First GoodYear Blimp Enterprise
at Washington/Hoover Airport, Late 1930’s
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Puzzle by Patrick Merrell / Edited by Will Shortz
Three 15-letter common phrases with LESS as the second syllable, humorously clued to change their meanings, constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword:
TIRELESS WORKERS (20A. Goodyear employees when they’re on strike?)
LISTLESS FEELING (39A. Result of Santa misplacing his papers?)
RUTHLESS TACTICS (56A. What the Red Sox had to start using in 1920?)
Other — BUS ROUTE (9D. It may be diagrammed on a city map), GREEK MYTH (4D. Story set on Mount Olympus), LEGOLAND (40D. Theme park based on a toy), OBSCENE (22D. Censorship-worthy), SLAPSTICK (38D. Buster Keaton genre), THE DUDE (26D. Nickname for filmdom’s Lebowski).
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