11.26.13 — Trademarks

Escalators in a Copenhagen Metro station, Denmark, 2007


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Edited by Will Shortz

TRADEMARKS (62A. Intellectual property protection … or what the starts of 17-, 21-, 39- and 57-Across once were), along with four trademarks constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:

GRANOLA BAR (17A. Hiker’s snack)
TABLOID BUZZ (21A. What’s being discussed in the National Enquirer or Globe)
ESCALATOR CLAUSE (39A. Provision in many a construction contract)
YO-YO DIETING (57A. Poor weight-loss practice)

Other — ATE IN and I ATE (66A. Didn’t go out for dinner; 19A. “It must be something ___“), BEAUTIFUL (11D. Stunning), ECOTONE (37D. Transitional zone between plant communities), LANDSAT (18D. Imager of the earth’s surface), EDGAR (1D. Mystery prize), OAXACA (53A. Modern home of the ancient Zapotec civilization), RUBLE (7D. Change in Russia), RAGMAN (48D. Seller of cloth scraps), SANE (68A. Fit to be tried), SCOOBY-DOO (33D. Shaggy’s dog), TOO TOO (5D. Pretentious, informally).


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