Henry Singleton, The Ale-House Door, c. 1790
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
INNKEEPER (36A. Accommodating person? … or a hint to 20-, 28-, 48- and 57-Across), along with INN within WINNING FOOTED (20A. Like a successful marathoner?), FINNISH TANK (28A. Helsinki hoosegow?), SINNING SONG (48A. Call of a siren?) and GUINNESS AGAIN (57A. Jaded ale drinker’s question?) constitutes the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword, e.g., wing-footed, fish tank, singsong and guess again…
Other — ALENÇON (3D. French city associated with lace), ANAGRAM (42D. Chemical agent for climate change), GROW DIM (1D. Darken), HARD HAT (11D. Construction worker), INAUDIBLE (63A. Like many a whisper), IT’S A BET (45D. “You’re on!”), MATILDA (46D. Title woman in a Harry Belafonte song), MOON SIGN (5D. Lesser-known astrology symbol), MOPIEST (2D. Most downcast), NOISIEST (37D. Registering the most on the applause-o-meter), OPEN TO ALL (17A. Needing no invitation), PANT SUIT (39D. Women’s business wear), SLYNESS (47D Duplicity), SOFT SHOE (9D. Tapless tap-dancing).
Mid-size — AGILE, CRAGS, DECAFS, Safety FIRST, GENIAL, GUANO (40A. Bat cave deposit), NEEDS, NONNA, OATES, OP ART, PELOSI, SOHIO, Pied-à-TERRE, UNMET.
Short stuff — AIMS, ANTI, ENNE, DNA, ENO, ERN, ETAS, GIE, GMAN, GOAD (51D. Prod), GST, HOO, IRS, ISO, LED, LEST, MSRP, MTNS, NIK, NUN, ODS and OKS, ONE, OPIE, OTOE, OTT, ROLF and ROLO, SATS, SDS, SINN Fein, STAG, SUE, TAL, TARA, TCU, TEA, TIFF, UIE, URGE (58D. Prod).
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Sting figure; 5. Car dealer’s starting point: Abbr.; 9. Old Buckeye State service station name; 14. Chewy candy treat; 15. Old buffalo hunters of the Great Plains; 16. Work that gives the illusion of movement; 22. Late-night beverages; 23. 1960s teach-in grp.; 24. Bit of crying; 27. Same: Prefix; 32. Himalayas, e.g.: Abbr.; “___ me my Highland lassie, O”: Burns; 35. Pulitzer nominee for the novels “Black Water” and “Blonde”; 43. It’s part of the gene pool; 44. Intentions; 52. Chess champion Mikhail; 53. It may be green or black; 54. Seek damages; 55. Warm and comfy; 64. Rugged rocks; 65. Pro’s foe; 66. Some readouts, briefly; 67. Not realized; 68. For fear that; 69. They may be announced en route: Abbr. — DOWN: 6. Missing women?; 7. Massage deeply; 8. Longtime Democratic House leader; 10. Mayberry moppet; 12. Org. with auditors; 13. Giant legend; 18. Little slapfest; 21. Takes too muich, briefly; 25. Alternative to I, you, he or she; 26. Gives the nod to; 29. Suffix with peace; 30. Food and shelter; 31. Home in a Mitchell novel; 38. Music producer Brian; 40. Prime meridian std.; 41. Slangy reversal; 49. Many a rosary carrier; 50. Good-humored; 56. Like an acrobat; 59. Non-P.C. suffix; 60. They’re taken in high sch.; 61. Home of the Horned Frogs: Abbr.; 62. Directional suffix.