10.07.13 — Blue Monday

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Monday, October 7, 2013
Puzzle by Amy Johnson / Edited by Will Shortz

SINGING THE BLUES (63A. What the artists of 16-, 27- and 49-Across are doing in reference to the last words of their hits?), THERE GOES MY BABY (16A. 1959 hit by the Drifters), AFTER MIDNIGHT (27A. 1970 hit by Eric Clapton) and WHEEL IN THE SKY (49A. 1978 hit by Journey) constitute the interrelated group of this well… blue Monday crossword.

Other — ARE WE ALONE (2D. “Can anybody hear us?“), GETTYSBURG (29D. Locale for an 1863 address), DESSERT (24A. Pudding or pie), NOTEPAD (53A. Something to scribble on), RUB IT IN (9D. Gloat), SENEGAL (44D. Dakar’s land), ST PETER (46D. Pearly Gates sentinel), WOE IS ME (6D. “Alas!”).


Well, I never felt more like runnin' away
But why should I go 'cause I couldn't stay
Without you, you got me singin' the blues 

~ Guy Mitchell, Singing the Blues


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