10.16.14 — Repeat

Posthumous Portrait of Shelley Writing Prometheus Unbound, 
Joseph Severn, 1845


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Puzzle by John Farmer / Edited by Will Shortz

REPEAT (69A. What three-letter words do in five answers in this puzzle), along with WHOOPIES, SCARLETTER, PEERCYBYSSHELLEY, LANDONOVAN and PAPALACE, constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword:

WHOOPIE [PIE]S (18A. Cream-filled chocolate treats)
SCARLET [LET]TER  (19A. Mark of dishonor)
PERCY BYSSHE [SHE]LLEY (39A. “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” poet)
LANDON [DON]OVAN (57A. All-time scoring leader for the U.S. men’s soccer team)
PAPAL [PAL]ACE (62A. Official residence at the Vatican)

Other —ADA and ADO, ALMA and ALTA, CALAIS (1A. City with a view of the White Cliffs of Dover), CORNUCOPIA (28D. Abundant supply), EPICURES (15A. Some Michelin Guide readers), EYES (38D. Sightseers?), MENTAL (17A. Bonkers), MESSY (30D. Convoluted), PRIME RIB (65A. Dish often served au jus), TRIPLE PLAY (11D. Ultimate rally-killer), ZAPPA (48D. “Don‘t Eat the Yellow Snow“ rocker).


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