01.17.15 — The Saturday Crossword

The Book of Kells, (folio 292r), circa 800, 
showing the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John 

The Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais) (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. (58), sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. ~ Wikipedia


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Puzzle by Josh Knapp / Edited by Will Shortz

Of interest — ADULTERY (13D. Ten Commandments subject); ANKH (51A. Figure also called the crux ansata); BIGMOUTH (36D. Blabber); BOSPORUS (12D. Istanbul is on it)BUFFS UP (1A. Polishes); CORIANDER (33D. Cilantro source)DC CAB (10D. 1983 Joel Schumacher film); FORCE MAJEURE (32A. Act of God, e.g., in a contract); JAINISM (60A. Faith that preaches nonviolence to all living beings); KAZAKH (30D. Like one side of the Aral Sea); Book of  KELLS; KOJAK (52D. Noted Greek officer); LIONIZE (38A. Really build up); MUNGO Jerry, band with the 1970 hit “In the Summertime”; RICHTER SCALE (40A. Provider of shock value?); ROK (29A. “M*A*S*H” extra); SIDEBAR (8A. Hearing at a hearing?); SIREN SONG (21D. Lure); Hip-hop’s SYD tha KydTAPIR (46D. Jungle herbivores), THEATER (64A. “The only institution in the world which has been dying for four thousand years,” per John Steinbeck).

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

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