Monday, June 22, 2015
Puzzle by Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz
The AT sign (designated on Twittter on the internet as “@”) preceding common words to render two meanings to six answers constitutes the main feature of this mildly interesting Monday crossword:
AT TEMPTING (17A. Good Twitter handle for a seductress?)
AT TESTING (21A. … for a teacher?)
AT TUNES (37A. … for a musician?)
AT TIRED (39A. … for a sleepyhead?)
AT TRIBUTE (53A. … for a eulogist?)
AT TRACTION (59A. … for a tire company?)
Other — ALTO and BASS (53D. Kind of clef; 55D. Kind of clef); CATACLYSM (6D. Large-scale disaster); JOSH (31A. Kid around); SHUTTERFLY (27D. Internet photo company named after an insect); SLAG and SMELT (13D. Refinery waste; 27A. Refine, as ore); STAND TALL (33D. Show pride); STATE FAIRS (10D. Events with Ferris wheels and livestock competitions); TAXIDERMY (35D. Professional stuff?); TIDES (49A. They go in and out and in and out); WEB (26A.Fly catcher); YOGI BERRA (11D.Who said “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours”); ZAP (50A. Sound of a mosquito being fried).
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