12.18.14 — Pig Latin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Puzzle by Timothy Polin / Edited by Will Shortz

Five asterisked clues, X-ray, Ashtray, eBay, Airway, along with PIG LATIN (62A. Hinto to interpreting the five starred clues) constitutes the main feature of this lackluster Thursday crossword:

JALOPIES (17A. *X-ray)
RIP TO PIECES (24A. *Ashtray)
DETERIORATE (48A. *Airway)

Other — EXTRAS (19A. Ones who are never billed?), ON THE STAGE (10D. Performing, say), REDUCED FAT (30D. Attribute of the 1%?), SHEMP (6D. One of the original Stooges), STEEPLE (8D. Carillon holder).


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