Two NYT Puzzles with a Mother’s Day Theme

Since this is Mother’s Day, it would have seemed likely that today’s Sunday puzzle would have had that as a theme. Turned out not to be the case. However, this past week, both the Wednesday and Thursday puzzles were about Mother’s Day — quite unusual for two consecutive puzzles to have the same theme.

NYT Thursday Puzzle - May 9, 2013

17A. Interstitially, say = Between the lines
28A. Wearer of a red-starred tiara = Wonder Woman
47A. Marquee actress = Leading lady
58A. Happy Mothers Day
The answer to 17A. relates to the fill for the squares in the center of the puzzle:  Hi Mom

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The theme answers are things one might have done for Mother’s Day, all clued the same: Remembered Mom, in a way.

18A. Shipped gift
31A. Mailed card
48A. Called home
63A. Sent flowers

In addition, there is a clue for an answer that runs diagonally starting from 1.
Annual message = Happy Mothers Day

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2 Responses to “Two NYT Puzzles with a Mother’s Day Theme”

  1. Eileen Says:

    Hope you had a very beautiful Mother’s Day!! xo Eileen (Thanks for all the delightful posts year round, and of course, the countless restaurants you have sent me to! All wonderful!!)

  2. thewizardofroz Says:

    Hi, Eileen. I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. We spent a quiet day at home after returning in the a.m. from some fab dining in the city on Friday and Saturday.

    Thanks for the compliment re: my posts! As for restaurant recs, you’ve done your share of directing me to good ones and helping me to avoid disasters by “taking one for the team.” 🙂

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