10.28.14 — Basketball

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Puzzle by Andrea Carla Michaels / Edited by Will Shortz

NBA (48A. Org. whose only members with no plural names appear at the ends of 17-, 25-, 41- and 56-Across), ALL THAT JAZZ (17A. Related add-ons, informally), DAYS OF THUNDER (25A. Tom Cruise/Nichole Kidman racing film), OLD BLACK MAGIC (41A. “That” something in an Arlen/Mercer standard) and BEAT THE HEAT (56A. Keep cool in summer) constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.

Other — AERIE (39A. Place for a kiddie hawk?), ANSEL ADAMS (26D. Famous Yosemite photographer), ATHENA (44D. Subject of a massive statue n the ancient Parthenon), CATALYST (4D. It makes things happen), DISCOUNTED (25D. Not full price), GLITTERATI (11D. Fashionable celebs), LOANS (32a. Bad things from sharks?), SHTETL (51A. “Fiddler on the Roof” setting), SEMITROPIC (12D. Like the climate of Miami or Rio), TATARS (20A. Golden Horde members), TOGETHER (37D. With it).


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