Tough as Nails Themeless #17

Here comes another themeless for ya! Sigh, 31-Across. A sad truth I have been forced to confront of late. That and 8-Down, which is a word I find interesting but was too out there for at least one mainstream editor.

Enjoy!

Tough as Nails Themeless #17 – Across Lite

2 thoughts on “Tough as Nails Themeless #17

  1. 8D (ULTRAMONTANE) was a new one for me, and its etymology turns out to be quite interesting.

    Also appreciated the novel clues for 32D (LAS) and 33D (OAR). I was not familiar with the secondary meaning of “erg” (a type of desert area in the Sahara consisting of shifting sand dunes).

    The only entry which seemed a bit off was 41D (SCRODS), since I would have guessed the plural form is the same as the singular. But I guess “cod” will accept either pluralized form, so I suppose it’s technically acceptable.

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