Columbia Pictures logo 1934
Puzzle by Paul Johnson / Edited by Will Shortz
The introductory logos of five motion picture companies constitutes the interrelated group of this very fine Monday crossword — SEARCHLIGHT (17A. 20th Century Fox picture?), GLOBE (36A. Universal picture?), TORCH BEARER (51A. Columbia picture?), FLYING HORSE (11D. TriStar Picture?) and ROARING LION (25D. MGM picture?).
Other — ALCOVES (5D. Recesses), BOAT RACE (37D. Regatta), CARTERS (46A. White House family after the Fords), DORITOS (39D. Chips with a Cool Ranch flavor), MARTINIS (4D. Bond likes these “shaken, not stirred”), SET FREE (10D. Release), THREE A M (40D. Early morning hour), THRIVES (23A. Prospers), TOUPEE (20A. Rug, so to speak).
Mid-size — ACUTE, ALBEE, ANAIS, ARENAS (26A. Basketball venues), BAD EGG (28A. Type who’s always causing trouble), BLOBS, CHASER (43A. Drink after a shot), COHEN, DOERS, DUE BY, ELATE, ELMER, FLICK (21A. Movie, informally), HONES, LEICA, METAL, MULTI, NOOSES (41A. Hangmen’s tools), OBAMA (1A. President who won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize), OINKS, ORATE, OUSTS, POORER (48A. Less well off), ROONEY (27A. “60 Minutes“ pundit Andy), SIMON, TORME, TRAMP, YAWNS, YELPS, YMCAS, YOGURT (44A. Dannon product), YELPS.
Short stuff — ABBY, ADEE and ALEE and ALIE, ATA and ATO, BEE, BOLO, CARB, CSI, ETA, FLO, GUST, HED, HUEY, LEG and LEI, MERS, NTH, OCTO, OPS, ORI, OUT, PRAM, PSI, REL, RUT, SSN, WAGE, YIN and yang.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 6. Signs of boredom; 11. Waitress at Mel’s Diner; 14. Blossom part; 15. Fill with joy; 16. Hawaiian garland; 20. Rug, so to speak; 30. Diarist Nin; 31. Playwright Edward who wrote “The Zoo Story“; 32. “If only ___ listened …”; 35. French seas; 37. Western tie; 38. Next-to-last Greek letter; 39. Library book stamp; 40. Crooner Mel; 47. Prefix with task or grain; 50. CBS forensic drama; 56. From ___ Z; 57. Speechify; 58. Less than 90°, as an angle; 59. Info entered on an I.R.S. form; 60. Cowell formerly of “American Idol”; 61. “Heavy” music genre. — DOWN: 1. Photo ___ (occasions for 1-Across); 2. Honey maker; 3. One day ___ time; 6. Sounds from pounds; 7. “I cannot tell ___”; 8. Worker’s pay; 9. Extreme degree; 12. Classic German camera; 13. Sounds from sties; 18. Nephew of Donald Duck; 22. Chicken drumstick; 23. Vagabond; 24. Sharpens; 26. “Zip-___-Doo-Dah”; 28. Things moving in lava lamps; 29. “Dear” advice columnist; 31. On the safe side, at sea; 33. Big name in glue; 34. They aren’t just talkers; 36. Sudden wind; 42. Publicly gay; 43. Low-___ diet; 44. Places to swim or play b-ball; 45. Gives the boot to; 46. Songwriter Leonard; 48. British baby buggy; 40. Twice tetra-; 52. “… ___ quit!”; 53. Same old same old; 54. Airport posting: 55. Family member: Abbr.