Monday, April 30, 2012
Puzzle by Susan L. Stanislawski / Edited by Will Shortz
B AND B (28D. Quaint lodging hinted at by the outsides of 18-, 20-, 28-, 42-, 51- or 55-Across), BRIDGE CLUB (18A. Group that includes North, South, East and West), BILLY BOB (20A. Actor Thornton of “Sling Blade”), BLUE CRAB (28A. Chesapeake Bay delicacy), BELLY RUB (42A. Activity a puppy loves), BRAKE JOB (51A. Service provided at Meineke and Pep Boys) and BRUSED RIB (55A. Sparring injury, perhaps) constitute the interrelated group of this cheerful Monday crossword.
Other — APPLES, BOBBIN (5D. Certain spool), CAVERN, EDGE OUT, ENTERS, LILIES, LISTEN UP (38D. “Now hear this!”), PRESENT, SASSED, SEABED, TIC-TAC, WELL-READ (4D. Versed in the classics, say).
Five-letter — ANISE, APACE, APIAN, BETTE, BEAUS, BLISS, BONED, CARIB, DRIVE, ENRON, NAÏVE, ON RED, PLAIN, PRANK, RANDS, RINSE, ROANS, TWEED, VINYL,YARNS.
Short stuff — ABLE, BAIT, BASK, BONA fide, BRIE, DAW, DENT, DOUR, ENNE, ENS, ETAL, EXES, IGOR, Currier and IVES, JAKE, LIRE, NAPA, NOTE, ONO, OGLE, OPEC, ORAL, ORBS, PADS, PECK, Grand PRIX, PURE, RAIN, SNOB, STEW, TED, TODO, TORI, TRIB, UKES, YVES.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Fret, 5. Singer/actress Midler; 10. Heading on a list of errands; 14. Memo; 15. No turn may be allowed then, according to a sign; 16. Lab assistant in a horror film; 17. Face-to-face exam; 22. Opposites of exits; 23. Shower; 25. Carlsbad feature; 32. Beelike; 33. Can of worms, say; 34. Singer Yoko; 35. Writer Ayn and others; 36. Naval rank: Abbr.; 37. Bare-bones; 39. Frigid; 40. Writing tablets; 41. Dentist’s directive; 45. Talked back to; 47. Bit of bumper damage; 48. Golden Delicious and others; 57. California wine valley; 58. Bygone Italian coins; 59. Artless; 60. Hawaiian strings, informally; 61. Ones giving or receiving alimony; 62. Like some preppy jackets; 63. Eat like a bird. — 1. High-hatter; 2. Spelling of “90210”; 3. And others, for short; 6. Company with a spectacular 2001 bankruptcy; 7. Chicago daily, briefly, with “the”; 8. Koppel or Kennedy; 9. Just beat, as in a competition; 10. Something always sold in mint condition?; 1. Eye amorously; 12. Sullen; 13. Heavenly bodies; 19. Feminine suffix; 21. Tall tales; 24. Seventh heaven; 25. West Indies native; 25. Rapidly; 27. Old LPs and 45s; 29. Reddish/white horses; 30. Biscotti flavoring; 31. Like chicken breast cutlets; 33. Boyfriends; 37. Shenanigan; 40. Something brought to a birthday party; 43. Easter blooms; 44. Designer ___ Saint Laurent; 45. Bottom of the ocean; 47. The “D” of PRNDL; 48. Competent; 49. Grand ___ (auto race); 50. Chaste; 51. Cheese popular with crackers; 52. Actor Gyllenhaal; 53. Crude group?; 54. Take in some sun; 56. Black bird.