Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Puzzle by Susan Gelfand / Edited by Will Shortz
ALL THE TRIMMINGS (60A. What Thanksgiving turkey may come with … as suggested by parts of 17-, 22-, 38- and 51-Across?), along with RIBBON, CORD, FRINGE and LACE in four across answers constitutes the interrelated group of this Tuesday crossword:
PABST BLUE RIBBON (17A. Brand with the tagline “Established in Milwaukee 1844”)
SPINAL CORD (22A. Part of the back)
LUNATIC FRINGE (38A. Extremist group)
ALPINE LACE (51A. Deli counter cheese brand)
Other — BURPS (33D. Pats on the back, maybe), CYBERPUNK (10D. Science fiction subgenre), ENCRYPTED (34D. Unreadable without a key), EXPRESS (45A. Local’s counterpart), HELGA (26D. Wyeth subject), NAPES (1D. Pickup sites?), SERPENT (30A. Garden of Eden creature), S STAR (69A. Relatively cool red giant), VIXEN (15A. One of Santa’s reindeer).
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