Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Puzzle by David Steinberg / Edited by Will Shortz
Five crossings in this Wednesday crossword refer to items that are (or can be) red, resulting in a RED CROSS.
MARS with RARE MEAT (3D. Twix maker; 17A. Something that's just not done at the dinner table?)
RADISH with NAIL POLISH (18A: Salad bar item; 12D: Purse item)
BRICK with CHILI (31D: Adobe, e.g.; 42A: Tailgate dish)
STRAWBERRY with MERLOT (29D: Kool-Aid flavor; 65A: Dark wine)
ROSE with RED CROSS (62D: Stood; (67A. Aid provider since 1864 … or a hint to this puzzle’s shaded squares)
Other — ATHEIST (30D. One who’s beyond belief?), BUT WHY (58A. Cry from a whiny child), DAHS (14D. “Tom,“ entirely, in Morse code), EIRE (43A. It goes from Caradonagh to Skibbereen), HATS (8D. Top gear), IT’S A LIE (21D. “Don’t believe that one bit!“), OPA-LOCKA (15A. Miami suburb), PEROT (33D. Reform Party pioneer), PROSPERO (72A. Shakespearean character who says “We are such stuff as dreams are made on”), RECIPE (45A. It might have a stirring part), TV TRAY (36A. Couch potato’s holder), WOMANISH. (1A. Ladylike).
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