Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,
Puzzle by Fred Piscop / Edited by Will Shortz

If you subscribe to The New York Times on-line Premium Crosswords, you are probably familiar with the monthly bonus puzzle. For the month of April, the title of this fine workmanlike crossword is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, featuring forty-something clues containing the word work in one way or another.

Across — 1. Something to work the kinds out of, HOSE; 14. Network for laptop users, WIFI; 17. Many a DeMille work, EPIC; 18. In a STIR (all worked up); 19. Windows workspace, DESKTOP; 31. Pump IRON (work out with weights); 33. Don’t work very hard, COAST; 34. Line of work; AREA; 35. Ed.’s workload, MSS; 38. Work with acid, ETCH; 42. Where merchant mariners work, SEA; 44. Menial worker, GRUNT; 45. Do KP work, PEEL; 46. “A Clockwork ORANGE”; 52. Life’s work, CAREER; 54. “We Can Work It Out” band, BEATLES; 60. White House worker, AIDE; 64. No longer working: Abbr., RETD; 67. Works at, as a job, DOES.

Down — 1. Donna Summer’s “She Works HARD for the Money”; 2. “The Grapes of Wrath” migrant worker, OKIE; 5. Reward for excellent work, perhaps, TIP; 7. Not work a LICK; 8. Social worker’s load, CASES; 9. Russian workers’ collective, ARTEL; 14. Turned on the waterworks, WEPT; 24. “The MIRACLE Worker” (1962 movie); 27. Make short work of, as a test, ACE; 29. In a rat RACE (doing stressful work, perhaps); 30. Workplace watchdog org., OSHA; 36. Worked like Rumpelstiltskin, SPUN; 37. “Whistle While You Work,” e.g., SONG; 44. Elbow GREASE (hard work); 47. Uncredited work for a star, perhaps, CAMEO; 48. All worked up, IRATE; 51. Former United Steelworkers head I.W. ABEL; 53. Do fall yard work, RAKE; 55. Worker for a day, maybe, TEMP; 57. Vulcan’s workshop was said to be under it, ETNA; 58. Does grounds keeping work, SODS; 61. “IT’S never going to work!”; 62. Busy work mo. For Santa’s elves, DEC.

The 2011 program of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will be on Thursday, April 28! Information HERE.


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