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"To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival" - Wendell Berry

By Philip ChowPublished 14 days ago

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  • Mike D 馃4:55聽路聽14 days ago
    Amazing puzzle Philip! I loved the CAPTAINPLANET
    47AHe is summoned by the powers combine of the starts of the answers to the starred clues (specifically in this order: 64, 21, 53, 17, 27-A)
    theme and the grid was so smooth to fill!
    • Philip Chow constructor聽路聽14 days ago
      Thanks! I wrote the puzzle for earth day (next month). Kind of wish the elements would be in grid order (with captain planet at the end), but that was too difficult to do when I was laying out the grid
      • Mike D 馃4:55聽路聽14 days ago
        Sorry I cheated and solved it early as I worked my way through the moderation queue :P
    • Jake A 馃5:45聽路聽13 days ago
      Great puzzle! Thanks, Philip!
      • Emma Oxford 馃4:48聽路聽12 days ago
        Nice one! Great clues!
        • JeffPrug 馃5:28聽路聽10 days ago
          Another great puzzle! You really do a great job of avoiding hard crossings.
          • Philip Chow constructor聽路聽9 days ago
            Thanks!! When I get stuck and have to use a more obscure word, I try to make the words that cross it easier. For example WABO
            53DCabo ___ (Sammy Hagar tequila brand)
            and NAGE
            55DFlavored liquid used for poaching seafood (from the French word for "swim")
            are pretty much nonsense-sounding words, so made sure the crossing clues are more fair and gettable...
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          Across
          1. 1A
            Hitchhiker's hope
          2. 5A
            Word with "road" or "roid"
          3. 9A
            "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" genre
          4. 14A
            "Your turn," on a walkie-talkie
          5. 15A
            "Dancing With Myself" singer Billy
          6. 16A
            Cutthroat, rainbow, steelhead, to name a few
          7. 17A
            *Olympic team sport where players do the eggbeater kick
          8. 19A
            Spiked wheel on a spur
          9. 20A
            Major screw-up
          10. 21A
            *Surfer's safeguard?
          11. 23A
            Witch's spell
          12. 26A
            "Under the ___" ("The Little Mermaid" song)
          13. 27A
            *Callous philanderers
          14. 34A
            King or queen
          15. 35A
            ___ loop (figure skating jump)
          16. 36A
            Kind of infection
          17. 38A
            "Metamorphoses" poet
          18. 39A
            Universally accepted truth
          19. 42A
            Stud poker variation, informally
          20. 43A
            "Hocus ___" (1993 Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy comedy)
          21. 45A
            Nickelodeon's trademark slime, for example
          22. 46A
            "Chop-chop!"
          23. 47A
            He is summoned by the powers combine of the starts of the answers to the starred clues (specifically in this order: 64
            *Alien, to a Martian[---------]
            , 21
            *Surfer's safeguard?[--------]
            , 53
            *Quixote adversary[--------]
            , 17
            *Olympic team sport where players do the eggbeater kick[---------]
            , 27-A
            *Callous philanderers[-------------]
            )
          24. 51A
            Start (and end) of the Three Musketeers' motto
          25. 52A
            Chinese revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat-___
          26. 53A
            *Quixote adversary
          27. 58A
            "The Metamorphosis" author
          28. 63A
            One of two video game consoles mentioned in CeeLo Green's "F**k You" (the older one)
          29. 64A
            *Alien, to a Martian
          30. 67A
            Got the ball rolling
          31. 68A
            Terrier named for a Scottish isle
          32. 69A
            Cheese named for a historic French region
          33. 70A
            Luxury watch brand
          34. 71A
            Minor, often
          35. 72A
            Gets firm, like Jell-O
          Down
          1. 1D
            Unhappy times
          2. 2D
            Classical conditioning doctor Pavlov
          3. 3D
            Spanakopita ingredient
          4. 4D
            Unclean, by Jewish law
          5. 5D
            Letters on a tombstone
          6. 6D
            Hustle and bustle
          7. 7D
            Kind of ball Alan Shepard hit on the moon
          8. 8D
            Kay Thompson's Plaza Hotel girl
          9. 9D
            Runs naked
          10. 10D
            Black bird
          11. 11D
            If you cross the Missouri River from Omaha, you'll end up in Council Bluffs, in this state
          12. 12D
            Fill-up filler
          13. 13D
            "Sooner or later ___ all fall in line" (lyrics from Smokey Robinson's "One Heartbeat")
          14. 18D
            German industrial region
          15. 22D
            Stephen of "V for Vendetta"
          16. 24D
            "At last" singer James
          17. 25D
            One of two video game consoles mentioned in CeeLo Green's "F**k You" (the newer one)
          18. 27D
            Utter mayhem, typically following "wreak"
          19. 28D
            "Fear of Flying" author Jong
          20. 29D
            Make sense
          21. 30D
            Rule of a king or queen
          22. 31D
            ___ Allen (furniture company named for the Revolutionary leader of Vermont who headed the Green Mountain Boys)
          23. 32D
            You usually get one from working long and hard (my current job seems to be an exception as I have yet to get one after 3+ years... WTF)
          24. 33D
            Sound of a paintball or water balloon upon impact
          25. 34D
            Member of the popo
          26. 37D
            "___ on Pop" (Dr. Seuss book that a library considered banning - it might "encourage children to use violence against their fathers"
          27. 40D
            "My bad"
          28. 41D
            Mexican sauce flavored with chocolate
          29. 44D
            Tantric sex requirement
          30. 48D
            "Prince ___" ("Aladdin" song)
          31. 49D
            Coolest, in old school rap slang
          32. 50D
            Egyptian symbol of life
          33. 53D
            Cabo ___ (Sammy Hagar tequila brand)
          34. 54D
            Thing
          35. 55D
            Flavored liquid used for poaching seafood (from the French word for "swim")
          36. 56D
            Word with "race" or "queen"
          37. 57D
            Tahoe or Titicaca, for example
          38. 59D
            Priestly robes
          39. 60D
            Give the heave-ho
          40. 61D
            Like some sweaters
          41. 62D
            Seemingly forever
          42. 65D
            Pumpernickel ingredient
          43. 66D
            "I wouldn't touch it with a ___-foot pole!"
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