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1 beanstalk climber in a fairy tale: JACK

"Jack and the Beanstalk" is a fairy tale from England. In the story, young Jack sells the family cow for some magic beans. He plants the beans and a huge beanstalk grows up to the sky. At the top of the beanstalk lives an ogre. Jack climbs the beanstalk and adventures ensue...

5 Actress Sonia : BRAGA

Sonia Braga rose to fame in her native Brazil playing the lead role in the movie “Gabriela”. Roles in American films such as "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and "The Miracle Beanfield War" followed. He also acted in the Portuguese version of “Desperate Housewives”.

10 Range for singers : ALPS

There are eight Alpine countries:

  • Austria
  • Slovenia
  • France
  • Swiss
  • Liechtenstein
  • Germany
  • Monaco
  • Italy

17 '90s Fashion Item: BEANIE BABY

Originally, there were only nine Beanie Babies when Ty Warner released the stuffed animal in 1993. By the late 1990s, the toy had become a real fad, largely due to innovative marketing techniques. For example, there was no mass marketing with constant TV commercials and production volume was limited, pushing the line into the realm of collectibles. Beanie Baby models have also been regularly "retired" generating "must-have" behavior in the marketplace.

20 Fig. with two dashes: SSN

A Social Security Number (SSN) is divided into three parts, namely AAA-GG-SSSS. Originally, the Area Number (AAA) was the code for the office that issued the card. Since 1973, the area number has reflected the zip code from which the request was made. The GG in the SSN is the group number and the SSSS in the number is the serial number. However, all of this is debatable. Since 2011, SSNs are randomly assigned. However, some random numbers have been excluded from use, namely area numbers 000, 666 (!) and 900-999.

22 Jaguar point, for example: CAR AD

The Jaguar automaker began as a manufacturer of motorcycle sidecars in 1922, when the company was known as the Swallow Sidecar Company (SS for short). The company changed its name to Jaguar after World War II, due to the unfortunate connotations of the letters "SS" at the time (meaning the Nazi paramilitary organization).

23 Accountant, abbreviated: CPA

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

25 Brand so named because it limits ultraviolet light: RAY-BAN

Ray-Ban sunglasses were introduced into the US Army Air Corps in 1937. The Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses model became very popular with pilots and apparently with General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur was wearing a pair when he was photographed "going back" to the Philippines in WWII. The name "Ray-Ban" was chosen to "reflect" the sunglasses' ability to block ("ban") UV or IR light "rays".

28 Big name in shampoo: PRELL

Prell shampoo was introduced by Procter & Gamble in 1947. At that time, it was a light green concentrate sold in a tube (like toothpaste).

30 Country band, for short? : LA UN

The United Nations was established shortly after the end of World War II and replaced the ineffective League of Nations formed after the end of World War I. The United States spearheaded the founding of the United Nations, led by President Franklin Roosevelt shortly before the outbreak of World War II. The headquarters of the UN is in international territory in New York. There are three UN regional headquarters, also located on international territory, in Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi.

34 Santa ___, California. : PINK

Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's wine country and the seat of Sonoma County. The epicenter of the so-called 1906 San Francisco Earthquake was located near Santa Rosa. In fact, there was more damage in Santa Rosa, for the size of the city, than in San Francisco.

35 Big Hot Dog? : SHOW

Although "hot dog" is a term now used across all sports, it was mostly associated with skiing and described performing flashy and risky stunts on the slopes.

37 Land on Lake Victoria: UGANDA

Uganda is a landlocked county in East Africa that lies west of Kenya. It was ruled by the British as a protectorate from 1894 and gained independence in 1962. Uganda is closely associated with the tyrannical rule of Idi Amin in the 1970s.

Lake Victoria is the largest lake by area on the African continent. It was named by English explorer John Hanning Speke in honor of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Speke was the first European to see the lake.

40 A certain Kentucky racer: DERBY HORSE

The first Kentucky Derby took place in 1875 and was a race modeled after the Epsom Derby in England and the Paris Grand Prix (now called the "Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe"). As such, the Kentucky Derby was run over 1 ½ miles, although in 1896 it was shortened to 1 ¼ miles. The winning horse is presented with an elaborate blanket made of red roses, for which the Derby is nicknamed the "Run for the Roses". The race is held on the first Saturday in May each year and is limited to 3 year old horses.

44 Small arms broker from years gone by? : TYRANNOSAURUS REX

Tyrannosaurus rex (often spelled "T-rex") was a spectacular looking dinosaur. “Tyrannosaurus” comes from the Greek words “tyrannos” (tyrant) and “sauros” (lizard) and “rex” the Latin for “king”. They were large beasts, measuring 42 feet long and 13 feet high at the hips and weighing 7.5 tons.

46 Land bridge between Africa and Asia: SINAI

The Sinai Peninsula is located in the eastern part of Egypt and is a triangular shape bounded by the Mediterranean to the north and the Red Sea to the south. It is the only part of Egypt that is located in Asia as opposed to Africa. The peninsula's eastern land border is shared with Israel, and Israel occupied Sinai during the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 1967 Six-Day War.

48 He recovers from a binge, with "up": ABOUT...

The terms "jag" and "bender" describe periods of unrestrained activity, particularly those involving alcohol. Both words have been in use since the 19th century.

49 Key used to exit but not enter: ESC

The escape (Esc) key was originally used only to control computer peripherals. It was a key that allowed the computer operator to stop what the peripheral was doing (cancel a print, for example). The escape key is used for all sorts of things these days, especially in game programs.

53 touchdown figs. : ETAS

Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)

55 Smidge: TAD

Our word "smidgen" (sometimes shortened to "smidge") is used to describe a small amount. The term may come from the Scottish word "smitch", meaning the same or "a small, insignificant person".

Ingredient 65 Gumbo: OKRA

Gumbo is a type of stew or soup that originated in Louisiana. The main ingredient can be meat or fish, but to be a true gumbo it must include the "holy trinity" of vegetables, namely celery, peppers and onions. Okra used to be a requirement, but not anymore. Okra gave the dish its name, as the vernacular word for the African vegetable is “okingumbo”, from the Bantu language spoken by many of the slaves brought to America.


2 best four of a kind: ACES

That would be poker.

4 Knowledge: KEN

“Ken” is a noun meaning “understanding, perception”. You could say, for example, "Half the clues in Saturday's crossword puzzle are beyond my knowledge, beyond my understanding."

5 ___ Rabbit: BR'ER

Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox are characters from the Uncle Remus stories, written by Joel Chandler Harris. The "Uncle Remus" stories are adaptations of African American folk tales that Harris collected in the southern states. "Br'er" is a short form of "brother".

7 Plains: ARAPAHO

The Arapaho tribe lived in the eastern plains of Colorado and Wyoming. The Arapaho traditionally wintered in small camps in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and then moved to the plains in the spring, where they hunted the buffalo that gathered to give birth to their young.

12 Typesetting unit: PICA

The pica is a unit of measurement used in typography. One pike equals 1/6 of an inch. In addition, each pike unit contains 12 points.

18 Editorial Friday?: Abbr. : ITALY

Italics slant to the right and are often used to emphasize text. The style is known as "cursive" because the stylized calligraphic script originated in Italy, probably the Vatican.

22 Vessel that can be transported: CANOA

The boat known as a canoe takes its name from the Caribbean word “kenu”, which means “canoe”. It was Christopher Columbus who brought "kenu" into Spanish as "canoe", which evolved into our English "canoe".

Portage is the transport of a ship and/or its cargo over land, perhaps to get around an obstacle.

26 True Evergreen: YEW

Yew trees were placed around churches and in cemeteries across Europe. The reason for the practice seems unclear, but one suggestion is that yew leaves were used as a substitute for palms on Palm Sunday.

27 Singer Michael known as the “King of Christmas”: BUBLE

Michael Bublé is a singer from Burnaby, British Columbia. He is of Italian descent on his father's side. Bublé has held dual Italian-Canadian citizenship since 2005. He briefly dated English actress Emily Blunt, and she sang backing vocals and the final verse to his 2007 version of "Me and Mrs. Jones". Additionally, Bublé wrote his 2007 song "Everything" for Blunt.

29 ___ Coelho: ROGER

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” is a clever 1988 movie featuring cartoon characters interacting directly with humans. The most memorable cartoon characters have to be goofy Roger Rabbit and vampire Jessica Rabbit. The movie is based on a novel written by Gary K. Wolf called "Who Banned Roger Rabbit?" There is a prequel that was never produced called "Who Discovered Roger Rabbit?".

32 ___ Rabbit: PETER

Beatrix Potter was an English author famous for the children's books she wrote and illustrated. The most famous character in her stories was Peter Rabbit, whose sisters were Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. Potter also put his talents as an artist to good use in the scientific world. She recorded many images of lichens and fungi seen under her microscope. As a result of her work, she was respected as an expert in mycology.

33 Type of vote : PROXY

Our word “proxy”, which means “the agency of one acting in the place of another”, comes from the Latin “procurare” which means “to manage”. Therefore, “proxy” has the same root as our word “look for”.

35 Term of domicile in colonial India: SAHIB

"Sahib" is most recognized as a term of address used in India, where it is used the same way we use "mister" in English. The term was also used to refer to European men in the days of the British Raj. The correct feminine form of address is "sahiba", but in colonial times the address used was "memsahib", a fusion of "ma'am" and "sahib".

38 Rival de Hoover: DYSON

Dyson vacuum cleaners do not use a dust bag. James Dyson invented the first vacuum that used cyclonic separation in 1979, frustrated with the poor performance of his standard vacuum. As Dyson cleaners are bagless, they don't have to deal with collection bags clogged with fine dust particles, even after emptying. Cyclonic separation uses high-speed rotation of the dust-containing air so that dust particles are expelled from the air stream into a collection vessel. Now we have a Dyson, and we should have bought it years ago...

41 “___ Fine Day” de The Chiffons: UNO

"One Fine Day" is a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin that was a 1963 hit for the Chiffons. The title of the song was inspired by the famous aria “Un bel di” (“A beautiful day”) from the opera “Madama Butterfly” by Puccini.

The Chiffons were an all-female singing group from the Bronx, New York who were at the height of their success in the early 1960s. Shortly after releasing the 1962 hit "He's So Fine", the group released two singles as Four Pennies . When "He's So Fine" became a huge hit, they dropped the Four Pennies moniker and stuck with "the Chiffons".

43 ___ Capilla : SISTINA

The Sistine Chapel is located in the Pope's residence in Rome. The chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who was commissioned to restore the ancient Capella Magna in the 15th century. About a century later (1508-1512) Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel under the patronage of Pope Julius II.

47 What drivers do with cars in Car and Driver: TEST

"Car and Driver" is an automotive magazine published in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "Car and Driver" first appeared in 1955 when it was called "Sports Cars Illustrated".

52 Leader Overthrown by Revolution: TSAR

The year 1917 saw two revolutions in Russia, with the pair collectively called "the Russian Revolution". As a result of the February Revolution centered in Petrograd, the last Russian emperor (Tsar Nicholas II) abdicated and members of the imperial parliament took control of the country, forming the Russian Provisional Government. The Provisional Government itself was overthrown in the October Revolution, led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik party.

56 Big name on PC: ACER

Acer is a Taiwanese company that I visited a few times when I was in the electronics business. I was very impressed at the time with the company's dedication to quality, although I've heard that things haven't gone so well in recent years...

57 Fashion Startups. :DKNY

Donna Karan is an American fashion designer, creator of the clothing brand Donna Karan New York (DKNY). Karan grew up heavily in the fashion industry, as her mother was a model and her stepfather was a tailor.

60 What does “syne” mean in “Auld Lang Syne”: AUG

The song "Auld Lang Syne" is a staple on New Year's Eve (well, actually, the first few minutes of New Year's Day). The words were penned by Scottish poet Robbie Burns. The literal translation of "Auld Lang Syne" is "ancient long ago", but it is better translated as "old times". The song's sentiment is "for the old days".

Should an old acquaintance be forgotten?
And that never occurred to you?
Should an old acquaintance be forgotten?
And the days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, dear
to old lang syne
We'll have a cup of goodness yet
For days of yore lang syne

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1 beanstalk climber in a fairy tale: JACK
5 Actress Sonia : BRAGA
10 Range for singers : ALPS
14 "Disease" for the heart: PAIN
15 Appeared In Syndication, Say: RERAN
16 howl: wail
17 '90s Fashion Item: BEANIE BABY
19 creatures that can be both pets and pests: RATS
20 Fig. with two dashes: SSN
21 Hallucinatory experience: TRIP
22 Jaguar point, for example: CAR AD
23 Accountant, abbreviated: CPA
25 Brand so named because it limits ultraviolet light: RAY-BAN
28 Big name in shampoo: PRELL
30 Country band, for short? : LA UN
31 Requires one touch to launch: APP
34 Santa ___, California. : PINK
35 Big Hot Dog? : SHOW
37 Land on Lake Victoria: UGANDA
39 Gave for a Time: LENT A
40 A certain Kentucky racer: DERBY HORSE
44 Small arms broker from years gone by? : TYRANNOSAURUS REX
45 Poetic preposition: ERE
46 Land bridge between Africa and Asia: SINAI
47 budding: weeping
48 He recovers from a binge, with "up": ABOUT...
49 Key used to exit but not enter: ESC
50 Usually: OFTEN
53 touchdown figs. : ETAS
55 Smidge: TAD
58 There is a bridge near the top: NOSE
59 Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, p. …what happens three times in this puzzle: MAGIC TRICK
62 Something stored upright on an airplane: TRAY
63 Talented Person: AGENT
64 50-50: PAR
Ingredient 65 Gumbo: OKRA
66 Many indoor tennis courts have: DOMES
67 Super: A LOT


1 Much of the combat: JABS
2 best four of a kind: ACES
3 "It seems likely...": CHANCES ARE...
4 Knowledge: KEN
5 ___ Rabbit: BR'ER
6 New Beginning: REBIRTH
7 Plains: ARAPAHO
8 I'm Talkative: GAB
9 Anyone: ANYONE
10 "My God!" : OH MAN!
11 Den : GUARD
12 Typesetting unit: PICA
13 Unlikely Hawaiian Christmas Gift: SLED
18 Editorial Friday?: Abbr. : ITALY
22 Vessel that can be transported: CANOA
24 Next best option: PLAN B
26 True Evergreen: YEW
27 Singer Michael known as the “King of Christmas”: BUBLE
28 Fuddy-duddy: WET
29 ___ Coelho: ROGER
31 Tempting, as an offering: ATTRACTIVE
32 ___ Rabbit: PETER
33 Type of vote : PROXY
35 Term of domicile in colonial India: SAHIB
36 seeds in pots? : BEFORE
38 Rival de Hoover: DYSON
41 “___ Fine Day” de The Chiffons: UNO
42 She is a beauty in her surroundings: RARE GEM
43 ___ Capilla : SISTINA
47 What drivers do with cars in Car and Driver: TEST
48 "Bye!" : WE SEE!
50 Not absorbed by: ONTO
51 Output in two directions: FORK
52 Leader Overthrown by Revolution: TSAR
54 Take action: FACTS
56 Big name on PC: ACER
57 Fashion Startups. :DKNY
59 Jump ___: CRAZY
60 What does “syne” mean in “Auld Lang Syne”: AUG
61 Increase the speed of: REV

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