07.18.15 — The Saturday Crossword



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Puzzle by Joe Krozel / Edited by Will Shortz

This Saturday crossword asks the solver to ponder O’CLOCK (24A. End of time) and ONE THIRTY (24D. Setting depicted by this puzzle’s grid( in relation to the grid).  Why?  Who knows…

Of interest — ABOU Hassan (20A. “Arabian Nights” figure); AIRBALL (8D. Court embarrassment); ALADDIN (27A. Animated film made into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical); ANATOLIANS (18A. Asian Turks); DIABLO (11D. Dios’s archenemy); ECONOMIC DECLINE (2D. Possible result of loss of trade); I CAN RELATE (22D. “Same thing happened to me”);  OLD BATS (16A. Biddies); PASSING INTEREST (4D. Attention holder for a time); RAMONA (5D. Title heroine of an 1884 Helen Hunt Jackson novel); SALAMANCA (21A. Spanish city that’s home to the country’s oldest university); SHETLAND ISLANDS (3D. Northernmost part of Great Britain); SPARES (33D. What “///” may represent).THE MAGI (39A. Star followers).

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1 comment:

geoff said...

Word to the wise. Melon rinds are fine to compost. Citrus rinds are toxic to worms. Worms are your friends, don't do that to them. As a matter of fact when I'm container composting I go to the baitshop and get "red wigglers" and throw them in. Those are the little worms. Nightcrawlers and other earth worms need territories of hundreds of square yards. The red wigglers will be perfectly content in your container. Worms have gizzards similar to birds. Throw in some eggshells, the worms will snap off pieces and ingest them, and those will help them grind up their food.