Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Puzzle by Peter Koetters / Edited by Will Shortz
SQUARE / ROOTS (1D. With 55-Across, what the circled letters, reading clockwise, form; 55A. See 1-Down) and the four squares reading SHALLOTS, PARSNIPS, RADISHES and POTATOES constitutes the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.
Other — ANDREOTTI (60A. Italian P.M. nicknamed Divo Giulio), ASPIRIN (37A. Trademark of 1899 that’s no longer protected), DEEP SPACE (9D. Distant regions of the universe), FEARS NOT (11D. Is intrepid), GROUPINGS (31A. Collections of like objects), INCITES (40A. Stirs up), IRRADIATE (43A. Expose to UV waves, say), IT’S ON ME (42D. “My treat”), MALWARE (7D. 7D. Viruses, worms, etc.), PERSEIDS (39D. August meteor shower), PRUDISHLY (34D. In a Victorian manner), UNSHACKLE (17A. Free from bondage).
Mid-size — AERATE, DEFOG, DUELS, ELATE, ELECT, EPPIE (33A. “Silas Marner“ girl), Ab INITIO, INSET, ISIAH Thomas, LOEWS, MEDAL, ONEIDA, PIPIT (35D. Larklike songbird), PORTAL, PSEUD, QUOTH (14A. Verb in “The Raven“), RAN OUT, RETOLD, RUNLET, SASSY, SHALL, SNAILS, SPED UP, SPOT ON, SRTAS, STATUE, TOSS TO, TURNS, UNESCO, “USUAL Gang of Idiots“.
Short stuff — ACTS, AGUE, ALS, ARA Parseghian, AS IS, ATH, COD, EEN, EHS, ELKE Sommer, ELLA, EMU (6A. Big bird), ETON, GIN, GTE, Lukas HAAS, IMS, INE, ITES, LAN, LSTS, OCT, ODIN (56D. Asgard ruler), OSU, PAR, SAL, SEA, SPRY, STR, SYS, TMI.
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