08.28.13 — I Had a Better Year

In 1930, Ruth was asked by a reporter what he thought of his yearly salary of $80,000 ($1,099,442 in current dollar terms) being more than President Hoover's $75,000. His response: "I know, but I had a better year than Hoover.” ~ Wikipedia


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Puzzle by Erik Agard / Edited by Will Shortz

BABE / RUTH (1A. With 67-Across, man whose 1930 salary was $80,000), THE SULTAN OF SWAT (17A. Nickname for 1- /67 Across), PRESIDENT HOOVER (38A. Man whose 1930 salary was $75,000), I HAD A BETTER YEAR (60A. Quote from 1- /67-Across on why he out earned 38-Across) constitutes the interrelated group of this home-run Wednesday crossword.

Other —ARMADAS (45A. Battlers at sea), ENLISTED (5D. Up in arms?), HEARKENS (40D. Listens up, quaintly), HORRID (52A. Deplorable),  ITCH (10A. Seventh anniversary ruiner?), MAKE UP TO (55A. Repay), RED BAT (46D. Chestnut-colored flying mammal), SERENITY (20A. Peace and quiet), STATUTE (27A. It’s the law), UNIS (18D. One-piece garments, informally).


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