Sid Caesar in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, 1963
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Puzzle by Daniel Landman / Edited by Will Shortz
MAD in eight squares constitutes the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword:
AR[MAD]ILLO (1D. Carrier of plates?) with [MAD]ELINE (16A. Title girl in a children’s book)
IT’S A [MAD] [MAD] [MAD] [MAD] WORLD (15D. 1963 movie with the tagline “Everybody who’s ever been funny is in it!”) with AR[MAD]A (27A. Fleet), NO[MAD] (30A. One on the move), LADY [MAD]ONNA (32A. 1968 Beatles hit) and [MAD]RE (37A. Member of the familia)
[MAD]E WAVES (25D. Caused a stir) with [MAD]DEN (25A. Sportscaster who lent his name to a popular video game series)
A[MAD]EUS (45D. Musical middle name) with [MAD]AM (48A. Woman)
AH[MAD] (56D. Arabic name meaning “highly praised”) with SA[M AD]AMS (60A. Corona alternative
Other — AIRNESS (12D. Nickname for Michael Jordan, with “His”, AKIMBO (1A. One way to stand), ALPACAS (7A. Sources of wool), ARIADNE (35D. Titian subject with Bacchus), Italian actress CLAUDIA Cardinale, DRESDEN (19A. City known as “Florence on the Elbe”), ED O’NEILL (53A. “Modern Family” actor), I CAN’T LIE (15A. Statement preceding a blunt truth), SESTETS (59A. Sonnet enders), TAXI FARE (17A. Meter reading), UNTURNED (57A. In situ, as stones).
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