08.12.13 — Four Eyes

Hugh Edwards as Piggy in “Lord of the Flies”, 1963


Monday, August 12, 2013

Puzzle by Daniel Raymon / Edited by Will Shortz

FOUR / EYES (1A. With 69-Across, childish taunt … and a homophonic hint to the answers to the asterisked clues), along with four answers containing the letter “I” four times each, e.g., IN HIGH SPIRITS (20A. *Elated); NIHILISTIC (32A. *Believing in nothing), GINGIVITIS (43A. *Inflammation of gum tissue) and STRING BIKINIS (54A. *Eensy-weensy beach garments), constitute the interrelated group of this good-looking Monday crossword.

Other — GIVE / A HINT (35A. With 40-Across, tip off), HEARING AID (10D. Stick it in your ear), ILIE and LIED, INTENSIFY (36D. Make stronger and deeper), LINE DRIVES (28D. Low, hard hits), ROBOT (60A. Man of steel?), STINE and STIPE, UNHITCHED (3D. Separated, as a horse from its carriage).

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