05.19.14 — Sorry, Wrong Number


Monday, May 19, 2014

Puzzle by Michael Hawkins / Edited by Will Shortz

Telephone connections and/or disconnections constitute the interrelated group of this Monday crossword:

RING A BELL (18A. Sound familiar)
DIAL IT DOWN (24A. “Stop being such a pompous jerk!”)
WHAT IS THE HANG-UP (40A. “Will you please hurry?”)
OFF THE HOOK (52A. Extremely cool, in slang)
PHONE IT IN (61A. Do a job with minimal effort)

Other — AWOKE, RISE and STIR (69A. Came out of sleep; 33A. Get out of bed; 57A. Begin to come out of sleep), CHINA SHOP (35D. What may have a “no bull“ policy?), COLOSSEUM (12D. World‘s largest amphitheater), DAPPER DAN (38D. Sharply dressed guy), ICE BRIDGE (11D. Frozen structure that facilitates animal migration), NYAH 28D. When repeated, a child‘s taunt), ORSK (29A. Russian city on the Ural), SYMBIOSIS (5D. Relationship between barnacles and whales, e.g.), TATER TOTS (36D. Cylindrical alternative to French fries).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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