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Crossword No. 390: What Year Is It Again?
1 Sister of Meg, Jo, and Amy March
9 Out in left field?
14 Pearl Harbor’s island
16 Tech company whose CEO is Marissa Mayer
17 Jan. 1 began the year 2017 on this calendar, named for the 16th-century pope who instituted it
19 Sergey Karjakin’s game
20 Place for an ace
21 Part of a boat
23 Major rd.
24 Ride on a spaceship?
28 “Tell the truth!”
31 Danger in the North Pacific
34 “So that’s your angle!”
35 Political season attack
37 Outgoing White House kid
38 It’s thrown in a tavern
40 To adherents of this religion, founded in the mid-1800s, we are now in the year 173-174
42 They hold school fundraisers
43 Prefix with “pedics”
45 Pacific island nation
47 It’s low for Cy Young winners
48 Very hot and dry
50 No purebred
52 Had the info
54 A couple
58 Was defeated by
62 It comes from the heart?
64 In this ancient city’s calendar, once used by the Eastern Orthodox Church, we are now in the year 7525
66 Gas used in refrigeration systems
67 Take in Tolkien
68 Hotel chain
69 “I love you,” in Venezuela
1 Sources of peat and cranberries
2 Member of the nobility
3 You, long ago
4 Most enormous
5 One of two on a fourlegged animal
6 Type of 60-Down
8 Manner of speaking
9 One-eyed giant
10 Jacuzzi utterance
11 The Chinese calendar year 4715, starting later this month, will be known as the year of this
13 Fire truck feature
18 Cornerless figures
22 Ron who was Tarzan
25 Womack who sang “I Hope You Dance”
28 Extinct birds of Mauritius
29 Gone With the Wind name
30 It’s now year 106 in this country, where the Juche calendar begins in the birth year of its “Great Leader”
31 Serious injury
32 Site of many Chicago touchdowns
33 ___ passages
36 “Now I get it!”
39 Compared with
41 Meryl Streep movie, with The
44 Herb in pizza sauce
46 Civil War side
49 Leatherworking tool
51 The Phantom of the Opera novelist ___Leroux
53 Stephenie who wrote the Twilight novels
54 President from Cincinnati
55 Had on
57 Largest river wholly in Spain
59 Proctor’s announcement
60 Steak fish
61 Leave out
63 Arnold or Brady
65 Zig’s counterpart
This week’s question: Already a great-grandfather at 73, Mick Jagger recently became a father for the eighth time when his 29-year-old dancer girlfriend gave birth to a baby son. If the Rolling Stones were to write a song about the struggles of being a septuagenarian new dad, what title could the band give the track?
Last week’s contest: Millennials who are struggling to become fully functional adults can now attend an “adulting” school in Portland, Maine, where they’re taught how to cook a meal and perform other useful life skills. If you were to write a self-help book for 20-somethings to help them survive in the grown-up world, what title would you give it?
THE WINNER: “What to Do When There’s No App for That” Ken Liebman, Williston, Vt.
SECOND PLACE: “From Here to Maturity” Tina Cramer, Mansfield, Ohio
THIRD PLACE: “The Audacity of Coping” Ken Kellam III, Dallas
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Old dad” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Jan. 10. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Jan. 13. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.
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