From the film “Cuckoo!” , Mike Birkhead Associated
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Puzzle by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz
Repeated syllable sounds at the beginning of seven common phrases constitutes the main feature of this Sunday crossword:
- CUCKOO D'ETAT (23A: Bird involved in French government affairs?)
- TUTU OF DIAMONDS (28A: Glittering ballet costume?)
- MIMI AND MY BIG MOUTH (45A: "La Bohème" song in which Rodolfo regrets saying too much to his lover?)
- AYE AYE, DOCTOR (53A: "I'll obey your medical advice!"?)
- CHOO-CHOO TOYS (85A: Lionel trains?)
- COCOA CONSPIRATORS (93A: Group planning a hostile takeover of Swiss Miss?)
- BYE-BYE PRODUCTS (107A: "That's my last trip to the store, ever!"?)
- CHI-CHI DEVIL (118A: One who's pretentious as hell?)
Other — AMVET (38D. Lobbying org. formed in 1944); BILL (47D. Unwelcome bit of mail); CHEOPS (78D. Ruler entombed in the Great Pyramid); FRETS (65D. Neck lines?); Oscar winner GREER Garson; MAGMA (30D. Soft rock?); PLENTITUDE (15D. More-than-adequate supply); POCATELLO (82D. Western city named after a Shoshone chief).
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