11.13.14 — ON

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Puzzle by Tracy Gray / Edited by Will Shortz

A clued entry atop an unclued one implying “ON” constitutes the interrelated group of this Thursday crossword:

CARS on CITY (16A. Literally, with 19-Across, a Western state capital)
SEAS on PASSES (17A. Literally, with 20-Across, ski resort purchases)
SURGE on GENERAL (35A. Literally, with 39-Across, head doctor)
HARRIS on FORD (55A. Literally, with 62-Across, longtime action star)
CORD on BLEU (59A. Literally, with 63-Across, distinguished chef)

Other — AAHED AT (30A. Reacted to, as fireworks); BACARDI (27A. Captain Morgan competitor); BELTWAY (45A. Baltimore’s I-695, e.g.); EXACTING (40D. Strict); KISS CAM (4D. Between-innings feature on a Jumbotron); MAESTRI (52A. Toscanini and Maazel); MOHAVE (48D. Native Arizonan); RUTABAGA (9D. Vegetable whose name comes from Swedish); SAHEL (23D. Semiarid region of Africa); SCARFED (44D. Gobbled [down]); SMACKER (47A. Buck); TEASELS (22A. Prickly plants).

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