1A. “Aladdin” villain; 8D. Pique condition?
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Puzzle by Patrick Blindauer / Edited by Will Shortz
WARM, WARD, CARD, CORD and COLD, the standard “word ladder” of crosswords warns us of the coming winter in the Northern Hemisphere with its progression from WARM to COLD. The interrelated group opens with WARM-BLOODED and ends with COLD-HEARTED in this perfectly agreeable Hump Day crossword.
WARM-BLOODED (16A. Endothermic)
MATERNITY WARD (23A. Birth place)
CARDBOARD CUTOUT (37A. Life-size likeness of Elvis, maybe)
EXTENSION CORD (47A. A fan might need one)
COLD-HEARTED (58A. Unaffected by emotion)
Other — ADESTE (46A. Carol kickoff); “That’s AMORE”; AXE (61D. Swinger in the woods?); EASEL (47D. Sitting stand); FORT MYERS (3D. Popular retirement spot); GOES DUTCH (34D. Split’s the tab); Mike and IKE; IRE (8D. Pique condition?); JAFAR (1A. “Aladdin” villain); JAWS of Life; “PEYTON Place”; Fontana di TREVI; UFO (54A. “Independence Day” vehicle).
When the stars make you drool, just like a pasta fazool
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk down in a dream but you know you're not
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore, (amore)
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