04.16.15 — Backward


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Puzzle by Joe Krozel and Peter Collins
Edited by Will Shortz

In this Thursday crossword the across answers in the top half of the puzzle go the normal way, while in the bottom half they go backward.

YOU GO YOUR WAY / ENIM OG LL’I DNA (20A. With 49-Across, comment upon parting), BACKWARD and DRAWKCAB (33A. How the Across answers appear in the puzzle; 38A. How the Across answers appear in the top half of this puzzle vis-à-vis the bottom).

Other — ACERBIC (9D. Sharp), ASPIRIN (42D. It’s a relief), CALMEST (40D. Least wavy), ESSE, MOM and ATTA (35A. To be, to Brutus; 36A. Dr. MOM; 37A. Lead-in to girl), IT’S A BREEZE (28D. “Piece of cake!“), JOE and PETER (55D. Mud; 1A. Die [out]); MARTHA (25D. Onetime daytime talk show), RINGLET (5D. Certain lock), SEE YA LATER (11D. “I’m outta here!”).

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

1 comment:

Scott said...

Not a big deal but you are missing a K in DRAWCAB. Thanks for analyzing the puzzle every day!