05.04.15 — Stepmom

Stepmother, Disney’s “Cinderella”


Monday, May 4, 2015

Puzzle by Zhouqin Burnikel / Edited by Will Shortz

STEP MOM (39A. Wicked relative of Cinderella … or what each set of circled letters represent), plus four sets of circled letters reading MAMA, constitutes the main feature of this Monday crossword:

Other — AHA MOMENT (35D. Epiphany), ARAMAIC (4D. “The Passion of the Christ” language”), AS IF I CARE (12D. “Big deal”), DREAM ACT (29A. Obama-supported proposal for children of undocumented immigrants), HAM AND EGGS (17A. Traditional breakfast combo), I AM A CAMERA (64A. Hit 1951 play that inspired “Cabaret”), LION TAMER (11D. Whip-wielding circus performer), OMAR and ROMA, PORTIA (25D. Shakespeare character whose name sounds like a car), RADAR BLIP (34D. Plane’s appearance on an air traffic controller’s screen), SAM ADAMS (48A. Brew with the slogan “For the love of beer”), SNAPPY (24A. Quick, as a comeback).


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