03.31.15 — Gymnastics


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Puzzle by Gary Cee / Edited by Will Shortz

VERBAL GYMNASTICS (38A. Fancy, evasive language ... or a hint to the ends of 18-, 26-, 54- and 65-Across), along with second-half words of gymnastics equipment, e.g., RINGS, BEAM, HORSE and BARS, constitutes the main feature of this healthy Tuesday crossword

ONION RINGS (18A. Deep-fried side dish)
LASER BEAM (26A. Metaphor for straightness)
HIGH HORSE (54A. Snootiness)
COFFEE BARS (65A. Java joints)

Other — ASSUAGE (37D. Soften, as fears), EIRE and ERIE (22A. U2’s homeland; 69A. U.S. city that’s an anagram of 22-Across), LARYNGITIS (30D. Woe for a singer), MANHOOD (21A. Virility), NOW WHAT (19D. “You again?!“), PSALMS (14D. Source of the line “The Lord is my keeper”), STYNE (71A. Broadway composer Jule), TORTELLINI (12D. Stuffed, rolled pasta), TRIPE (67A. Claptrap).


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