Dee Dee Ramone photographed by Ed Perlstein.
"Somebody put a curse on me
A silly little curse on me
Somebody put a curse on me
A little silly curse on me"
~ Dee Dee Ramone - Curse On Me Lyrics
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Puzzle by Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz
Phonetic initialism is the main feature of this fairly friendly Wednesday crossword:
R T JOHNSON (17A. “Laugh-In” comic), e.g., Arte
E N FLEMING (21A. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” author), Ian
K T COURIC (36A. Daytime host starting in 2012), Katie
D D RAMONE (46A. Punk rock icon), Dee Dee
K C AFFLECK (56A. One of two acting brothers), Casey
R E ONASSIS (66A. Noted groom of 10/20/1968), Ari
Other — AWARD and CONFER (29A & 8D. Bestow), LUDACRIS (22DF. Rapper with the #1 hit “Money Maker”), MANIACS (41A. Nuts), NADAL (65A. Rival for Federer), NEW MOON (10D. Sequel to “Twilight”), PARASAIL (24D. Fly over the water), TWO-FACE (45D. Batman villain who makes decisions by flipping a coin), VILE (63D. Word that becomes its own synonym if the last letter is moved to the front).
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