03.25.15 — Descending

Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, 
1912, Marcel Duchamp


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Puzzle by Jacob Stulberg / Edited by Will Shortz

NUDE DESCENDING A STAIRCASE NO. 2 in shaded letters descending from upper left to lower right, along with ARMORY SHOW (12D. Event at which the work spelled out by the shaded letters was first exhibited) and AVANT GARDE (28D. Like the work spelled out by the shaded letters),  constitutes the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword 

Other — AIRPLANE (61A. Film whose sequel is subtitled the Sequel”), AMEN and LATIN (10D. Many prayers end with it; 9D. Many prayers are said in it), BESMIRCHED (31D. Sullied), DELAWARE / BAY (7a. With 31-Across, Cape May’s locale), EDDAS (14D. Norse literary works), ENAMORED (16A. Smitten), KNEE-DEEP (67A. Completely engaged [in]), RADIATOR (65A. Hot spot), RED NO 2 (66A. Food additive banned in 1976), SEA-SCENTED (5D. Like candles that might remind one of the beach), TONGONS (38A. Members of an island kingdom), TWERP (53D. Little nothing).


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