08.06.13 — Thievery



The Cunning Thief by Moreau Paul Charles Chocame

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Puzzle by Lynn Lempel / Edited by Will Shortz


Everyday phrases clued as thievery constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:

TAKE CHANCES (17A. Make off with some raffle tickets?)
POCKET KNIVES (23A. Make off with some kitchenware?)
COP CARS (39A. Make off with some vehicles?)
PINCH PENNIES (50A. Make off with some cash?)
LIFT WEIGHTS (60A. Make off with some gym equipment?)


Other — DEMONIZING (29D. Doing the job of an attack ad); HIPSTER (43D. Type who wears tight-fitting jeans and thick-rimmed glasses, maybe), SKETCHBOOK (3D. Pad of drawing paper), WINDSOR (9D. British royal name since 1917).


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1 comment:

geoff said...

Shoplift insect repellent?

Palm OFF!

Inflate your educational credentials?

Purloin letters

Misappropriate figures from another novelist?

Acquire characters

Thieve shot glasses?

Appropriate measures

Swipe dairy products?

Skim milk

Your haul from stealing early morning deliveries?

Newspaper clippings

Auto glass thieves?

Windshield swipers