Portrait of John Keats by William Hilton
National Portrait Gallery, London
Friday, October 11, 2013
Puzzle by Peter A. Collins / Edited by Will Shortz
Six 15-letter answers constitute the main feature of this Friday crossword:
MEAT THERMOMETER (17A. Turkey sticker)
PLAY ME OR TRADE ME (27A. Benchwarmer’s plea)
DON’T EVEN GO THERE (46A. “That subject’s off the table!”)
WHERE’S THE REMOTE (59A. Universal query?)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT (3D. “And now?”)
SETTLES THE SCORE (11D. Gets payback)
Other — “Everybody is A STAR”; ARMY STRONG (8D. Like G.I.‘s, per recruiting ads); Forest newcomer, FAWN; 53A. “Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings” writer, KEATS; OXYGENATED (29D. Like some hemoglobin); TIME GAP (9D. Interval).
Do not all charms fly
At the mere touch of cold philosophy?
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven:
We know her woof, her texture; she is given
In the dull catalogue of common things.
Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings,
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line,
Empty the haunted air, and gnomèd mine—
Unweave a rainbow, as it erewhile made
The tender-person'd Lamia melt into a shade.
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