Friday, February 20, 2015
Puzzle by David Woolf / Edited by Will Shortz
Three cross-referenced answers are the main feature of this trundling Friday crossword:
I SHOULD HAVE / KNOWN BETTER (15A and 17A. With 17-Across, the B-side to A Hard Day’s Night”)
IN ONE EAR AND / OUT THE OTHER (60A and 64A. With 64-Across, ignored)
TRUE CRIME and RAT POISON (33D. “Ripped from the headlines” genre; 34D. Compound in some 33-Down stories)
Other — ACT NORMAL (12D. Pretend nothing is wrong), AUTISM (41A. Asperger’s is a form of it), BIG-BREASTED (1A. Buxom), EGGMAN (36A. Mysterious figure in “I Am the Walrus”), IS NOT and TATTLE (2D. Schoolyard retort; 9D. Schoolyard report?), LEHR (55A. Glassmaker’s oven), OILMAN (28D. Worker who thrives on strikes?), PELOTA (46D. Jai alai ball), SHRINKAGE (13D. Washing woe), SHTICKS (8D. Stand-up routines), STAYED LOOSE (66A. Kept things casual), TRAVELS (38A. Violates a court rule).
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