02.04.14 — Initially


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Puzzle by David Steinberg / Edited by Will Shortz

Proper names starting with two initials, the first being J, constitutes the interrelated group of this adroit Tuesday crossword:

J S BACH (9D. “The Well-Tempered Clavier” composer)
J D SALINGER (11D. Reclusive best-selling novelist)
J K ROWLING (17A. Author of the best-selling book series in history)
J P MORGAN (20A. Founder of U.S. Steel)
J B FLETCHER (27D. Pen name for Angela Lansbury’s character on “Murder, She Wrote”)
J J PUTZ (47D. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher who was a 2007 All-Star with Seattle)
J M BARRIE (57A. “Peter Pan” author)
J C DITHERS (62A. Dagwood Bumstead’s boss)

Other — CROCI (40A. Early bloomers), IN CAPS (55A. HOW THIS CLUE IS WRITTEN), IRIS and ISIS (59D. Showy bloom; 67A. Egyptian goddess whose headdress was shaped like a throne), MAHALO (21A. “Thank you,” in Hawaii), OOOH and OOOLA, SNOOZE (4D. Alarm clock button).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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