Queen Bee and nurses… before an old queen dies, or departs to start another hive, she lays an egg in a large queen cell. The nurse bees feed the larva a diet of only royal jelly… In 16 days a new queen emerges. She seeks out and destroys any rival queens. ~ Bee Basics
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Puzzle by Brendan Emmett Quigley / Edited by Will Shortz
Four answers where the letter “B” is substituted with the letter “Q” constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:
CORN ON THE COQ (19A. French chicken dish garnished with kernels?)
THE FAQ FOUR (26A. Quartet on an online help page?)
JERRY QUILT (47A. What Ben stitched for his business partner?)
QUEEN-SIZED QED (53A. Royal ending to a mathematical proof?)
Other — BASQUE (36D. Like the sport of jai alai), EMINEM (48D. Rapper with the autobiography “The Way I Am”), FLEETER (9D. Swifter), ISADORA (38A. Dancer Duncan), JUJU (1A. Tribal symbol of luck), NONU (60A. Lower-class, in Leeds), TINKLE (32D. Cat collar sound), UNICEF (4D. Trick-or-treater’s cause).
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