The prairie dog may be losing a long battle to survive, threatened constantly by the changing Western landscape and everything from fleas to the bubonic plague to its own kinfolk. It turns out there is a nasty side to the story of a highly social animal known for public displays of affection and cooperation. ~ Lee Dye, ABC World News, March 17, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Edited by Will Shortz
POP-UP (69A. Easy-to-catch hit … or what 1-, 21-, 26-, 48- and 55-Across all do), along with TOAST (1A. Breakfast bread), PRAIRIE DOG (21A. Plains animal that tunnels), JACK-IN-THE-BOX (26A. Fast-food rival of Wendy’s), CAR DOOR LOCKS (48A. Vehicular antitheft devices) and INTERNET AD (55A. Purchase from Google) constitute the interrelated group of this Monday crossword.
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