Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Puzzle by Robert Cirillo / Edited by Will Shortz
HOUSE (37A. Word that can follow both halves of 18-, 20, 32-, 40-, 54- and 57-Across), FIRE POWER (18A. Military muscle), WHITE SMOKE (20A. Sign of change at the Vatican), BIRD BATH (32A. Functional lawn adornment), CLEAN OUT (40A. Take every last cent of), GREEN LIGHT (54A. “Go” signal) and FULL COURT (57A. Using all of a gym, as in basketball) constitute the interrelated group of this well-constructed Tuesday crossword.
Other — ASPERSE (5D. Bad-mouth), DREAM ON (27D. “Yeah, like you have a chance!“), ISOLATE (43D. Quarantine), PRETTY / AWFUL (45D. With 46-Down, quite bad).
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.