09.21.14 — Nascar Rocks!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

“Nascar Rocks!” — Puzzle by Michael Ashley
Edited by Will Shortz

Five questions for Nascar drivers that are puns of rock songs constitutes the interrelated group of this Sunday crossword:

WON’T GET FUELED AGAIN (27A. “Hey, what did you think when you missed that last pit stop?” [The Who, 1971]), “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

I KISSED A GRILLE (42A. “Did you do anything for luck before today’s race?” [Katy Perry, 2008]), “I Kissed a Girl”
MOVES LIKE JAGUAR (65A. “How did that new car handle out there on the track?” [Maroon 5, 2011]), “Moves Like Jagger”
BRAKE ON THROUGH (93A. “What did you try to do after the caution flag came out?” [The Doors, 1967]), “Break on Through”
LIVIN’ LA VEHICLE LOCA (109A. “Are you enjoying your time out on the Nascar circuit?” [Ricky Martin, 1999]), “Livin’ La Vida Loca”

Other — ANIMAL HOUSE (25A. Comedy classic of 1978), CAST A SPELL (57A. Perform some magic), CITIZEN KANE (114A. Movie with the line “Old age. It’s the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don’t look forward to being cured of”), DO AS I DO (49A. “Like this”), DOCILITY (90D. Tameness), GHI (62A. 4 letters), LIONEL (86A. Toy company on track to success?), MINISTER TO (78A. Tend), NAMIBIA (95D. Home of some Bushmen), REAR END (40A. Fanny), RILING (20A. Teeing off), SCOUT MOTTO  (76D. “Be prepared”), WAGNERIANS (3D. “Ring” lovers).


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