04.10.14 — Six Flags

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Puzzle by David Steinberg / Edited by Will Shortz

SIX FLAGS (59A. Popular day trip destination … or a hint to the starts of the answers to the starred clues), BLACK TIE (13A. *Kind of affair), AMERICAN PIE (19A. *1971 song with the lyric “Helter skelter in a summer swelter”), RED SKELTON (25A. *Creator of Sheriff Deadeye and Cauliflower McPugg), CHECKERED PAST (33A. *Sketchy history), WHITE SALES (40A. *January events) and PIRATE RADIO (48A. *Some illegal transmissions) constitute the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword.

Other — AGGRIEVE (16A. Distress), ASHCAN and U-BOAT (7D. 8-Down sinker), CSI MIAMI (33D. CBS spinoff that was filmed mostly in California), EMETIC (58A. Emergency room agent), HUNGRIER (34D. More ambitious), IRRITANT (11D. Pebble in one’s shoe, e.g.), MONOGRAM (56A. Feature of some stationery), SBARRO (15A. Fast-food chain founded by Italian immigrants), TRAPPERS (10D. Hide seekers), WHENCE (40D. Word often redundantly preceded by “from“).


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