10.02.13 — Phonetics and Fantasia



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Puzzle by Paula Gamache / Edited by Will Shortz

PRINTS OF THIEVES (17A. What Ali Baba found on the treasure in the cave?), LOSING PATIENTS (27A. Sign of a failed practice?), PRESENTS OF MIND (43A. Puzzles as gifts?) and JUMP AT THE CHANTS (58A. Be startled by singing monks?) constitute the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.

Other — FANTASTIA and TUTU (4D. 1940 Disney film; 50D. Hippo’s wear in 4-Down), IN THE AIR (8D. Prevalent,, as a rumor), ON TIPTOE (38D. Moving stealthily), TAILGATE (39D. Party in the parking lot).


For the puzzle in syndication appearing Wednesday, October 2, 2013, click on the following link:   08.28.13  I Had a Better Year. 

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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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