03.05.15 — Falling Behind

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Puzzle by Jim Peredo / Edited by Will Shortz

FALLING BEHIND (38A. Lagging … or a hint to 17-, 19-, 56- and 61-Across) clues in the main feature of this Thursday crossword, falling “behinds“, e.g., RUMP, BUM, TAIL and CAN:

DONALD T/RUMP (17A and 18D. Who said about himself “Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money”; RUMP session [meeting after a legislative dissolution])
BABY AL/BUM (19A. Record of infantile behavior?; 20D. No-good)
GORY DE/TAIL (56A. Part of a story you might not want to know; 60D. Follow)
UNAMERI/CAN (61A. Hating baseball and apple pie?; 63D. Fire)

Other — DIORAMA (65A. It‘s a scene to behold), GALACTIC (13D. Huger than huge), GODPARENTS (11D. Participants at many baptisms), HEARING AID (28D. Device placed next to a drum), IAMB (3D. “Hurray“ or “alas“), PTERO (15D. Wing: Prefix). TANGLES (24D. Argues [with]), WE‘RE LOST (36D. Comment upon driving past the same unfamiliar place again).


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