Sunday, March 30, 2014
Musical Interpretation, Puzzle by Peter A. Collins
Edited by Will Shortz
Six song titles are featured in an unconventional manner in this amiable Sunday crossword:
R O C K [around] THE CLOCK (28A. With the circled letters, 1955 Bill Haley and His Comets hit?)
SMOKE (on) THE WATER (37A. With 43-Across, 1973 Deep Purple hit?)
A TEENAGER (in) LOVE (66A. 1959 Dion and the Belmonts hit?)
TIME (after) TIME (78A.1994 Cyndi Lauper hit?)
STAND (by) YOUR MAN (90D. With 89-Down, Tammy Wynette hit?)
NOOM DAB [BAD MOON] (rising) (90D. 1869 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit?)
Other — ALADDIN (93D. Rubber from Arabia?); DICK AND JANE (116A. Primer pair); DRIVEN MAD (114A. Made bats); EDITORIALS (75D. Slanted writing); EMPIRICIST (70D. John Locke, philosophically); IN BAD SHAPE (3D. Suffering), ISSUE DATE (119A. Info on a magazine cover); LAUDATORY (21A. Like an ode), SGT BILKO and SILVERS (65D. NCO of 1950s TV; 73A. Phil who played 65-Down); OUTERMOST (25A. Like Neptune among the planets in the solar system); SUBSISTENCE (23A. Kind of farming); TOE LOOP (62A. Olympic leap); TOO CAREFUL (16D. What fastidious people can‘t be); TWERK (7D. Back it up, in a way).
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