The moon slides across the sun, showing a blazing halo of light, during an annular eclipse at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2012. Millions of Asians watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies early Monday. The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Monday, May 21, 2012
Puzzle by Ian Livengood / Edited by Will Shortz
Five phrases beginning with OH constitutes the interrelated group of this sweet Monday crossword:
OH BY THE WAY (16A. “Incidentally …”)
OH MY GOD (38A “Holy cow!”)
OH FORGET IT (61A. “Never mind”)
OH COME NOW (10D. “Let’s be serious here …”)
OH BROTHER (32D. “You’ve gotta be joking!”)
Other — AUTEUR, ERRORS, GRANITE, MOHAVE, ON STAGE, RAYBANS, RONZONI, SLIM JIM, STROLL, THE HELP, TOO BAD, YO-YO MA.
Five-letter — ACHOO, AGREE, ATARI, AVILA, DENNY McLain, GAFFS, GATOR, IN BOX, LEGAL, LET AT, LO-FAT, PHOTO, SCOTT, STUMP, TAHO, TEXAS, TOWEL, ZEBRA.
Short stuff — ACTS, ASH, CANA, CLOG, DAZE, DUOS and TWOS (30A. Pairs; 44A. Pairs), ECHO, ERO, ETCH, GLEN, GOVT, HULA Hoop, Apatow JUDD, LEGS, LOST, LOLA, LUTZ, LYE, MR T, NEST, NOOK, OARS, OAT and OPT, ODE, PERP, PHD, PRAT, RCA, RHEA, RYES, SARI, SHE and SHH, STAY, STIR, TASE and TASK, UCLA, UNDO, USER, VETO.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Mix with a spoon; 5. Not go; 9. Political science subj.; 13. Biblical water-to-wine locale; 14. Snapshot; 15. Flightless bird of South America; 18. Performs in a play; 19. Response of sympathy; 20. Suffix with ranch; 21. Cozy dining spot; 22. Lone Star State; 23. Beef jerky brand; 25. Egg-hatching spot; 27. Filmmaker with style and total control; 36. 1968 A.L. M.V.P. and Cy Young winner ___ McLain; 37. Cigarette’s end; 40. Dedicated poem; 41. Striped equine; 43. Suspect, in cop lingo; 45. Goofs; 47. Carve into, as a plaque; 49. Performing in a play, say; 52. Following the law; 58. Skating jump; 58. Sony rival; 59. Southwest desert that includes Death Valley; 60. Sound heard in an empty hallway; 63. Secluded valley; 64. Like much diet food, informally; 65. 1970 Kinks hit; 66. Indian woman’s attire; 67. Found’s opposite; 68. Rear end. — DOWN: 1. Sir Walter who wrote “Ivanhoe”; 2. Western lake near Squaw Valley; 3. E-mail folder; 4. Some stylish sunglasses; 5. Pronoun for a ship; 6. Locker room handout; 7. Big name in arcade games; 8. Chinese-American virtuoso cellist; 9. Rock associated with hardness; 11. Presidential rejection; 12. Chore; 14. Deg. For a prof; 17. Zap with a stun gun; 23. A lumberjack might leave one behind; 24. “Knocked Up” director Apatow; 26. Sound heard in a movie theater; 28. Loosen, as laces; 29. Some whiskeys; 30. Flabbergasted state; 31. Consumer; 34. Chemical in drain cleaners; 35. Have a meeting of the minds; 38. Rowers; 39. Withdraw, with “out”; 42. Packaged pasta brand; 44. 2011 Oscar-nominated film about African-American maids; 46. Leisurely walk; 48. Drain cleaner target; 50. Sound heard before “Gesundheit!”; 51. Large fishing hooks; 53. Swamp critter; 54. Walled city in Spain; 55. Allow to attach; 56. Pants fillers; 57. The Bruins of the N.C.A.A.; 59. Muscular actor with a Mohawk; 62. Grain in Cheerios.