Monday, October 20, 2014
Puzzle by Patrick Blindauer / Edited by Will Shortz
SPLIT-SECOND (17A. Instant), MINUTE RICE (26A. Product that competes with Uncle Ben’s), THE WITCHING HOUR (35A. Midnight), DAY TRIPPER (50A. 1965 Beatles hit that begins “Got a good reason for taking the easy way out”) and PASSION WEEK (58A. Time leading up to Easter) constitutes the interrelated group of this Monday crossword.
Other — CORPSE and CRYPTS (49A. What a medical examiner examines; 48D. Underground tombs), DELEGATE (3D. Political conventiongoer), EYE and NYE, HARLOW (38D. Jean of “Bombshell”), OPPONENT (39D. Foe), OPTICAL illusion, SERAPHS (31A. High-ranking angels), TAX TIP (10D. Piece of advice from H and R Block), TEN (70A. Number of years in a decade) and TENN, THAI and THAT.
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