07.16.15 — WAX


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Puzzle by Paul Gamache / Edited by Will Shortz

WAX (59D. Spa treatment hinted at by the ends of 17-, 27-, 44- and 55-Across), along with HAIR / TODAY / GONE / TOMORROW, constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword:

LET DOWN YOUR HAIR (17A. Entreaty to Rapunzel)
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY (27A. Magazine whose website has a “Find a Therapist” feature) 
THE THRILL IS GONE (44A. 1970 B. B. King hit)
I’LL DO IT TOMORROW (55A. Procrastinator’s promise)

Other —ALIMONY (42D. Splitting headache?); Kirk ALYN, first actor to play Superman on screen, 1948; Myers-BRIGGS personality test; B VITAMIN (38D. Part of a complex); CARLITO Brigante (1993 Pacino role); CRAZIES (25A. Loons); DEW DROP (5D. Water source for many insects); EDEN (52D. Setting for a panel of Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights”); ELL (41D. July third?); NOES and YESSES (43A. Opposite of 32 Down; 32D. Acceptances); OUCH (18D. Punch line?); TIARAS (36A. Girl bands?); TWO GIGS (8D. Modest flash drive capacity, informally); ZERO-STAR (9D. Worst possible, as a review).  


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