Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Puzzle by Samuel A. Donaldson / Edited by Will Shortz
“Go away” within the clues for RUN ALONG, BEAT IT, TAKE A HIKE, BUZZ OFF, AMSCRAY and MAKE LIKE A / BANANA / AND SPLIT constitutes the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword:
RUN ALONG (17A. Go away as a marathoner might?)
BEAT IT (18A. Go away as a Michael Jackson impersonator might?)
TAKE A HIKE (22A. Go away as an outdoorsman might?)
BUZZ OFF (37A. Go away as a speaker of pig Latin might?)
AMSCRAY (40A. Go away as a speaker of pig Latin might?)
MAKE LIKE A / BANANA / AND SPLIT (56A. With 63- and 65-Across, go away as a soda jerk might?)
Other — ARISTO (13D. British upper-cruster, for short), NO HASSLE (1A. Easy, in adspeak), PREMOLAR (15A. Tooth next to a canine), RATED X (12D. Hard-core), SEE YA (10D. “Later!“), SOLEA (5D. Form of flamenco), STATUARY (70A. Sculptor’s works), TOY STORE (72A. F.A.O. Schwarz, for one).
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