Crossword No. 395: The International Language
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1 Canal that’s a Greek god spelled backward
5 Mope around
9 Far from farms, perhaps
14 Rice-shaped pasta
15 Singer who doesn’t do tours
17 Card game named for ancient rulers
18 Mary Kay rival
19 Black jack, half the time
20 Budget alternative
24 Cycle start
25 Al Gore’s choice
33 Non-woods for Tiger Woods
34 Cole ___
35 Promise with a ring
37 First show
39 Printer problems
40 Piece of hockey equipment
41 Honduran’s house
42 Ike liked her
43 Lena Dunham graces the cover of its February issue
48 Stan on saxophone
49 Scattershot and inconsistent
55 Smallest country in the European Union
57 Ingredient in a Virginia brewery’s latest beer, as announced last month
58 Moore of Ghost
59 Cruise or Diesel
61 Apartment or condo
62 School leaders
63 Try out
64 “Dad humor,” all too often
1 It has arms, legs, and a back
2 Range or river of Russia
3 Pound or Klein
4 It helps you focus
5 Use Bing
6 Release to the public, as a new product
7 Where Paul Bocuse’s most famous restaurant is
8 The Metaphysics of Morals philosopher
9 Open, often
13 Bill of science
21 “That’s not good...”
22 Shot at a hit
25 President of China, 1993–2003
26 Type of bay window
28 It’s symbolized by a star and a crescent moon
29 Jeff Lynne’s band
30 City at the end of a peninsula
31 Web forum moderator, for short
32 Long time follower?
37 São ___
38 Tel Aviv’s nat.
41 Shirt parts
42 “Do the ___”
44 Paradise Lost poet
45 Sees no need to argue
46 Words spoken with a finger pointed at the door
49 Wasatch Range resort
50 Word on batteries
51 Eleventh-largest lake in the world
52 Dish options
53 Scary Idi
54 Peach centers
56 Excellent pitcher
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This week’s question: A Dutch zoo is hoping to increase mating among captive orangutans by giving female primates an iPad loaded with photos of hunky males and letting them tap on prospective partners. If a Silicon Valley firm were to develop a dating app for single simians, what name could it give the program?
Last week’s contest: A new amendment to Alaska’s divorce law allows judges to assign joint custody of pets and requires courts to take “into consideration the wellbeing of the animal.” Please come up with an advertising slogan for a divorce lawyer who specializes in dog and cat custody cases.
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