A Night Scene With An Old Lady Holding A Basket And A Candle, A Young Boy At Her Side About To Light His Candle From Hers, 1617, Peter Paul Rubens
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Puzzle by David Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
Edited by Will Shortz
AGE DIFFERENCE (38A. 83, for the creators of this puzzle … or a hint to the ends of 17-, 25-, 51- and 60-Across), EXIT RAMPAGE (17A. Result of someone yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater?), DIET PILLAGE (25A. Looting of a legislature?), INSTANT MESS (51A. What an exploding microwave can make?) and MUSICAL PASS (60A. Exemption from playing an instrument at school?) constitute the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword. More at Wordplay.
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