10.26.11 — Change


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Puzzle by Milo Beckman / Edited by Will Shortz

INCORRECT CHANGE (38A. Cashier’s error, as suggested by 17-, 22-, 47- and 58-Across?), STOPPED ON A PENNY (17A. Exhibited perfect braking), CAPTAIN’S DIMES (22A. Nicest room on a ship, probably), PUMPERQUARTER (47A. Certain loaf) and PINCHING NICKELS (58A. Being frugal) constitute the interrelated group of this wily Wednesday crossword.

Other — ACCLAIMED (63A. Strongly praised), DRESS RACK (15A. Boutique fixture), GANG SIGNS (11D. Handy IDs in the hood?), HAHA and HOOHA (40D. “Yeah, right”; 32A. Foofaraw), OCCUPANCY (34D. Number of people in a room).

Five-letter — ADD IN, AGAPE, A LOOP, AMANA, ARE WE there yet?”, ASSOC, AT SEA, AW GEE, DARTS, DROSS, EATER (37D. Faster’s opposite), ELLIE, GOTTA, OMAHA, ONSET and RESET, Q AND A, ROGET, SOLOS, SPAMS, TAHOE (23D. 1,000-foot-deep lake that straddles a state line), TIERS UNCLE, VERSE.

Short stuff — ACNE, ADZE, AFAR and APAR, AFT, AGAS, AMS, CAGE, CEO, ECO, EGAD, ESA and ESP, EROS, EXIT, Over the HILL, ICI, IDEA, “There is no I IN team“, ILE, IMAC, KEN, LSU, LUCE, MICA, NITA (66A. Actress Naldi of the silents), NMI, OAF and OAS, ONUS, OTO, POP, RAYE, REAP, “SHE loves me …”, SKYE, SUFI (46D. Muslim mystic), VERA, XIS.


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