06.13.13 — Windows

James Stewart in Rear Window, 1954


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Puzzle by David Steinberg / Edited by Will Shortz

WINDOWS 8 (65A. 2012 software release … or a hint to the starts of the answers to the starred clues), e.g., CAR, REAR, POP-UP, BAY, OVAL, TICKET, OPEN and CRACKED constitutes the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword:

CAR TRIPS (17A. *Some vacation travel)
REAR END (41A. *Caboose)
POP-UP TOASTER (6D. *What makes bread rise?)
BAY OF FUNDY (11D. *Area with the world’s highest tides)
OVAL OFFICE (12D. *Bushes were once found there)
TICKET TO RIDE (22D. *1965 hit that ends “My baby don’t care”)
OPEN SOURCE (29D. *Like Linux)
CRACKED ICE (30D. *Frozen daiquiri ingredient)

Other — DÉJÀ VU (16A. Eerie phenomenon), EGOYAN (19A. Atom who directed “The Sweet Hereafter”), I ROBOT (2004 sci-fi film based on a 1950 book), OCCULT (68A. Understood by few), SARTRE (58A. He wrote “Hell is other people”), SNOOKI (35A. Nicole Polizzi, familiarly).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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