08.12.14 — TV Doctor

George Clooney as Doctor Doug Ross 
on the television series program “ER”


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Puzzle by Robyn Weintraub / Edited by Will Shortz

I’M NOT A DOCTOR / BUT / I PLAY ONE ON TV (26A. With 40- and 48-Across, much-mocked ad phrase that could have been said by the answers to the four starred clues), DEMPSEY (13A. *”Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick), SEYMOUR (15A. *Actress Jane who was a “Medicine Woman”), KLUGMAN (68A. *Actor Jack who was “Quincy”) and CLOONEY (69A. *”ER” actor George) constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.

Other — ARIETTA (16A. Short opera piece), INTRUDERS (20D. Crashers, e.g.), NUTELLA (66A. Chocolaty spread since 1964), REGATTA (64A. Offshore race), SNOOPY (36A. Brown beagle?), SONATAS (44D. 32 Beethoven pieces), STASIS (70A. Equilibrium).


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