06.27.15 — Hot Wax

"Babel Upturned," hot wax (encaustic
painting by Grace Carol Bomer 


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Puzzle by Tim Croce / Edited by Will Shortz

Of interest — AMEX CARD (36D. Plastic that’s often green); ARIZONA (58A. Brand name whose middle letter is capitalized for no apparent reason); ARBORIO (15A. Rice variety used in rice pudding); BASSALE (24D. Its logo was the U.K.‘s first registered trademark); DESTINE (40D. Foreordain); EASY ONE and EAZY Z (14D. “C’mon … gimme a challenge!”; 51D. The Godfather of Gangsta Rap); HOT WAX (7D. Brazilian supply); IS IT A GO (12D. “Do we have the green light?“); KIA SOUL (43D. Korean compact); MCDREAMY (38A. Handsome surgeon’s name on “Grey’s Anatomy”); MISHAPS (38D. Blooper reel highlights); NEATNIK (13D. One whose work is picking up?); PANFISH (1A. Bluegill or crappie); PONY CAR (62A. Mustang, e.g.); RAGE-QUIT (8D. Leave an online game in a huff); R.I.C.O. ACT (17A. Mob law?); SICK JOKE (33A. Product of a twisted sense of humor); ST CROIX (25D. Denmark sold it to the U.S. in 1917).


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