Piero della Francesca, self-portrait, detail from The Resurrection
Friday, October 25, 2013
Puzzle by Martin Ashwood-Smith / Edited by Will Shortz
Nine full-length answers constitute the main feature of this sluggish Friday crossword:
MADE MINCEMEAT OF (1A. Wiped the floor with)
ECONOMIC WARFARE (16A. Use of blockades, say)
LOS ANGELES TIMES (17A. Western daily)
SPECIAL INTEREST (18A. Lobby)
MORSE CODE SIGNAL (34A. One may be tapped out)
COMMERCIAL RADIO (48A. Certain advertising medium)
FREE TRANSLATION (55A. It’s not word-for-word)
CHANSON DE GESTE (56A. Old French epics)
SETS ON A PEDESTAL (57A. Idolizes)
Other — CIMARRON (35D. 1931 Best Picture), ENACTORS (4D. Passing people), GAS RATES 36D. Utility bill details), LAKMÉ (39A. Title priestess of opera), MASTIFFS (10D. Guarders with droopy ears and pendulous lips), MONIED MEN (5D. What Hamilton called the wealthy), ODE and ODIST, Painter PIERO della Francesca, SILVER (32D. Second-greatest period in the history of something).
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