“Cheap little rhymes
A cheap little tune
Are sometimes as dangerous
As a sliver of the moon."
~ Langston Hughes
Friday, March 22, 2013
Puzzle by Tim Croce / Edited by Will Shortz
Six 15-letter entries constitute the main feature of this entertaining Friday crossword:
CHOOSE ONE’S WORDS (1A. Speak carefully)
ROCKET TO THE MOON (16A. One of Disneyland’s original attractions)
E-MAIL DOMAIN NAME (17A. Part of a modern address)
EDITORIAL STANCE (52A. Slant in print)
ORNAMENTAL TREES (55A. Topiary figures)
SAID ONE’S PRAYERS (56A. Hoped for a miracle, maybe)
Phèdre, 1880. Alexandre Cabanel
Of other interest — ELISSA Landi, ETA MESON (9D. Electrically neutral subatomic particle), LOCH NESS (29A. Urquhart Castle is on it), MOIRE (28D. Silk selection), OCARINA (3D. Instrument whose name means “little goose”), OTOMIS (7D. Mexican Indians), PHAEDRA (35D. Daughter of King Minos), ROANOKE (13D. The Star City of the South), ROSSINI (36D. “La Cenerentola” composer), SOIGNEE (39D. Elegantly attired), THOR’S Hammer (Mjolnir), THROATS (37D. Distinctive parts of some hummingbirds), VARIG (22D. Flier to Rio).
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