Friday, July 27, 2012
Puzzle by Joe Krozel / Edited by Will Shortz
Eight 15-letter answers constitute the main feature of this Friday crossword:
A PASSAGE TO INDIA (15A. 1984 film based on the 1924 novel)
DISPUTED BORDERS (17A. Causes for some wars)
ACTS INDIFFERENT (44A. Pretends not to care)
YALTA CONFERENCE (47A. 1945 event)
EPISTEMOLOGICAL (2D. Like questions of what is knowable)
PASTORAL EPISTLE (3D. 1 or 2 Timothy)
ADELAIDE’S LAMENT (12D. “Guys and Dolls” song)
TIRE MAINTENANCE (13D. Some basic car care)
Other — ATONEMENTS, CENTER LANE, CHOSEN FEW (29D. Elite), DATA MINES (6D. Finds customers from social media, perhaps) , EASE INTO, EMOTED, GERENTS (16D. Rulers or managers), LACERATE, LED INTO, MAP ONTO, PHONE NO, PONTIFF (31D. Wearer of the triennium crown), SENDING, SIDEWAYS, SLEETING, SOLATES (30A. Undergoes liquefaction, as a gel), SOONEST.
Mid-size — ARIANE (19A. French-built rocket), AT BATS, The CENCI, COONS (9D. Woodsy scavengers), CREDIT, CSPAN, DEAD ON, DENSE, DOPED, DietICIAN, IRONER, LEAD IN, LORES, MINTS, PADUAN, PANES, PEPCID, SCENE, TENTED, WASTED.
Short stuff — EGIS, EIRE, ERA, ISU, LEE and LET, LIAT, NER Tamid, OMAN, RND, SAMI (23A. Laplanders), STE, USTA, WIS.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Line of acid reflux medications; 7 Gash; 18. Court org.; 20. Downwind; 21. Some religious experiences; 24. ___ Tamid (synagogue lamp); 25. Items often found near the cash register; 26. Suffix with diet; 27. Mark atop, as graph points; 29. Money for nothing?; 31. It may have an ext.; 32. Actresses Graff and Kristen; 33. Next; 34. Like some rule-breaking Olympians; 35. Not getting it; 36. Leave; 38. Guidance; 39. What’s between fast and slow?; 41. Great Lakes state: Abbr.; 42. Segue; 43. Country whose name sounds like a Jamaican exclamation; 48. Shooting pellets?; 49. Completely gone. — DOWN: 1. Katherina or Bianca, in “The Taming of the Shrew”; 4. Where to hear hearings; 5. Sch. In Ames; 7. Preceded; 8. Baseball stat; 10. Its national anthem is “Amhrán na bhFiann”; 11. Boxing seg.; 14. Take on gradually; 22. Didn’t hide one’s feelings, to say the least; 23. Bad thing to make at a restaurant; 26. One working on a board; 28. Tiffany features; 30. Askance; 33. Spoofing, with “up”; 35. Absolutely perfect; 37. Like campers at night, typically; 39. “The ___: A Tragedy in Five Acts: (Shelley work); 40. Unlike HDTV screens; 42. “South Pacific” girl; 45. Relig. Title; 46. Christian ___.