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Sam's (Easter!) Sunday Crossword LXII

· By sammisamsam · Published 2024-03-31T06:18:13.006Z

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  • NICK717 14:48 · 2024-03-31T14:37:28.686Z
    Alley oop! That was funny! Two sports clues in the same puzzle! :-)
    • Byron 🤓26:10 · 2024-04-09T20:16:28.471Z
      There's a lot to like in this puzzle! 4D and 13D were my favorites. In 7D I would have used "date" for a cleaner surface and "going" or "went" for better parsing.
      1D
      Antelope loses an antler to spikes (5)
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      Across
      1. 8A
        Going back, finally, upon a sour Honeycomb cereal (4)
      2. 9A
        First chocolate rabbit left unfinished; needs alternate source of salt and acerbity (10)
      3. 10A
        Lazy in conduct before Easter? (8)
      4. 11A
        Plea from head apostle, "Pontius Pilate, exercise all leniency!" (6)
      5. 12A
        Riding style of dad's diesel convertible (10)
      6. 14A
        Hock and overact (3)
      7. 16A
        Slim hid in distant hinterland (4)
      8. 18A
        Proclamation that a receding tide swallow coastal front (5)
      9. 19A
        Split loudly with a pop Diva (4)
      10. 20A
        Rabbit, affectionately, is hot and crossed? (3)
      11. 21A
        Part of a candle to go around empty Easter basket, frequently (10)
      12. 24A
        Spring recipe: nuts stuffed into veal (6)
      13. 25A
        A little "yelp!" goes off about pair of eggs for a basket, gotten with some help? (5-3)
      14. 27A
        Melted peeps: plain yellow food (10)
      15. 28A
        Exposes egg hunt as even (4)
      Down
      1. 1D
        Antelope loses an antler to spikes (5)
      2. 2D
        Developing like a poorly made origami crane? (9)
      3. 3D
        In Latin, look the same from both sides (4)
      4. 4D
        Easter treats: lamb and dill latkes prepared with a hint of mint (6, 4, 5)
      5. 5D
        Carelessly ban a Smash Mouth song for one engaged in an east-west conflict? (3, 3-4)
      6. 6D
        Awkward to slip back in ballpoint pen ink (5)
      7. 7D
        Mushroom and mescal? Nate goes topless (8)
      8. 13D
        Episcopals destroyed counter-terrorism, perhaps? (7, 3)
      9. 15D
        Kombucha starter eats nothing, doomed without medicine from shaggy acquaintance? (6-3)
      10. 17D
        Take care of a building contains it? (5, 3)
      11. 22D
        Reportedly wicked and troublesome (6)
      12. 23D
        Mark of stripped linden cross (5)
      13. 26D
        Lean menu (4)
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