09.10.14 — Been There, Done That

2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 — the tribe of apemen


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Puzzle by Jim Peredo / Edited by Will Shortz

T-SHIRT (69A. Where you might see the message formed by the last words in 21-, 32-, 42- and 54-Across), along with those last words, e.g., BEEN / THERE / DONE / THAT, constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword: 

HOW YOU BEEN (21A. “What’s goin’ on?”)
PUT ‘ER THERE (32A. “Let’s shake!”)
NO HARM DONE (42A. Don’t worry, I’m O.K.”)
GIVE ME THAT (54A. “Hand it over!”)

Other — APEMEN (1A. Missing links), ARM (18A. Half an exorbitant fee?), DORSEY (52A. Sinatra’s big band leader), HOOHAHS (44D. Big kerfuffles), OCEAN BREEZE (24D. Beachgoer’s cooler-offer), OLD TOWN (43D. Historic section of a city), READ ON (66A. Turn the page, say), SHAWNEE (7D. Tecumseh’s tribe), TEASES (30A. Coquettish sorts), UNABASHEDLY (10D. In an open, no-apologies manner)


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