Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Puzzle by Robyn Weintraub / Edited by Will Shortz
A variation on a familiar quote, e.g., ROSES ARE RED / VIOLETS ARE BLUE / POLLEN IS BAD FOR / MY ALLERGIES / ACHOO (a flower lover‘s poetic lament), constitutes the main feature of this perfectly delightful Wednesday crossword.
Other — BUDAPEST (5D. Capital on the Danube), DNA TESTS (40D. They’re ordered in many courtroom dramas), EMBALMED (39D. Preserved like Lenin), OPERETTA (6D. “The Pirates of Penzance,” e.g.).
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.