09.24.14 — X

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Puzzle by Andy Kravis / Edited by Will Shortz

Substituting one letter in each of four film titles with the letter X is the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:

MARX ATTACKS, 17A. Film about a Communist Invasion? (1996)
A BEAUTIFUL MINX, 26A. Film about the woman most likely to catch men’s attention? (2001)
THE LOVELY BOXES, 46A. Film about an elegantly made crossword? (2009)
EAT X-RAY LOVE, 63A. Film about a romantic dentist’s daily routine? (2010)

Other — BETTE DAVIS (27A. Actress with the iconic line “What a dump!”), BRANDT (53A. First family of Germany, 1969-74), DALI (51A. Collaborator with Disney on the film “Destino“), LAMP (1D. Genie’s home), LEVITATE (37D. Get off the ground?), MAKE SURE (9D. Confirm), NORMA (6A. Bellini opera), PLAYBOY (20A. Casanova), REPLICA (39A. The statue “David” on open-air display in Florence, e.g.), UNFEMININE (11d. Like a bass voice or a hairy chest), WET CELL (36A. Battery containing a liquid electrolyte).


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