12.09.13 — Chair

Electric Chair ~ Haunted Historians 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Puzzle by Nina Rulon-Miller / Edited by Will Shortz

CHAIR (64A. Head, as a committee … or a word that can follow the ends of 16-, 29-, 36-, 47- and 61-Across) along with those ends, e.g., ARM, CLUB, HIGH, EASY and DECK constitute the interrelated group of this comfortable Monday crossword:

STRONG-ARM (16A. Coerce)
LION’S CLUB (28A. Civic group with more than 45,000 affiliates)
ULTRA-HIGH (36A. Like some broadcast frequencies)
SPEAKEASY (47A.Illicit Prohibition-era establishment)
UPPER DECK (61A. Where lifeboats are generally stored)

Other — AERATOR (3D. Seltzer-making device), A LITTLE (10D. Somewhat), EXPECTS (45D.Anticipates), NEBULAE (41D. Interstellar clouds), NUTCASE (2D. Crackpot), PICASSO (23D. “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” artist), PLAY OUT (11D. Develop in a particular way), PLEASE (58A. “Pretty” thing to say, with a cherry on top?), Winnie-the-POOH, SPLASHY (40D. Ostentatious), “I tawt I taw a puddy TAT”, TESSERA (44D. Tile piece).


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