01.27.15 — Roh

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Puzzle by James Tuttle / Edited by Will Shortz

The sound of “roh” spelled differently at the end of five entries constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword:

KILIMANJARO (17A. Africa’s highest peak)
DENIS DIDEROT (24A. Noted French encyclopedist)
SUCH SWEET SORROW (38A. Parting, to Juliet)
CENSUS BUREAU (48A. Group you can rely on when it counts)
JAMES MONROE (60A. President who lved at Oak Hill)

Other — AVIATE (14A. Lead zeppelins?), BLONDE (10D. Mae West or Cheryl Tiegs), DUMB (7A. Half-baked), EDEN (20A. Starting point?), ELIOT (49D. Poet who wrote “This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper”), EMER and EWER, MAIN DISH (4D. Entrée), Playwright Eugene O’NEILL, PUNJAB (46D. Indian state whose name means “five rivers”), RETURNED (41D. Like a bad check).


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