08.03.15 — Grey Cells

Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot in 
“Murder on the Orient Express,” 1974


Monday, August 3, 2015

Puzzle by David Steinberg / Edited by Will Shortz

HERCULE POIROT (23A. Fictional character who “died” in 1975); LITTLE GREY CELLS (39A. What 23-Across thinks with [as illustrated in this grid?]), MOUSTACHE (18A. Notable 23-Across feature); EGG-SHAPED HEAD (50A. Notable 23-Across feature) and DETECTIVE (62A. 23-Across’s occupation) constitutes the main feature of this Monday crossword.

Other — ACHE, AGAPE and AGAZE A LOOP, AMEND, APERÇU (4D. Cursory glance); ATONE, COCKTAILS (1D. Drinks before dinner, maybe), Mr. MOTO (Marquand sleuth); OBAMA (28A. President born Aug. 4, 1961), SET and LOT (45A and 47A. Movie filming spot), STILETTOS (33D. Pointy heels). 


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