Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Puzzle by Sam Ezersky and Victor Fleming / Edited by Will Shortz
NICKELODEON (36A. Channel for the character named by the ends of 18-, 24-, 52- and 59-Across), e.g., SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS constitutes the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword:
BATH SPONGE (18A. Tub accessory)
THINGAMABOB (24A. Doohickey)
TIMES SQUARE (52A. New Year’s Eve hot spot)
BOSSY PANTS (59A. 2011 Tina Fey autobiography)
Other — IRKSOME (41D. Annoying), NEW ISSUE (36D. Initial public offering), NOSEBAG (40D. Feeder in a stable), NUT JOB (47D. Weirdo), RAN OUT ON (11D. Left in the lurch), TORII (20A. Outfielder Hunter with nine Gold Gloves).
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