11.12.13 — 2D

Roberto Durán Samaniego is a retired Panamanian professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. A versatile brawler in the ring, he was nicknamed "Manos de Piedra" ("Hands of Stone") during his career. ~ Wikipedia


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Puzzle by Mike Doran / Edited by Will Shortz

IN 2D (67A. Lacking depth … or like 17-, 23-, 37-, 48- and 58-Across?), along with the five two-word phrases beginning with the letter D constitutes the main feature of this dandy Tuesday crossword:

DRAFT DODGER (17A. 1960s dissident)
DIRTY DANCING (23A. 1987 movie with the hit “Hungry Eyes”)
DEMOLITION DERBY (37A. Smash-hit entertainment?)
DUNKIN’ DONUTS (48A. Like some schoolbook folders)
DOUBLE DUTCH (58A. Jump-rope style)

Other — DURÁN (44A. Boxer Roberto with “hands of stone”), DYED (36D. Like orange hair), HERMIT CRAB (11D. Creature that adopts a seashell), NAMED NAMES (29D. Acted the fink).


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