11.26.14 — WarGames

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Puzzle by Michael S. Maurer / Edited by Will Shortz

WARGAMES (1983 sci-fi drama … or a possible title for this puzzle), MASH UNIT (17A. Potato?), SHORE LEAVE (24A. Ebb tide?), PRESENT ARMS (34A. Inoculation order?) and FIRING LINE (49A. “Clean out your desk!”?) constitute the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.

Other — ANAGRAMS (62A. Letterman’s favorite activity?), BIREME (43D. Old Galley), FRUIT (30A. Most of the symbols on a traditional slot machine), LAVALIERES (9D. Some microphones), LISTEN UP (3D. “Pay attention!“), SLITHY (6D. Like the toves in “jabberwocky”), SPITBALL (14A. Wet missile), STEP INSIDE (27D. Words of welcome), TABITHA (19A. “Bewitched” spinoff).


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