commissioned for Huntington Hartford
for the opening of his Museum Gallery of Modern Art
on Columbus Circle in New York.
Puzzle by Dave Sarpola / Edited by Will Shortz
FLIES (63A. Skedaddles … or what 18-, 26-, 42- and 53-Across all have), DUNGAREES (18. Casual pants), GARBAGE TRUCK (26. Vehicle with a compactor), BASEBALL GAME (42. Where one might witness a hit and run?) and TACKLE BOX (53. Fishing gear holder) constitute the interrelated group of this humorous Monday crossword which does not commemorate the day set aside for Columbus, who will be stone-faced at home with uninvited guests (article, The New York Times).
Other — ACCEPTS, ALIASES (24A. Names like Billy the Kid), A LOAD OF, ANN ARBOR, HIGHTAIL (38D. Leave lickety-split), MEGATON, SEABEDS, SOY BEAN.
Mid-size — AIM AT, ALICE, APEXES, AREAS, ATLAS, ATTIC, BECKONS, CACTI, CRASH, CRUDE, HOSES, LAPEL, LEAVE, OINKS, ONION, PENNY, PIANO, SIEVE, STREAK, THUMBS, TRACE, WADDLE (6D. Walk like a duck).
Short stuff — ADAM, “And giving A NOD, up the chimney he rose“, APIA, APP, ARID, BAG, BOOR, BOY, CHIN (61A. Spot for a goatee), COST, EEG, EWE, EYES (62A. Spots for glasses), GOBI, HIDE and HIKE, IDS, “What IS TO be done?”, JAM, Iwo JIMA, LANE, LOG, LOOM (40A. Rugmaking apparatus), LUKE, METE, MIN, MOVE, NUKE, OMNI, Magnum OPUS, Winnie-the-POOH, PSS, REEL, RIOS, ROES,SASH, TIES, TRIO, WOMB, WOVE (59A. Made a rug, e.g.).
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Rand McNally publication; 6. Where a fetus develops; 10. What says “Miss America” on Miss America; 14. “Grand” instrument; 15. Samoan capital; 16. Duo + one; 17. Cent; 20. Ocean bottoms; 22. Depart; 23. Fishing line holder; 30. Ingredient in a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder; 31. Recreational walk; 32. Traffic problem; 35. Unsuave sort; 36. Unrefined oil; 38. Conceal; 39. Items checked by T.S.A. agents; 41. Target, as with a gun; 45. Opposite of rejects; 49. Find, as a missing person; 50. Atomic bomb unit; 56. Stop, as a stream; 60. Pig sounds. — DOWN: 1. Online store offering; 2. Knots; 3. Roadway division; 4. University of Michigan’s home; 5. Small source of protein; 8. Fraction of an hr.; 9. Valise; 10. What a meteor looks like in the sky; 11. Zones; 12. One working out the lumps?; 13. Garden watering aids; 19. Wonderland girl; 21. Neural activity measure, for short; 24. Desertlike; 25. Book between Mark and John; 26. Asian desert; 28. Spanish waterways; 29. Hitchhiker’s digit; 33. Eve’s mate; 34. Ration (out); 36. Price; 37. Masses of fish eggs; 40. Place to pin a tiny flag; 41. Numerous; 42. Summon; 43. Peaks; 44. Item resting on andirons; 45. Room just under a roof; 46. Stock market disaster; 47. Desert plants; 50. Transport; 51. Prefix with directional; 52. Zap; 54. Ram’s mate; 55. The “B” of B.S.A.; 57. Letter add-ons, for short.