06.02.15 — Hero

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Puzzle by Bruce Haight / Edited by Will Shortz

HERO in four long across answers is the main feature of this Tuesday crossword:

BEACH EROSION (20A. Problem caused by ocean storms)
PITCHER OF BEER (34A. Bar order for the whole table)
LEARN THE ROPES (43A. Pick up basics)
HERO SANDWICH (57A. Sub … or a literal hint to 20-, 34- and 43-Across)

Other — CHEESE PIZZA (26D. Pie with no extra toppings); OASES (41A. Gas stations on turnpikes, say); SPLAT (51A. Water balloon sound); URBAN SPRAWL (3D. Phenomenon facilitated by freeways).


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