08.26.14 — MPs

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Puzzle by Victor Fleming / Edited by Will Shortz

MPS (56D. AWOL chasers … or a hint to the answers to the six italicized clues), plus the six answers, constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:

MARCO POLO (18A. Traveler on the Silk Road)
MILK PUNCH (23A. Eggnog relative)
MISS PIGGY (49A. Lover of Kermit)
MENLO PARK (56A. Edison lab site)
MAKE PEACE (5D. Sign a treaty, say)
MOOT POINT (37D. It’s not worth arguing)

Other — ANNULLED (39D. Legally voided), HOPED FOR (10D. Desired), I FORGET (40A. “Hmm, can’t remember”), ONE ACRE (38A. 70 yards square, approximately), SINNER (46D. One making a confession), SULTRY (21D. Torrid).


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