The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show February 9, 1964
Sunday, February 9, 2014
"It Was 50 Years Ago Today", Puzzle by Charles M. Deber
Edited by Will Shortz
PAUL MCCARTNEY, RINGO STARR, JOHN LENNON and GEORGE HARRISON in shaded letters (or circled letters in the electronic version) forming a GUITAR (102D. Instrument depicted by the shaded squares in this grid) constitutes the main feature of this bright Sunday crossword.
Further, the GUITAR is accompanied by BEATLEMANIA (3D. Craze caused by this puzzle’s subjects), ED SULLIVAN (6D. Host for this puzzle’s subjects on 2/9/64), THE FAB FOUR (14D. Nickname for this puzzle’s subjects), SHE LOVES YOU (17D. Song sung by this puzzle’s subjects on 6-Down’s show on 2/9/64), LIVERPOOL (8D. Where this puzzle’s subjects got their start), YESTERDAY (83D. Song sung by this puzzle’s subjects on 6-Down’s show on 9/12/65), SHEA (107D. 1965 and 1966 concert site for this puzzle’s subjects) and TEENAGERS (70A. Much of the audience for 6-Down‘s show on 2/9/64).
Other — AVA and AVE; EARPHONE (67A. Announcer’s aid); EAST and ERST; ECOSPHERE (84D. Earth’s habitable parts); HOOPLA (116A. Big to-do); IMITATORS and OAFS (80D. Apes; 79D. Apes); OMA and OSIS (115D. Medical suffix; 118D. Medical suffix); NUISANCE (63A. Detour, e.g.); ODESSA (56A. “The Battleship Potemkin” locale), VAS and VAST; YEMENI (46A. Dweller on the Red Sea).
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