The Columbus Dispatch

CROSSWORD NO. 1

- By Thomas Joseph

ACROSS

1 Diet restrictio­ns

5 First person

9 Copy

10 Career soldier

12 Heartburn

13 In itself

14 One of Santa’s

team

16 Follower’s suffix

17 Form 1040 org.

18 One of Santa’s

team

20 Sofa type

22 Effortless

23 Extreme

25 Mix up

28 There are six in a

million

32 Treats for Santa

34 Egg: Prefix

35 Free (of)

36 One of Santa’s

team

38 Rap sheet info

40 Dodge, as duty

41 Pound parts

42 Scout shelters

43 Freshman, usually

44 Hangs low

DOWN

1 Calculate

2 In the thick of

3 Music’s Puente

4 Surgeon’s tool 5 First letter

6 Game cube

7 Serengeti setting

8 Neatnik’s no-nos

9 Slugger Roger

11 Hear again

15 Twisted snack

19 Close

21 Ankara native

24 Stands up to © 2021 KING FEATURES SYNDICATE, INC.

25 Tussle

26 Bowl with a lid

27 Thyroid need

29 Seeping

30 Turns outward

31 Goes under

33 “Ghosts” playwright

37 “Take — Train”

39 Deck topper

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