09.09.14 — The Twist

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Puzzle by Ed Sessa / Edited by Will Shortz

CHUBBY CHECKER (10D. Starter of a dance craze in 18-Down), NINETEEN SIXTY (18D. See 10-Down), along with COME ON LET’S TWIST in circles twisting down the center of the crossword constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword.

Other — Addis ABABA, Ethiopia, Jai ALAI, ACEY-deucey, CARO (27D. Dear one, Italian-style), CLEW (28D. Discovery in a British mystery), DACHAS (4A. Counry getaways, in Russia), EMIL Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar, FIELD TRIPS (60A. Class outings), HELL and STYX (16A. Subject of Dante’s “Inferno”; 59A. River to 16-Across), MANNERISMS (17A. Behavioral quirks), POWER STRIP and WALL SOCKET (41A and 32A. Electricity source).


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