Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Puzzle by David Levinson Wilk / Edited by Will Shortz
Five anagrams comprises the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:
SWORD HILT (17A. Weapon part that’s out of this world?)
IRAN HIT (41A. Attack on a Mideast land that’s out of thin air?)
RARE CATCH (66A. Fisherman’s feat that’s out of character?)
WET HOODS (11D. Drenched gansters who are out of the woods?)
ARMY WASH (40D. Military laundry that’s out of harm’s way?)
Other — ARMPIT (49A. Lady Schick target), DISCOS (1D. Places where people hustle?), ECOTONE (10D. Environmental transition area), ENRAGED (4D. Steamed), I GOT NEXT (42D. Challenger’s announcement of a pickup game), JOHN MUIR (5D. Sierra Club founder), ORIGAMI (24A. Paper tiger, maybe), SEE PAST (47D. Purposely overlook, as a fault), SPEAK TO (45D. Have a talk with), YEOWS (55A. Cries of pain) and WAHOO (71A. “Whoopee!”).
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.