05.11.15 — ALL of...


Monday, May 11, 2015

Puzzle by Joe DiPietro / Edited by Will Shortz

CALL, BALL, HALL and FALL at the beginnings of four entries constitutes the main feature of this Monday crossword:

CALL OF DUTY (16A. Shooter video game franchise)
BALL OF FIRE (29A. Very lively sort)
HALL OF FAME (45A. Cooperstown or Canton destination)
FALL OF ROME (61A. Empire collapse of A.D. 476)

Other —  CELLO (41A. Instrument for Yo-Ho Ma); CHEAPO (39D. Tightwad), GENE SISKEL (10D. Onetime colleague of Roger Ebert), INCA and LLAMAS (11D. Early Peruvian; 42D. Pack animals for 11-Downs); SMALL WORLD (28D. “I can’t believe we both know him”).


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