11.20.13 — Running on Empty

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Puzzle by Peter A. Collins / Edited by Will Shortz

RUNNING / ON EMPTY (55A. With 57-Across, Jackson Browne album … or a hint to what’s depicted in this puzzle’s grid), e.g., in circled letters, eight reading GAS GAUGE in an arc and the straight-across ARROW, along with E (for empty) and F (for full) in unchecked squares, constitutes the interrelated group of this clever Wednesday crossword.

Other — CORN SILK (40D. Shucker’s debris), EARSHOT (43D. Eavesdropping distance), ELECTROMAGNETIC (3D. Kind of force that affects charged particles), FEYNMAN (48D. 1965 Physics Nobelist Richard), HABANERA (2D. Cuban dance), MOONBEAM (41D. Night ray), OLD GLORY (12D. American flag), SLOW ON THE UPTAKE (11D. A bit dense).


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

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