07.17.15 — The Friday Crossword

Minerva victorious over Ignorance 
Ignorance is at Athena's feet (bottom right). 
Painted by Bartholomeus Spranger (c. 1591) 
Künsthistorische Museum, Wien


Friday, July 17, 2015

Puzzle by Paolo Pasco / Edited by Will Shortz

Of interest — ANITRA (10D. “Peer Gynt” enchantress); ATHENE  (55A. Goddess of wisdom, to Homer); BECAUSE  I CAN (16D. “Reason” that doesn’t explain anything); BEL (30D. Measure of volume); BIGAMIST (16A. Person having one too many?); BIG IDEAS (3D. TED talk topics); CHAP (8D. Get cracking?); KAHUNAS (14A. Island bigwigs); KICKSTARTER (14D. Money source since 2009); MAD ABOUT YOU (29A. 1990s sitcom set in New York); MAGELLAN (50A. Man who named the Pacific Ocean); MINOR THREAT (19D. Third-party candidate, typically); NAS (27A. “Life Is Good” rapper, 2012); SOMERSAULTS (32A. Flips); STREAKER (33D. Buff runner?); TIME COP (18A. 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme film); WALTER MITTY (34A. Daydreaming type). 


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Puzzle available on the internet at
THE NEW YORK TIMES — Crossword Puzzles and Games.

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