09.16.14 — ON and ON and ON...


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Puzzle by Gary Cee / Edited by Will Shortz

ON AND ON AND ON (52A. How a motor mouth talks … or what 20-, 29- and 43-Across literally have in common), along with three answers containing three each of “ON” constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword:

TONY TONI TONE (20A. 1990s R&B group with a repetitive-sounding name)
LONDON ONTARIO (29A. City midway between Detroit and Toronto)
MONSOON SEASON (43A. June to September, in India)

Other — ERUPTS and SPAT (33A. Throws a tantrum; 5A. Lovers’ quarrel), PINE NUTS (38D. Ingredients in pesto), RETINA (42A. Ophthalmologist’s concern), TEXT BOOK (8D. Required school purchase, maybe), TRANSLUCENT (3D. Like sheer fabric or sautéed onions), WRITING DESK (26D. Secretary).


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