05.06.14 — Summer Lilt

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Puzzle by Alex Bajcz / Edited by Will Shortz

PICK UP (47D. Learn … or a word that can precede the ends of 20-, 29-, 44- and 53-Across), along with ICE CREAM TRUCK (20A. Player of a summer lilt), CUTS IN LINE (29A. Shows rudeness at checkout), TRIVIA GAME (44A. Jeopardy! or Facts in Five) and SWIZZLE STICKS (53A. Cocktail stirrers) constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.

Other — AVOWING (41D. Promising), BALL PIT (42D. Colorful play area for kids), CAME EASY (38D. Was a snap), ONES and TENTHS (26D. Kind of a place to the left of a decimal; 8D. Kind of a place to the right of a decimal), PICAYUNE (6D. Paltry), PRECALC (9D. Advanced algebra class, informally), SELENA (3D. Pop star portrayed by J.Lo).


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