08.28.14 — Down Ward

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Puzzle by Ned White / Edited by Will Shortz

DOWN / WARD (21D. With 40-Down, how rain falls … or a literal description of the answers to the four themed clues), PATIENT AREA (3D. 21-/40-Down to a doctor), BEAVER’S DAD (10D. 21-/40-Down on 1950s-’60s TV), ACTRESS SELA (24D. 21-/40-Down in Hollywood) and PRISON WING (28D. 21-/40-Down to a penologist) constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword.

Other — AD PAGES (1A. Much of Brides magazine), BRA SALE (63A. Event at Vctoria’s Secret or Nordstrom), DE ORO (2D. Golden, in Guadalajara), DIARIST (36A. Adolf Hitler, e.g., according to a 1983 hoax), GES and GIS, MAESTRO (Toscanini, for one), MODEL A’S (60A. 1920s-‘30s Ford output), MODERNE (38A. Depression Era architectural movement), NO TASTE (17A. Kitschy quality), OLD NAVY (20A. Retailer owned by Gap), OUTER ARM (23A. Part of a spiral galaxy farthest from the center), STYRENE (16D. Disposable cup material), TAN LINE (54A. Something not seen on a nudist, maybe), TWADDLE (50A. Rot).


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