06.25.13 — Friends

Best of Friends by Émile Vernon, 1917


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Puzzle by Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz

WORDS WITH FRIENDS (56A. Popular app … or a hint to the starts of 18-, 24- and 49-Across), FACEBOOK STALKING (18A. Being an online creep, in a way), BEST DOCUMENTARY (24A. Oscars category) and IMAGINARY NUMBER (49A. Square root of -1, e.g.) constitute the interrelated group of this friendly Tuesday crossword.

Other — COIN A PHRASE (12D. Be inventive with language), CRIME WRITER (27D. Person whose books make a killing?), EDEN PRAIRIE (25D. Minnesota city SW of Minneapolis so named for its fertile soil), RESCUE PARTY (8D. Lifesavers, of a sort), SPARE RIBS 9D. Messy barbecue dish), THE ANSWER (34D. Nickname of basketball’s Allen Iverson).

A friend to all is a friend to none ~ Aristotle


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