Monday, July 18, 2011
Puzzle by Kevin Donovan / Edited by Will Shortz
FIVE CCS (25D. Small amount of blood serum … or a title for this puzzle), COTTON CLUB (17A. Legendary 1920s-30s Harlem nightspot), CAPE COD (39A. Popular Massachusetts vacation area), COCO CHANEL (61A. Pioneering French designer with her own fragrance), CHEVY CHASE (11D. Comic actor who shares a name wit a Washington suburb) and CARSON CITY (29D. Capital of Nevada) constitute the interrelated group of this fine Monday crossword.
Other — ALKALI (48D. Soluble salt mixture), ASTRAL (50A. Kind of plane or projection), BRITISH, DERIVES, ENSURE, ESKIMO, GASBAG (42A. One who talks, talks, talks), LAUDED, MANORS, MOBILES (10D. Items hanging in cribs), OBTUSE (4D. Slow to catch on), PASHAS (37A. Old Turkish pooh-bahs), REMADE, SCAMPI, STRAFE, SUCTION (53A. Modus operandi of a toilet plunger).
Five-letter — ASPEN, A STEP in the right direction, CAMEO (32D. Traditional Hitchcock appearance in a Hitchcock film), GABLE (5A. Clark of “Gone With the Wind”), GONER (5D. Dead duck), MECCA, O’NEAL (15A. Ryan of “Love Story”), PANGS, RECAP, STORM, TRA LA, U-BOAT.
Short stuff — ABA, AEON, AIDE, ALII, AMP, ANC, ANTS, ARAB, ASAP, ASH, BAYH, BEDS, BEL Paese cheese, CAT, COST, COTE d’Ivoire, ELBE, ELY, INNS, INON, RON, LACE, LAG, LIMO, LOAD, MATS, MCAT, MCS, MEAN, NIP, NOR, OCTA, OLDS, OLE, OHIO, ORT, POT, PUCE, SAAB, SEE, SID, SLAV, TOSS, ULNA.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Promgoers’ car; 10. Exam for future docs; 14. The “A” of UA.E.; 16. Cincinnati’s place; 19. Hospital units; 20. Make certain; 21. Extracts (from); 23. Attach from above; 28. English cathedral town; 27. Dark purple; 30. Caesar of 1950s TV; 31. Birthplace of Muhammad; 34. Lawyers’ org.; 35. Croat or Serb; 38. Neither’s partner; 41. Concern stage item; 45. Envision; 46. What dark clouds may portend; 47. Show hosts, for short; 48. Long, long time; 49. Puppy’s bite; 56. Inuit; 60. Et ___ (and others); 64. Bugs in “A Bug’s Life”; 66. “That’s a ___ off my mind!”; 67. Evan or Birch of Indiana politics; 69. B&B’s. — DOWN: 1. Negligee material; 2. Fe, to scientists; 3. Cushions for tumblers; 6. Org. led by Mandela, once; 8. Sang the praises of; 9. German river to the North Sea; 12. Secretary, e.g.; 13. Fling; 18. Table scrap; 22. Like the film “Arthur” in 2011; 24. “And make it snappy!”; 27. Feelings of hunger; 28. W.W. II ship sinker; 33. Colorado town or tree; 35. Shrimp dish; 36. Fall behind; 37. One calling the kettle black; 40. Price; 43. Like the Union Jack; 47. Homes that may have circular drives; 51. Summary; 52. Baseball bat wood; 53. Swedish auto; 54. Wrist/elbow connector; 55. Eight: Prefix; 57. Closing ___ (surrounding); 58. Like a bully; 59. Cutlass of Super 88 of bygone autodom; 62. Mouse hunter; 63. Bullfight cheer.