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When March’s Amer­i­can Cross­word Puz­zle Tour­na­ment was post­poned on ac­count of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, two cross­word en­thu­si­asts, Kevin Der and Finn Vige­land, quickly set up an on­line event to take its place. Nearly 2,000 peo­ple took part from home. This is the fi­nal puz­zle. The tour­na­ment’s other puz­zles re­main avail­able on­line (look for “Cross­word Tour­na­ment From Your Couch”) at no cost.


1 Word with cake or shop 7 Ones with some­thing to prove? 15 “Baba ___” (“CSI: NY” theme) 16 Greek

17 Time re­lease? 18 Shot in the back 19 Pichel­steiner, po­zole and pot-au-feu

20 It can show you the way 21 Rush 22 Nick­name for Eric Cartwright on “Bo­nanza” 23 Star­bucks 12-ounc­ers

25 Go a few rounds 26 Ma­te­rial in doblones

27 Speaker of the words “Ye shall be as gods, know­ing good and evil,” in Ge­n­e­sis 29 Wan­ders around LAX or JFK? 30 De­ter­rent to squat­ting 33 Rather im­pres­sion­able? 34 Sam who won at the Bat­tle of San Jac­into 38 Metaphor­i­cal source of the next gen­er­a­tion of coders and re­searchers 40 Hoe­down lass 43 Played from the tipoff, say 44 Largest la­bor union in the U.S.: Abbr.

45 The Min­ers of Con­fer­ence USA, in­for­mally 47 “The ___ the theft, the sweeter the honey”: Ed­mund Clarence St­ed­man 48 Com­pany orig­i­nally called Zim­ride

49 With 6-Down, acute power of dis­cern­ment 51 ___ Pal­mas, cap­i­tal of Gran Ca­naria 52 Back at the track 53 Com­ing af­ter 55 “Cut it out!” 56 Big 12 col­lege town 57 Flour­ishes 58 Like 4x4 su­doku, typ­i­cally

59 City in Fitzger­ald’s “Ten­der Is the Night”


1 Series of crimes? 2 Stravin­sky’s “Oedi­pus Rex,” for one 3 Sends in a huff 4 Moves from the head to the mouth

5 Fish in the or­der An­guil­li­formes 6 See 49-Across 7 Home to Blofeld’s lair in “On Her Majesty’s Se­cret Ser­vice” 8 Clas­sic chairs with shield­shaped backs

9 Part of REO 10 Part of REO 11 Avoids a ser­vice break? 12 Hang­ing on ev­ery word 13 Sporty Maz­das 14 Cornea neigh­bor 20 Pac-Man and the ghosts, in Pac-Man ce­real 23 Col­lec­tions dat­ing back to the Han dy­nasty

24 Nosy Parker 27 Hot rods?

28 Set straight

31 “___ all a blur” 32 Broad­band let­ters 35 Any student at Acme Looniver­sity 36 Self-serv­ing com­ment? 37 What atax­o­phobes crave 39 Ex­tri­cate with lever­age 40 Name shared by the com­posers Holst and Mahler 41 In

42 Cer­tain tourist, slangily au­tumn 46 Far text from crisp, as 48 Clunker car 50 Barre bend 52 Weapon on a cord 54 Mauna ___

55 Home of “The Mon­kees” on 1960s TV


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