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PUZZLES FOR THE WEEK

PUZZLES FOR MONDAY, MARCH 16

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TODAY IN THE YEAR ...

1926: Rocket science pioneer Robert H. Goddard successful­ly tested the first liquid-fueled rocket at his Aunt Effie’s farm in Auburn, Massachuse­tts.

1994: Figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, Oregon, to conspiracy to hinder prosecutio­n for covering up an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan, avoiding jail but drawing a $100,000 fine.

ACROSS

1 Close

5 Takes advantage of 9 Cultural figure

13 Sugar sources

15 __-up; like a shut-in 16 Showed up

17 Stroll

18 Sleeping pills

20 Poet Eliot’s monogram 21 Kick oneself for

23 In the __ past; not long

ago

24 Skilled

26 Presidenti­al nickname 27 Parade marchers’

sticks

29 Grates cheese 32 Lessen

33 Poplar & linden 35 Anvil’s place

37 Barker & Denver 38 Uses a crowbar 39 Navy or azure

40 “The King and I” star 41 __ up; dismayed

42 Mrs. Ralph Kramden 43 Tried out

45 Examined carefully 46 Round veggie

47 Stove

48 Canyon sounds 51 Intense rage

52 Rural addr. letters 55 Swindler

58 Weight revealer 60 Metal corrosion 61 Henpecks

62 Lucifer

63 Diamond officials 64 Test __; lab bottle 65 Stiller & Savage

DOWN

1 Run off 2 Show-offs 3 Invincible

4 __ Aviv

5 Rattled

6 “We’re off to __ the Wizard…”

Grand finale

7

8

Bread, potatoes, rice, etc.

9 Frozen dripping

10 Fred Flintstone’s home 11 Foreboding sign 12 Hornet’s home

14 Calm

19 In __; weeping

22 FedEx rival

25 Polka __; dress pattern 27 Infant 28 Approximat­ely 29 Hunt for

30 Done on purpose 31 Gravy

33 __ on; walked over 34 __ de Janeiro 36 Film critic Rex 38 Game bird 39 Personal web page 41 Iron alloy

42 Actor James __ 44 Soccer & tennis 45 Golfing term 47 Wash off soapsuds 48 Light beige 49 Close friend 50 Hinged part of a

fastener 53 Caramel custard 54 TV rooms, often 56 T, in Athens 57 Bell’s initials

59 Taxi

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