Thursday, March 26, 2015
Puzzle by Bryon Walden / Edited by Will Shortz
Mixing up the word "RINSE” (across and down) constitutes the main feature of this Thursday crossword:
SLYTHERINS (19A. Draco Malfoy’s housemates in the Harry Potter books)
INTENSE RIVALS (36A. Red Sox and Yankees, e.g.)
SPIN SERVE (43A. Tricky way to put a ball in play)
RINSE CYCLE (57A. Part of washing … or what’s exhibited by the circled letter from top to bottom).
Other — ABU DHABI (7A. Mideast capital), ANYHOO (5D. “Moving right along …“), Swimmer Matt BONDI who won eight Olympic gold medals; BOTOX (13D. Shot in the crease?), GIMPS (47D. Hobbling gaits), ISRAELIS (39D. Haaretz readers), LAYLA (2D. 1971 rock classic inspired by a 12th-century Persian poem), MALE NUDE (60A. “David” or “The Thinker”), PHONE SEX (63A. Activity on a hotline?), SANTA HAT (65A. Yuletide topper), TOILETTE (18A. Personal grooming), YMCA (59D. Where “you can hang out with all the boys,” in song).
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