10.07.14 — Toast


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Puzzle by Matt Skoczen and Victor Fleming
Edited by Will Shortz

TOAST (66A. 9-, 20-, 28-, 37-, 48- or 53-Across), SALUD, DOWN THE HATCH, L’CHAIM, BOTTOMS UP, CHEERS and TO YOUR HEALTH, all clued as “Oktoberfest exclamation,” constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.

Other — ALIEN and UFO (58A. Martian, e.g.; 26D. Martian’s craft, say); AT THE TOP (10D. With nowhere to go but down); BOOSTERS (37D. Enthusiastic supporters); BREAK TIME (8D. Recess); GOES MAD and SLIP (50A. Loses one’s grip?; 52A. Lose one‘s grip); ERITREA (44D. Land on the Red Sea); LEO and REO, STANDOUTS (35D. All-stars).


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