05.16.14 — General Interest

Friday, May 16, 2014

Puzzle by Martin Ashwood-Smith / Edited by Will Shortz

Four 15-letter answers constitute the main feature of this Friday crossword:

HOSTILE TAKE-OVER (30A. It often results in changes across the board)
A TEENAGER IN LOVE (38A. 1959 hit with the lyric “One day I feel so happy, next day I feel so sad”)
WHATEVER IT TAKES (39A. At any price)
GENERAL INTEREST (40A. Not meant for specialists)

Other — COAST TO COAST (20A. Like some long flights), ENTRANCE FEES (51A. Charges at the door), KITTEN CHOW (36D. Product for young spring players?), LAST HURRAH (55A. Swan song), LET IT BLEED (18A. 1969 Rolling Stones album), MOLTEN LAVA (5D. Stream on the side of a mountain, perhaps), MULTIPOLAR (10D. Like most brain neurons), SENTENCE (29D. Five to nine, maybe, but not nine to five), TETE-A-TETES (33D. Heart-to-hearts), TRAINERS (21D. They often spot people).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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