02.27.14 — Full Circle

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Puzzle by Jean O’Conor / Edited by Will Shortz

FULL / CIRCLE (10A. With 66-Across, back to the beginning … or a description of 21- and 48-Down?), along with [PI] R [SQUARED] (21D. See 10-Across) and 2 [PI] R (See 10-Across) constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword.

Other — Temple of ARTEMIS, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, BANISTER (61A. It might be held on a flight), BIKINI TOP (33D. It wraps around a chest at the beach), DEAREST (22A. Honey pie), ELASTIC (56A. What gives?), HOEDOWNS (8D. Do-si-do whoop-de-dos), LIFE OF [PI] (20A. Best seller about shipwreck survivors), LISTON (1A. Clay pounder?), MAGNUM [PI] (53A. Tom Selleck title role), PERSEVERE (35D. Hang in there), R MONTHS and R MOVIES (24A. September through April, in a culinary guideline; 58A. “The Godfather“ parts I, II and III, e.g.), SEDUCERS (39D. Sirens), SERENADED (9D. Courted with love notes?), SEWED UP (40A. Finalized), SIDE 2 (47A. Where to find “Yesterday“ on the album “Help“), [SQUARED] AWAY (28A. Settled up), TASMANIA (38D. Southernmost state), TAX EVADER (4D. Shirker of one’s duties?), UNTESTED (11D. Green).


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Thomas Lincoln said...

Can somone explain how 48 D, "2 PI R" relates to 10 Across, "FULL"? Or anything else for that matter.

T. Lincoln

Rick Bishop said...

I'd like to know the explanation to that also.

Kirk Smith said...

2*pi*r is the circumference of a circle, which could be thought of as the whole, or "full," circle.

pi*r(squared) is the area of a circle, everything inside the circumference, which could be thought of as an even wholier, or fuller, circle.

I missed the 48D one because I just couldn't let go of "side A" or "side B" and couldn't figure A or B into the equation.