The Number 8 by Erté
Romain de Tirtoff was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials.~ Wikipedia
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Puzzle by Bruce Haight / Edited by Will Shortz
EIGHT (36A. Total number of letters of the alphabet used in this puzzle), e.g., A, E, G, H, I, R, S T, is the gimmick of this awkward Tuesday crossword.
Of note — EAST ASIA (36D. Where Korea is), EASTER EGGS (11D. Hidden treasures), ERTÉ (33D. Art Deco notable), RAT TERRIER (28D. Popular farm dog), SAT TIGHT (9D. Didn’t go anywhere), STARTER SET (53A. Group of dishes for a new household, say), THAT’S GREAT (17A. “Way to go!”).
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