Grable's iconic pose from 1943 was a World War II bestseller,
showing off her "million dollar legs.’
Friday, April 3, 2015
Puzzle by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz
Of interest — AFRIKANER (33A. Charlize Theron, e.g., by birth), BERETTA (27D. Firearms company since 1526), CAYUGA (Iroquois Confederacy tribe), CYNDI Lauper of pop, EXIT RAMPS (28D. People get off on them), FINAL EXAM (13A. Term ender), HIKER (15A. Wild lover?), KFC (31D. Chain attached to buckets?), LANCÔME (36D. L'Oréal subsidiary), America : vaudeville :: England : MUSIC HALL; “Sweet Rosie O’GRADY” (Betty Grable film), ON THE MENU (16A. Coming up, informally), POOR SPORT (51A. Person who just can’t lose?), STOCK EXCHANGES (30A. Trading places), TWICE-TOLD TALES (34A. 1837 short-story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne), UKULELE (10D. It’s played close to the chest), W C HANDY (21D. Songwriter with the 1941 autobiography “Father of the Blues“).
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