03.11.14 — In B/UD

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Puzzle by Mel Rosen / Edited by Will Shortz

IN BUD (49D. About to bloom … or a hint to 20-, 33-, 41- and 52-Across), along with four answers beginning with BU and ending with D (e.g.,, in BU/D) constitute the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:

BUMS AROUND (20A. Idles)
BURMA ROAD (33A. Allied supply route to China during W.W. II)
BULL-NOSED (41A. Having  a rounded end, as pliers)
BUTTONWOOD (52A. Sycamore tree)

Other — COOKBOOK (39D. Volume that requires lots of preparation to compile?), CURIE (39A. Physics Nobelist of 1903 and Chemistry Nobelist of 1911), GLAZED and PANE (26A. Like windows; 30A. Window segment), ON A BET (24A. How money may be won or lost), PARDON ME (9D. “Scusi”), RIGA (15A. Latvia’s capital), UPTICK (46A. Minor improvement in the Dow).


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