04.29.15 — Vertex


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Puzzle by Daniel Landman / Edited by Will Shortz

Mathematical shapes constitute  the main feature of this meaningless Wednesday crossword:

RIGHT TRIANGLE (20A. ELK, geometrically, in the finished puzzle)
TRAPEZOID (28A. EARL, geometrically)
POLYGON (39A. ELK, EARL, LEAK or GEAR, geometrically)
RECTANGLE (48A. LEAK, geometrically)
PARALLELOGRAM (58A. GEAR, geometrically)
VERTEX (52D. What each of this puzzle’s circled squares represents 

Other —  ANDRO (1D. Mixing male and female characteristics, slangily), BACK PAIN (38D. Lumbago), DOGGONE (47D. Darn), LARGELY (55A. For the most part), LAG, LADE, LENI, LIDA and the LIRR, SHAHDOM (4D. Iran, formerly), SIDE NOTE (11D. Incidental remark).


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

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