Saturday, December 13, 2014
Puzzle by James Mulhern and Ashton Anderson
Edited by Will Shortz
Of interest — ANTONIA (43D. Title girl in literature’s “Prairie Trilogy”); ANTS ON A LOG (9D. Celery topped with peanut butter and raisins); ARTIST (20A. Met someone?); BOLSHOI (1D. Where Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” premiered); BRISBANE (60A. Kangaroo Point is a suburb of it); BUTTOCKS (1A. Cheeky couple?); Langston Hughes’s “CORA Unashamed”; EASY READ (65A. Beach book, typically); G I JANE (48A. Action figure released in 1997); HAIL (23A. Caesar’s predecessor?); HIT ME UP (39D. Modern request for contact); JABBER (49D. Yap); KNURL (7D. Small projecting ridge); LINKEDIN (63A. Online aid for job-hunters); LIQUOR UP (17A. Become ripped); STREET MEAT (28D. Kebabs sold curbside, say); SWEE’PEA (38D. Comics boy with the given name Scooner); TEQUILA (3D. 1958 #1 hit whose only lyric is its title word).
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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.