11.11.13 — Hope

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

~ Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733


Monday, November 11, 2013

Puzzle by Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz

HOPE / SPRINGS / ETERNAL and ALEXANDER POPE (56A. Author of the verse that starts with the beginnings of 20-, 34- and 42-Across) constitutes the main feature of this perfect Monday crossword — HOPE THAT HELPS (20A. Friendly comment after providing information), SPRINGS OPEN (34A. Goes “pop!” as a jack-in-the-box) and ETERNAL CITY (42A. Rome’s nickname, with “the”).

Other — CRÉPE PAPER (3D. Party streamer material), FLIP BOOK (10D. Simple means of animation), OXBOW (50D. U-shaped bend in a river), PABLO (25A. Cellist Casals)PROCLAIM (39D. Declare loudly), SPIKE JONES (29D. Quirky bandleader with the City Slickers).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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