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1 Motel room staples 4 Logger’s leftover 9 Close 13 Aromathera­py scents 15 Smarter 16 Leo XIII or Pius X 17 Vegan’s no-no 18 Dunne or Ryan 19 Many a golf club 20 __ to the plate; did what was needed 22 Fly off the handle 23 Film critic Rex 24 Chicken __ king 26 Bits of parsley 29 Remiss; negligent 34 Hartman & Donahue 35 Wise men 36 __ down; make a note of 37 “All You Need Is __”; Beatles song 38 Irving Berlin’s “Blue __” 39 Lima’s nation 40 __ nutshell; briefly 41 Destroys 42 Walked the floor 43 Broadcast 45 Cream puff or cannoli 46 Suffix for organ or duel 47 Velvety ground covering 48 Snail’s cousin 51 South American nation 56 Per person 57 Facial hair 58 Egghead 60 Uplifting melody 61 At __; free to roam 62 Bridge or mahjongg 63 Call it __; quit & go home 64 Hot coal fragment 65 Bread variety

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1 Jones or Hanks 2 Competes 3 Mini blinds piece 4 Steals 5 Exhausted 6 Secondhand 7 Waiter’s handout 8 Gets ready 9 Corkscrew’s shape 10 Jewish wedding dance 11 “__ the Roof”; James Taylor song 12 Canvas shelter 14 Free from germs 21 Coatrack protrusion­s 25 Guitarist Paul 26 Divide 27 Means of communicat­ion 28 Opponent 29 Actor Michael __ 30 Gets older 31 Kick out 32 More achy 33 Prepare for an exam 35 Enjoys a winter sport 38 Fitting 39 Going by 41 Winnebagos, for short 42 One of three tenses 44 Four score 45 Contemplat­e 47 Come together 48 Actress Ward 49 __ eyes on; beheld 50 So. Calif. univ. 52 Enlarge a hole 53 Attire 54 Close to 55 Military body 59 Shameful mark

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Created by Jacqueline E. Mathews 1/21/21

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