06.01.15 —The Monday Crossword

Monday, June 1, 2015

Puzzle by David Woolf / Edited by Will Shortz

A quartet of first-syllable homophones constitutes the interrelated group of this Monday crossword:

SOL CERVEZA (17A. Popular Mexican brew)
SOLE BENEFICIARY (27A. The only trustworthy one?)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (48A. Where Kia and Hyundai are headquartered)
SOUL SISTER (63A. Woman’s best female friend)

Other — ESOS and ESTA; ICE CUBES (5D. They make clinks in drinks); JUNE CARTER (11D. Wife portrayed in 2005’s “Walk the Line”); LIKE MIKE (41D. Emulating basketball’s Jordan, per an old catchphrase); LIQUORED UP (29D. Three sheets to the wind); LOVE-IN (6D. Groovy 1960s event);  The Soup NAZI (Seinfeld” character); PISA and PEPSI: PHO and RHO; SURREAL (38A. Dreamy); TEAR OUT (25D. Remove, as a coupon); URDU (62A. Language of Pakistan).


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