The Cabin Boy, 1891, Ralph Hedley
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
~ Walt Whitman
Sunday, April 5, 2015
:"The Captain Goes Down With....", Puzzle by Tom McCoy
Edited by Will Shortz
Captains, real and fictional, and the name of each one’s ship constitute the main feature of this seaworthy Sunday crossword:
AHAB, PEQUOD (2D. Example from Classic American literature)
KIRK, ENTERPRISE (5D. Example from television)
NEMO, NAUTILUS (10D. Example from sci-fi literature)
BLIGH, BOUNTY (14D. Example from 18th-century history)
HOOK, JOLLY ROGER (52D. Example from fantasy literature)
SMITH, TITANIC (60D. Example from 20th-century history)
CRUNCH, GUPPY (63D. Example from advertising)
LINCOLN, USA (75D. Metaphorical example from poetry)
Other — BETACAM (31A. Sony video recorder), BONNET (98D. Louse’s place, in Robert Burns’s “To a Louse”), CUPID (55A. One who aims to hit singles?), FOVEA (69D. Point of sharpest vision), GROMIT (100A. Claymation dog), JENGA / TOWER (8D. With 18-Down, structure that gets less stable with time), MEL BLANC (92A. Bugs someone?), QUOTIENT (42A. 7/11 product), ROGETS (29A. Book that needs to be read word for word?), SAJAK (1A. White’s partner), TAHITI (18A. Home of Faa’s International Airport), TWINKIE (91D. Much-vilified food).
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