Thursday, March 6, 2014
Puzzle by Daniel Raymon / Edited by Will Shortz
The commercial soap brands of DIAL, ZEST, TONE and LAVA in single squares, along with SOAPBOX (37A. Platform … or something that appears four times in this puzzle?) constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword.
- [DIAL]ECT (19A. Cajun French, e.g.) with RA[DIAL] TIRE (10D. Traction provider)
- SEI[ZES T]HE DAY (23A. Doesn’t waste an opportunity) with BRON[ZE ST]AR (4D. Military decoration)
- PIS[TON E]NGINE (52A. Device that converts pressure into a rotating motion) with MOONS[TONE]S (29D. Opalescent gems)
- BAK[LAVA] (65A. Honey-soaked dessert) with BRATIS[LAVA] (42D. Capital on the Danube)
Other — BRUSSELS (38D. European city whose airport is the world’s largest chocolate-selling point); Double-CROSSER; IN HASTE (27A. Quickly); NETWORK (21D. Socialize professionally); NO-NAMES (20A. Ones little-known in their fields); PASADENA (6A. Annual parade locale); USURPED (47A. Assumed).
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