06.01.13 — Horrors!

Frame from the film Creepshow, Stephen King


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Puzzle by Barry C. Silk / Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. Stephen King horror anthology, CREEPSHOW; 10. Yoke attachment, OX BOW; 15. Great depression?, HURRICANE; 16. Egg choice, LARGE; 17. They’re available in alleys, OPEN LANES; 18. Wholly, IN ALL; 19. Short play?, REC; 20. The King’s followers?, AND I; 21. Like some taxes and questions, EVADED; 22. Considered revolting, DETESTED; 24. Truck, XED; 25. Pick, OPT; 26. Home of the Aggies of the 37-Down; 31. Below the surface, BURIED; 34. Québec map abbr., STE; 35. Arena support?, OLE; 36. Remove, as a 45-Across, UNSCREW; 38. Grand alternative, UPRIGHT; 41. Trip option: Abbr., RTE; 42. She plagues ladies’ lips with blisters, per Mercutio, MAB; 44. Game of falling popularity, TETRIS; 45. It fits around a mouth, BOTTLE CAP; 49. Bangladesh export, TEA; 50. Using, VIA; 51. Aviation safety statistic, near miss; 55. What’s often blowing in the wind, POLLEN; 58. Show piece, DEMO; 59. Floral arrangement, LEI; 60. Floor plan data, AREAS; 61. Painful spa treatment, BIKINI WAX; 63. Had an inclination, LEANT; 64. Nevertheless, AT ANY RATE; 65. Roman world, MONDO; 66. Justice from the Bronx, SOTO MAYOR.

Down — 1. What a speaker may strike, CHORD; 2. Nepalese bread, RUPEE; 3. Classic Meccano toy, ERECTOR SET; 4. Midwest trailer?, ERN; 5. Embedded column, PILASTER; 6. Hardly any, SCANT; 7. Haydn’s “master of us all”, HANDEL; 8. Upstate New York natives, ONEIDAS; 9. Unseld of the Bullets, WES; 10. Twist in fiction, OLIVER; 11. Hit soundtrack album of 1980, XANADU; 12. Stationery securer, BRAD; 13. Look while delivering a line, OGLE; 14. Metalworker’s union?, WELD; 21. Leaving out, EXCEPT; 23. Grand, EPIC; 27. Good name for a brooder?, STU; 28. How many reach the top of Pikes Peak, COGRAIL WAY; 29. Not grade-specific, EL HI; 30. Loses liquidity, SETS; 31. Bellflower or Bell Gardens, vis-à-vis L.A., BURB; 32. Quaint preposition, UNTO; 33. Put down, DEMEAN; 37. New Mexico State sports grp., WAC; 39. “Cloth diaper” or “film camera”, RETRONYM; 40. Bullet follower, ITEM; 43. Frito BANDITO (old ad symbol); 46. Cable channel with the slogan “Laugh More”, TV LAND; 47. Doesn’t level with, LIES TO; 48. Check out for a second, PEEK AT; 52. Certain building block, informally, AMINO; 53. Former defense grp., SEATO; 54. Knick foe, SIXER; 55. One with hot dates, maybe, PALM; 56. OREO Biscuit (1912 debut); 57. Spare, LEAN; 61. Low, in Lyon, BAS; 62. Portfolio part, for short, IRA.


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