07.16.13 — Pros and Cons


Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Puzzle by Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz

Three word pairs sharing an identical clue with the answers containing the opposing prefixes of PRO and CON constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:

PROFESS (17A. Claim openly)
CONFESS (18A. Claim openly)
PROTRACTOR (30A. One might be seen around a construction site)
CONTRACTOR (42A. One might be seen around a construction site)
PROTEST (56A. Fight back against)
CONTEST (59A. Fight back against)

Other — BARITONE (39D. Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra), CORPSE (33D. Body of work by Agatha Christie?), LOOFAHS and SHOWER (15A. Scrubbers used in a 9-Down; 9D. Locker room feature), OBERLIN (38A. Ohio college that was the first in the U.S. to award degrees to women), OH STOP IT (6D. “You’re flattering me too much!”), OLYMPIAN (34A. Quadrennial athlete), VARIETY (37A. “The spice of life”).



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