12.24.14 — Sounds

Shukhov Tower, Crimea; Ukraine
Photo, Crimea Tourism


Wednesday, December 24, 2014 — Christmas Eve

Puzzle by Adam G. Perl / Edited by Will Shortz

Three pairs of sound-alike answers constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword:

CRY ME A RIVER (17A. 1955 Julie London hit)
CRIMEA RIVER (62A. Certain waterway to the Black Sea?)
PARASAIL (21A. Glide, in a way)
PARIS ALE (55A. Left Bank quaff?)
GO BETWEEN (33A. Intermediary)
GOBI TWEEN (44A. 11- or 12-year-old Mongolian desert dweller?)

Other — ATOMS (65A. Subject of elementary education?), FERRARI (27D. Maserati competitor), ELEVE crossing LEVEE (66A. French pupil; 52D. Bank security feature), MRI SCAN (43D. Scary experience for a claustrophobe), QE II (11D. Royal who’s notably a crossword fan, for short), RATED R crossing RED HOT (20A. For mature audiences; 14D. In high demand), SEA COWS (22D. Manatees).


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