The twenty fourth of July was always a gala day in the early history of Mt. Pleasant, Utah. The 13 original states were represented by 13 lovely ladies all dressed white carrying a torch to signify our beginning as a nation.
~ Mt Pleasant Pioneer Relic Home and Blacksmith Shop.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Puzzle by Randolph Ross / Edited by Will Shortz
THIRTEEN COLONIES (7D. Old group whose members are all represented in this puzzle) and thirteen squares containing the abbreviations of states that accompany ZIP CODES (38D. Numbers needed for letters) of the original thirteen colonies, e.g., SC, VA, NH, NY, DE, MA, NC, PA, MD, RI, CT, NJ and GA, along with AMERICAN CITIZENS (35A. Fourth of July celebrants) constitute the interrelated group of this brilliant Thursday crossword.
Other — Frank CALIENDO, DARK STAR (19A. 1974 John Carpenter sci-fi film), FORK OVER (4D. Pay), NATIONAL (49A. Washington player), RESORT (29A. Vacation destination), Michael STEELE (42A. Priebus‘s predecessor as Republican Party chairman), TOREADOR (23A. Escamillo of “Carmen,” e.g.), UPTON Sinclair.
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