NYT Thursday Puzzle – July 17, 2014

NYT Thursday Puzzle - July 17, 2014

The theme answers contain the word “back.” The first word of the phrase ends with “back,” the first part of the word is spelled backwards, and the “back” is omitted from the answer.

17A. Singer in the sea, literally = PMUH whale (HumpBACK whale)
27A. Plan B, literally = LLAF position (FallBACK postion)
42A. Gridiron maneuver = RETRAUQ sneak = (QuarterBACK sneak)
57A. Little kid’s lift, literally = YGGIP ride = (PiggyBACK ride)

It took me a while to figure out the clever tricks. Once I did, I was able to complete this puzzle quite easily. However, what almost kept me from finishing without any errors was 52-Across: Stocking stuffer. I filled in “TOY” but eventually realized that the correct answer was “TOE.” Cute clue!

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