Monday, October 15, 2012
Puzzle by Tom Pepper / Edited by Will Shortz
Royalties, nineties, properties, casualties, beauties and novelties are split in two, providing neckwear for this tidy Monday crossword:
ROYAL TIES (20A. Neckwear for princes?)
NINE TIES (24A. Neckwear for a full baseball team?)
PROPER TIES (32A. Neckwear just right for the occasion?)
CASUAL TIES (43A. Neckwear for informal occasions?)
BEAU TIES (51A. Neckwear for boyfriends?)
NOVEL TIES (58A. Neckwear in a work of fiction?)
Other — JOTTED (Scribbled), ON RAMP, SAME DAY, SAN JOSE (48A. City that a song asks “Do you know the way to …?“), SHIP OUT (26A. Alternative to “shape up”), SUBURBAN, VEGETATE, WHAT’S UP (5D. “Anything going on?”).
Five-letter — AERIE, ANDRE Agassi, AVERS, BAHAI, Andrea DORIA, ECOLI, ENROL, ERRED, EVERT, EXIST, HAGAR, JEERS, JELLO, OGDEN Nash, SEALY, SHALE, SLYLY, SORRY, TARSI, TARTS, TO-DOS, WROTE (Scribbled).
Short stuff — Golden AGER, AJAR, ALTO, ARIA, BRA, CASH, ECHO, EDS, ELIS, ERE, EROS, EWOK, GIN rummy, GOAD, HERB, HEXA, IAGO, IOWA, IRIS, I-TEN, JOHN (14A. Lav), Chou En-LAI, LOGO (2D. Target‘s target, e.g.), LOO (21D. Lav), “O Sole MIO”, MOS, Bill NIL, NYE, OBE and OBI, PEES, PER, RANI, SIKH, SPEC, SYNE, THEY, TORI, TROT, VEIL, VEST, YEA.
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