01.20.15 — Comic Relief

Chris Rock


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Puzzle by Susan Gelfand / Edited by Will Shortz

COMIC RELIEF (60A. What the starts of 18-, 24-, 37- and 52-Across can provide?), CAESAR SALAD (18A. Dish with croutons and Parmesan cheese), MURPHY BED (24A. Pull-down sleeper), CRYSTAL GEYSER (37A. Evian competitor) and ROCK OPERA (52A. “Tommy,” for one) constitute the interrelated group of this friendly Tuesday crossword.

Other — CAMEROON (37D. Neighbor of Nigeria), DONG (26D. Bell sound), DRIVEL (48D. Senseless talk), EXODUS (2D. Book of the Bible of an event described in it), HESSE (7D. “Siddhartha” writer), LEHAR (50A. “The Merry Widow” composer), MALAMUTE (11D. Sled dog), PAJAMA (1D. Word before top or party), PHIAL (23A. Lab bottle), RASHOMON (38D. Kurosawa classic), ROWENA (15A. Ivanhoe’s love).


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