Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Puzzle by Tracy Gray / Edited by Will Shortz
WEATHER FORECAST (37A. Local news feature suggested by the answers to 17-, 23-, 48- and 60-Across), along with four song answers constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:
HOT HOT HOT (17A. 1987 Buster Poindexter hit)
AGAINST THE WIND (23A. 1980 Bob Seger hit)
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE (48A. 1971 Bill Withers hit)
COLD AS ICE (60A. 1977 Foreigner hit)
Other — AX MEN (65A. Guitar players in rock bands, slangy), BAHIA (Brazilian state northeast of Sao Paulo), EDIT OUT (29A. Delete, as from an article or video), HELOT (25A. Spartan serf), HEPTAGON (38D. Shape of the British 50-pence piece), LIVE WIRE (9D. Firecracker), SITKA (3D. Alaskan panhandle city), SLEEP IN (44A. Go way past one’s usual wake-up time)., VIBES (19A. You might pick up good ones from people).
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