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1 “Field of Dreams” state 5 Easing of govt. control 10 Snow glider 14 Iranian ruler ousted in 1979 15 Teaser ad 16 Buzzing colony 17 Energy-boosting munch 19 “Be it __ so humble ... ” 20 Former Sea-World attraction 21 Meadowland 22 Convenienc­e store inconvenie­nce 23 Explosive container for muzzle-loading guns 27 Miss a birdie by one 31 Base runner’s undoing 32 Not fer 33 Qualifying race 36 Waterproof fishing boot 40 Period or comma 43 With regret 44 __ Ration: old dog food brand 45 Opera star Pinza 46 Covert __: secret missions 48 Lip applicatio­ns 50 Escape from jail 55 __ Emu: insurance ad bird 56 Dublin’s land: Abbr. 57 Lauder of makeup 62 Seaweed gelatin 63 Shredded Southern barbecue dish that’s depicted in this puzzle’s circles 66 Buster Brown’s dog 67 Cybercomme­rce 68 Word after cutting or leading 69 Poetic tributes 70 Battle of the __ 71 Stack under a tarp

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1 Web access cos. 2 “I know! Call on me!” 3 Toddler’s drink 4 “Can I get a word in?” 5 Two-outs-in-a-single-AB stats 6 East end? 7 Author Dahl 8 Ceremony host 9 Low-riding, openwheel racer 10 Sleight-of-hand scams 11 Wife of Augustus 12 Odds opposite 13 Jeter elected to the Hall of Fame 18 Kentucky’s __ Arena 24 Island near Maui 25 Inflict, as havoc 26 Stag’s daughter 27 Weather report visual aids 28 Isla surrounder 29 “Be __: rewind”: old video rental reminder 30 Extras in an envelope 34 Didn’t fast 35 Hint of color 37 Häagen-__ 38 The “E” in the mnemonic HOMES 39 Bygone theaters 41 Keying-in error 42 Cantina crockery 47 “Blade” star Wesley 49 Gave the nod to 50 Student of Socrates 51 Stiff as a board 52 Public persona 53 “Et tu, __?” 54 “No reason to get all upset!” 58 Eject, as lava 59 Chore list heading 60 Hence, in logic 61 Barely made it, with “by” 64 Tell it like it isn’t 65 Golf ’s “Big Easy” Ernie

 ?? By Bruce Venzke and Gail Grabowski ©2021 Tribune Content Agency ??
By Bruce Venzke and Gail Grabowski ©2021 Tribune Content Agency

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