09.15.14 — Jelly

Belly dancer Yuliya from New Jersey


Monday, September 15, 2014

Puzzle by Andrea Carla Michaels / Edited by Will Shortz

JELLY (67A. What quivering legs feel like … or a word that can precede the starts of 17-, 27-, 45- and 60-Across), along with BELLY, FISH, ROLL and BEAN constitute the interrelated group of this very friendly Monday crossword:

BELLY DANCER (17A. Performer who may have a navel decoration)
FISH AND CHIPS (27A. Some British pub food)
ROLL OF THE DIE (45A. Risk, figuratively)
BEAN SPROUTS (60A. Common stir-fry ingredients)

Other — ARCHER (18D. Zodiac symbol for Sagittarius), CRESTS (38D. Colorful parts of many birds), DRECK (37A. Junk, from Yiddish), EMMA PEEL (32A. Diana Rigg’s role on “The Avengers”), FATALLY (28D. How Hamlet stabs Polonius), JOHN DOE (22D. Mr. X), KIDNAPS (39D. Takes for ransom), PRISONER (43A. Jailbird), TUVALU (47D. Polynesian land whose Internet suffix is .tv), VROOM (21A. Souped-up engine sound).


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