04.17.14 — Think Through

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Puzzle by Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Edited by Will Shortz

THINK / THROUGH (45A. With 61-Across, carefully consider … or a clue to this puzzle’s theme), along with four to-be-imagined “think-through” answers constitutes the main feature of this perfectly dreadful Thursday crossword:

WENT (THROUGH) THE ROOF (23A and 13D. Blew one’s stack)
PAID (THROUGH) THE NOSE (24A and 15D. Spent way too much money for something)
SHOT (THROUGH) THE HEART (43A and 30D. Hit dead on)
ROSE (THROUGH) THE RANKS (46A and 32D. Followed a career ladder)

Other — AM NOT (12A. “You know nothing about me”), DUROC (50A. Hardy hog breed), GAWP (1D. Stare with an open mouth), I AM SO DEAD (33D. “My parents are going to kill me!”), I LOST IT (31A. “That put me over the edge!”), NO SWEAT (4D. "Easy peasy"), OUTHOUSE (29D. Heads for the woods?), STINK AT (20D. Can’t do well), TYCHO Brahe.


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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