12.26.13 — Chaos

Magnum Chaos represented by Lorenzo Lotto, 
at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Puzzle by Tim Croce / Edited by Will Shortz

GENERAL DISARRAY (58A. Chaos … or a hint to the contents of 17-, 28-, 34- and 43-Across), NUCLEAR ENGINEER, GREEN ALGAE, POTENTIAL ENERGY and RIFLE RANGE constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword:

NUCLEAR ENGINEER (17A. Many a Manhattan Project worker)
GREEN ALGAE (28A. Growth on wet rocks or the surface of stagnant water)
POTENTIAL ENERGY (34A. What a coiled spring or charged batter has, in physics)
RIFLE RANGE (43A. Targeted area?)

Other — AFTER ALL (7A. Anyway), EMIRATES (62A. Dubai-based airline), GOOGLE (19A. Search for, in a way), IDAHOS (1A. Some tubers), MESS TENT (64A. Private dining area?), NEVADAN (22D. Silver Stater), OSCILLATES (55A. Varies), RAN RAGGED (11D. Completely tuckered out), SEAFARERS (32D. Vikings, e.g.), TIA MARIA (16A. Jamaican rum liqueur).


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