William Julius "Judy" Johnson (October 26, 1899 – June 15, 1989) was an American third baseman in Negro league baseball. He played for the Hilldale Club, Homestead Grays, and Pittsburgh Crawfords from 1921 to 1936. Considered one of the greatest third basemen in the Negro leagues, he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Puzzle by Jim Page / Edited by Will Shortz
HOT CORNER (35A. Third base, in baseball lingo … or a hint for answering eight other clues in this puzzle), along with eight answers (imagining the addition of HOT) down and across in the corners of the crossword, constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword.
POTATO (1A. Difficult political situation)
PEPPER (7A. Chili)
TAMALE (63A. Real good-looker)
DOGGED (64A. Showed off)
POCKET (1D. Snacks in the frozen food aisle)
RODDER (12D. Lover of souped-up engines)
TICKET (43D. It’s hard to score)
MUSTARD (42D. Spicy pretzel dip)
Other — A AVERAGES (32A. What honor students often have), ALUMNAE, CHATTEL, Dan DECARLO, ELITISM, EL NINOS, ENSTEEL, KAISERS (56A. Crusty rolls), LUNGING, OPEN ERA, OPHELIA, PRENAME, SEMINAR, SLIVOVITZ(20A. Plum brandy), STAMINA, TATIANA, TEA LEAVES (37A. Means of divination), TEARING, UP-TREND.
Mid-size — ANTED, “ … A TEN O’clock scholar”, E-CASH, E-ZINE, IT IS SO, ORECK, PARER, SISTA Monica Parker, TE AMO, TERNS, TETES, TIRANE (24A. European capital that‘s majority Muslim).
Short stuff — “… to skin A CAT”, Jai ALAI, ANT and ANTI, CITI Field, DUH, ECT, Electric EEL, ELAM, ELI, ENID, ESL, GERE, GMT, GRES, HISS, IGER, “Dies IRAE“, MIG, MOR, NUS, OLAS, OSHA, PEP, “Riddle me, riddle me REE“, SAGS, SKIL, SULU, TAL, “Did I do THAT?”, TINO Martinez.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 13. Tennis world since 1968; 15. Dan who drew “Archie”; 16. Movable property; 17. Good news on the economy; 18. Plop preceder; 19. Digital dough; 21. So-called “Wheat Capital of Oklahoma”; 22. One “coming” in a Three Dog Night hit; 23. Big maker of power tools; 26. Ex-Yankee Martinez; 28. Eisner’s successor at Disney; 30. Western Sahara neighbor: Abbr.; 31. Slumps; 32. What honor students often have; 39. Shem’s eldest son; 43. 1960 chess champ; 44. Debate position; 45. George Takei TV and film role; 46. Formal “yes”; 52. Fraternity letters; 54. Slate, for one; 55. Frequent abbr. in BBC announcements; 59. Marathoner’s asset; 61. Gird; 62. Study group. — DOWN: 2. “Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind” speaker; 3. Making the rent?; 4. Army ___; 5. Heads overseas?; 6. Hoover rival; 7. Energy; 8. Outer: Prefix; 9. Certain kitchen knife; 10. John is a common one; 11 Current events?; 15. “Well, yeah!”; 24. Beach sights; 27. Workplace watchdog, in brief; 29. “The Hoax” star, 2006; 34. Advanced deg. Tests; 36. Spanish waves; 37. James Bond’s lover in “From Russia With Love”; 38. Undemocratic tendency; 40. Thrusting suddenly; 41. Barnard grads, e.g.; 47. Blues vocalist ___ Monica Parker; 49. Kettle sound; 50. Put up; 51. Latin lover’s words; 54. Subj. for recent arrivals, maybe; 60. Red fighter.