06.17.15 — Refusals

George C. Scott in the 1970 film of “Patton”

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Puzzle by Molly Young and David J. Kahn
Edited by Will Shortz

GEORGE C SCOTT and ACADEMY AWARD (3D. Actor who refused a 26-Down in 1971), DAVID BOWIE and KNIGHTHOOD (5D. Rock star who refused a 37-Down in 2003) and JEAN PAUL SARTRE with NOBEL / PRIZE (15D. Playwright who refused an 8-57-Down in 1964) constitutes the main feature of this Wednesday crossword.

Other — EPEE (52A. Poker game); ICEL (44A. Home of the elves known as huldufolk: Abbr.); JALOPIES (15A. Hardly luxury cars); MICRO (33A. Modern prefix with aggression); RADIUM (27D. Bygone component in luminous paint); SOUR ON (74A. Grow tired of); STEPPE (28D. Onetime home of the Hunts); TIME ZONE (73A. Vertical strip on a map); UNSOWN (39A. Like virgin soil).


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