Thursday, August 1, 2013
Puzzle by Timothy Polin / Edited by Will Shortz
PHYSICS FORMULAS (60A. What the three sets of circled squares in this puzzle represent), along with “pressure” = FORCE/AREA, “speed” = DISTANCE/TIME, and “density” = MASS/VOLUME, constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword with and within the following:
CRACK UNDER FORCE (17A. With 22-Across, fail to cope with difficult circumstances) and AREA,
REDUCED DISTANCE (27A. With 35-Across, highway sign meaning “Slow down”) and TIME,
POPULATION MASS (45A. Ingredient in an Arnold Palmer) and VOLUME.
J. R. R. Tolkien's watercolor illustration of Sauron
Other — DE TROP (64A. Too much), ENVIRON (44D. Form a ring around), ERECTOR SET (28D. Old A.C. Gilbert toy), FLUENCY (5D. Language learner’s goal), NYX (68A. Greek night goddess), SAURON and SULLEN (23A. Tolkien‘s Dark Lord of Mordor; 48D. Showing ill humor), SPEAKING TO (8D. Addressing).
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