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Puzzle by Karen M. Tracey, edited by Will Shortz
Long entries dominate this Saturday crossword with four thirteen-letter entries, EXTRAVAGANZA (5D. Big production), LAKETITICACA (21D. High water?) KATZENJAMMER (22A. Hangover) and GRAFZEPPELIN (45A. 1929 globe circumnavigator), four ten-letter entries, SWEATSHIRT (17A. Track cover-up?), ITALIANICE (54A. Summer cooler), COLUMNISTS (11D. Some opinion offerers) and MAINLANDER (26D. Many a Hawaiian tourist), and six nine-letter entries, ISOMERISM (31A. Quality of glucose and fructose), CANVASSED (38A. Solicited), SCHIZOIDS (6D. Some sufferers of personality), STEAMIRON (10D. Audible small appliance); WAVEFRONT (30D. Any one of the concentric circles in a ripple, in physics), and OLDYELLER (32D. 1957 film with the 1963 sequel “Savage Sam”).
Middle-sized entries include LORRAINE (20A. Nancy’s home), ALLOCATE (50A. Earmark), TRIAGED (35A. Sorted, sort of), LATOSCA (37A. 1887 play on which a 1900 opera is based), SPINELS (7D. Red gemstones), ENPLANE (39D. Go into a cabin), AMORE, ANODE, ASYLA, CANON, GSUIT, INTOW, LAUDE, LENOX, MINER, NANAS, OZAWA, PATIO, ROARK, RUNTO, SOREN, SUNRA.
The short entries: AKIN, ALS, BOER, CPOS, ECOL, ELOI, ELON, ENA, ESSE, EZRA, INB, INS, ITEN, JAMA, LENS, MAWS, MEWL, NINE, NYET, ONEO, REM, ROTC, SATI, SCAM, SCOT, SST, STS, TINY, TONI, TORT, UNDO and VIOL.
Oh yes, and SSSS (6A. Deflation indication)…
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Across: 1. Subject for a Venetian boat song; 10. Fleece; 14. Tanglewood Music Festival town; 15. Coast Guard noncoms; 16. Cager Kukoc; 19. Southern university; 41. Diploma word; 24. Radiation unit; 27. Its players bow; 28. Like siblings; 29. Tanglewood concert hall dedicatee; 40. Behind; 41. ___ cap; 42. Foreign denial; 44. Ways around: Abbr.; 49. “Jazz in Silhouette” composer; 53. Menu choice; 56. Eight-state coast-to-coast rte.; 57. It’s a square; 58. Hewlett-Packard competitor; 59. Slander, e.g.; 60. Uitlander foe; 61. Shelters. Down: 1. Zany comic Ritz and others; 2. Act like a baby; 3. ___ cat; 4. Cooper’s role in “The Fountainhead,” 1949; 8. Tabitha formerly of MTV News; 9. Former boomer; 12. Part of a Crookes tube; 13. One in a rush?; 18. Coll. Entrance hurdle, once; 23. Drs.’ reading since 1883; 24. March grp.?; 25. Poisoned husband in “Mourning Becomes Electra”; 33. Bluebonnet; 34. Gorges; 36. Ab ___ (absent); 43. Repeated word in Mark 15:34 that means “my God”; 45. Attire for a trip around the world?; 46. Total; 47. Sunning spot; 48. Child tenders; 51. Atomic; 52. Kyoto Protocol concern: Abbr.; 54. Like Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1; 55. Disney deer