03.02.5 — Smile


Monday, March 2, 2015

Puzzle by Andrea Carla Michaels / Edited by Will Shortz

Four answers with three sequential letter L’s constitutes the interrelated group of this Monday crossword:

STILL LIFE (17A. Cézanne’s “The Basket of Apples”)
CALL LETTERS (23A. Radio station identification)
MELL LAZARUS (5A. “Momma” cartoonist)
TWO-L LLAMA (63A. “A beast,” according to Ogden Nash)

Other — EMMETT  Kelly, classic circus clown; EXPLODED (40D. Went off, as a bomb); FLEETING (9D. Short-lived); JAILS (1A. Sends to the lockup); Peruvian author Mario Vargas LLOSA; NAMES (34A. Andrea, Carla and Michael).


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