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Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

· By Sommersmith · Published 24 days ago

Clairellyn Sommersmith helped come up with the theme for this puzzle - I hope you enjoy it!
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  • Mike D 🤓6:20 · 24 days ago
    Very nice! I had to spam a little bit to get the second G in GIGUE
    31D GIGUESprightly Baroque dance
    but I think I ought to have known IGA
    40A IGA"Hometown proud" supermarket chain
    . I loved the ORIGINALITY
    26D ORIGINALITYTrait valued in crossword construction
    in the clue for ABAAB
    34D ABAABAn awkward entry, / So it would seem. / But in any cent'ry / Well-read gentry / Know this rhyme scheme.
    !
    • Frisco17 6:48 · 23 days ago
      Knew the theme and revealer just from reading the title of the puzzle, and I loved it to bits! Great job as always.
      • Caroline 🤓5:48 · 23 days ago
        Stellar. Loved this one.
        • thefifthmatt 🤓11:56 · 23 days ago
          Very fun, and I learned some things too (this one passed me by as a youngster)
          • Pete L 🤓6:23 · 22 days ago
            Woo hoo! Nice theme and clues!
            • Rob 36:06 · 22 days ago
              Fun one — a nice challenge!
              • HollowRoll 🤓6:59 · 17 days ago
                Fun fill, only got hung up on GIGUE
                31D GIGUESprightly Baroque dance
                • Relentless001 17:13 · 17 days ago
                  Phew this one was tough
                  • Ajay 9:18 · 15 days ago
                    loved this book as a kid! Read it in one sitting, it really spoke to me!
                    1AGrains in many breakfast foods
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                    Across
                    1. 1A
                      Grains in many breakfast foods
                    2. 5A
                      Window ledge
                    3. 9A
                      Crumbly Greek cheeses
                    4. 14A
                      It's on the other foot now!
                    5. 15A
                      "Dies ____": oft-quoted Medieval melody
                    6. 16A
                      Kind of change some vendors require
                    7. 17A
                      Held onto
                    8. 18A
                      Eldest Belcher child, on "Bob's Burgers"
                    9. 19A
                      Like a well-fed bird
                    10. 20A
                      High-brow cinematic work
                    11. 23A
                      Wade's 1973 opponent
                    12. 24A
                      Speed measurement outside the USA
                    13. 25A
                      "______ as possible!"
                    14. 29A
                      RPG innkeepers, e.g.
                    15. 31A
                      Default choice
                    16. 33A
                      It's in the Moderna vaccine, and in the name of the Moderna vaccine
                    17. 34A
                      Qualified
                    18. 36A
                      Words uttered wistfully while sending your baby off to college, perhaps
                    19. 38A
                      Monty Python title character who's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy
                    20. 40A
                      "Hometown proud" supermarket chain
                    21. 41A
                      MayPac, e.g.
                    22. 42A
                      "Clean up on ________!"
                    23. 44A
                      Light
                    24. 45A
                      Burglar deterrent letters
                    25. 46A
                      Other than that
                    26. 47A
                      "Hamilton" number in which Eliza sets fire to the letters Alexander wrote her
                    27. 49A
                      Next to
                    28. 51A
                      Homer Simpson's cry
                    29. 52A
                      Computing pioneer Lovelace
                    30. 55A
                      What Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler had in a classic children's novel by E. L. Konigsburg... and what three of this puzzle's entries have in their circled squares
                    31. 59A
                      "_____ 14A
                      It's on the other foot now![----]
                      fits..."
                    32. 62A
                      It's striped on a zebra
                    33. 63A
                      Word with heat or kitchen
                    34. 64A
                      "___ me!"
                    35. 65A
                      A single time
                    36. 66A
                      Suffix with cigar or bachelor
                    37. 67A
                      Lawman Earp
                    38. 68A
                      Ooze
                    39. 69A
                      Looked over
                    Down
                    1. 1D
                      German industrialist Schindler
                    2. 2D
                      "Holding Out for ___" (1984 Bonnie Tyler hit)
                    3. 3D
                      Staple jokes for David Letterman
                    4. 4D
                      Funnyman Meyers or MacFarlane
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                      Exercises started from a supine position
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                      Like many surnames starting with "O"
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                      HOV ____
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                      A new one might get turned over
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                      Doesn't quite seem right
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                      SATs or ACTs
                    11. 11D
                      Besmirch
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                      Knee joint, briefly
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                      Pigpen
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                      Town where you can see a Thunder game, or website where you can find a date to a Thunder game: Abbr.
                    15. 22D
                      Brusque response to "Can I fix you something?"
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                      Trait valued in crossword construction
                    17. 27D
                      Pharmacist's photo developing time frame: Abbr.
                    18. 28D
                      "_____, brutish, and short": Thomas Hobbes quote
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                      Ring
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                      Sprightly Baroque dance
                    21. 32D
                      Actor Sharif or Epps
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                      An awkward entry, / So it would seem. / But in any cent'ry / Well-read gentry / Know this rhyme scheme.
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                      One of two at Jodie Foster's wedding
                    24. 36D
                      Argentine uncles
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                      Untruthful one
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                      Lacking the most
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                      "Weird ____ but OK" (meaning "most people wouldn't brag about that")
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                      Woody's "Toy Story 4" love interest
                    29. 48D
                      Cult film starring "Weird Al" Yankovic
                    30. 50D
                      Injured soldier's cry
                    31. 51D
                      Fool with a pointy cap
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                      Al ___ (pasta style)
                    33. 54D
                      Inquired
                    34. 56D
                      My Chemical Romance fans
                    35. 57D
                      Scooby-Doo is a Great one
                    36. 58D
                      Words sometimes said slowly while stroking one's chin
                    37. 59D
                      International labor union founded in 1905: Abbr.
                    38. 60D
                      "The Crown" star Claire
                    39. 61D
                      Gossip
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