05.30.15 — It's About Time

Approaching state line in Virginia


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Puzzle by Samuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
Edited by Will Shortz

Of interest — ADORATION and IDOL (11D. Something shown to 46-Acrosses; 46A. Recipient of 11-Down); BACTERIA (38D. Germ); DIAMOND (36A. Pirates‘ place); DIXIECRAT and DUXELLES (3D. Onetime Strom Thurmond designation; 17A. Mushroom layer of a beef Wellington); DON’T ERASE (52A. Chalked warning left for custodial staff); FLINTSTONE (9D. Noted employee of Slate); I’M UP FOR IT 2D. Volunteer’s assurance); KIDS’ MEAL (1A. It may facilitate playing with one’s food); LADY DI (16A. Spectator who got a standing O at Wimbledon in 1981); LETTUCES (42A. Heads for the garden?); NON-STARTER (27D. Really bad idea); SMELL TEST (30D. Informal gauge of credibility); STATE LINE and TIME-SAVER (33D. Where you might lose an hour; 34D. It might gain you an hour).


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