Thursday, July 11, 2013
Puzzle by Henry Hook / Edited by Will Shortz
PAWN SHOP SIGNS (20A. Many traditionally have three balls),WALK TO FIRST BASE (35A. What four balls may let you do) and NEWTON’S CRADLE (52A Gizmo often with five balls that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy) constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword.
Other — ALEXANDER (32D. Gin concoction), BISMARCK (39D. State capital whose site was visited by Lewis and Clark), DEAN RUSK (4D. 1960s secretary of state), DESPAIR (15D. Lose hope), EPISCOPAL (10D. Pepsi-Cola mix?), FESTOON (37D. Decorate), POLECAT (24A. Skunk), SEAPORT (47A. Fleet Week locale), YOWZAH (44D. “Holy moly!”).
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