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Desmond-Induced Deflation

◆◆ · By JeffsPuzzles · Published 4 months ago

Constructor's Note: On my best days playing alto sax, my tone was a pale imitation of Paul Desmond’s crystal, liquid, heavenly sound.  Desmond was a marvel – a soloist whose intelligence and grace made his lines seem inevitable, and a composer of one of the very greatest jazz classics (see 60 Across), track three on the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s hugely influential Time Out album (one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time).  If you know the tune, the puzzle should be medium difficulty; if you don’t, it’ll be tougher.  Check out this live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXNdq4SA8e4&ab_channel=DaveBrubeck
Jeff Linder JeffsPuzzles.com PuffinlessTravel.wordpress.com
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  • spikeydlux 13:47 · 4 months ago
    Loved the theme!
    1ASeraglios
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Seraglios
    2. 7A
      Trumpet key
    3. 12A
      *In-N-Out competitor
    4. 14A
      Luxury bedding brand
    5. 15A
      Titular Sophocles heroine
    6. 16A
      In band introductions, words that might precede "guitar" or "vocals"
    7. 17A
      Axe
    8. 18A
      *Beer buys
    9. 20A
      Windsor, e.g.
    10. 22A
      Sort of
    11. 26A
      *Cardinal vices
    12. 30A
      Construction beams (or where Apple employees hang out after work?)
    13. 31A
      One-time auto option
    14. 32A
      Making notes that are subsequently indecipherable, if you're me
    15. 35A
      Painting technique
    16. 38A
      End of a baseball variant that starts with a number (or possibly a Kilkenny kitty?) ]
    17. 39A
      Gods' home furnished with Viking appliances?
    18. 40A
      *Buddhist teaching
    19. 45A
      "As dead as a _____" (expression dating back to the 1300s, when [redacted]s suffered mightily, apparently)
    20. 46A
      Sibyl
    21. 49A
      *Big name in women's shoes
    22. 53A
      Proof of strong ancient Roman rum?
    23. 54A
      Yanni and Antetokoumpo, e.g.
    24. 57A
      Christian hermits
    25. 59A
      "Don't even try to explain"
    26. 60A
      Paul Desmond classic that explains the asterisked clues
    27. 61A
      More than wants
    28. 62A
      In-N-Out competitors
    Down
    1. 1D
      Province considered the birthplace of Chinese civilization
    2. 2D
      "Happy thou ___ ..." (Shakespeare, Measure for Measure) (or a retort on an Elizabethan playground?)
    3. 3D
      Louis Quatorze, e.g.
    4. 4D
      Froffle, nowadays
    5. 5D
      Cow's favorite subatomic particle?
    6. 6D
      "Auld Lang ____" (or a tryg function?)
    7. 7D
      Famed street artist
    8. 8D
      Sprinters' banes
    9. 9D
      4G ___
    10. 10D
      ___ Max ("Sweet But Psycho") (please not another DuVernay clue)
    11. 11D
      Abe's youngest
    12. 12D
      Pitching ace Greinke
    13. 13D
      Old-looking tones
    14. 14D
      LA home
    15. 19D
      The "N" in In-N-Out
    16. 21D
      Source of much time-wasting, for many (and of $44B-wasting, for others)
    17. 23D
      Picked things
    18. 24D
      Brat
    19. 25D
      Bruin legend, for short
    20. 27D
      Kimono, you know the answer
    21. 28D
      Half of a spicy noodle order?
    22. 29D
      Rowing machine, familiarly
    23. 32D
      Diurnal dose of humor, for short
    24. 33D
      Una araña tiene ___ piernas
    25. 34D
      Poi source
    26. 35D
      Roadside bomb (acronym)
    27. 36D
      Twin Cities airport
    28. 37D
      ___ mater or ___ Zadora
    29. 39D
      Utterly mistaken
    30. 41D
      Some mushrooms
    31. 42D
      Maker of a legendary bargain
    32. 43D
      To hear (Sp.)
    33. 44D
      Frenzied
    34. 47D
      Hts.
    35. 48D
      What all do in court
    36. 50D
      Good Feelings and others
    37. 51D
      Mobute Sese ___ (Congolese leader who, with US support, overthrew and executied the democratically-elected, leftist Patrice Lumumba)
    38. 52D
      Some gov't agents
    39. 54D
      Where you can watch "America Says" approximately 150 times per day
    40. 55D
      ___ Sremmurd ("Black Beatles" duo)
    41. 56D
      Mitochondrial ___
    42. 58D
      "___ Fell" (Beatles classic)
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