07.08.13 — The Monday Crossword

Tanzende Derwische im Mewlewi-Kloster in Pera
18th century, Jean-Baptiste van Mour


Monday, July 8, 2013

Puzzle by Randy Sowell / Edited by Will Shortz

REVOLVING DOOR (20A. Job position in which no one lasts long), WHIRLING DERVISH (37A. Seemingly mad Muslim monk), SPINNING WHEEL (49A. Yarn-making device) constitute the interrelated group of this Monday crossword.

Other (people in the puzzle) — AGNEW (47D. Vice president under Nixon), Alan ARKIN, ATTLEE (41A. British P.M. after Churchill), Theda BARA of the silents, Joel or Ethan COEN, ELLEN DeGeneris, ENZO Ferrari, Omar EPPS, IMAM (51D. One-named supermodel), Deborah KERR, “King KONG”, LABAN (38D. Jacob’s father-in-law, in the Bible), Nearsighted Mr. MAGOO, Abstract artist Joan MIRO, ORIOLE (43D. Bird on Cal Ripken’s cap), SURVIVOR (4D. Reality show in which contestants get “voted off the island”), Mao TSE-Tung, Joyce Carol OATES, VONNEGUT (39D. “Slaughterhouse-Five” novelist), ZACH Galifianakis of “The Hangover”.


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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