Monday, November 9, 2009 Puzzle by Lynn Lempel, edited by Will Shortz COUGH DROP (18A. Throat soother), NIGHTFALL (23A Time just after sunset), KITCHEN SINK (36A. Where dishes may pile up), SKINNY DIP (51A. Go in without a suit) and THINK TANK (57A. Problem-solving research institute) are the interrelated group of this friendly Monday crossword. Monday links -- GIRL TALK (11D. Chitchat at a sweet sixteen sleepover) and KING-SIZE (36D. Really big, as a mattress), AFRICAN (21D. From Niger or Nigeria), ATHENS (1D. Parthenon’s site), ANTSY (35D. Restless), KANGA (52D. Roo’s mom in “Winnie-the-Pooh”), MILNE (63A. “Winnie-the-Pooh” writer), TSARS (53A. Rulers until 1917), OOZE (61A. Slime). ----------------- For today’s cartoons, go to The Crossword Puzzle Illustrated. For the complete post, go HERE.