06.23.14 — Yo-yo

The yo-yo in its simplest form is an object consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a length of string looped around the axle, similar to a slender spool.Wikipedia


Monday, June 23, 2014

Puzzle by Brendan Emmett Quigley / Edited by Will Shortz

YO-YO TRICKS (26D. What 5-, 7-, 10- and 15-Down all are), ROCK THE CRADLE (5D. MTV competitive reality show featuring children of pop stars), AROUND THE WORLD (7D. Where Phileas Fogg traveled “n 80 days”), WALK THE DOG (10D. Do a chore with a pet) and FLYING TRAPEZE (15D. Circus act above a net) constitute the interrelated group of this Monday crossword.

Other — EGYPTIAN (24A. Cairo native), O’Neill’s “Desire Under the ELMS”, NEPAL (50D. Katmandu’s nation), LULUS (18A. Real corkers), ORONO (48D. Maine town bordering Bangor), SOFT C (16A. The fourth [but not the first] letter of “cancel”), WAS ANGRY (49A. Saw red).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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