Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Puzzle by Paul Hunsberger / Edited by Will Shortz
ELASTIC BAND (56A. Office item suggested visually by this puzzle), along with BAND in three sets of circled letters, two stretched, and SNAP, constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:
URBAN DESIGN (18A. Layout of city streets, parks, etc.)
HAREBRAINED IDEA (23A. It’s so crazy it just might work)
BROAD-MINDED (37A. Tolerant)
WHIPPERSNAPPERS (48A. Presumptuous sorts)
Other — ASHLEY Wilkes, obsession of Scarlett O’Hara; BET IT ALL (37D. Go for broke); CASITA (4A. House smaller than a villa); DRAGON (46D. “Game of Thrones” menace); ISOMER (25D. Chemical cousins, in a way); LAND HO (1D. Cry from a crow’s-nest); SWINDLED (11D. Hornswoggled).
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