Saturday, May 23, 2015
Puzzle by Peter Wentz / Edited by Will Shortz
Of interest — AESOP (2D. “Slow and steady wins the race” source); CHESHIRE (23D. County of Lewis Carroll’s birth); CLOWN CAR (21D. Hollowed-out comedic prop); EGO TRIP (44D. Retweeting of rave reviews, possibly); ESKIMO KISS (17A. Touching of noses); EXIT LANES (33D. You might move over for them on the highway); FLOODLIGHT (64A. Night game requirement); FREE CLIMB (12D. Ascent without assistance); HATCHET JOB (1A. Reputation ruiner); KRONOR (51A. Swedish coins); MATHIS (46A. “It’s Not for Me to Say” crooner); OFFICE BOY (43A. Certain gofer); PLACE A BET (55A. Wager); ROCK GARDEN (60A. Form of xeriscaping); SCOTCH EGG (20A. Deep-fried pub dish); SNARES (46D/ Gobbles); THE CURE (42D. “Friday, I’m in Love” band, 1992); YOU LIE (28A. “False, false, false!”).
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