Puzzle by Victor Barocas / Edited by Will Shortz
GET, convoluted, within four answers constitutes the main feature of this first-day-of-spring Thursday crossword:
PATE-GURNER (Gripping read [“Get back!])
STORAG/E/TANKS (24A. Oil containers [“Get down!”])
COLLEG/E/TOWNS (50A. Amherst and Orono, for two [“Get up!])
A BRID/GE/ T/OO FAR (61A. 1977 W.W. II flm [“Get lost!”])
Other — CONGOLESE (11D. Brazzavlle inhabitants), EXTORTS (4D. Makes pay, n a bad way), JEZEBEL (45D. Prominent feminist blog), OUNCE and PINT (15A. 1/16 of a 17-Across); SALTIER (42D. More like sailors’ talk, stereotypically), SKUNK and SQUAB (29D. Leave scoreless; 5A. Alternative to a game hen), WRIT LARGE (32D. Presented prominently).
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