Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Edited by Will Shortz
Five exclamations given literal/loose clues constitute the interrelated group of this amusing Tuesday crossword:
MAN ALIVE (17A. “Wow, he survived!”)
GEE WHIZ (26A. “Wow, you’re a regular expert at turning left!”)
LEAPIN’ LIZARDS (38A. “Wow, those reptiles have mad hops!”)
HOLY COW (52A. “Wow, look at that bovine idol”)
BY GEORGE (64A. “Wow, I’m standing next to Mr. Clooney himself!”)
Other — CAVING IN, EAGLE EYE (39D. Asset of a good proofreader), IRON HAND, I READ YOU, LEMON LAW, LODGINGS, ROAD KILL (67A. Animal that‘s been run over), THE LORAX (14A. Title Seuss character who speaks for trees).
Mid-size — AGHAST (31A. Horrified), ATARIS, ATM FEE, CHARTS, DEALT, DENADA, DESILU, DISSES, ETHAN Allen, FRAME, GLENDA Jackson, GLARE, GURGLE, HINGE, HELPS, IN A SEC, INTROS, NOT ANY, OPTIC, PAYTON, PRANK, ROXIE, Remington STEELE, STRODE, SWEATY, YENTA.
Short stuff — AC/DC, AGED, AHA, ANG and ANO, ARI, AWE, Happy as a CLAM, DOH and DOT, EBRO, ENT, ESAU, ETD, EXES, GAT, GPS, I SEE, IRKS, ISPS, LOKI, NEE, OLES, OMG, OUT, PGA, SAGS, STN, TAXI, TEED, TUT, USE, ZACH Galifianakis, ZOE Saldana.
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