The misspelling of "Pharaoh" is permanent, but inadvertent. Since the name met all of the criteria for naming and was available, it was granted exactly as it was spelled on the digital name application." … "Horses can't spell, anyway." ~ Wikipedia
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Puzzle by Roy Leban / Edited by Will Shortz
Triple Crown winners CITATION ; SEATTLE SLEW ; AMERICAN PHAROAH ; SECRETARIAT  and AFFIRMED  constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword.
Other — EAMES (51D. Eponymous chair designer); GNOMES (64A. Garden figures); KEROUAC (53A. On the Road” novelist); MIKADO (44D. Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, with “The “); NEW YORK (22A. Home of the Belmont Stakes); SHOOTING (33D. Events for the police blotter), SLENDER (26D. Thin); TOM CLANCY (6D. “Patriot Games” novelist). WOMBAT (1A. Marsupial that looks like a small bear).
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