Puzzle by Gerry Wildenberg / Edited by Will Shortz
GOLD NUGGETS (38A. Valuable finds suggested by the circled letters) and GOLD spelled in six sets of circled letters constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword gem on the first day of Autumn.
Other — ALDAS and ALDO, ASWIRL (48A. Like the snow in a shaken snow globe), BOGEYING (3D. Barely missing par), EDGARS (12d. Mystery prizes), IDLE (60A. Nothing doing), SIMMMERS (34A. Cooks gently), SLIPSLOP (40D. Twaddle), SO-AND-SO (41A. Rascal), Big SPENDER (person who takes a date to a fast-food restaurant, jocularly), STEAM (69A. What comes out of an angry person’s ears in cartoons), STREWN (45A. Scattered).
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