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When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court?

· By Emma Oxford · Published 2 months ago

Constructor's Note: I cried multiple times writing this puzzle.
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  • Mike D 🤓6:54 · 2 months ago
    Amazing puzzle Emma, thank you for sharing it!
    • Jake A 🤓7:34 · 2 months ago
      Well done!
      • Grant Law 🤓12:55 · 2 months ago
        Great puzzle, Emma. Fun solve!
        • Grant Law 🤓12:55 · 2 months ago
          (I almost forgot… should the clue for 58-down read “loser”?)
          • Emma Oxford constructor · 2 months ago
            Oops - I thought it did! Fixed it, thanks!
          • Philip Chow 🤓10:41 · 2 months ago
            beautiful tribute puzzle! briefly tried "notorious" for 24-Down
            24D HONORABLEAdjective for a Supreme Court Justice
            • Adam Doctoroff 🤓3:38 · 2 months ago
              Fun as always, Emma. But meaningful too! Thanks!
              • Kent D 🤓14:34 · 2 months ago
                Awesome. Thank you.
                • Sommersmith 🤓5:32 · 2 months ago
                  EXCELLENT puzzle!
                  1AQuench, as thirst
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                  Across
                  1. 1A
                    Quench, as thirst
                  2. 6A
                    16 ____ = 1 cup: Abbr.
                  3. 10A
                    No-see-ums
                  4. 15A
                    Incapacitated, in a way
                  5. 16A
                    Contribute to Yelp
                  6. 17A
                    Dupe
                  7. 18A
                    "___ of Two Cities"
                  8. 19A
                    Long-legged and long-billed wading bird
                  9. 20A
                    Long-___ (like a 58-Down
                    Loser of a fabled 53-Across[----]
                    )
                  10. 21A
                    #Let___Speak
                  11. 22A
                    With 57-Across
                    See 22-Across[------------]
                    , quote gifted to the feminist movement by Mitch McConnell (presumably unintentionally)
                  12. 25A
                    RBG at Harvard in 1956, e.g.
                  13. 27A
                    Feel crummy
                  14. 28A
                    Praiseful poems
                  15. 29A
                    Fortified Portuguese wine
                  16. 31A
                    "___, vidi, vici"
                  17. 33A
                    Place for a mud bath
                  18. 36A
                    Hill dweller
                  19. 37A
                    Board, as a bus
                  20. 38A
                    Tap site
                  21. 39A
                    Answer to the question posed by this puzzle's title (RIP RBG, 9/18/2020)
                  22. 44A
                    "I had a life partner who thought my work ___ as important as his, and I think that made all the difference for me." -RBG
                  23. 45A
                    ___ Island (home to the Statue of Liberty)
                  24. 46A
                    Jerk
                  25. 47A
                    Doo-___ (R&B genre)
                  26. 48A
                    Possible result of a feud
                  27. 49A
                    What makes the heart grow fonder
                  28. 53A
                    See 58-Down
                    Loser of a fabled 53-Across[----]
                  29. 55A
                    "I ask no favor for my sex. ___ I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." -RBG (paraphrasing Sarah Moore Grimké)
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                    Don't put it before the horse
                  31. 57A
                    See 22-Across
                    With 57-Across, quote gifted to the feminist movement by Mitch McConnell (presumably unintentionally)[------------]
                  32. 62A
                    Letter after sigma
                  33. 63A
                    Certain orthodox Jew
                  34. 64A
                    Marine mammal occasionally referred to as "blackfish" or (bizarrely) "grampus"
                  35. 65A
                    Change 19.7 to 20, for example
                  36. 67A
                    Alpha ___ Majoris (somewhat inaptly named second-brightest star in the Great Bear constellation)
                  37. 68A
                    Landscape mentioned often in "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
                  38. 69A
                    Spooky
                  39. 70A
                    Glowing colors
                  40. 71A
                    Tree people of Middle-earth
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                    Light bulbs, metaphorically
                  Down
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                    Winding ski race that's one letter off from a Jewish greeting
                  2. 2D
                    Justice Sonia Sotomayor, for one
                  3. 3D
                    Astounded
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                    "Kenan & ___" (Nickelodeon show from 1996-2000)
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                    Paradise
                  6. 6D
                    Some bars have nights for it
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                    Biblical tower locale
                  8. 8D
                    Recipe instruction
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                    "Ramona the ___" (second book in Beverly Cleary's Ramona series)
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                    Avarice (this word arguably has five extraneous letters)
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                    Author Zora ___ Hurston
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                    Hot chocolate in the lodge, for example
                  13. 13D
                    Very French?
                  14. 14D
                    Covers with turf
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                    More terrestrial
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                    Adjective for a Supreme Court Justice
                  17. 26D
                    Tilt
                  18. 30D
                    Steps in
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                    Geese formations
                  20. 32D
                    Airport info
                  21. 34D
                    A ball-point one won't work in space
                  22. 35D
                    "At the advanced ___ of 86, everyone wants to take a picture with me." -RBG
                  23. 37D
                    Mettle
                  24. 39D
                    ___.7xwords.com
                  25. 40D
                    "Ni ___" (Chinese "hello")
                  26. 41D
                    Strong coffee
                  27. 42D
                    One in Santa's workshop
                  28. 43D
                    Very short time (unless you study particle physics, which I do, in which case this is longer than many lifetimes): Abbr.
                  29. 49D
                    Places for vows
                  30. 50D
                    Force of ___
                  31. 51D
                    Skulls
                  32. 52D
                    Piano practice pieces
                  33. 54D
                    Bee-related
                  34. 55D
                    Wide necktie
                  35. 57D
                    Give the cold shoulder
                  36. 58D
                    Loser of a fabled 53-Across
                    See 58-Down[----]
                  37. 59D
                    Not all, not none
                  38. 60D
                    Word before Man or Age
                  39. 61D
                    Eins, zwei, ___
                  40. 66D
                    Ref. work at the center of "The Professor and the Madman"
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