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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