02.05.15 — Leader of the Pack

Bruce Byron, “Scorpio Rising,” 1963,  Kenneth Anger


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Puzzle by Mike Buckley / Edited by Will Shortz

Six “hit” song titles constitute the main feature of this Thursday crossword:

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (17A. Sheena Easton hit from a Bond film)
LONELY TEARDROPS (37A. 1958 hit by Jackie Wilson)
LEADER OF THE PACK (57A. 1964 #1 hit with a motorcycle crash sound) 
ANYWHERE I WANDER (4D. 153 hit for Julius La Rosa)
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY (7D. R. Kelly hit from “Space Jam”)
PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE (10D. Depeche Mode’s first U.S. hit, 1985)

Other —“Skyfall” singer ADELE; Giant Jesus ALOU; Clinton aide DEE DEE Myers; EL REY (62A. Elvis, to Spanish fans); ERIQ La Salle of “ER”; Actor GERARD Depardieu; IVANA (14A. Trump caller, once?); Ken KESEY who wrote “Sometimes a Great Notion”; LODESTARS (34D. Guiding lights); MILNE (12D. Author who went by his first two initials); OPER (35D. Person who’s a zero?: Abbr.); PAMS (10A. Dawber and Grier); PARISIANS (3D. French capitalists?); Madcap Martha RAYE; SHERRI Shepherd, former co-host of “The View”; Egyptian president Adele Fattah el-SISI; STEIG Larsson who wrote the “Millennium” trilogy.


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