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Puzzle by C. W. Stewart, edited by Will Shortz
Luck and a CRY (15A. “I won! I won!,“ e.g.) along with seven winning entries are the main feature of today’s back-to-work St. Patrick’s Day crossword puzzle -- BYGEORGE (17A. What President Washington said upon winning the lottery?); HEAVENSTOBETSY (23A. What flag maker Ross said …?); GOODGOLLY (33A. What Miss Molly said …?); OHMYSTARS (42A. What Galileo said …?); WELLBLOWMEDOWN (47A. What the Big Bad Wolf said…?); OHMYWORD (62A. What Noah Webster said …?); and WHOOP (53D. Lottery winner’s yell).
Ah, the luck of the Irish! ATLAST (8A. Finally) something to get GIDDY (44D. Lightheaded) over -- but not all’s well in EDEN (58D. Biblical place of innocence), as voices reverberate throughout today’s maze. The conversation continues -- “I can’t GETNO satisfaction” (Rolling Stones lyric) (44D.); “You’re ONETO talk!” (35D.); “I saw ESAU sawing wood …” (old tongue twister) (1A.); “I’ve got a mule, her name is SAL” SAYAH (2D. Request at a medical exam); (20A.); OLE (29A. Cheer to a matador); NEMO (41A. Captain who said “Eat your pudding, Mr. Land”); OYVEY (18D. Hand-wringer’s words); BEG (27D. Command to Rover); “BOO-hoo!” (38D.); “IAM shocked …SHOCKED!“, along with a TREMOR (64A. Aftershock) -- ending up with 63A. “Sez WHO?”
BEN (28A. Colonial Franklin, familiarly); ART (8D. Picasso output); LANGE (Actress Jessica); TIM (32D. Actor Robbins); HERMAN (46D. Novelist Melville); HBO’s “Real Time with Bill MAHER (52D.); a NURSE (54D. Convalescent home employee), a STEADY (67A. High-school honey); a ROADIE (16A. Amp toter); a SIB (43D. Sis or bro); along with George Washington and Betsy Ross, Molly, Galileo Galilei, Captain Nemo, Noah Webster, a matador, a professor, a monk, shepherds and witches. What a parade!
The remaining across: 5. Lawn base; 14. Outlaw; 19. Professor’s goal; 21. Once around the sun; 22. Hidden valley; 28. Colonial Franklin, familiarly; 29. Cheer to a matador; 30. Just watched; 39. End in ATIE (draw); 40. In a huff; 46. Collide; 55. Figure skater’s jump; 56. Rocklike; 59 Overhaul; 65. Shepherd’s locale; 66. Nylons; 68. Directional suffix; 69. Ready for business.
Down: 1. Flows out; 3. Viewpoint; 4. Put to good USE; 5. Porch protector; 6. “Rock of Ages” accompaniment; 7. Hair colorers; 8. Picasso output; 9. Little piggy; 11. Rated NC-17, e.g.; 12. Fathers; 13. Wee; 24. Monk’s home; 25. Traffic noises; 26. Merrie OLDE England; 30. SAO Miguel, largest island of the Azores; 31. Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr.; 33. Commercial prefix with phone; 34. Row; 36. Rent out; 37. Trio after K; 40. Slanted type: Abbr.; 44. Lightheaded; 47. Witches’ blemishes; 48. Put forth, as effort; 49. Flood stopper; 50. Transporter across the Andes; 51. Not cut up; 60. Hip, in the ‘60s; and 61. Delve (into) -- plenty to sing about!
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night!
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