Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Puzzle by Peter A. Collins / Edited by Will Shortz
HIDDEN COST (59A. Unexpected expense … or a feature of 17-, 23-, 35- and 49-Across?), along with COST "hidden" in four more across entries constitutes the interrelated group of this friendly Tuesday crossword:
TACO STANDS (17A. Informal eateries with Mexican fare)
BRONCO STANDS (23A. Blue-turfed home for Boise State football)
DELMONICO STEAKS (35A. Beef cuts named for a New York restaurateur)
TEXACO STATION (49A. Service site with a star)
Other — A MAN DOWN (38D. Short player wise, as in hockey), DUCKBILL (3D. Platypus feature), DUST-UP (12D. Minor melee), HAB (59D. Montreal Canadien, familiarly), HANSON (32A. “MMMBop” band), ON ICE (36D. Cooling, as champagne), OTTAWA (47A. Ontario‘s second-largest city), PEORIA (44D. Llinois home of Caterpillar), SHANIA (11D. Country music‘s Twain), TINNED (48D. Plated, in a way).
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