Prairie Post (West Edition)

The Weekly Crossword

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Across

1. Comedian Bill, informally

4. ___ pneumonia

9. Scarecrow stuffing

14. “Well, ___-di-dah!”

15. Accustom

16. ___ de menthe

17. Alias

18. Homeotherm­ic (hyphenated)

20. Defender of a cause

22. Be there

23. Darling

24. Archaeolog­ical find

27. Jekyll’s alter ego

28. Scare

30. Classic board game

31. Lentil, e.g.

32. Dress styles (hyphenated)

34. Assortment

36. Directory listing (2 wds)

42. Container weight

43. Granular

44. Mercury and Mars

48. Medical advice, often

50. Weather balloon

51. Husk

52. Conundrum

54. Biochemist­ry abbr.

55. Fodder preserved through fermentati­on

57. Beaming

60. Groom’s lapel flower

63. Computer-generated image (acronym)

64. Adjust

65. Ancient

66. Certain digital watch face, for short

67. “Silly” birds

68. Very great praise or honor

69. “... ___ he drove out of sight”

Down

1. Applaud

2. Insect gall on oak trees (2 wds)

3. Kerogen oil (2 wds)

4. Bawdy

5. Broadcasti­ng (2 wds)

6. Four-___ stove

7. Branch

8. Confederat­e soldier, for short

9. Sean Connery, for one

10. Pledged fidelities

11. Fly-by-night?

12. Recantatio­n

13. Married

19. Inadequate

21. Agreeing (with)

25. Elsa of “Born Free”

26. “Cast Away” setting

28. Convened

29. Set aside

33. Intensify

35. “One of ___” (Willa Cather novel)

37. Sundae topper, perhaps

38. Native New Zealander

39. Housing for a ship’s compass

40. Imperil

41. “The Catcher in the ___”

44. Blowhard

45. Brooks Robinson, e.g.

46. Make less concentrat­ed

47. Old-fashioned school tablets

49. Shipworm

53. Harder to find

56. Blood’s partner

58. Contradict

59. All alternativ­e

61. Holiday drink

62. “___ say!” (contractio­n)

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