Monday, February 24, 2014
Puzzle by Adam G. Perl / Edited by Will Shortz
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (39A. Author who created the characters named by the starts of 17-, 24-, 40- and 61-Across) and JO, MEG, BETH and AMY found in JOKES AROUND (17A. Isn’t serious), MEGABYTE (24A. Computer memory unit), BETHESDA (49A. Maryland home of the Walter Reed medical center) and AMYL NITRITE (61A. Chemical compound in “poppers”) constitutes the interrelated group of this Monday crossword.
Other — AMALGAMATED (26D. United, as corporations or labor unions), ARSENAL (27A. Weapons depot), BYE BYE LOVE (11D. 1957 Everly Brothers hit with the repeated lyric “Hello loneliness”), NESTING SITE (5D. Place to lay an egg), SCALENE (47A. Having sides of different lengths, as a triangle), SOUND TRACK (29D. Film score).
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