05.12.14 — The Monday Crossword

A Young Lady’s Adventure, 1921, Paul Klee


Monday, May 12, 2014

Puzzle by Gary Cee / Edited by Will Shortz

SMART, QUICK, FAST, SHARP and BRIGHT found at the starts of five answers constitutes the interrelated group of this clever Monday crossword:

SMART PHONE (17A. Samsung, Galaxy or BlackBerry)
QUICK BUCK (11D. Easily made profit)
FAST ONE (41A. Devious trick)
SHARP TURN (36D. Abrupt left or right)
BRIGHT SIDE (65A. What an optimist always looks on)

Other — ALPHABET (42D. Kindergarten learning), ATTACK (54A. “Sic ‘em!“), BRETHREN (9D. Fellow members of a congregation), KLEES (57D. Some German/Swjss artworks in MoMA), HOT FOOT (25D. Hurry, with “it”), RAREBIT (27D. Melted cheese on toast).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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