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Making Plain

◆◆ · By LJ · Published 7 days ago

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  • Mike D 13:32 · 7 days ago
    Fun theme!
    • LJ constructor · 7 days ago
      Thanks, Mike!
    • carter 25:03 · 6 days ago
      arghhh i had the whole thing right except i put "lowlier ivy" instead of "low tier ivy" for 10D
      10D LOWTIERIVYLike Dartmouth or Cornell, according to some
      :'( great puzzle, love the difficulty
      • LJ constructor · 5 days ago
        Damn, I never thought of that alternative! Fond of that clue as a low-tier Ivy alum myself. Glad you liked the puzzle, thanks Carter!
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Sanctify
      2. 6A
        Place for a preemie (abbrev.)
      3. 10A
        "1 ___ kgs", common Google search
      4. 14A
        Nintendo's fox-like "Evolution Pokémon"
      5. 15A
        Healy or Stubbs and others
      6. 16A
        North African port where Spain and Algeria are nearest
      7. 17A
        Grows a sweet crop?
      8. 19A
        Undertake, as war
      9. 20A
        Under the command of
      10. 21A
        ___ na nÓg, Irish name for the Celtic Otherworld
      11. 22A
        Organization with ties to the Dems' "Squad"
      12. 23A
        Dimwitted
      13. 26A
        "No prob."
      14. 28A
        Mont ___, Martinique's active volcano
      15. 29A
        Determines an asking price?
      16. 32A
        Down's opposite, to you and me
      17. 33A
        Polish dumpling
      18. 34A
        Curb
      19. 35A
        Where Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his 2003 gubernatorial candidacy
      20. 36A
        Something balmy and topical?
      21. 37A
        Fall back again, say
      22. 38A
        Sordid
      23. 39A
        Attacks
      24. 42A
        "___ Were a Boy" - Beyoncé
      25. 45A
        Ample, as a paycheck
      26. 46A
        "What you just said bends the truth"
      27. 49A
        Scaly marauder of prehist. times
      28. 50A
        Steals windows?
      29. 51A
        Meas. device in a cockpit
      30. 52A
        Solar or coal power (abbrev.)
      31. 53A
        Ending with fruit- or herb-
      32. 54A
        Welsh greeting
      33. 55A
        File compression formats opened by a ubiquitous trialware program
      34. 56A
        Enter
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        Become disencumbered, with "of"
      2. 2D
        Pressures
      3. 3D
        "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" musical
      4. 4D
        Jam ___, casually
      5. 5D
        Prophet
      6. 6D
        Spherical structures inside the cell's nucleus
      7. 7D
        Where to find fish too big for their pond?
      8. 8D
        "___ Good" by Janet Jackson
      9. 9D
        "___ lose", as annual leave
      10. 10D
        Like Dartmouth or Cornell, according to some
      11. 11D
        Cranial region
      12. 12D
        "That's true, officer"
      13. 13D
        Providence to Boston dir.
      14. 18D
        Swiss cheese containing blue fenugreek
      15. 24D
        Higher level H.S. subj.
      16. 25D
        Ethiopian royalty's Ras ___ Damtew
      17. 26D
        "Jesus ___", old gospel song
      18. 27D
        Jo-Wilfried of tennis
      19. 29D
        -genesis, step in mushroom reproduction
      20. 30D
        What Berliners might see on a night out, say
      21. 31D
        "___ don't come this Christmas" (Tyga lyric)
      22. 32D
        What one hopes to come across in the desert
      23. 34D
        Critical pieces missing from 17A
        Grows a sweet crop?[----------]
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        Determines an asking price?[--------]
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        Steals windows?[----------]
      24. 36D
        "Variations on ___ Melody", from Appalachian Spring
      25. 40D
        Total
      26. 41D
        Nation of Kwame Nkrumah and Kofi Annan
      27. 42D
        "Alternatively,"
      28. 43D
        Guy on the Food Network
      29. 44D
        A Doll's House playwright
      30. 47D
        Faucet (abbrev.)
      31. 48D
        Eng. language variety in the works of Langston Hughes and Tupac Shakur
      32. 49D
        Chief prosecutors, for short
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