05.30.13 — East to West

Eating crow is an American colloquial idiom, meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proved wrong after taking a strong position. Crow is presumably foul-tasting in the same way that being proved wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow. ~ Wikipedia 


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Puzzle by Julian Lim / Edited by Will Shortz

EAST TO WEST [60A. How 17-, 23-, 37- and 51-Across run (in two ways)], each starting with E and ending with W (or vice versa), along with WOLF DNA BBE (17A. Tidal movement), WEIVRETNI TIXE (23A. Firm last words?), WORC TAE (37A. Take one’s licks, in a way) and WON IT SEOD YSAE (51A. “Be careful!”) constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword.

Other — BETRAY (42D. Gives away), BIGOTRY (10D. Homophobia, e.g.), HELD WATER (3D. Added up), JEANNIE (26A. Barbara Eden title role), LIFE EVENT (33D. Marriage or divorce), LOS LOBOS (21A. “La Bamba“ performers), NEUTERS (48A. Fixes), OMAR EPPS (55A. “House“ actor for the show’s entire run).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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