05.17.14 — The Saturday Crossword

Anonymous portrait claimed to be of Jean Lafitte in the early 19th century, 
Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Puzzle by Brad Wilber / Edited by Will Shortz

Of interest — ACERBITY (33D. Tartness), AORTA (6D. Trunk line), AU PAIR (2D. One who puts others to sleep?), BRUCE LEE (12D. Many watch hs movies for kicks), BUGBEARS (11D. Sources of chronic annoyance), CAMEL CAVALRY (7D. Once-common desert fighting force), CAMERA TRIPOD (19D. Stand for a photo), FAST PACE (1A. Gallop), FAULT (1D. Denali National Park sits on one), FT-LBS (26D. Ballistics test units: Abbr.), GOT UPSET (55A. Couldn’t keep cool), LAFITTE (18A. Infamous settler on Galveston Island, 1817), L. A. WOMAN (35D. Classic Doors song n which Jim Morrison refers to himself anagrammatically as “Mr. Mojo Risin’”), LUCK BE A LADY (35A. “Guys and Dolls” number that ends with the rolling of dice), PAOLO VERONESE (32A. Italian artist with the largest painting in the Louvre), PRAGUE (17A. Where Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” premiered), PURITANS (32D. Group living at zero latitude?), TRADE SECRET (29A. Recipe for KFC chicken, e.g.), UP IN ARMS (16A. Livid).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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