10.09.14 — Corn


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Puzzle by Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz

Combining across and down clues in a single list is the main feature of this fairly friendly Thursday crossword, resulting in 10 two-word phrases:

CASH CROP (1. Corn or cotton)
JEAN JACKET (5. Western wear)
CAPE COD (Where the Pilgrims first landed in the New World)
POWER PLANT (15. Homer Simpson’s workplace)
CARROT CAKE (27. Dessert often made with cream cheese frosting)
FEEL FREE (34”Sure, go ahead”)
BREAD BOXES (40. Places where wheat is stored?)
SOUTH SUDAN (44. New U.N. member of 2011)
BUNSEN BURNER (47. Lab item)
FREEZE FRAME (48. Alternative to a fade-out in a movie ending)

Other — ARAPAHO (56. Buffalo hunters, once), ETYMON (26. Word origin), HAIKU (52. “An old silent pond / A frog jumps into the pond / Splash! Silence agan,“ e.g.), OBAMACARE (16. Subject of National Federal of Independent Business v. Sebelius), PIXEL 45. Resolution unit), SKINNY DIP (63. Be unsuited?), TWEEDLE (24. Sing like a bird).


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