Thursday, November 21, 2013
Puzzle by Jules P. Markey / Edited by Will Shortz
DOWN COMFORTERS (15D. Some bedcovers … or, literally, what the four unclued answers are), along with the clueless NOT TO WORRY, THIS WILL PASS, IT GETS BETTER and THERE THERE constitute the interrelated group of this dry Thursday crossword.
Other — BOOK A TRIP (47A. Make some travel plans), COCO and LOCO, COPY-EDIT (52A. Ready for publication), FLAP and MELEE (43A. To-do; 11D. Fray), MAORIS (25A. People for whom “tena koe” means “hello”), NON-WAGES (27A. 401(k) employer matching contributions, e.g.), OBAMA (53D. President whose initials “stink”), ODESSA (50D. Black Sea port), SAHARA (70A. Much of Mauritania), SPONGEBOB (31a. Nicktoons character), TSARS (55D. Several Peters).
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