAN (45D. What many a young boy wants to grow up to be), HONOREES (40D. Toast recipients), PLETHORA (5D. Great deal), POLEMICAL (3D. Tending to cause an argument), SILLY ME (4D. Words before “And here I thought …”), STEVEDORE (34D. Longshoreman).
Short stuff —ALEC, AMP, ANCY, APAR, APTS, ARNO, “Ali BABA and the 40 Thieves”, BOB, BOYD, CLOD, COO, DOER, EASE, ELOI, FEST, IONA, IRIS, LACE, LEA, LOTS, MAPS (1A. Aids for treasure hunters), MED, METO, MNO, MOCS, NAVY, NEAT, OMAN and OREM, OVA, PRO, RAVE, RCA, ROM, SET, TAJ and TAO, TILE, TRUE, TROT, ZEST.
Prithee, no more!
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