06.16.15 — Offering

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Puzzle by Peter A. Collins / Edited by Will Shortz

HOT FUDGE on ICE CREAM (Soda shop offering), CHEESE on a BURGER (Fast-food offering), ONIONS on a HOT DOG (61A. Ballpark offering), and MARINARA on RIGATONI (60A. Trattoria offering)  constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:

Other — ASTERISKS (3D. They’re next to some records); CANOLA OIL (32D. Cooking medium); DEFCON (4D. Multilevel military readiness); I’M HIT (1D. Paintball cry); LOGIA (43D. Sayings of Jesus); LOGJAM (56A. Impasse), POOCH (2D. Doggie); ESPAÑOLA (41D. Cousin of catalán); SCAUP (8A. Cousin of a mallard); SHUT OUT (8D. 7-0 baseball victory, e.g.); TANTRA (48D. Hindu meditative rituals); WATER GUN (38D. Prankster’s weapon).


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