A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “let us flee!”
“Let us fly!” said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
~ Ogden Nash
Monday, June 30, 2014
Puzzle by Ed Sessa / Edited by Will Shortz
A vowel run, FLAY, FLEA, FLY, FLOW and FLU, constitutes the main feature of this Monday crossword:
BOBBY FLAY (17A. Celebrity chef and host of the Food Network’s “Boy Meets Grill”)
SPANISH FLEA (25A. Theme music for TV’s “The Dating Game”)
TSETSE FLY (39A. Insect that causes sleeping sickness)
TRAFFIC FLOW (55A. It’s typically slow during rush hour)
YUPPIE FLU (66A. Dismissive term for chronic fatigue syndrome)
Other — COROLLA and PETAL (48D. Flower part; 37D. Flower part), EMBALMS and CRYPT (1D. Mummifies, e.g.; 56D. Burial vault), LIMP and STIFF (35A. Like a wet noodle; 34D. Completely unlike a wet noodle), LOONIES (2D. Fruitcakes), OBTRUDE (42D. Stick out), THRILLA in Manila (Ali/Frazier fight).
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