With Broadway all poised and ready for the snow to melt and the spring stage season to heat up, here's a puzzle that celebrates what are sure to be two of the season's biggest openings, the revivals of Anything Goes and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
I decided that with this crossword, I'd mix things up a little bit and not give the clues out in order. The first set revealed the 9 plays and musicals and their revivals that the rest of the clues are about. That clue set also includes instructions for setting up your grid, tells you which lines contain no new clues, and other details about the way shows were picked. CLUE SET #1 is the best place to start this puzzle. CLUE SET #2 and CLUE SET #3 each contain 7 pairs of clues about 9 plays and musicals and their revivals that are part of the whole puzzle.
Today, I give you the final 7 pairs of clues, all of which are about pairs of actors who played the same role. Next week, come back for the ANSWERS! Good luck!
Here are this week's clue pairs. Remember: Each pair has to do with the same actor/character.
18 Down: Row 11, Block 38. 11 Letters: 1984's ZaZa; he also drove Norma Desmond around L.A.
25 Across: Row 16, Block 27. 12 Letters: 2010's Tony and Olivier Award-winning ZaZa
26 Across: Row 17, Block 15. 12 Letters: He'll be this year's Billy Crocker
27 Across: Row20, Block 10. 14 Letters: He was 1987's male lead in Anything Goes
10 Down: Row 5, Block 31. 13 Letters: In 1995, she was happy to keep his dinner warm
48 Across: Row 34, Block 10. 13 Letters: This year, she'll have her eye on J. Pierrepont Finch
3 Down: Row 1, Block 26. 15 Letters: She was the first to sing "Liaisons"
33 Across: Row 24, Block 12. 14 Letters: She is also known as Mame or Nellie Lovett
32 Down: Row23, Block 15. 13 Letters: He just left the role of Georges
50 Across: Row 35, Block 1. 10 Letters: He sang "Song on the Sand" with 18 Down
7 Down: Row 3, Block 36. 11 Letters: 1987's Reno Sweeney, she was On the Verge this season
40 Across: Row 29, Block 17. 12 Letters: She's been Millie, Jo, Fiona and now Reno
34 Down: Row 24, Block 27. 11 Letters: Hair's original Berger
45 Across: Row 34, Block 26. 11 Letters: 2009's Berger; this year, he's riding Priscilla to Broadway
Here are the clues, "Crossword Style":
25 2010's Tony and Olivier Award-winning ZaZa
26 He'll be this year's Billy Crocker
27 He was 1987's male lead in Anything Goes
33 She is also known as Mame or Nellie Lovett
40 She's been Millie, Jo, Fiona and now Reno
45 2009's Berger; this year, he's riding Priscilla to Broadway
48 This year, she'll have her eye on J. Pierrepont Finch
50 He sang "Song on the Sand" with 18 Down
3 She was the first to sing "Liaisons"
7 1987's Reno Sweeney, she was On the Verge this season
10 In 1995, she was happy to keep his dinner warm
18 1984's ZaZa; he also drove Norma Desmond around L.A.
32 He just left the role of Georges
34 Hair's original Berger
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