07.24.13 — Preoccupations


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Puzzle by Erik Wennstrom / Edited by Will Shortz

Four surnames are clued to become present participles in this Wednesday crossword:

DAKOTA FANNING (20A. “Charlotte’s Web” actress on a hot day?)
STEPHEN HAWKING (28A. “A Brief History of Time” author doing sales?)
ROBERT BROWNING (46A. “Porphyria’s Lover” poet with a pan of ground beef on the stove?)
HENRY FIELDING (55A. “Tom Jones” novelist playing baseball?)

Other — CRAFTED (44D. Handmade), LA BOHÈME (38D. “Musetta’s Waltz” opera), LIMITED (40A. Scarce), LINGUIST (11D. Person who has a way with words?), NO SAINT (7D. One who’s morally flawed), PALATAL (36A. Like some consonants).


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