Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Puzzle by Peter A. Collins/ Edited by Will Shortz
HAPPY 2014 (37A. New Year’s greeting) is the main feature of this Wednesday crossword. The downs are IT’S 2 LATE (27D. 1971 #1 hit for Carole King), 0 SUSANNA (39D. Classic Stephen Foster song), HARD 1 (24d. Achieved through difficulty) and GO 4 IT (32D. “Try!”).
Other — BUR OAK (17A. Tree with extra-large acorns), CALYPSO (13D. Afro-Caribbean music), CHIMERA (40D. Fire-breathing creature of myth), EGBERT and ERNEST (1D. First king of the English; 1A. Frank’s partner n the funnies), Model PAULINA Porizkova, TRIREME (46D. Persian Wars vessel).
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.