Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Puzzle by Peter Wentz / Edited by Will Shortz
SEVEN CS (61A. Punny title for this puzzle that’s a hint to the answers to the starred clues), AC MILAN, RC COLAS, DC COMICS, W C FIELDS, JC PENNEY, MC HAMMER and N C STATE constitute the interrelated group of this Wednesday crossword.
Other — ACADIAN (8A. Early French settler), ACCOUNT, COCCYX (9D. Tailbone), COLETTE, COROLLA, CUBS WIN (1A. Catchphrase of announcer Harry Caray), DACTYL (45D. “Innocent,” but not “guilty“), EDIT OUT, ERASMUS (39A. Contemporary of Luther), FACE OF EVIL (32D. Villainy personified), IPANEMA, Mrs. O’LEARY’S cow, RESTYLE, WELCOME MAT (5D. Sign of hospitality).
Five-letter — ACCRA, ACRID, ALAIN, ANENT, ARETE, ATLAS, EASY A, ELTON, FASTS, I’LL BE, “The best IS YET to come“, LUNES, MANOR, NASTY, PASEO, PEWEE, SNIDE, SOFAS, STYES, TASES, “Who are THESE people?!”, UNCLE.
Short stuff — ACE, ADS, AERO, Santa ANA, ARCS, ATV, BAM, BIT, CIA, CPR, CUT, Whoop-de-DOO, ECO, EDY, ENE, ETD, Swine FLU, IMAC, JAVA, MARY, “Love ME DO“, MESS, MFAS, MSEC, MUTT, NANO, NOT, STE, TAT, UPC, XFL.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 15. Locale in a 1964 Stan Getz hit; 16. Toyota model; 17. *Football club that plays at San Siro; 18. *First soft drinks sold in cans; 19. *Green Lantern company); 21. Comedy routine; 22. Former Toyota model; 25. Big name in ice cream; 26. Word of choice; 27. Green prefix; 28. Painters’ degs.; 31. Bygone sports org. for which Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura was a TV analyst; 33. *He said “Start every day off with a smile and get it over with”; 35. Space launch vehicle; 40. Report; 42. G.P.A. booster; 43. *Big clothing reailer; 44. Airport announcement, for short; 46. Prefix with magnetic; 47. Phoenix-to-Albuquerque dir.; 48. Unregistered sort; 51. Cousin of a dune buggy, for short; 53. Observes a religious holiday, in a way; 56. *Baggy pants popularizer in the 1980s; 59. *The Wolfpack, informally; 66. Remove, as an unnecessary line; 67. Give a makeover. — DOWN: 1. The Company, for short; 2. Lines at a store, for short; 3. Whack!; 4. Indirectly derogatory; 6. G3, G4 or G5; 7. Product from the maker of the 6-Down; 8. Bad-smelling; 10. Jump shorts have them; 12. “That’s amazing!”; 13. French actor Delon; 14. Vicious, as the weather; 20. What a slob leaves; 22. Smallish bird; 23. Capital of Ghana; 24. Where houseguests may sleep; 26. John of London; 30. Parts of some campaigns; 36. Crescent shapes; 37. Regarding; 38. Eyelid problems; 40. Crackerjack; 41. Some chest-thumping, for short; 43. World’s most populous island; 48. “Jane Eyre” locale; 49. Paul McCartney’s Albert, e.g.; 50. Zaps, in a way; 54. Rocky ridge; 56. Figure in a crèche; 57. Fraction of a min.; 60. Gang identifier, for short; 62. Word after waste or want; 63. Well-muscled, informally; 64. Véronique, e.g.: Abbr.