Thursday, June 20, 2013
Puzzle by Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz
INSTANT WINNER (36A. Lucky lotto participant) going from POOR to RICH in a word ladder constitutes the interrelated group of this swank Thursday crossword — POOR (1A. Start of a word ladder whose first and last words are suggested by 36-Across), POOL, POLL, POLE, ROLE, RILE, RICE, and finally RICH (65A. End of the word ladder).
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.