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Recent entries

26 Mar 2023 (Sun)

AGAR
Vegan alternative to gelatin
AGEGAP
It's 2.3 years for the average heterosexual American couple
AGORA
Ancient marketplace
ALI
Actor Mahershala
ALIAS
TV spy drama of the early 2000s
ALIBI
Cover, of a sort
ALMA
___ mater
ANIL
Kapoor of "Slumdog Millionaire"
ANODE
One side of a battery
APP
What some people use to solve a New York Times crossword
ARM
River offshoot
ARREST
Stop the progress of
ASPCA
Org. that facilitates adoptions
BAHAI
Faith founded in Persia
BANFF
National park in the Canadian Rockies
BEAT
Instruction in a meringue recipe
BINGE
Watch all at once, say
BLURB
Words for a cover
CEDRIC
Comedy's ___ the Entertainer
CLOY
Be overly sweet
CLUTCHES
Strapless accessories
CON
Downside
DEFIB
E.M.T.'s apparatus, informally
DEVICE
Smartphone, e.g.
DIPS
Ballroom dance moves
DOGSPAS
Businesses that might offer "pawdicures"
DOIT
"No chickening out!"
DOLLS
Things a plangonologist collects
EARGASM
Feeling of auditory bliss, in a modern coinage
EDAMS
Some semihard cheeses
EERIE
Spine-tingling
EGAD
"Good heavens!"
EGGON
Encourage
EGIRL
Gen Zer who might be into faux freckles and anime
ENGAGE
Captivate
ENIAC
Pioneering computer
ERASERS
They might wipe the slate clean
ERE
Before, in poetry
ESCORT
Usher
EXECS
C-suite members
FAVA
___ bean
FINISH
Lacquer, e.g.
FOES
Hostile parties
FRODO
Literary character described as "a stout little fellow with red cheeks"
GAEA
Greek earth goddess
GAVEL
What may bring a meeting to order
GEAR
Campy stuff?
GIGIO
Nickname for Luigi
GIST
General idea
GOBI
Home to wild Bactrian camels
GOFF
N.F.L. quarterback Jared
GOO
Slimy stuff
GOT
Understood
GRASPED
Understood
GROUPIE
Band stan
GSPOT
Subject in sexology
GUS
"Gloomy" guy
HELIPAD
Landing site
HEX
Spell of bad luck?
HIKE
Sharp increase
HOBBES
Cartoon character who said "Van Gogh would've sold more than one painting if he'd put tigers in them"
HUG
What "O" might stand for
ICONS
Some religious artwork
IDEM
As above, in citations
IDEO
Lead-in to -logue
IDES
Two weeks after calends, approximately
IDIG
"Groovy!"
IMPASSE
Deadlock
INAPILE
Stacked haphazardly
IRE
Seething state
KMART
Former retail giant
LAH
"Well, ___-di-dah!"
LAS
The "L" of L.V.
MED
Rx request
MENORCA
Spanish resort island, to locals
MORE
"What's ___ …"
NAP
Power ___
NORSE
Like the goddess Hel
ODES
Pope writings
OMAN
The so-called "Pearl of Arabia"
ONE
United
ONIT
"Will do!"
ORAL
Like some tradition
ORS
Surgery sites, in brief
PANINI
Something made in a press
PANTHER
"Black" or "Pink" animal
PAPADAM
Deep-fried appetizer often served with chutney
PEI
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame architect
PETERS
Dwindles, with "out"
PICNIC
Walk in the park … or sit in a park, maybe
PIE
March 14 dessert, appropriately
PLAID
Like many a lumberjack's shirt
POR
___ favor
RANOUT
Was completely depleted
RAPTOR
Falcon, hawk or eagle
RIDS
Clears (of)
ROASTHAM
Entree that might be prepared with a brown sugar glaze
ROBERTS
Supreme Court surname
ROT
Spoil
RUNGS
Certain footholds
SCALE
"Do"-to-"do" delivery
SCHOOL
Classy establishment?
SHAPES
Tot's geometry lesson, perhaps
SIE
German "you"
SITU
In ___ (as found)
SKATE
Cousin of a stingray
SLIDON
Had trouble with, as an icy road
SPRIG
Lavender unit
SSN
You might need just the "last four" of it: Abbr.
STAIN
Treat, as wood
STATIN
Cholesterol-lowering drug
STINK
Big fuss
STODGY
Stubbornly old-fashioned
TALKS
"The birds and the bees" and others
TCELL
Infection fighter
TEE
Merch table offering
TEN
What "X" might stand for
THRASH
Defeat decisively
TILERS
Some bathroom contractors
TODAD
Start of many a Father's Day card
TOP
Outdo
TOTO
Revealer of the Wizard of Oz
TREKKIE
Klingon speaker, say
TSA
Wand-waving org.
TSK
"You should know better!"
TUFT
Clump of hair
TUG
Harbor boat
UTAH
Home to five U.S. national parks
UTICA
City at the foot of the Adirondacks
VESSELS
Pots and pans, e.g.

25 Mar 2023 (Sat)

ABIDE
Tolerate
ANNIE
Musical with a preteen title character
APEX
Crowning moment
ARE
"There you ___!"
AXE
Certain hacker
AZTEC
Ancient Nahuatl speaker
BELT
Not just a little sip
BIONICS
Tech for 1970s TV characters Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers
BOGUS
Fake
BOXEDSET
Superfan's purchase
CIGARS
Panatelas, e.g.
CUBA
Home to the world's smallest bird, the bee hummingbird, which measures just 2.25"
DORMS
Temple buildings
DOWN
Eat quickly
DUNN
"Saturday Night Live" alum Nora
EDGY
Not relaxed
EPEE
Bit of pentathlon equipment
FINES
Ticket prices?
GATE
Midway point?
IAGO
Shakespearean role with more lines than the title character
IDEAL
Like Camelot, where "the snow may never slush upon the hillside"
INTEND
Mean
INTO
A big fan of
IRE
Red state
LEDGES
Some pigeon perches
LIEGE
Renaissance Faire title
MATINEE
What an actor might do before the evening show
MESS
Crew area on a cruise ship
METH
"Breaking Bad" substance
MINT
Facility that deals with change
MISTY
Like many pools at the base of waterfalls
MUTE
Modern meeting setting
NUDE
Figure descending a staircase in a Duchamp painting
OBIT
Departure announcement?
OMANI
Dweller on the Musandam Peninsula
ONE
Only repeat in the Fibonacci sequence
OOZE
Advance slowly
PEERS
House of Lords members
REM
Band with the 1991 hit "Shiny Happy People"
RIGA
Capital on the Daugava River
ROES
Certain deer
SEW
Quilt, say
SIGMA
It's at the end of "Oedipus"
SLATE
Old school tablet
SNUG
Tight
SWAYS
Brings around
TAO
Principle behind yin and yang
TEETIMES
Club beginnings?
THAI
Language whose alphabet was created by King Ramkhamhaeng
TIER
Story
TIRE
Something to get rid of once it's worn
TOPS
The cat's pajamas
TRADER
Commercial fellow
TWIT
Yo-yo
UNIT
Fermi, for one
UPON
What can follow follow, sneak or check
WAGE
Info for a job posting
WASP
The deceptively named tarantula hawk, for one
WIIG
Co-star and co-writer of "Bridesmaids"
WIT
Wilde thing
YAP
Sharp, shrill sound
YEN
Offering at a shrine, perhaps

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