04.12.13 — Ain't Nobody's Business

Friday, April 12, 2013
Puzzle by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. Entrée meant to be eaten with the fingers, according to its creator, CAESAR SALAD; 1. People’s Choice Awards” airer, CBS; 15. Key chain, ARCHIPELAGO; 16. Millerite, e.g., ORE; 17. In flight?, MAKING A RUN FOR IT; 19. Late critic featured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, EBERT; 20. Position of prominence, FOREFRONT; 21. Vatican money, once, LIRE; 22. Sunbathes, informally, BAKES; 23. So-called “Playwright of the Midwest”, INGE; 24. Out of spirits, SAD; 25. Marlon Brando’s role in “Superman”, JOR-EL; 26. Leave off, CEASE; 27. W.W. II pistol, LUGER; 28. Buildings with many owners, CONDOS; 29. Post office purchase, MAILER; 31. Big 1970s-’80s band with a geographical name, BOSTON; 32. Art of television, CARNEY; 33. Innocents, LAMBS; 34. Playing costs, ANTES; 35. Dear, HONEY; 36. What Mad magazine lacked from 1957 to 2001, ADS; 39. Part of many a vegan’s diet, TOFU; 40. Country singers?, LARKS; 41. Short distance, STEP; 42. Goes beyond the pail?, SLOPS OVER; 44. Element #100 is named for him, PERSONAL OPINION; 47. Surveillance cam location, ATM; 48. Athlete who started a clothing company in 1933, RENE LACOSTE; 49. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” director Anderson, WES; 50. Hiking guide, TRAIL MARKER.
Down — 1. Dry mounts?, CAMELS; 2. Locale for many 1-Down, ARABIA; 3. St. Petersburg’s ECKERD College; 4. Middle-earth region, with “the”, SHIRE; 5. AIN’T Nobody’s Business” (old blues standard); 6. Shoulder-fired weapon, for short, RPG; 7. Salt, SEAFARER; 8. Willard Scott’s successor on “Today”, AL ROKER; 9. Symbol of Apollo, LAUREL; 10. Dancer AGNES de Mille; 11. Remove, DOFF; 12. Seeker of the Seven Cities of Gold, CORONADO; 13. Induces, BRINGS ON; 14. Victoria-era furnishings, SETTEES; 18. Shows the ropes, ORIENTS; 22. Scorecard blemish, BOGEY; 25. Pulitzer-winning cartoonist JULES Feiffer; 26. Bill COSBY who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002; 27. Suspect groups, LINE-UPS; 28. Turns up, COMES; 29. Celebrated matador during Franco’s reign, MANOLETE 30. Painting and ballet, ART FORMS; 31. Be an angel?, BANKROLL; 32. Tool, CATS PAW; 33. Title maiden in a Heinrich Heine poem, LORELEI; 35. Home of the Karl Marx Theater, HAVANA; 36. Endangered, AT RISK; 37. Lower, DEMOTE; 38. Brent SPINER of “Star Trek: T.N.G.”;  40. Company boycotter?, LONER; 41. Don Quixote, e.g., SENOR; 43. Kind, SORT; 44. Payroll tax, for short, FICA; 46. Oil in a can, PAM.

If I should take a notion
To jump into the ocean,
It ain't nobody's business if I do.
~ Ain't Nobody's Business, 1922
by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins


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