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Celebrating Democracy

· By JeffsPuzzles · Published 14 days ago

Constructor's Note: This puzzle celebrates the UN's International Day of Democracy, September 15
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  • SporcleMirror 🤓9:53 · 14 days ago
    I kept wondering what I had wrong, it was IONA instead of IONE
    8D IONEActress ___ Skye
    (just another day of me mixing up my crosswordese - for some reason the name EDNA at 57D
    57D ELIE___ Weisel (Holocaust survivor who wrote "Night")
    seemed to ring a bell but I was quickly proven wrong). I got the bed pun at 20D
    20D BEDSHEETSThey're made for kings or queens, but not presidents or prime ministers
    and I had ____H_E_S... I almost put in DEATHBEDS. What's wrong with me today?
    Great clue there but my favorite one is 33A
    33A DNADenim:jeans::___:genes
    .
    • JeffsPuzzles constructor · 13 days ago
      Cool fact on Ione Skye - she's the daughter of the 60s singer Donovan, which I didn't learn til cluing this puzzle. HIs songs are heavily Buddhist-influenced and I listen to him pretty regularly. Any way, thanks for solving!
    • Full of excellent quotes and interesting facts. Thanks!
    • Cycleboy 25:20 · 13 days ago
      Very relevant , I think we are close to oligarchy in this country. I hope everone votes this time.
    • T. G. 11:59 · 13 days ago
      Incredible theme density and very fun!
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Charm
    2. 8A
      Glacial maximum period
    3. 14A
      Party's candidate
    4. 15A
      1960s President who said "Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth, and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact."
    5. 16A
      One-time Bond portrayer
    6. 17A
      Odd
    7. 18A
      Plant bristle (contained in "AW, NOT THIS AGAIN")
    8. 19A
      Mechanism for controlling margins on a typewriter
    9. 21A
      Water nymph in Greek mythology
    10. 24A
      Sat, as a legislature
    11. 25A
      Bovine mascot
    12. 30A
      Singer Lauper
    13. 31A
      In a democracy, exercises one's right to disagree
    14. 33A
      Denim:jeans::___:genes
    15. 35A
      Bio or chem, e.g.
    16. 36A
      Pinball no-no
    17. 37A
      What "Democracy" literally means
    18. 42A
      Lots
    19. 43A
      Bourbon relative
    20. 44A
      ___ Francisco (where the UN Charter was signed in June 1945)
    21. 45A
      Adjective often meaning "extreme," in political contexts
    22. 47A
      Fender guitar nickname
    23. 51A
      Gather wool
    24. 52A
      DOJ Bureau
    25. 54A
      _____ heel gait, as in sprinting
    26. 55A
      Itty
    27. 58A
      Stanley Cup org.
    28. 59A
      Holy month for Muslims
    29. 63A
      Successful 14 Across
      Party's candidate[-------]
    30. 66A
      "For us democracy is a question of human _____. And human _____ is political freedom." (Olof Palme)
    31. 67A
      First nation to abolish gender- and race-based requirements for voting and serving in government
    32. 68A
      Concedes
    33. 69A
      Cite meaning "these sources support my point as well"
    Down
    1. 1D
      How a full court sits
    2. 2D
      Country rated highest in the most recent Democracy Index (an annual survey by The Economist)
    3. 3D
      Casual words before or after "It's open"
    4. 4D
      He/___
    5. 5D
      ___ Arbor, Michigan
    6. 6D
      Tidy
    7. 7D
      Common coffee break time
    8. 8D
      Actress ___ Skye
    9. 9D
      ___ & Ladders (kids' game)
    10. 10D
      Pair of nines?
    11. 11D
      Home to the Sun Devils
    12. 12D
      Long-time Portuguese enclave in India
    13. 13D
      Make bigger (abbr.)
    14. 15D
      "If we are to keep our democracy there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration ____" (Judge Learned Hand)
    15. 20D
      They're made for kings or queens, but not presidents or prime ministers
    16. 22D
      Appendices, e.g.
    17. 23D
      T. Rex, e.g.
    18. 26D
      Allow to board
    19. 27D
      Small cut
    20. 28D
      "___ be a cold day in hell ..."
    21. 29D
      41 Down
      Sunrise direction[----]
      in Spanish
    22. 32D
      Nurses, as a drink
    23. 34D
      Hairstyle also called a "natural"
    24. 37D
      Cheering sounds
    25. 38D
      Six-sided State
    26. 39D
      Tales from the past
    27. 40D
      "The ___ of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy" (Montesquieu)
    28. 41D
      Sunrise direction
    29. 46D
      "Full faith and ___" clause (U.S. Const. Art. IV, Sec. 1)
    30. 48D
      ____ cars (Hertz offering)
    31. 49D
      "Birthplace of democracy"
    32. 50D
      Home to the AAA Mud Hens
    33. 53D
      Feudal land grants
    34. 56D
      Consumes
    35. 57D
      ___ Weisel (Holocaust survivor who wrote "Night")
    36. 59D
      For most adults, the ___ of vitamin D is 15 mcg
    37. 60D
      Help
    38. 61D
      Co. with movie and resort divisions
    39. 62D
      Singer DiFranco
    40. 64D
      WSW opposite
    41. 65D
      Acronym in weight loss supplements (contained in ECLAIR, which, alas, is not a weight loss supplement)
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