12.30.13 — Say Cheese


Monday, December 30, 2013

Puzzle by David Steinberg / Edited by Will Shortz


PANT, PENT, PINT, PONT and PUNT found at the beginnings of PANT SUITED (18A. In some common women’s office attire), PENT-UP ANGER (24A. What may lead to an emotional explosion), PINT MEASURE (36A. Half-quart container), PONT L’ÉVÊQUE (51A. Creamy French cheese) and PUNT RETURN (59A. Gridiron runback) constitute the interrelated group of this Monday crossword.

Other — OUT THERE (11D. Highly unconventional), OTTO (23A. Good name for a garage mechanic?), POP TUNE (40D. Candidate for the Top 40), POWER NAP (36D. Afternoon office pick-me-up), RUBATO (48D. Fluctuation of musical tempo), SQUISH (47D. Step on, as a bug), TRUNK (53D. Front of an elephant or back of a car).


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1 comment:

geoff said...

Ha ha ha
Some say bleu cheese is an acquired taste. I first acquired it as a kid immediately when I first tasted it. My family lived in Rantoul, IL, and once a week we would drive down to Champaign-Urbana (this was in the '60s, it is now known as Urbana-Champaign) and go to a restaurant called "The Italian Village". They had excellent pizza, but they also had a very good salad with Roquefort dressing. For those of you who don't know, Roquefort is made from goat's milk but with the same culture as Bleu Cheese. Some people out there think they know better, and say it's the same thing. They're just wrong, but I like both very much.