Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Puzzle by Tim Croce / Edited by Will Shortz
R AND D (40A. Corporate division, informally … or a hint to the eight starred clues), along with eight two-word answers beginning with R and D constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:
RODEO DRIVE (18A. *Beverly Hills shopping district)
RAY DAVIES (20A. *Lead singer of the Kinks)
RAIN DELAY (37A. *It might stretch a seventh-inning stretch)
RING DANCE (42A. *Hora, e.g.)
ROALD DAHL (59A. *”James and the Giant Peach” author)
RIVER DELTA (62A. *Fertile area where a stream empties into an ocean)
RAW DATA (4D. *Numbers fed into a computer)
RED DAWN (46D. *1984 Patrick Swayze film set in the cold war)
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