Titanic bow SW 1988 National Geographic
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Puzzle by Michael Dewey / Edited by Will Shortz
One hundred and two years to the day — TITANIC SINKS (59A. Headline of April 16, 2014), along with MAIDEN VOYAGE (20A. Post-christening event), COLLISION THEORY (28A. What scientists use to predict the rates of chemical reactions) and TIP OF THE ICEBERG (49A. Small part that’s visible) of this Wednesday crossword commemorate the infamous tragedy. On the event of the hundredth anniversary, the Times ran crosswords featuring the disaster on March 11, 2012, April 15, 2012 and August 12, 2012.
Other — ASIAGO (11D. Italian cheese), BRINE and FIX (19A. Pickling liquid; 66D. Pickle), ECLIPSE (95D. Sun block?), EDO and ODO, HECKLE (52D. Give a hard time, in a way), KNOT and TUFT (63A and 64A. Clump of hair), OH BOTHER (9D. Winnie-the-Pooh catchphrase), REFINERY (37D. Facility often found near a port), SCENTED (47D. Fragrant), VATS (22D. Vintners‘ vessels), YOGI (17A. Nirvana seeker).
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