Friday, June 20, 2014
Puzzle by Martin Ashwood-Smith / Edited by Will Shortz
Eight 15-letter answers constitute the main feature of this Friday crossword:
CLEAR ONE’S THROAT (1A. Prepare to speak, say)
RESTORE TO HEALTH (16A. Nurse)
AT SOME OTHER TIME (17A. Not now)
STEPS ON ONE’S TOES (18A. Puts somebody out)
ORANGE MARMALADE (46A. Florida preserve?)
WISDOM OF SOLOMON (52A. Keen insight with “the”)
ASCENT OF EVEREST (53A. Peak performance in 1953?)
REAL ESTATE SALES (54A. Focus of HDTV’s “House Hunters”)
Other — DINNER SET (29D. China shop purchase), Automaker ETTORE Bugatti, HERSHEY BAR and OREO (11D. Snack since 1900; 6D. Snack since 1912), NEON TETRA (7D. Fish with iridescent blue stripes), STAFFA (40D. Scottish island that’s home to Fingal’s Cave), WHEN I’M GONE (23D. Top 10 hit for Eminem or 3 Doors Down).
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