12.31.13 — Anagrammatical Endings

The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, Edward Burne-Jones, 1881-1898


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Puzzle by Tracy Gray / Edited by Will Shortz

Anagramming LARGE, ALGER, GLARE, LAGER and REGAL constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword:

LIVING LARGE (17A. Being extravagant and self-indulgent)
HORATIO ALGER (24A. “Ragged Dick” author)
ROCKET’S RED GLARE (37A. Illumination in “The Star-Spangled Banner”)
PREMIUM LAGER (47A. All-malt beer)
CHIVAS REGAL (58A. Scotch whisky brand)

Other — AVALON (46A. King Arthur’s resting place), BHT (11A. Food preservative for short), CANOODLE (5D. Be lovey-dovey), GIVE A RIP (39D. Be concerned, slangily), IBIZA (43A, One of Spain’s Balearics), JUNCO (22A. North American finch), LEE and LEVEE, XANADU (27A. Site of Kubla Khan’s “pleasure dome”).


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