Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Puzzle by Albert R. Picallo / Edited by Will Shortz
DC COMICS (60A. “Captain Marvel” publisher … and a hint to 17-, 25-, 37- and 50-Across), DANE COOK (17A. Performer with a self-titled HBO special in 2006), DANA CARVEY (25A. Performer with a self-titled ABC series in 1996), DAVE CHAPPELLE (37A. Performer with a self-titled Comedy Central series from 2003 to 2006) and DICK CAVETT (50D. Performer with a self-titled PBS series from 1977 to 1982) constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.
Other — ALLUVIAL (11D. Like soil in a delta), ANACONDA (38D. Crushing snake), DELI MEAT (37D. Bologna or salami), FLORENCE (12D. City on the Arno), LEO and MGM (6D. 1-Across’s roarer; 1A. “Ars gratia artis” studio), STRICT and LAX (8D. Inflexible about rules; 22D. Flexible about rules).
Mid-size — ACCENT, Lend A HAND, ANSEL (54D. Photographer Adams), ARTFUL, BAD BOY, CO-ACT, END AT, NSLAVE, GEAR TO, GENOME, IRANI, KNOBS, LEICAS, MATEYS, MEDIA, MON AMI, OIL PAN, OLD FORM, ORKIN, POETIC, REVLON, RIVER, STASIS, STRAFE, TENET, TOKEN, TRILLO, UNKIND.
Short stuff — AAA and ALA, ANTH, ATMS, A TO Z, AVE, COO, CTR, Ste. Jeanne D’ARC, DSL, EEO, ELI and ELO and LEO and OLEO, EON, EUR, FELT, FOCI, GBS, IMA, INE, MOI and MON, NAE, ONE A, OOZY, PART, PHAT, TAD, TEN, TRE, TROY, XTC, YET.
“Most people don't know what it's like to stand up there and speak their mind. I have a venue to do that. I get paid to do that. It's not like I'm doing heavy lifting up there. It's not like I'm solving the world's problems. It's like I'm hanging out with a bunch of people and it's cool.” ~ Dave Chappelle
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 4. Had a hunch; 8. Attack via plane, in a way; 14. Fair-hiring letters; 15. Toast topper; 16. Manny of 1970s-’80s baseball; 19. Fire & Ice cosmetics company; 20. Tabriz native; 21. Yalie; 23. Part of E.U.: Abbr.; 24. Green machines?; 29. Bottom of a crankcase; 31. “Senses Working Overtime” band; 32. Suffix with elephant; 33. Main line; 35. Perform as one; 41. Fundamental belief; 42. Lend ___ (help); 43. In the manner of; 44. The Beatles’ “___ Loser”; 53. Fit to serve; 55. Many a federal holiday: Abbr.; 56. Perfection, in some sports; 57. Big name in pest control; 58. Subject of scientific mapping; 63. Recipient of coal for Christmas; 64. The whole kit and caboodle; 65. Scot’s refusal; 66. Equilibrium; 67. City tricked with a wooden horse; 68. Alternative to cable. — DOWN: 1. Newspaper, television, etc.; 2. Customize for, as an audience; 3. “My friend,” in Marseille; 4. Centers of attention; 5. “Don’t Bring Me Down” band, informally; 7. Straphanger’s buy, once; 9. Uno + due; 10. Styx, for one; 13. Ages and ages; 18. Place in shackles; 27. One way to tell where someone is from; 28. As of now; 30. Word before license or justice; 34. Energizer letters; 36. What one might return to after a slump; 39. Excellent, in slang; 40. Thespian’s aim; 41. Tiny bit; 45. Buccaneer’s buddies; 46. N.Y.C.’s Park or Lex; 48. Mean-spirited; 49. Some German cameras; 51. Tuners on tuners; 52. Conclude by; 57. Like mud between one’s toes, say; 58. “Pygmalion” monogram; 59. Facetious “Who, me?”; 61. Pigskin snapper: Abbr.; 62. Whisper sweet nothings.