06.04.15 — Cavern

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Puzzle by Joe Krozel / Edited by Will Shortz

CAVERN (1A. Location containing 10-Downs and 25-Downs), along with STALACTITE and STALAGMITE (10D and 25D. 1-Across sight) constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword.  A note accompanies the crossword reading “This puzzle seemingly has more than one solution … but only one is correct”.  Switching the answers to 10D and 25D provides the incorrect solution, e.g., GAPS rather than CAPS; MOIL / TOIL; CUT / GUT and ISTS / ISMS, switching STALAGMITE and STALACTITE.

Other — CASTAWAY (17A. One sending a message in a bottle, maybe); COMEDY TEAM 39A. Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, e.g.)’ DIRT STAINS (32A. They’re often found on baseball uniforms); ICHABOD (19D. Schoolmaster in a Washington Irving tale); PAPER-THIN (50A/. Like walls in a cheap motel, it seems); TORI AMOS (55A. Singer with the 1994 double-platinum album “Under the Pink”); VANILLA (36A. Ordinary).


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