06.17.14 — Silent Movies

Janet Leigh, “Psycho“, 1960


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Puzzle by Zhouqin Burnikel / Edited by Will Shortz

SILENT movies (8-, 20-, 39- and 57-Across, in a way), e.g., movie titles where the first letter is silent, PSYCHO (8A. 1960 Alfred Hitchcock thriller), WRECK-IT RALPH (20A. 2012 John C. Reilly animated film), DJANGO UNCHAINED (39A. (2012 Quentin Tarantino western) and KNIGHT AND DAY (57A. 2010 James Mangold action comedy) constitute the interrelated group of this entertaningTuesday crossword.

Other — JOHN GOODMAN (25D. “The Big Lebowski” co-star), PILLAR (8D. Notable one in a community), POWER PLANTS (3D. Electricity producers), SCHWA (1D. Beginning or end of “Athena”), SHARK (53D. Jet fighter?), SPINET (47D. Small piano), SYRIA (56D. Gulf War ally), ZORRO (7D. Swordsman of book and film).


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