04.27.14 — Predictable Partings


Sunday, April 27, 2014

“Predictable Partings”  — Puzzle by John Lampkin
Edited by Will Shortz

Twelve clue/answers of individuals’ occupations amusingly constructed as though departing constitutes the main feature of this Sunday crossword:

The paparazzo … WAS GONE IN A FLASH (23A.)
The demolitionist … BLEW THE JOINT (35A.)
The civil engineer … HIT THE ROAD (55A.)
The lingerie manufacturer … SLIPPED AWAY (60A.)
The chicken farmer … FLEW THE COOP (69A.)
The sound technician … MADE TRACKS (74A.)
The film director … QUIT THE SCENE (93A.)
The soda jerk … RAN LICKETY SPLIT (108A.)
The ecdysiast … TOOK OFF (15D.)
The percussionist … BEAT IT (17D.)
The van driver … MOVED ON (84D.)
The paper doll maker … CUT OUT (89D.)

Other  — EAR CANDY (27A. Catchy pop ditties), Tutti FRUITI, GHASTLY (87D. Horrifying), INSPIRES (102A. Motivates), MITOSIS (33A. Division in biology), MONARCH (63A. Queen, e.g.), POLENTA (10D. Cornmeal dish), UNERRING (85A. Faultless).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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