Puzzle by Ed Sessa / Edited by Will Shortz
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK found within six answers constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword:
TICKLED pink (17A.)
COMMON STOCK (23A. It’s not preferred for investors)
TICKED OFF (32A. Peeved)
MCCLINTOCK (42A. 1963 John Wayne comedy western)
TICKET BOOTH (48A. Spot at the front of a theater)
BUTTOCK (62A. Half moon?)
Other — COSEC and SINE (12D. Trig ratio; 28D. Reciprocal of 12-Down), EEKS and EKES, KAMPALA (1A. Capital of Uganda), Smoky-voiced Eartha KITT, LOOFAH (31A. Bather’s exfoliant), MOBSTER (42D. Tony Soprano, for one), NUTCASE (18A. Fruitcake), OPEN TOE (66A. Lke some women’s shoes), SCREENS (69A. What a multiplex has a multiplicity of), STUCCO (46D. Decorative wall covering).
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