04.30.15 — Rhymes


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Puzzle by Herre Schouwerwou / Edited by Will Shortz

Five double-pun phrases, some rhyming with a first or last name, constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword:

POEHLER BARE (19A. Naked “Parks and Recreation” star?)

THOREAU FAIR (61A. Event at Walden Pond?)
CHER WEAR 12D. Clothing line from an Oscar-winning singer?)
BELLE HEIR (20D Offspring of Beauty?)
HERR KERR (39D. The Galloping gourmet in Germany?)

Other — COPPER (1D. Conductor of note), DISROBED (7D. Stripped), EGGHEAD (4D. Brainiac), ELAINE (51D. Paige of Broadway and London’s West End), NONMETAL (41D. Any of about 18 elements on the periodic table), ROCK (27D. Wear and look great doing it), “The last thing I wanted to do was be a WAR-TIME president“: Lyndon Johnson.


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