Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Puzzle by John E. Bennett / Edited by Will Shortz
WHAT’S IN THE BOXES (37A. Question asked by a customs officer or a kid on Christmas … with a hint to ths puzzle’s circled squares), along with MAIL, GEAR, PILL, SAND, SHOE and SALT, constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword.
Other — FIRST LIGHT (57A. Dawn), ICE CUBE (55A. Rock, so to speak), MOANED and SIGHED (9D. Bellyached; 49D. Said “alas,“ say), MUSKY (9A. Like some scents for men), STRADDLED (27A. Was on both sides of), TENSILE (23A. Capable of being stretched), WATER SNAKE (21A. Cottonmouth, e.g.), WORDINESS (46A. Verbiage).
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