12.03.14 — P and A


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Puzzle by Patrick Blindauer / Edited by Will Shortz

PANDA (38A. World Wildlife Fund logo … or a three-word hint to the answers to the four starred clues) and the four two-word phrases where the first letters start with P and A constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:

PARTY ANIMAL (17A. *One who goes out seven nights a week, say)
PENNY ARCADE (62A. *Old coin-op locale)
PARK AVENUE (3D. *Manhattan boulevard)
PATCH ADAMS (30D. *1998 Robin Williams title role)

Other — ANTSIER (4D. More fidgety), ASKS OVER (20A.. Invites to one‘s home), BASE PATH (35A. What separates first from second), CARACAS (46D. South American capital), GIAMBI (15A. Jason who was the 2000 A.L. M.V.P.), INUNDATE (41A. Overwhelm), ”Some Like IT HOT,” LEVEE (25A. Breaking point), LINENS (6D. Ones coming out of the closet?), PAPA and PUPASUCCOR (44A. Support), TEAPOT (21A. Bag holder?), ULCER (45D. Cause of a gut feeling?), UNLEADED (58A. Decaffeinated coffee, slangily).


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