04.21.14 — Counterexamples

Monday, April 21, 2014

Puzzle by John Lieb / Edited by Will Shortz

Examples of counters, along with the clue of COUNTEREXAMPLES, constitutes the interrelated group of this make-of-it-as-you-will Monday crossword:

COUNTEREXAMPLES (58A. They disprove claims … or 17-, 23-, 38- and 47-Across, in a way?)
HOME PLATE UMPIRE (17A. Strike zone arbiter)
BANK MANAGER (23A. George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life”)
BLACKJACK PLAYER (38A. One getting hit in Vegas?)
CENSUS TAKER (47A. Decennial taker)

Other — BATIK (7D. Tie-dye alternative), MOCCASIN (29D. Comfortable footwear), PRATFALL (19D. Buster Keaton specialty), SULTAN (45D. Ottoman bigwig), TEXACO (46D. Longtime sponsor of the Metropolitan Opera), ZAGAT (32D. Restaurant guide name since 1979).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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