09.17.14 — Pollination


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Puzzle by Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
Edited by Will Shortz

POLLINATION (62A. Job done by the insects seen above the circled words in 17-, 26- and 50-Across), e.g., IRIS, ASTER, ROSE and a BEE above each, constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword.

BEEF above IRISH COFFEE (14A. Complaint; 17A. Drink made with Jameson, maybe)
BEENE above YES MASTER (22A. Geoffrey of fashion; 26A. Genie’s reply)
BEETLE above PROSE POEM (46A. Circus clown car, often; 50A. Literary hybrid)

Other — CAMBRIDGE (33D. Where Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin went to school), COME OF AGE (34D. Reach adulthood), EYEBALL (10D. Look over, nformally), HELOTS (31A. Spartan serfs), MEADOW (28D. Place for a lark), RIFLE (57A. Biathlete’s weapon), SELL TO (44A. Supply with goods), STEEPED (44D. Lke hot tea), SWEET TALK (11D. Cajole), TENNESSEE (12D. Home of Fort Donelson National Battlefield).


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