Sunday, December 22, 2013
Puzzle by Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz
A note accompanies this heavenly Sunday crossword: When the puzzle is done draw a line connecting the 21 circled letters from A to U in alphabetical order. The resulting shape will provide a clue to 6-, 8-, 14-, 53- and 70-Down. The clues for the group of five entries all read [See blurb], e.g., SHOW BACKER, MICHELANGELO SCULPTURE, AEROSMITH SONG, GOLFER CABRERA and TREE TOPPER.
Other — DAVIS LOVE / III (27A. With 63-Down, 1997 P.G.A. champ who captained the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team), EXIT ROW (25A. Special seating area in an airplane), FUEL TANK (12D. Give it the gas), GENE POOL (68A. Reproductive stock), GUSSETS (68D. Tailors' inserts), IF I FELL (28D. Beatles tune from "A Hard Day's Night"), JEAN ARP (84D. “Cloud Shepherd” artist), HUGUENOT (21A. Many an early French settler in America), NOEL NOEL (61A. Words that precede “Born is the King …”), OTOLOGY (65A. Ear-related study), OUTTAKES (92A. Unseen scenes), PHASER and RAY GUN (50D. Futuristic weapon; 107D. Futuristic weapon), RAJ and RAJA, RENVOI (15D. Expulsion, as of a foreign diplomat), STRAUSS (77A. “Don Quixote” composer), TOKENISM (82D. Symbolic effort in support of equal rights), UPRAISING (100A. Giving a boost.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.