12/12/20 Answer Crosswords With Friends

12/12/20
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1A
Dagwood Bumstead’s young neighbor, or one of the Muppets
Elmo

5A
“Eureka!”
Aha

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8A
One of a rower’s pair
Oar

11A
All-expenses-___ vacation
Paid

12A
Actor Cumming who won a Tony for “Cabaret”
Alan

13A
___up (consume completely)
Use

14A
Bullets, grenades, and the like
Ammo

15A
Traditional stories that have been passed down
Lore

16A
Digit a placekicker kicks the football with
Toe

17A
Con man now in prison for defrauding investors of billions of dollars: 2 wds.
Bernie Madoff

20A
Federal group that charged 17-Across: Abbr.
Sec

21A
Gridiron official, for short
Ref

22A
Set of first aid supplies
Kit

25A
Hirer of US secret agents: Abbr.
CIA

27A
“Zounds!”
Egad

30A
Con man whose fake identities in the 1960s were depicted in “Catch Me If You Can”: 2 wds.
Frank Abagnale

34A
“___ Fear” (1991 movie)
Cape

35A
Express grief
Cry

36A
Original ___ (Christian concept)
Sin

37A
Cause tongues to ___ (do something scandalous)
Wag

39A
___ Dash (salt-free seasoning)
Mrs

41A
Con man whose 1920 financial fraud became the type of “scheme” named for him: 2 wds.
Charles Ponzi

47A
Furrow in a dirt road
Rut

48A
Luxury hotel chain
Omni

49A
Verdi opera set in ancient Egypt
Aida

51A
Potable from Guinness
Ale

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52A
Fail to include
Omit

53A
“Common” ailment
Cold

54A
Where “Cheers” was set
Bar

55A
Treasure seeker’s guide
Map

56A
Joint in the leg
Knee

1D
Federal group that monitors pollution: Abbr.
EPA

2D
Baby animal that bleats
Lamb

3D
Actor who performs silently
Mime

4D
Skunks’ weapons
Odors

5D
___ vera
Aloe

6D
Injure
Harm

7D
Lend ___ (listen closely): 2 wds.
An Ear

8D
Having no fuel left: 3 wds.
Out of Gas

9D
Dating from: 2 wds.
As Of

10D
Australia’s Great Barrier ___
Reef

12D
Singer Keys with 15 Grammys
Alicia

18D
Where a scarf is worn
Neck

19D
Chef who hosts “Positively Paula”
Deen

22D
Restaurant where you choose between “original recipe” and “extra crispy”
KFC

23D
Flatow who hosts radio’s “Science Friday”
IRA

24D
Beverage from the kitchen sink: 2 wds.
Tap Water

26D
“The Alphabet Network”
ABC

28D
“___ Baba and the Forty Thieves”
Ali

29D
Family room
Den

31D
Close to
Near

32D
Place to apply antiperspirant
Arm Pit

33D
Greek pita sandwich
Gyro

38D
___ and doom
Gloom

40D
Quick bite late at night, perhaps
Snack

41D
Crustacean from Chesapeake Bay
Crab

42D
Dance enjoyed in Honolulu
Hula

43D
The X-Men’s Ms. Frost, also known as White Queen
Emma

44D
Small cut with a pair of scissors
Snip

45D
Last human city on Earth, in “The Matrix”
Zion

46D
Like a computer that’s displaying a screen saver
Idle

50D
Suffix for “orange” or “lime”
Ade


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