09.01.14 — Steaming Along

Metal and Speed, Holly Martin photographer 


Monday, September 1, 2014

Puzzle by Allan E. Parrish / Edited by Will Shortz

TAMES (30D. Breaks … or an anagram of the ends of five Across answers in this puzzle), along with PERLE MESTA (17A. Socialite who inspired 1950’s Call Me Madam”), SHIPMATES (21A. Sulu and Uhura, e.g., on the Enterprise), DELI MEATS (37A. Pastrami and salami), LOSE STEAM (57A. Run out of energy) and LEGAL TEAMS (63A. Groups hired for high-profile cases) constitute the interrelated group of this nifty little Monday crossword.

Other — ATROPHY (41D. Wither away), DISSECT (13D. Cut up, as a frog), NAPALM (40A. Vietnam War weapon), NET LOSS (40D. Business setback recorded on Schedule C), QUALM (24D. Hesitation about something), SEISMIC (46D. Earth-shaking), SUSIE Q (23A. 1957 hit covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1968), ZERO SUM (3D. Like a game with equal winners).


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