Thursday, August 8, 2013
Puzzle by Daniel A. Finan / Edited by Will Shortz
Five clues utilizing a single letter of the alphabet that resembles a common object constitutes the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword:
FISH HOOK (17A. J)
HORSESHOE (37A. U)
TIRE IRON (62A. X)
WISHBONE (11D. Y)
HULA HOOP (37D. O)
Other — AMERICA (13D. “Another name for opportunity,“ per Ralph Waldo Emerson), CLEAN-CUT (65A. Neat and trim), DOGGY BAG (1A. It wraps scraps), ERASABLE (15A. Unlocked, as a computer file), GAS LAMP (3D. Quaint illumination), MENORCA (43D. Mediterranean resort island, to locals), MESONS (24D. Accelerator particles), STARGATE (67A. 1994 film that spawned a TV series), VOODOO (32D. Activity with dolls).
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