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Puzzle #55 "Celebrating the year of the 🐯"

· By Philip Chow · Published 2022-01-29T21:04:18.324Z

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  • Mike D 🤓5:17 · 2022-01-29T21:14:34.068Z
    Lovely! 🐅
    • Jake A 🤓5:01 · 2022-01-29T21:55:14.179Z
      That was Grrrrrreeeat!
      • Frisco17 🤓4:44 · 2022-01-29T22:17:09.527Z
        Loved it! Lots of fun theme-y goodness.
        • Maxish 🤓6:05 · 2022-01-29T22:11:41.599Z
          I finished smiling. A very sweet puzzle!
          • jasonwestley 🤓13:10 · 2022-01-29T22:47:09.446Z
            Soooo tigery! Great puzzle.
            • Emma Oxford 🤓3:55 · 2022-01-30T01:59:54.767Z
              Great puzzle! Love all the tiger clues! I also enjoyed the clue for BOOKS13DThey're bound to sell?[-----]. (PS You're missing a " at the beginning of 49D49D"No Country for Old Men" co-director Coen[-----].)
              • Philip Chow constructor · 2022-01-30T18:05:18.833Z
                thanks! fixed :)
              • JFrear 🤓12:08 · 2022-01-30T03:30:12.877Z
                Very theme-y! I like it!
                • Dan Wagner 22:26 · 2022-01-30T04:19:30.987Z
                  Fun! Thanks Philip
                  • noneuclidean 🤓8:52 · 2022-01-30T23:42:46.396Z
                    great puzzle!!!
                    • eelnoodles 13:19 · 2022-01-31T09:21:01.154Z
                      nice puzzle :)
                      • FrankieHeck 🤓4:00 · 2022-01-31T19:56:59.680Z
                        Very fun and user-friendly puzzle!
                        • Cindi Browning 19:46 · 2022-02-05T16:19:50.214Z
                          Such a wonderful puzzle!
                          • Andrea 🤓11:48 · 2022-09-03T08:41:13.848Z
                            Thanks bud!
                            • Stephen Cheng 🤓31:51 · 2022-09-15T05:06:34.992Z
                              Thanks Phil!
                              1A
                              Grain used to make horchata (in its original form, it is made from sweetened tiger nuts)
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                              1. 1A
                                Grain used to make horchata (in its original form, it is made from sweetened tiger nuts)
                              2. 5A
                                Word often confused with "lie"
                              3. 8A
                                Kind of bean
                              4. 12A
                                Like a "breaky heart," per Billy Ray Cyrus
                              5. 13A
                                Tiger ___ (when I was little and had a stomach ache, my mom said to rub this all over my tummy... I think it helped? I like the menthol smell)
                              6. 14A
                                Kind of pole
                              7. 15A
                                Moniker of the "Tiger King," who is in a long-standing feud with Carole Baskin
                              8. 17A
                                Literary device derived from the Greek word for "feigned ignorance"
                              9. 18A
                                Gasteyer who played Cady's mom in "Mean Girls"
                              10. 19A
                                Go bad
                              11. 20A
                                Silver, in heraldry
                              12. 22A
                                What popular items may sell like
                              13. 25A
                                Common addition to a hot stone pot bibimbap
                              14. 26A
                                Cries of dismay as seen before "vey" and "gevalt"
                              15. 27A
                                Movie with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker (how did he not end up eating the kid on the boat?)
                              16. 32A
                                Tiger, or some of his golf clubs
                              17. 35A
                                Winona who plays the grieving mother on "Stranger Things"
                              18. 36A
                                Ants on a ___ (classic healthy snack where the raisins ("ants") sit atop a celery stick with peanut butter)
                              19. 37A
                                ___ Kadabra (DC Comics foe of the Flash)
                              20. 38A
                                Any of the Seven Dwarfs, by profession
                              21. 39A
                                Fastest shark in world with burst speeds of up to 45 mph, beating out the tiger shark's 20 mph
                              22. 40A
                                Mauna ___ (macadamia nut brand)
                              23. 41A
                                Fruit of the Loom competitor
                              24. 42A
                                Kind of "tiger" who is all-bark, no-bite
                              25. 43A
                                Brand whose best-selling cereal is Frosted Flakes (according to Tony the Tiger, they're gr-r-reat!)
                              26. 45A
                                The Tigers, on scoreboards
                              27. 46A
                                Tech company in Lou Gerstner's memoir "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?"
                              28. 47A
                                Diagnostic procedure to find out what you're allergic to
                              29. 52A
                                "Slumdog Millionaire" setting
                              30. 55A
                                "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" photographer Goldin
                              31. 56A
                                Eeny, meeny, miny moe, catch a tiger by the ___... (nursery rhyme that not many are aware has racist origins)
                              32. 57A
                                Robot maid on "The Jetsons"
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                                Tiger voiced by Idris Elba in the 2016 remake of "The Jungle Book"
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                                "Awake and Sing!" playwright Clifford
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                                Tiger ___ (orange flower with black dots)
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                                $2.75, for a single subway ride in NYC (at the time of writing this clue)
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                                Gen ___ (millennials)
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                                Quite fitting
                              39. 66A
                                Tech news and review site that was mentioned in an episode of "Modern Family" (Phil and Claire get into an argument about how difficult it is to use a remote control)
                              Down
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                                Jasmine's tiger in "Aladdin" who growled when he overheard Jasmine tell the sultan "I've never had any real friends," to which she replies "except you ___," causing him to purr in delight
                              2. 2D
                                Prefix with -clastic or -graphic
                              3. 3D
                                Looking up the answer to today's Wordle before actually playing, for example
                              4. 4D
                                Survivor's "___ of the Tiger"
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                                Espresso with steamed milk
                              6. 6D
                                Mahershala of "Green Book"
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                                Where it's fun to stay at, per the Village People
                              8. 8D
                                Precede in place or time
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                                "It hit me like ___ of bricks"
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                                Release, as pent-up anger
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                                Chua with the memoir "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" which spurred a controversial conversation surrounding parenting
                              12. 13D
                                They're bound to sell?
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                                Winnie the Pooh's bouncy tiger friend with the catchphrase "TTFN! Ta-ta for now!"
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                                Bitewings, at a dental office
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                                Send elsewhere, as to a specialist
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                                Musical finale
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                                Deceitful cleverness
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                                "Beware the ___ of March"
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                                Feature on the back of some pajamas
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                                What to do to the Pillsbury Doughboy's tummy to make him giggle
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                                "The Rite of Spring" composer Stravinsky
                              22. 32D
                                Way to get to first base without a hit
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                                Instrument with a brief solo in Beethoven's Fifth
                              24. 34D
                                Inserted in the mouth, like some thermometers
                              25. 35D
                                What sumo wrestlers try to stay within
                              26. 38D
                                Underground molten rock
                              27. 39D
                                "South Park" co-creator Stone
                              28. 41D
                                Calvin's tiger friend of comics (in the final strip, the pair go sledding with the boy saying: "It's a magical world, ___, ol' buddy... let's go exploring!")
                              29. 42D
                                Pasta that can be served alla vodka
                              30. 44D
                                Boundaries
                              31. 45D
                                Journal of private thoughts
                              32. 48D
                                What the members of Boyz II Men did in their music video for "On Bended Knee"
                              33. 49D
                                "No Country for Old Men" co-director Coen
                              34. 50D
                                "Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and ___ you"
                              35. 51D
                                Guiding principle
                              36. 52D
                                ___ of transportation
                              37. 53D
                                ___-friendly (easy to operate)
                              38. 54D
                                Madonna's "La ___ Bonita"
                              39. 57D
                                Siegfried & ___ (magician duo that performed with white tigers)
                              40. 59D
                                Modern and trendy
                              41. 60D
                                Restaurant chain where you can choose Original Recipe or Extra Crispy
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