Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Puzzle by Daniel Landman / Edited by Will Shortz
Mathematical shapes constitute the main feature of this meaningless Wednesday crossword:
RIGHT TRIANGLE (20A. ELK, geometrically, in the finished puzzle)
TRAPEZOID (28A. EARL, geometrically)
POLYGON (39A. ELK, EARL, LEAK or GEAR, geometrically)
RECTANGLE (48A. LEAK, geometrically)
PARALLELOGRAM (58A. GEAR, geometrically)
VERTEX (52D. What each of this puzzle’s circled squares represents
Other — ANDRO (1D. Mixing male and female characteristics, slangily), BACK PAIN (38D. Lumbago), DOGGONE (47D. Darn), LARGELY (55A. For the most part), LAG, LADE, LENI, LIDA and the LIRR, SHAHDOM (4D. Iran, formerly), SIDE NOTE (11D. Incidental remark).
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