03.21.14 — The Friday Crossword

Marcel Duchamp, 1912, Bride


Friday, March 21, 2014

Puzzle by Brendan Emmett Quigley / Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. Spa supplies, TOWELS; 7. Sir Henry BESSEMER, pioneer in steelmaking; 15. Sulky, IN A PET; 16. Getting-off point, EXIT LANE; 17. Household, MENAGE; 18. Drink made with tequila, rum, vodka, gin, bourbon, triple sec. sweet-and-sour mix and Coke, TEXAS TEA; 19. Contractor’s fig., EST; 20. Edward SNOWDEN who was dubbed “The Dark Prophet” by Time magazine; 22. Invoice nos., HRS; 23. Actor/director LIEV Schreiber; 25. Standouts, ONERS; 26. 2014’s “The LEGO Movie”; 27. Contribute, ADD IN; 29. Mauna KEA; 30. Figure skater CARYN Kadavy; 31. Breaks away from a defender, GETS OPEN; 33. Feature of many a Duchamp work, PUN; 34. Follow every rule, DO IT BY THE BOOK; 38. N.B.A.’s TAJ Gibson; 39. Became tiresome, WORE THIN; 41. Formal dress option, ASCOT; 44. Bush beast, briefly, ROO; 45. “A Midsummer Night’s Scream” author, STINE; 46. What can help you toward a peak performance?, T-BAR; 47. Barbed spears for fishing, GAFFS; 49. Classic work in Old Norse, EDDA; 50. Many Ph.D. candidates, TAS; 51. Assesses, SIZES UP; 53. End: Abbr., ULT; 54. One learning how to refine oils?, ART MAJOR; 56. MINNIE Mouse; 58. Renaissance woodwind, CRUMHORN; 59. Fasts, perhaps, ATONES; 60. Nonviable, HOPELESS; 61. Engage in horseplay, CAVORT.

Down — 1. Skype annoyance, TIME LAG; 2. Very unbalanced, ONE-SIDED; 3. Had the itch, WANTED TO; 4. Sustainable practices grp., EPA; 5. Durability, LEGS; 6. Anagram of “notes,”, STENO; 7. Funny or Die web series hosted by Zach Galifianakis, BETWEEN TWO FERNS; 8. Semicicular recess in Roman architecture, EXEDRA; 9. High rolls, SIXES; 10. Pollster STAN Greenberg; 11. High rollers, ELS; 12. Big name in colonial Massachusetts, MATHER; 13. Cabinet department, ENERGY; 14. “The natural organ of truth”: C.S. Lewis, REASON: 21. Well-pitched, ON KEY; 24. Tourist, VISITOR; 26. 1961 Michelangelo Antonioni drama, LA NOTTE; 28. Away from, NOT AT; 30. High rollers’ rollers, CUBES; 32. Popular sandwich, informally, PBJ; 33. PER usual; 35. Dances onstage, HOOFS; 36. “Hmm, ya got me”, OH I DUNNO; 37. More sympathetic, KINDLIER; 40. Most smart, NEATEST; 41. Paper-clip, say, ATTACH; 42. Pizza chain since 1956, SBARRO; 43. Raise by digging, CAST UP; 44. Some T.S.A. confiscations, RAZORS; 47. Enemy of Cobra, G I JOE; 48. Shrub that produces a crimson-colored spice, SUMAC; 51. Comic Mort SAHL; 53. Kind of bread, PITA; 55. Abbr. on a letter to Paris, maybe, MME; 57. National Adoption Mo., NOV.


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