Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Puzzle by Ethan Cooper / Edited by Will Shortz
RIM, SPOKE, HUB and WHEEL COMPONENT (48A. Beginning of 20-, 25- or 43-Across), e.g., RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (20A. “The Tsar’s Bride” composer), SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (25A. It has its own Grammy category) and HUBBLE TELESCOPE (43A. NASA launch of 1990) constitute the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.
Other — BREEZY, CREW CUTS, EPONYM (45D. Louis Braille or Louis Chevrolet), HOT MIKES, IN JAIL, STARED AT, SUCKED UP, TACK ON.
Five-letter — A-BEAM, A LIST, AUDIT, Tortellini in BRODO, CARLA, CREPT, ERASE, MATTE, OBESE, ORAL B, PALAU, REPEL, SALEM, STAPH, TARED, TELLY, TO-DOS, UNION, UNRIP, “The WAR AT Home“.
Short stuff — ALAS, AS AN example, AXE, CHAI, DIRK, ITZ, DORA, EASE, ECHO, ELAL, EPI, ESTA, FEAT, HAIL, ICER, IPO and IPSO, “Surely you JEST“, MILL, NEON, NO NO, Oil of OLAY, ONE A, ON TV, OSLO, PAK and PAL, PEEK, POLE and POPE, RAW, REF, RICH, RNA, SLAY, SORT, SO-SO, SPAM folder, SPED, TRIP, UNIX, WEDS.
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