Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Puzzle by H. David Goering / Edited by Will Shortz
SWEETWATER TEXAS (20A. Southern town whose name is the longest example of 52-Across [on the left]) and UNION OHIO (34A. Midwest town whose name is the longest example of 52-Across [on the right]), along with ONE-HANDED TYPING (52A. See 20- and 34-Across) constitutes the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.
Other — ANAEMIA and SCHWAS (3D. Result of iron deficiency, to a Brit; 5D. Start and end of 3-Down, phonetically), ASPIRER (42D. Ambitious one), ATHWART (2D. Crosswise), COAXING (11D. Persuading by flattery), LASSIE (47A. Female TV dog whose portrayers were all male), MASSIFS (1D. Mountainous expanses), MEDINA (25A. Muhammad’s resting place), SEAGATE (44D. Channel to the ocean), SKIRMISH (9D. Minor battle), THRONES (37D. Bathroom fixtures, slangily), WIENERS (43D. The “pigs“ in pigs in blankets).
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