Mandela as Dissident, Liberator and Statesman:
Nelson Mandela, the leading emancipator of South Africa
and its first black president
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Puzzle by David J. Kahn / Edited by Will Shortz
NELSON MANDELA (38A. Late political leader who wrote “Long Walk to Freedom”), PRESIDENT OF / SOUTH AFRICA (18A. With 60-Across, 1994-99 role for 36-Across), ROBBEN / ISLAND (8A. With 68-Across, prison where 36-Across spent 18 years), APARTHEID (48A. Bygone policy in 60-Across), F W DE KLERK (29A. Predecessor 36-Across and sharer with him of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize), TATA (46A. Father, in Xhosa, and a nickname for 36-Across) and ATTENDEE (3D. Barack or Michelle Obama, at the memorial service for 38-Across) constitute the interrelated group of this Tuesday tribute crossword.
Other — ADAPTING (39D. Evolving), ALIENATE (41D. Estrange), FREE REIN (6D. Unlimited latitude), ILOILO (16A. Philippine seaport with a reduplicative name), LIES OVER (40D. Covers), PERUSES 54A. Reads carefully), PONY CAR (24A. Class of automobile inspired by the Ford Mustang), WALLOW IN (2D. Be immersed by).
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