Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Puzzle by Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz
LIQUOR STORE (52A. Where to purchase the starts of 21-, 26- and 45-Across), FIFTH AVENUE (21A. Fashionable shopping area in New York City), SIX PACK ABS (26A. Goal of one doing crunches) and CASE CLOSED (45A. “End of discussion”) constitute the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword.
Other — ANTIQUER (36D. One shopping for old curious), CAR and ACURA, COMIC CON (5D. Yearly gathering for superhero fans), ENERGY (47D. Part of E = mc^2), ILLINI (2D. “Fighting“ Big Ten team), KIOWA (27D. Great Plains tribe), LISP and LAPSE, LISTICLE (35D. “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity,” e.g.), PIANO MAN (11D. 1974 hit that begins “It‘s nine o‘clock on a Saturday“), SCRUB OAK (12D. Low-growing tree often in dense thickets), SPACE X (3D. Private-sector rocket launcher), TIOGA (49A. New York county bordering Pennsylvania).
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