09.23.13 — ROLL

Monday, September 23, 2013

Puzzle by Susan Gelfand / Edited by Will Shortz

IT’S TIME TO ROLL (34A. “Let’s go!” … or a hint for the ends of 20-, 28-, 41- and 52-Across), SLICE AND DICE (20A. Food preparation cutting technique), THE THREE R’S (28A. School basics), GOO-GOO EYES (41A. Look of infatuation) and COSTUME BALLS (52A. Fancy dress affairs) constitute the interrelated group of this Monday crossword.

Other — IMAM and IMARET (44A. Muslim leader; 44D. Turkish inn), MALAWI (45D. African land whose name consists of three state postal abbreviations), MEN’S ROOMS (18A. Places where only guys go), SORCERERS (8D. Wizards), STOOD OVER (32D. Watched protectively), VICE VERSA (55A. In the opposite direction).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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