10.20.13 — Country Road

Lincoln Highway, Nevada

The Lincoln Highway was America's first national memorial to President Abraham Lincoln, predating the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. by nine years. As the first automobile road across America, the Lincoln Highway brought great prosperity to the hundreds of cities, towns and villages along the way. The Lincoln Highway became affectionately known as "The Main Street Across America." ~ Wikipedia


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Country Road, Crossword by Elizabeth C. Gorski
Edited by Will Shortz

This Sunday’s wonderfully smooth crossword marks the 100th anniversary of the LINCOLN / HIGHWAY (122A. With 124-Across, dedicated in October 1913, project represented by the 13 pairs or circled letters), along with circled letter pairs (postal abbreviations) for the states that the Lincoln Highway passes throughCA, NV, UT, WY, NE, IA, IL, IN, OH, WV, PA, NJ, NY. — along with MAIN STREET ACROSS AMERICA  (25A. Nickname for the 122-/124-Across), THE FIRST MAJOR MEMORIAL TO / THE SIXTEENTH U S PRESIDENT (40A. With 105-Across, historical significance of the 122-/124-Across) and TSAOC TO TSAOC MORF SLEVART (148A. Follows the east-west route of the 122-/124-Across?), e.g., TRAVELS FROM COAST TO COAST.

Lincoln Highway Bridge over Wapsipinicon River. Photo Hank Zaletel.

Other — ATM CARD (23A. It‘s often swiped by a shopaholic), CASTANETS (87A. They really click), HITCH and HUTCH, IN DRAG (136A. Wearing clothes fit for a queen?), Funny JANEANE Garofalo, LAPEL (121D. Big flap in 1970s fashion?) , ORANGE TREES (152A. Tropicana grove), RED LION (45D. Figure on the Scottish coat of arms), STAMPED (15A. Like some feet and envelopes).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Backwards is no fair...