06.21.14 — The Saturday Crossword

Summer Solstice Stonehenge


Saturday, June 21, 2014  Summer Solstice 

Puzzle by Brad Wilber and Byron Walden
Edited by Will Shortz

Across — 1. Keister, CABOOSE; 8. Soft drink company based in California, SHASTA; 14. Comfortable way to rest, ASSURED; 15. Cigar with clipped ends, CHEROOT; 16. Winter Olympics group, SKI TEAM; 17. Edible in a cone, PINE NUT; 18. Onetime White House resident with a cleft palate, TAD LINCOLN; 20. Onetime capital of the Muhal Empire, AGRA; 21. Only man ever to win an L.P.G.A. Tour tournament (1962), SNEAD; 22. Handy talent?, BLUES; 24. Govt. medical agency, CDC; 25. Fountain spirits, NAIADS; 27. Travelocity competitor, KAYAK; 29. Saw home?, SHED; 32. RIS d’agneau (lamb dish); 33. Harbors, SANCTA; 34. El Greco, after age 36, TOLEDAN; 36. Ate at, NETTLED; 37. “Kramer vs. Kramer” novelist Corman and others, AVERYS; 38. Crack, say, MAR; 39. Energy company in the Fortune 100, HESS; 40. Home pages?, LEASE; 41. Sierra Nevada evergreen, RED FIR; 43. Like some verbs: Abbr., IRR; 44. Moon of Saturn, DIONE; 46. Strategic port raided by Sir Francis Drake in 1587, CADIZ; 50. Anika NONI Rose, 2014 Tony nominee for “A Raisin in the Sun”; 52. Java file, e.g., SOURCE CODE; 54. Showed, EVINCED; 56. Treats to prevent goiter, say, IODIZES; 57. Delivers in court, RENDERS; 58. Furthest stretched, TAUTEST; 59. Legs’ diamonds?, ARGYLE; 60. Panel composition, often, EXPERTS.

Down — 1. They rotate on Broadway, CASTS; 2. ASK AN Engineer (M.I.T. online reference service); 3. Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” originally, B SIDE; 4. Xenophobe’s bane, OUTLANDERS; 5. Frozen foods giant, OREIDA; 6. SEAN Parker, founding president of Facebook; 7. Author of the 87th Precinct series, ED MCBAIN; 8. Buff, SHINE; 9. One given to brooding, HEN; 10. Bailiwick, AREA; 11. Berlioz’s “Les Nuits d’Ete,” e.g., SONG CYCLE; 12. Printing on many concert souvenir T-shirts, TOUR DATES; 13. Spots likely to smear, ATTACK ADS; 15. 79, say, C PLUS; 19. Onetime Toronado, e.g., informally, OLDS; 23. Game in which top trumps are called matadors, SKAT; 26. Certain tax shelters, for short, IRAS; 28. Stone coal, ANTHRACITE; 29. Setting for “One Day in the Lfe of Ivan Denisovich”, STALIN ERA; 30. Helicopter-parent, say, HOVER-OVER; 31. University of Phoenix specialty, E LEARNING; 33. Dennis in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” e.g., SERF; 35. Like roots, periodically?, DYED; 36. Voter with a Green button, once, NADERITE; 38. Array of options, MENU; 41. Chancel arch icons, ROODS; 42. Slick, in a way, ICED UP; 45. River bordering the Olympic host cities Grenoble and Albertville, ISERE; 47. Sleepy sort, DOZER; 48. Namely, ID EST; 49. Some garnishes, ZESTS; 51. Annual race, colloquially, INDY; 53. Soft-soap, COAX; 55. Animation fan’s collectible, CEL.

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