NYT Thursday Puzzle – July 31, 2014

NYT Thursday Puzzle - July 31, 2014

The theme is found at 55-Across: Visual representation of this puzzle’s theme. Answer: Space Bar. A rebus as you have to fill those squares with the word “SPACE” in order to get the correct crossing answers. There are also two other answers in the puzzle related to the “space bar” theme — one straightforward, the other cute.

41D. Areas that may be protected by military jets = Air(spaces)s
36D. You might need a lot of it for your files = Disk (space)
56D. Hit 1996 live-action/animated film = (Space) Jam
57D. We’re living in it = (Space) Age
58D. Name for 55-Across = (Space) bar
37D. It’s far out = Deep (space)
43D. Regions within regions = Sub (space)s

20A. 55-Across, e.g. = Computer key
28A. 55-Across, e.g.? = Star Wars Cantina

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