Veronica Lake and a Chocolate Cake
Monday, April 29, 2013
Puzzle by Carolyn W. Stewart / Edited by Will Shortz
Rhyming celebrities and food is the main feature of this Monday crossword treat:
SHEEN’S BEANS (17A. Actor Charlie’s favorite food?)
SWANK’S FRANKS (24A. Actress Hilary’s favorite food?)
LAKE’S CAKES (31A. Actress Veronica’s favorite food?)
PITT’S GRITS (45A. Actor Brad’s favorite food?)
MOORE’S S’MORES (50A. Actor Dudley’s favorite food?)
HAWN’S PRAWNS (63A. Actress Goldie’s favorite food?)
Other — BLESS ME (4D. “Well, I’ll be!“), I KID YOU NOT (29D. “No, seriously”), MANGO (53D. Tropical fruit), PSSTS and SSTS, RASCALS (46D. Scamps), SLIME and SLOP, WAGON TRAIN (11D. Pioneer’s convoy).
Mid-size — ABUTS, AGILE (14A. Like a limbo champion), ALEUT, AREAS, BEAKS, CABIN, CAPES, COBRA (6A. Snake that a snake charmer charms), EROSE, FASTS, GABBY, INIGO Jones, LANES, MAINE, OBOES, ORECK, ORSON Welles, PIN ON, RESHIP, SAW IN, TAP INTO, WAGES, WHISK broom.
Short stuff — AARE, AHA and AGHA, ANI and API, “I’ll take that as A NO“, ANTE, Going AT IT, AWES, BIER, BOSS, CATS, DRAB, ENT and EST, GASP, GIG, ION, KIT, LAVA, NEO, OGLE, OVI, PADS and PARS, PICK, RAID, RAN and RAP and REP, SORT, SPA, T-NUT, WEST, WWW, YEN, YORE.
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. ~ W. C. Fields
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. Talkative; 11. It follows “//” in a URL; 18. Neighborhoods; 16. “Got it!”; 19. Concert engagement; 20. Golf scorecard numbers; 21. Choose; 22. Jagged, as a leaf’s edge; 27. Lowlife; 30. Going ___ (fighting); 36. Dull-colored; 39. Prefix with duct; 40. Access, as a resource; 43. Cushions; 47. Days of long ago; 49. Freeway divisions; 56. Lies next to; 57. Bern’s river; 58. Meowers; 52. Charged particle; 66. Prefix with natal; 67. Architect Jones; 68. Native of the 49th state; 69. Approx. figure; 70. Attach, as a corsage; 71. Attention getters. — DOWN: 1. [Oh, my stars!]; 2. Turkish title; 3. Funeral stand; 5. Japanese money; 6. Home in the woods; 7. Much-advertised vacuum cleaner; 8. Birds’ bills; 9. Sprinted; 10. State as fact; 13. Hourly workers’ pay; 18. Hot tub; 23. Speakeasy owner’s fear; 25. Direction in which the sun sets; 26. Goes on a hunger strike, say; 27. Spill (over); 28. Volcanic emission; 32. Items worn by Dracula and Superman; 33. Bee: Prefix; 34. Frontiersman Carson; 35. Treelike creature I n “The Lord of the Rings”; 37. Opening bet; 38. One who’s in charge; 41. Give the eye; 44. Arrange from A to Z, say; 48. Forward, as a package; 50. Augusta’s home; 51. Orchestra winds; 52. Admitted at the door; 54. Director Welles; 55. Member of the House, for short; 59. Bowls over; 60. Letter-shaped fastener; 61. Grounded trans-Atlantic fliers, for short; 64. Singer DiFranco; 65. Genre for Easy-E and Heavy D.