07.14.15 — Seuss

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Puzzle by Kevin Christian and Brad Wilber
Edited by Will Shortz

SEUSS (54D. Author of the books quoted at 17-, 219-, 38-, 46- and 59-Across) and those books with the quotes as clues constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword:

HORTON HEARS A WHO (17A. “Because, after all, / A person’s a person, no matter how small”)

THE LORAX (29A. “You’re glumping the pond where the Humming-Fish hummed!”)
GREEN EGGS AND HAM (38A. “Would you eat them n a box? / Would you eat them with a fox?”)
HOP ON POP (46A. “Red Ned Ted and Ed in bed”)
IF I RAN THE CIRCUS (59A. “There’s no other Showman/ Who shows you a show with a Blndfolded Bowman!”)

Other — BARI (64A. Italian city on the Adriatic); CUE (7D. Stick on a pub wall); HIT AT (27D. Try to punch); LACUNA (15A. Blank portion of a manuscript); MALE EGO (20A. Easily bruised thing for half the world); MENSA (35D. The Brainy bunch?); NEWELS (47D. Posts on handrails); PRECIS (48D. Brief summary); TENT PEG 18D. Something driven at a campsite); TOO GOOD (24D. Clearly superior, as an opponent); WE’VE MET (56A. “No need for introductions”).


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