Thursday, July 30, 2015
Puzzle by Brendan Emmett Quigley / Edited by Will Shortz
Louisa May ALCOTT (45D. Creator of the characters added in 17-, 28-, 44- and 57-Across) and the March sisters of “Little Women”, MEG, AMY, BETH and JO, constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword:
TOUGH NUTMEG (17A: Hardy brown spice?)
BIGAMY BUSINESS (28A: Company that will get you a second spouse?)
MACBETH ‘N CHEESE(44A: Extremely tacky production of a Shakespeare play?)
TRAVEL BANJO (57A: Country instrument played by a migrant?)
Other — GUESS NOT (38D. “Looks like I was wrong”); JAM-UPS (7D. Printing problems); LANATE (37D. Woolly); MACRON (44D. Long vowel indicator); Baby MAMA; PABST (48D. “The way beer was meant to be); PLUG UGLY (3D. Downright homely); SPEX (40D. Glasses, informally); USABLE (18D. Worth keeping).
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