Author: Lee Glickstein
Theme: Phrases that end in newspaper sections
- 20a: 1988 comedy with Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin (BIG BUSINESS).
- 37a: Monthly fashion magazine (IN STYLE).
- 52a: College knowledge (LIBERAL ARTS).
- 11d: They can take a joke (GOOD SPORTS).
- 27d: "Back to the Future" theme (TIME TRAVEL).
Straightforward Monday theme, covering five sections of the local newspaper.
- 17a: Established principle (AXIOM).
- 18a: Knowledgeable person (MAVEN).
- 25a: Sweet bread spread (NUTELLA). I've never had this.
- 30a: "National Velvet" novelist Bagnold (ENID).
- 40a: WWI song by George M. Cohan (OVER THERE).
- 60a: Season starter? (PRE). Less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report!
- 3d: Sasha Baron Cohen title character on an HBO show (ALI G).
- 4d: Splotched (BLOBBED). Is this really a word? Really?
- 5d: English diarist Pepys (SAMUEL).
- 6d: Small cup for coffee (DEMI-TASSE).
- 7d: Roll player (PIANO). A player piano plays rolls. Your average everyday piano does not. Or is roll here meant as some style of music (as in rock and roll)?
- 24d: Dumb cluck (ASS).
- 34d: Warren's "Bonnie and Clyde" costar (FAYE).
- 48d: The E of EGBDF (EVERY). Every good boy deserves fudge (or does fine). There was a puzzle recently with this very theme.
- 52d: Rickey flavor (LIME). Booze tag.
- 54d: "Forbidden Games" director Clément (RENE). Didn't see the clue. But it's a common French name.
- 55d: Baseball Hall of Famer Speaker (TRIS).
Suns of Bitches:
Not much to say. Typical Monday.
Thanks for listening.
- Pete M.