Monday, August 25, 2014
Puzzle by Greg Johnson / Edited by Will Shortz
MY BAD (37A. “Oops!”), along with BLUNDER, BOBBLE, BUMBLE and STUMBLE found in the first half of four answers, constitutes the interrelated group of this Monday crossword:
BLUNDERBUSS (20A. Muzzle-loading firearm)
BOBBLEHEADS (51A. Promotional ballpark giveaways)
BUMBLEBEES (11D. Big pollinators)
STUMBLEBUM (29D. Second-rate prizefighter)
Throw in for good measure SORRY (6D. “Oops!”), KLUTZ (49D. One who might cry “Oops!) and UH-OH (42D. “I’m in trouble now!”).
Other — APLOMB (46A. Self-confidence), CAMERAMAN (39A. TV news employee), GAME TABLE (32A. Rec room feature), MAMBO (37D. Sensual ballroom dance), MEANT TO (4D. Had it in mind), PRESTO (45D. Magician‘s cry), RAMBLED (41D. Talked pointlessly), TENSE (30A. All wound up), TETLEY (25A. Lipton alternative), TRAYS (43D. Surgical instrument holders), UPEND (42A. Topple).
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