12.04.10 — If It’s Saturday, This Must Be Ljubljana!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Puzzle by Doug Peterson, edited by Will Shortz

According to the ethnologist Robert Vrčon, the name of Ljubljanica developed from the Latin alluviana, itself derived from the word eluvio, meaning an inundation. ~ Wikipedia

Across — 1. Capital NE of the Gulf of Trieste, LJUBLJANA; 10. Housemate in Steinbeck’s “Tortilla Flat”, PABLO; 15. With nothing on, AU NATUREL; 16. Outfit, TROOP; 17. Fiery rhetoric, BRIMSTONE; 18. “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!” speaker, ALICE; 19. Becomes fixed, SETS; 20. File stuff, EMERY; 22. Sparkle, ELAN; 23. With 3-Down, collectively, AS A; 24. Fringe group?, TASSELS; 26. Easter egg design, SWIRL; 30. Spell, STINT; 32. Stop running, DIE; 33. Victoria’s “Dallas” role, PAMELA; 35. Some shirt pocket problems, INK SPOTS; 37. Presbyterian-founded Michigan college, ALMA; 38. Stir, BUDGE; 40. Puma rival, AVIA; 41. Mrs. Dalloway in “Mrs. Dalloway”, CLARISSA; 43. Treasure, ESTEEM; 45. Get down, EAT; 46. Kitchen mishap, SCALD; 48. Not flowery, TERSE; 49. Dress down like a sailor?, SWEAR AT; 51. Co. with many keywords, AOL; 53. Wrong, HARM; 54. Wind sounds, MOANS; 56. Monarchy since the 1740s, OMAN; 60. Collection of 24 books, ILIAD; 62. Russian famously played by an Egyptian, DR ZHIVAGO; 64. Superhighway service site, PLAZA; 65. Like many former friends, ALIENATED; 66. “Days of Our Lives” town, SALEM; 67. It may have you in an awkward position, YOGA CLASS.

Down — 1. Culture development sites, LABS; 2. De JURE (by law); 3. See 23-Across, UNIT; 4. Smashing sounds, BAMS; 5. Some capts.-to-be, LTS; 6. Old Isle of Wight settlers, JUTES; 7. Invisible enticements, AROMAS; 8. New Mexican?, NENE; 9. Red flag’s purpose, ALERTING; 10. Ed supporter, PTA; 11. “Café Terrace at Night” setting, ARLES; 12. Hit the roof, BOILED OVER; 13. Settings, LOCALITIES; 14. “Let me in,” facetiously, OPEN SESAME; 21. One noted for ingenuity, YANKEE; 23. American leader?, ALL; 25. GPS data: Abbr., STS; 26. “Avatar” craft, SPACESHIPS; 27. Home of Whitman College, WALLA WALLA; 28. Neither here no there, IMMATERIAL; 29. Can, REAR; 31. Like some pools, TIDAL; 34. Sting in 1980 headlines, ABSCAM; 36. Brie alternative, PATÉ; 39. It has color-coded sections, USA TODAY; 42. Its highest mtn. is Meron, ISR; 44. Card letters, STL; 47. Birthplace of Günter Grass, DANZIG; 50. Floor, AMAZE; 52. Tony-winning Tessie O’SHEA; 55. Joan followed him at Woodstock, ARLO; 56. Like olives, OVAL; 57. MATA Hari; 58. Dating service data, AGES; 59. Signs an agreement?, NODS; 61. Stop from running, DAM; 63. Letterhead abbr., INC


`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!' At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face. ~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Chapter XII


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Aldrine said...

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DONALD said...


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