04.07.14 — PAIR

Janus — In ancient Roman religion and myth is the god of beginnings and transitions, e.g., gates, doors, passages, endings and time.  Depicted as having two faces, looking to the future and to the past, the Romans named the month of January in his honor. ~ Wikipedia


Monday, April 7, 2014

Puzzle by Douglas Taillon / Edited by Will Shortz

PAIR (1A. Couple) leads the interrelated group of this Monday crossword:

DOUBLE OR NOTHING (16A. High-stakes wager)
(59A. Boeing 767, for one; 45A. One of a couple in a 767)
SECOND HELPING (13D. More, at a meal)
(14D. Someone who’s so nice you want to smack him)
DUAL and DYAD (8A. Having a couple of elements; 66A. Couple)
FACE and JANUS (68A. One of a couple for the Roman god 28-Across)

Other — ANARCHY (38A. Complete lawlessness), Actress ANOUK Aimee, AQABA (49D. Jordanian port), CLEAVE (39D. Split with an ax),“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-DAH“, .JERSEY (28D. Article of sports attire with a number), OPAQUE (57A. Impossible to see through), RUSTIC (19A. Simple country person), SNOOZE (27D. Nap), SWOONED (40A. Fainted, as in rapture), TORERO (18D. Matador).


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