Édouard Manet's The Waitress showing a woman serving beer
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
BEER CHASER (62A. Shot follower, often … and a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 39- and 48-Across), BOTTLENECK (17A. Common result of a lane closing), GARDEN PARTY (23A. Outdoor affair), BARREL OF MONKEYS (39A. Large, fun quantity, in a saying) and BELLY DANCER (48A. Performer with sinuous moves) constitute the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.
Other — APPLAUD (24D. Heap kudos on), BATMAN (10D. Penguin’s nemesis), EL NINO (45D. Phenomenon named for the infant Jesus), LAPTOP (26A. Computer for one who’s on the go), MATSUI (43A. Baseball star nicknamed Godzilla), NICOISE (25d. Kind of salad made famous by Julia Child), PREACH (32A. Address the flock), SAYS NO (46. Gives a thumbs-down).
Five-letter — AGAZE, AMBLE, ARENA, BICEP, BREAD, CARET, CAROL, CHART, EMMYS, ERODE, IRONS, LEERY, LOCKE, LOSES, MANOR, NEEDS, NASTY, OCHER, SMEAR, Warren SPAHN, UNDER, WHEAT penny.
Short stuff — ACE and ACHE, ALAI and ALAN, AMU and EMU, ARCH, ASIA, AWOL, BABA (1D. Cake with a kick), BUN, BOWL, BVDS, COSI, CRY, DATA, EDEN, EFS, ELK, FATE, HALF, IAN, KAY, LEGO, LINE, LOBO, LYON, OAK, OLEO, ONE, OSLO, PERE Noël, PESO, PEWS, PLO, REA, RENT, ROT, SITZ bath, THEE and TREE, TOR, VLOG.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Some undies; 5. Go unhurriedly; 10. January 1 game; 14. Half court game?; 15. Joyful tune; 16. Ibuprofen target; 19. Pronoun in hymns, 20. Looking intently; 21. Symbol of sturdiness; 22. Vilify; 30. Nationality suffix; 31. Nondairy dairy aisle item; 36. Abbas’s grp.; 42. Word that appears eight times on a dollar bill; 44. Missing roll call, say; 45. Avian source of red meat; 54. Some golf clubs; 55. Stephen of “V for Vendetta”; 56. Reach the Top 40, say; 61. Mozart’s “___ Fan Tutte”; 64. Blissful spot; 65. Anesthetized; 66. Singles bar delivery; 67. What’s tender in Mexican restaurants?; 68. Mean-spirited; 69. Writing on the wall. — DOWN: 2. Journal on YouTube, maybe; 3. Flash drive filler; 4. ___ bath (therapeutic treatment); 5. Breeze through; 6. Lord’s home; 7. Slicer input; 8. Social contract theorist John; 9. Fraternal member; 11. Earthy tone; 12. ___ penny (pre-1959 cent); 13. Smelling a rat; 18. Building block brand; 22. Warren ___, baseball’s winningest lefty; 26. Timber wolf; 27. ___ Freed, 1960s payola figure; 28 ___ Noël (French Santa Claus); 29. Rocky hill; 33. Go to seed; 34. Abysmal grades; 35. ___ Darya (river of central 58-Down); 36. Hymnals’ storage spots; 37. City on the Rhône; 38. Nobel Institute city; 40. TV honors; 41. Bandleader Kyser; 47. Keystone’s place; 48. Muscle strengthened by curls, informally; 49. Chip away; 50. Shakes, so to speak; 51. Kind of football with eight-player teams; 52. Requisites; 53. Insertion indicator; 57. Soccer segment; 58. See 35-Down; 59. Monopoly payment; 60. Lineage depiction; 62. Hamburger helper?; 63. Get blubbery.