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WSJ Contest — Friday, December 16, 2022 |


Grid: quarter-hour; meta: 5 extra 

 

Matt Gaffney’s Wall Street Journal contest crossword, “What Should I Where?” — Conrad’s writeup.

This week we’re on the lookout for a four-letter a part of the physique. There had been 4 numbered theme entries, every containing a chunk of clothes:

  • [17a: 1989 World Series MVP who also pitched a no-hitter in 1990 (1)]:  DAVESTEWART
  • [11d:Eponym of an Australian island (2)]: ABELTASMAN
  • [57a: “The Ten Commandments” and “Ben-Hur” co-star (3)]: MARTHASCOTT
  • [28d: Whose Line Is It Anyway?” host since 2013 (4)]: AISHATYLER

Those 4 items of clothes matched a grid entry containing a physique half as soon as one letter was modified:

  • VEST -> CHEST-> CHES(S)
  • BELT -> WAIST -> W(H)IST
  • ASCOTT -> NECK -> N(O)CK
  • HAT -> HEAD -> HE(E)D

The modified letters spell SHOE, resulting in FOOT, our contest resolution.

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