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THE HOME FORUM © Words in the news Starred clues are linked to current events. Hint: There are two news-related babies in this puzzle. By Owen Thomas Across 20. 23. *24. Feeling of irritation “Come in!” Ancestral Irish home of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden Stress Mine (abbrev.) 1. French manufactur­er that helped revolution­ize the pen market in the 1950s Now the most-watched video on YouTube, with 7 billion views Announced ban on sale of new fossil fuel cars starting in 2030 Homeric epic WWII conference site Ethiopian prime minister who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 is now fighting an insurrecti­on in this province SpaceX capsule that delivered four astronauts to the Internatio­nal Space Station Type of racing animal that recently sold for $1.9 million News office or clothes holder *3. 25. 26. *8. Down 9. 10. *11. *1. New playful plush resident on the Internatio­nal Space Station Recipe direction Swagger Kind of shark “The _____,” best picture for 1974 Perturb Not-so-childlike pirate captain 2. 3. 4. 5. *13. *21. 12. Much-ballyhooed short-form streaming platform, now defunct Political crisis in this South American country gave it three presidents in one week A kind of television presentati­on Was up against Driving force Formerly Bombay Overthrow, e.g. 6. 7. *22. 14. 16. 17. 19. *15. 18. Sudoku Questions? Comments? Contact us at sudoku@csmonitor.com or crossword@csmonitor.com. difficulty:  Crossword and Sudoku solutions How to do Sudoku Fill in the grid so the numbers 1 through 9 appear just once in each column, row, and three-by-three block. 34 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | DECEMBER 7, 2020 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW