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#WordOfTheDay Cryptic 1

· By Leonard Williams · Published 4 months ago

Constructor's Note: Seven entries in this puzzle were selected as a Word of the Day Merriam-Webster. Can you guess which ones were chosen in July?
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    1AOw! Hell! … Hurt? Too bad, though (2,4)
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    1. 1A
      Ow! Hell! … Hurt? Too bad, though (2,4)
    2. 5A
      Playful like a puppy? (7)
    3. 9A
      Finalize deconstruction of “Sin Canto” (8)
    4. 10A
      Subtle new aunts sounded posh (6)
    5. 11A
      A boomer found among chippies (6)
    6. 12A
      Like Cruise’s reported storms (7)
    7. 13A
      Endlessly modest works of poetry (4)
    8. 14A
      Me, that is, controlling raging anger: What a zoo! (9)
    9. 17A
      Deliver (in a way) an additional diet treatment (9)
    10. 20A
      Avocado habanero festival held in hot city (4)
    11. 22A
      Keen architect gives away pass to see wrinkly dog (4,3)
    12. 23A
      Mischievous Ramona dressed as Theban deity (4-2)
    13. 24A
      Shop at mistakenly? Pity (6)
    14. 25A
      Confirm dinner plans after Frankie lost a grant (8)
    15. 26A
      Like this “Curb Your Enthusiasm” scenario: Danson acquires debts (7)
    16. 27A
      Tracee Ross starts and stops fashions (6)
    Down
    1. 2D
      Miami ballers record the apparent temperature (4,5)
    2. 3D
      Does a Houdini in some SUVs (7)
    3. 4D
      Hang with ragged toiler (6)
    4. 5D
      Totally lost it and became a mimic (4,3)
    5. 6D
      Bluster conceals existential crisis for neighborhood toughs (8)
    6. 7D
      Fancy picture enthralls Indiana (7)
    7. 8D
      Tips cabbies (5)
    8. 15D
      Thin eider unnatural? On the contrary, it’s genetic (9)
    9. 16D
      Accommodates Crazy Pat’s toad (6,2)
    10. 18D
      Achieved hurt again? (7)
    11. 19D
      This holds First Lady’s footpads (7)
    12. 20D
      Entrance pass gives admission to risky situation (2-2-3)
    13. 21D
      Mobile device requires key permit (6)
    14. 22D
      Expressionism: art movement embracing pain (5)
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