10.23.14 — Times Square

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Puzzle by Patrick Blindauer / Edited by Will Shortz

TIME TIME (56A. Where the ball drops on New Year’s Eve … as depicted literally in four places in this puzzle), along with the letters TIME TIME surrounding the lone black squares near each of the four corners of the puzzle constitutes the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword.

Times Square, 1958

Other — ATTEMPTED (3D. Went for), BASE METAL (37D. Lead, e.g.), CITADELS (50A. Holds), DEES (39D. Odd couple?), DMITRI (67A. One of the Brothers Karamazov), EMPANADA (16A. Tabasco turnover), GAMETE (5D. Life starter), HATE MAIL (10D. Letters that are hard to read?), INTIMATES (52A. Bosom buddies), MORTIMER Brewster, “Arsenic and Old Lace” role, OH PLEASE (29A. “Give me a break already!”), OPIATE (70A. Laudanum, e.g.), OVEN MITTS (26A. Range wear?), SASHIMIS (7A. They’re often dipped in wasabis).


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