01.20.14 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial
Washington, D.C., 1963


Puzzle by Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz

MLK JR (38A. Annual Jan. honoree), LINCOLN MEMORIAL (17A. Site of a 1963 speech by 38-Across), CIVIL RIGHTS (30A. Cause associated with 38-Across), I HAVE A DREAM (49A. Repeated phrase in 38-Across’s speech at the 17-Across) and LINCOLN MEMORIAL (17A. Site of a 1963 speech by 38-Across) constitute the interrelated group of this fine Monday tribute crossword.

Other — ATTACK AD (58A. Aggressive campaign TV spot), DEAR ME (52D. “My goodness!“), IRANI and OMANI, MAMA and WAWA, PAIRINGS (21A. Matchmaker’s match-ups), PIAGET (12D. Luxury watch brand), RIMIER (9D. Covered with more frost), TAKE A STAND (29D. Get off the fence?), UP IN THE AIR (11D. Still undecided).


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