Friday, March 14, 2014
Puzzle by Alan Olschwang / Edited by Will Shortz
Eight 15-letter answers constitute the main feature of this Friday crossword:
USED CAR SALESMAN (17A. He may be trying to unload crates)
ANDROMEDA STRAIN (38A. Mutating, highly resistant microbe)
LIVED DANGEROUSLY (55A. Tend to work without a net)
THE NOONDAY DEVIL (3D. 1985 Ralph McInerny novel)
SERVICE ENTRANCE (6D. Place for a delivery)
ON SECOND THOUGHT (7D. Withdrawing words)
BEATING A RETREAT (8D. Withdrawing)
COMPLEX ANALYSIS (10D. Mathematics branch associated with fractals)
Other — BBC RADIO (5D. Longtime airer of “Any Questions?”), CELLS (50D. Holders of many selfies), IN THE WILD (33D. Not domestically), PHASING IN (11D. Establishing by degrees), SAHIB (13A. Master, in Mysore), THE SLOTS (38D. Things to play with matches?).
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.