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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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.