11.25.14 — Yankee Clipper

Joe DiMaggio, photograph by Charles Conlon

Joseph Paul "Joe"DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands. ~ Wikipedia


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Puzzle by Jeffrey Wechsler / Edited by Will Shortz

JOE DIMAGGIO (62A. American athlete born 11/25/1914), CENTER FIELD (17A. Position of 62-Across), HITTING STREAK (24A. With 27-Across, record-setting achievement of 62-Across), FIFTY-SIX GAMES (38A. Duration of 62-Across’s 24-/17-Across) and YANKEE CLIPPER  (52A. With 54-Across, moniker of 62-Across) constitutes the interrelated group of this fine Tuesday tribute crossword on DiMaggio‘s 100th birthday.

Other — ACETIC Acid; ON HIATUS (12D. Temporarily not airing, as a TV show); ROOST and ROOTS; SCRIPT and STAGE; SHOCKER and SUSPENSE (1D. The shower scene in “Psycho,”, e.g.; 11D. Mood suffusing “Psycho”); TYPEE (34D. Melville’s first book).


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