Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Puzzle by Jeff Stillman / Edited by Will Shortz
In this Tuesday crossword, BO is added to the end of familiar phrases — soccer mom, twist tie, phone bill and struck dumb — resulting in a sound change that generates an unfamiliar phrase:
SOCCER MAMBO (20A. Celebration dance after a goal?)
TWIST TAE BO (11D. Aerobics done to Chubby Checker music?)
PHONE BILBO (29D. Give a hobbit a ring?)
STRUCK DUMBO (57A. Punched out a Disney elephant?)
Other — DUBAI (53D. Home of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building); GAUCHO (51D. South American cowboy); INFRA-RED (5D. Like some vision); MADCAP (4D. Like the Marx Brothers); OBI and OBOE; PARAKEET (41D. One known for talking back); PSST and PESTS; RUINS and UNEARTH (19A. Archaeological site; 48A. Find, as at an archaeological site); SAPPER (27A. Combat engineer); SPLIT UP (30A. Separated, as a couple).
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