Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Puzzle by Tim Croce / Edited by Will Shortz
Seven idioms comprise the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:
FAT AS A COW (20A. Scale-busting)
SLY AS A FOX (49A. Quite cunning)
SICK AS A DOG (3D. Really ill)
BIG AS A WHALE (10D. Humongous)
BALD AS A COOT (17D. Like a chrome-dome)
BLIND AS A BAT (23D. Unable to see the “E” on the Snellen chart, say)
BUSY AS A BEE (31D. Working away)
Other — BASS ALE and LOCAL PUB (1A. British brew with a red triangle logo; 16A. Neighborhood spot to order 1-Across, say); ELAINE (33A. “Seinfeld” pal gal); LESLEY Gore who sang “It‘s My Party,” 1963; PLATES (63A. Armadillo defenses); SALADE nicoise; TRASH BIN (57A. Place to eighty-six things);“YES, LET’S” (64A. “Sure, why not?!”).
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