11.20.14 — Z

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Puzzle by Timothy Polin / Edited by Will Shortz

ZORRO (44D. Subject of this puzzle), DON DIEGO / DE LA VEGA (5D. With 37-Down, real name of 44-Down), THE CURSE OF / CAPISTRANO (4D. With 29-Down, first story to feature 44-Down [1919]), and a note to the crossword, “After completing the puzzle, connect nine appropriate letters in order to discover an image associated with 44-Down,”  constitute the main feature of this Thursday crossword.

Other — AVARICE (50A. “The spur of industry,“ per David Hume), BENZINE (24D. Petroleum ether), CAIN (29A. Initial offer?), DEICIDE (20A. What Set committed when he slew Osiris), I’M COLD (8A. “Brr-r-r!”), KERF (42A. Slit made with a saw), LEONINE (28D. Having a sense of pride?), LIZARD (54A. Skink, e.g.), M AND M’S (43d. Little green ones come from Mars), MINDLESSLY (43A. How zombies act), NEWS AGENT (33A. British paper vendor), NINE-SIDED (40A. Like Baha’i houses of worship), SNORKELERS (25A. They’re hooked up to breathing tubes).


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

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