Sunday, June 7, 2015
The Call of the Race — Puzzle by Samuel A. Donaldson
Edited by Will Shortz
A horse racing narrative is the main feature of this Sunday crossword:
22A. “And they’re off! Ace Detective has the EARLY LEAD!”
28A. “Looks like Setting Sun is FADING FAST!“
35A. “It’s Pariah ON THE OUTSIDE!”
56A. “Chiropractor heads into the BACK STRETCH!”
64A. “Here’s where Mississippi Delta often GAINS GROUND!”
75A. “Now Carrier Pigeon takes the TURN FOR HOME!”
95A. “But wait! Amex Card MAKES A CHARGE!”
101A. “Almost there, and E Pluribus Unum will be IN THE MONEY!
114A. “But the winner is .. Inseam BY A LENGTH!”
Other — Dirty Harry CALLAHAN; DUTCH OVEN (74D. Thick-walled pot); DYSLEXICS (19D. Ones having a rough spell); GUITAR (20A. Band member with a long neck); KUKLA (85D. Ollie’s partner on old children’s TV); MCDONALDS (118A. Noted Moscow opening of 1990); ONE AFTER THE OTHER (15D. In succession); “OYEZ COMO VA” (1971 top 20 hit with no English lyrics); SOMNI (48A. Sleep: Prefix); TEMPORARY TATTOOS (37D. Cracker Jack prizes that leave a mark); TRENCHANT (13D. Penetrating); TSOTSI (38A. 2005 South African drama that won a Best Foreign Film Oscar); YOST (26A. Dennis who fronted the 1960s-’70s Classics IV).
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THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.