02.10.15 — Under the Weather

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Puzzle by Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette

Edited by Will Shortz

Five familiar idiomatic phrases for “ailing“, cued occupationally, constitutes the main feature of this Tuesday crossword:

OUT OF SORTS (17A. The ailing postal worker was …)
FEELING PUNK (24A. The ailing rock star was …)
UNDER THE WEATHER (38A. The ailing meteorologist was …)
WAY BELOW PAR (47A. The ailing golfer was …)
IN THE DUMPS (59A. The ailing trash collector was …)

Other — ADIEU and SEE YA (11D. “Goodbye”; 22A. “Bye!“), ASTEROIDS (3D. Popular 1980s arcade game), HOME PLATES (10D. Where umpires umpire), SHOOT EM UP (35D. Typical western), STEEL BANDS (28D. Caribbean percussion groups), WASTE (47D. Garbage), WOMYN (12D. Half of humanity, to some feminists), George WYTHE who signed the Declaration of Independence.


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