The Cunning Thief by Moreau Paul Charles Chocame
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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