01.31.11 — Monday Mascots

Monday, January 31, 2011

Puzzle by Andrea Carla Michaels, edited by Will Shortz

Iconic commercial mascots for various food brands, AUNT JEMIMA (17A. Pancake syrup icon), BETTY CROCKER (23A. Baking icon), JOLLY GREEN GIANT (35A. Frozen vegetable icon), CHEF BOYARDEE (47A. Spaghetti-in-a-can icon) and CAP’N CRUNCH (57A. Breakfast cereal icon) are the interrelated group of this run-of-the-mill Monday crossword.

Other — Amelia BEDELIA, title heroine in children’s books, BRONTE, CALICO, DEBUSSY (26A. French composer Claude), DEFRAY, ENMITY, GI JOES, OFFERS.


Short stuff — ACME, ALIT, AND, ANTI, A-OK, BALD, BOLT (61A. Unit of cloth or lightning), BULL, CBS, CLUE, CPAS, “It’s DEJA vu all over again“ (Yogism), EDGE, EDUC, ELLE, EMTS, ETON, ERA, ET AL, GAM, GOGO, HEH, HUES, INNS, I SEE,IT’S A long story“, JAI and JAIL, Dalai LAMA, LIMO, LAUD, MDS, NAT, NEAR, OMIT, OOOH, POUF, RIEN, ROSY, SAS, SHE’S, SITS, SKEE, SLAM, SNIP, SSTS, UNIT, WEAR.


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.
Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. David’s weapon against Goliath; 6. Nose (out); 10. I.R.S. experts, you hope; 14. Hawaiian veranda; 15. Proximate; 16. Came to earth; 20. E.R. V.I.P.’s; 21. Fail to mention; 22. San Francisco footballer, for short; 29. “Stretch” car, in brief; 30. Abbr. at the end of a list; 31. Color tones; ___ alai; 40. Furthermore …; 41. “Color me impressed!”; 42. Responds to a dog command; 43. A.A. and A.A.A.; 51. Labor leader Jimmy who mysteriously disappeared; 52. Hairdo for Snooki of “Jersey Shore”; 53. Carrier to Oslo; 56. French “her”; 60. Have on, as clothes; 62 Japanese cartoon style; 63. Concordes, briefly; 64. ___-Ball (game with scores up to 100); 65. “Eek!”. DOWN: 1. Grand ___ (baseball or bridge feat); 2. Heap praise on; 4. “King” Cole’s first name; 5. Action figures with dog tags; 6. Bad blood; 7. Jupiter or Zeus; 8. Pinup’s leg; 9. ___ of Good Feelings; 10. Tricolor cat; 11. Pirates may make someone walk it; 12. Old time evangelist ___ Semple McPherson; 13. Ringo on drums; 18. Ones dispatch by 911 calls; 22. Chinese menu assurance; 23. Bronze animal in New York’s financial district; 24. Colonel Mustard’s game; 25. Nothing: Fr.; 27. School on the Thames; 28. Having no need for a comb; 31. “Beavis and Butthead” laugh; 32. Prison; 33. Voting no; 36. ___ Linda, Calif. (Nixon’s birthplace); 37. Kind of dancer at a discotheque; 38. Pink, as cheeks; 39. “Ah, yes”; 43. Things potential homebuyers put in; 44. “Jane Eyre” writer; 45. No Child Left Behind dept.; 46. Bear part of, as costs; 47. Scolds, with “out”; 48. Targets of golf greens; 49. D sharp equivalent; 50. Beatles’ record company; 53. Use tiny scissors; 54. Wile E. Coyote’s go-to-company; 58. “___ Gotta Have It” (Spike Lee film); 57. “Survivor” network; 58. Thumbs-up response; 59. Prefix with lateral.

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