Thursday, March 13, 2014
Puzzle by Alex Vratsanos / Edited by Will Shortz
COLOR BY NUMBER (13D. Kid’s art activity … or something seen four times in this puzzle’s solution?), along with colors next to numbers, e.g., RED and SIX, BLACK and EIGHT, GREEN and THREE, TAN and ONE, constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword.
RED TAPE (4D. Bureaucracy) and SIX IRON (5D. Mashie nib lick)
BLACK OPS (9D. 2010 installment in the Call of Duty series) and EIGHT BIT (10D. Like some primitive game graphics)
SEA GREEN (33D. Teal relative) and PAR THREE (34D. Not too hard a golf hole)
GET A TAN (42D. Sunbathe) and EASY ONE (43D. “Piece of cake!”)
Cordelia, by William Frederick Yeames, 1888
Other — ANSELM (62A. 11th-century founder of Scholasticism), AVANTI (17A. Stylish 1960s luxury coupe), BRUNEI (12A. Country that calls itself the “Abode of Peace”), CORDELIA (13A. Shakespeare character who says “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave / My heart into my mouth”), MARGIN (44A. Noted part of a book?), RATED X (15A. Like only one Best Picture in Academy Award history, 1969), SERENADE (58A. Play to the balcony?).
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.