01.29.14 — What's In a Name?

Ulysses S. Grant, Elgin Baylor, Adam Sandler and Woodrow Wilson


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Puzzle by Michael Black / Edited by Will Shortz

Circled letters within four proper names delineate the individual’s association (country, league, show and conflict) in this modest Wednesday crossword:

ULYSSES S GRANT (20A. A General and his country, e.g., USA
ELGIN BAYLOR (37A. A hoops great and his league), NBA
ADAM SANDLER (44A. A comic and his former show), SNL
WOODROW WILSON (59A. A president and his conflict), WWI

Other — NIOBE (26D. Weeper of myth); PAY TO PLAY (11D. Ante up); RODIN (35D. “The Kiss” sculptor); SHADOW BOX (36D. Spar with nobody).


For the puzzle in syndication appearing Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 
click on the following link:  12.25.13 — Golden Rings 

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

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