03.01.15 — "Noted" Anniversary

Julie Andrews, “The Sound of Music”, 1965


Sunday, March 1, 2015

“Noted Anniversary” — Puzzle by Finn Vigeland / Edited by Will Shortz

In this fine Sunday 50th anniversary commemoration of  “The Sound of Music”, the notes DO, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA, TI, DO (in single squares) rise from the lower left corner to the upper right to indicate the rising musical notes of the song “Do-Re-Mi” along with the following:

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA (24A. Setting of 118-Across)
JULIE ANDREWS (31A. Star of 118 Across)
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE (49A. Opening lyric of 118-Across)
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN (68A. Duo behind 118-Across)
BEST PICTURE OSCAR (91A. Honor for 118-Across)
THE VON TRAPPS (108A. Family upon whom 118-Across is based)
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (118A. Movie that opened on 3/2/1965)

Other — ANNIES (103D. Annual awards in animation), CRUST (87D. Sicilian border?), HEGIRA (88D. Flight from danger), GIR[DO] (13A. 1958 space monkey), IV TUBE (102D. Hookup in bed?), MOZART (7D. “The culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music,” per Tchaikovsky), NEEDLE (28D. Something a trypanophobe fears), NO-CAL (122A. Superdietary, informally), [SOL]VING TIME (60A. Important factor in a crossword tournament), SUSAN (91A. Narnia girl), TAIPEI (23D. Asian capital nicknamed the City of Azaleas).


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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