04.24.15 — The Friday Crossword

Friday, April 24, 2015

Puzzle by Joe Krozel / Edited by Will Shortz

Eight 15-letter entries constitute the main feature of this Friday crossword:

TURNED THE HEAT ON (15A. Put under pressure)
STINK STANK STUNK (17A. “The three words that best describe” the Grinch, in song)
OPEN TO CRITICISM (44A Not discouraging feedback)
CONFERENCE TABLE (47A. Office fixture surrounded by a board?
AUTOMATIC WEAPON (2D. One doing the rounds very quickly?)
TRI NITRO TOLUENE (3D. Something to level with)
STUCK TO ONE’S RIBS (12D. Was satisfying, as a hearty meal)
CONDIMENTS AISLE (13D. What may hold the mayo)

Other — CANTON (31A. Football Hall of Fame city), CATALPA (1A. Tree with white flowers), COMERICA (31D. Bank with a landmark tower in Dallas), CONTENTS (33A. Stuff inside), CT SCANS (1D. Images of organs, often), DAMES (36A. “I Only Have Eyes for You” movie musical), OH KAY and ON KEY, POLYSCI (8A. Int’l relations is a branch of it), STRESSED (27A. Under pressure). 


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Puzzle available on the internet at
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