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Sowlympics

· By AlphaBento by Lawrence Denes · Published 7 months ago

Constructor's Note: This has been made in response to this bit of Tokyo 2020 Olympics news (mild spoiler): https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/world/asia/tokyo-olympics-hiroshi-sasaki.html
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  • Mike D 🤓14:40 · 7 months ago
    Lots of good clues in here! DENT
    36A DENTA Prefect hitchhiking companion?
    was good 😂
    • AlphaBento by Lawrence Denes constructor · 7 months ago
      Thanks!! It's always been the first thing I think of whenever I hear the word!
    • Fran 53:10 · 5 months ago
      I'm not very good with puzzles, but I thought it was good! Though too hard for me. Names are especially my bane D:
    1AThe rather tasteless mascot suggestion made last week by the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony creative director to hire a popular plus-size comedienne to portray, after which he promptly resigned (good riddance!)
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    1. 1A
      The rather tasteless mascot suggestion made last week by the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony creative director to hire a popular plus-size comedienne to portray, after which he promptly resigned (good riddance!)
    2. 8A
      Texting format, for short
    3. 11A
      When you are reading this
    4. 14A
      Most easily accessible
    5. 15A
      Where you might find a 16-Across
      Sash that can be tied in over 100 different ways[---]
    6. 16A
      Sash that can be tied in over 100 different ways
    7. 17A
      "Did you hear about 1-Across
      The rather tasteless mascot suggestion made last week by the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony creative director to hire a popular plus-size comedienne to portray, after which he promptly resigned (good riddance!)[-------]
      ? What's next: are we going to have Pumba hop in a pool and play _______ ?!"
    8. 19A
      Preceder of -Aviv or -emundo
    9. 20A
      Does the math, say
    10. 21A
      Criterion
    11. 23A
      "Can I get you some _____ coffee?"
    12. 25A
      Able to be tanged, I guess? English is weird
    13. 26A
      Unit of energy, or sound that someone makes when using a lot of it
    14. 27A
      It is commonly said to be easy, but I know some dyslexics who would disagree
    15. 30A
      "Transmetropolitan" creator Warren
    16. 31A
      Substitution for 'eye' in the Weird Al Yankovic parody of "Eye of the Tiger"
    17. 32A
      Getting attacked by a swarm of bees when you're 6 years old, to pick a totally arbitrary example that hasn't made me terrified of bees to an embarassing degree for a grown man; no, siree; not this guy
    18. 36A
      A Prefect hitchhiking companion?
    19. 37A
      "Did you hear about 1-Across
      The rather tasteless mascot suggestion made last week by the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony creative director to hire a popular plus-size comedienne to portray, after which he promptly resigned (good riddance!)[-------]
      ? What's next: are we going to make Babe and Wilbur fight in ______ ?!"
    20. 39A
      Oroku ______
    21. 42A
      "Do you really ______ do crosswords EVERY DAY?!"
    22. 43A
      First follower?
    23. 46A
      My 3 Garfield pogs for for your Pikachu slammer, for example
    24. 48A
      Michael Caine or Sean Connery
    25. 49A
      Car maker whose logo does not, in fact, represent spinning propeller blades
    26. 50A
      Like many prayer rugs
    27. 54A
      Category in which you could find the titles, "I Want You to Make a Disgusted Face and Show Me Your Underwear," and, "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo"
    28. 56A
      Locale for the first Olympics held in the United States
    29. 57A
      For kids of all ______
    30. 58A
      Madison or Washington, e.g.
    31. 59A
      "Did you hear about 1-Across
      The rather tasteless mascot suggestion made last week by the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony creative director to hire a popular plus-size comedienne to portray, after which he promptly resigned (good riddance!)[-------]
      ? What's next: are we going to see Miss Piggy swinging and flipping between the ______ ?!"
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      Partner of feather
    33. 64A
      Part of a monkey gland
    34. 65A
      "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man, That function is smothered in _______" -Macbeth, Act I, Scene 3
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      Lou Gehrig's disease, briefly
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      Abbr. for a Canadian consumption tax that you can also find in KAZAKHSTAN
    37. 68A
      Contacted, in a 21st-century way
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      Method of walking for Jesus or a Jesus lizard
    2. 2D
      Made-up adjective that could describe the president now, but maybe not last year
    3. 3D
      Gain on a gridiron
    4. 4D
      A certain eponym of Chinese cuisine, but before he became a general? (I know, I know--this was a tough spot to fill)
    5. 5D
      [I curse you!]
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      DSLR setting
    7. 7D
      "Sorry, but my presence is required elsewhere," in a text
    8. 8D
      Japanese name used as a catch-all term in manga to refer to any inappropriately young boy depicted in an sexually suggestive manner (and an anagram of OATHS)
    9. 9D
      "Rochelle, Rochelle: A young girl's strange, erotic journey from ______ to Minsk" (fictional film in the 'Seinfeld' universe)
    10. 10D
      ______-worthy (worth using a certain discontinued birth control to sleep with, as deemed by Elaine on 'Seinfeld')
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      Significant
    12. 12D
      Name of a college in Ohio, or my yet-to-be written ode to Germany's capital
    13. 13D
      "In my ______ dreams..."
    14. 18D
      Winter clock setting for Portland, OR
    15. 22D
      Prop for a live streamer, perhaps
    16. 24D
      What Benjamin Bratt and Chris Pratt have in common?
    17. 28D
      Welsh hill
    18. 29D
      What a batter might produce?
    19. 33D
      Prolific board game designer Rosenberg
    20. 34D
      Forum managers, for short
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      Not at all pro
    22. 37D
      The '20' of d20
    23. 38D
      Well-known contemporary explorer
    24. 39D
      Leaf pores
    25. 40D
      2016 Denis Villeneuve sci-fi film
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      Alternatives to 31-Across
      Substitution for 'eye' in the Weird Al Yankovic parody of "Eye of the Tiger"[---]
      in that same Weird Al Yankovic song
    27. 43D
      Actress Breslin who made her debut at 5 years old in "Signs"
    28. 44D
      Baptize, in a way
    29. 45D
      "______ to Impwess": potential title of a toddler fashion blog?
    30. 47D
      Just the right amount
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      North African capital
    32. 52D
      "Seriously, _____ you TIRED of doing crosswords all the time?!"
    33. 53D
      She played Corey in Empire Records
    34. 55D
      Activist and tennis superstar Osaka
    35. 60D
      Dude, en Tijuana
    36. 61D
      Abbr. seen on some keyboards
    37. 62D
      Dude, in a frat
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