07.21.15 — It's in the Bag

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Puzzle by David Phillips / Edited by Will Shortz

IT’S IN THE BAG, (56A."We have this won" ... or what could be said about each of the first words of the answers to the starred clues), along with those words, BOOK, TEA, ICE and SAND, constitutes the main feature of this innocuous Tuesday crossword:

BOOK ‘EM DANNO (16A. *Hawaii Five-O” catchphrase)
TEA PARTIER (22A. * Sarah Palin or Glen Beck, e.g.)
ICE ROAD TRUCKERS (35A. *History channel show frequently set in Canada or Alaska)
SAND CASTLE (45A. *Structure built from the ground up?)

Other — ACAI BERRY (29D. Brazilian fruit export); AMERICAN (14D. Swiss sub?); DECOUPAGE (30D. Paper cutouts as a decorative art); GEOFFREY (20A. Rush experienced during a movie?); JAMES KIRK (1D. TV movie lead character whose middle name is Tiberius); OJO (9A. Eye of the tigre?); OSTRICHES (9D. Big egg producers); RIND (37D. Thick skin); TESSA (62A. Nickname for Theresa).


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