08.13.13 — Guessing Game

The Return of Neptune, ca. 1754, John Singleton Copley


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Puzzle by Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz

How is it that I’ve never heard of the game Battleship before this crossword?

Battleship (also Battleships or Sea Battle) is a guessing game for two players. It is known worldwide as a pencil and paper game which dates from World War I. It was published by various companies as a pad-and-pencil game in the 1930s, and was released as a plastic board game by Milton Bradley in 1967. ~ Wikipedia

BATTLESHIP (56A. Four units, in 56-Across)
PATROL BOAT (18A. Two units, in 56-Across)
SUBMARINE (23A. Three units in 56-Across)
AIRCRAFT CARRIER (37A. Five units, in 56-Across)
DESTROYER (49A. Three units, in 56-Across)

Other — CARE BEARS (3D. 1980s toy craze), NEPTUNE (25D. Roman god of horses), OIL TYCOON (34D. One whose success is well-earned?), PETRUCHIO (2D. Kate’s groom in “The Taming of the Shrew”), WET SEASON (35D. Monsoon period).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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