Monday, March 10, 2014
Puzzle by Kelly Clark / Edited by Will Shortz
Mr. FIX IT (handyman) and TOOL BOX (40A. Handyman’s tote), along with FILE, NAIL, HAMMER and LEVEL found in SINGLE FILE (17A. One-by-one formation, as in walking, FINGERNAIL (64A. Manicurist’s target), MIKE HAMMER (11D. Spillane detective) and ON THE LEVEL (29D. Honest), constitute the interrelated group of this back-to-work Monday crossword.
Other — BALLETS (51A. “Swan Lake” and others), DIME (16A. Coin with F.D.R.’s image), INDIA / INK (34A. With 30-Across, black writing fluid), PECK (22A. Briefest of kisses), TACT (54A. Skill needed when being asked “Does this dress make me look fat?”).
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