November 12, 2009
Puzzle by Brendan Emmett Quigley, edited by Will Shortz
A [DIAMOND] IS FOREVER (36A. Classic marketing tagline) and [DIAMOND] LIL (37D. Mae West role), [DIAMOND] JIM BRADY (1A. Tycoon who was reputedly the first person in New York City to own an automobile) and [DIAMOND] RING (1D. Union symbol?), [DIAMOND]HEAD (10A. Hawaiian landmark) and [DIAMOND]BACKS (10D. Chase Field team), NEIL [DIAMOND] (67”Heartlight” singer, 1982) and BLACK [DIAMOND] (44D. Symbol for a difficult ski run), BASEBALL [DIAMOND] (68A. Home setting) and HOPE [DIAMOND] (54D. Subject of a renowned curse) comprise the interrelated group of this gem of a Thursday crossword.
Thursday links --
ARTERIOLE (66A. Small blood vessel); TURBOPROP (62A. Commuter aircraft, maybe); MELTED (4D. Like the Wicked Witch of the West at the end of “The Wizard of Oz”); SPELLS (50A. Kisses may break them); AXELS (18A. Tricky jumps); RECTO (32A. Chapter’s starting point, usually); WHELK (65A. Marine snail); CFOS (33D. Inc. article subjects), COS (33D. Inc. article subjects).
A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental /On your humble flat, or help you at the automat /Men grow cold as girls grow old /And we all lose our charms in the end /But square cut or pear shaped /These rocks don't lose their shape /Diamonds are a girl's best friend!
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