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  • This week's theme: The Irish
    St. Patrick's Day features

    Across

    1. * HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S ___!
    4. Droop Down
    7. * Irish writer who wrote "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1895): ___ Wilde (b.1854 - d.1900)
    12. Globes
    13. It'll turn "tion" into an engine mechanism
    15. * On the Irish Flag, it represents the hope for peace between Irish Protestants and Catholics
    16. * Elizabeth Browen and #7A and James Joyce and #54A and Jonathan Swift, for example
    18. Chinese unit of distance
    19. * Novel by #7A: "The Picture ___ Dorian Gray" (1891)
    20. Give out
    21. Actress Jillian
    22. Mr. Pacino
    24. Pool circuits
    26. Hue for Hair
    28. Twelve inches, for short
    29. * Dating to the 8th Century, this illuminated manuscript of Latin Gospels is kept at Ireland's Trinity College: The Book of ___
    31. Larry and Shemp's pal
    33. * Celtic
    36. * Ireland's verses
    42. Actress who's nickname is "La Lollo" (Initials)
    43. Restaurant Fare: Soup ___ Jour
    44. Mr. Sharif
    45. Hall of Fame pitcher Ryan
    47. Healing plant
    49. Initials of the author of "Wuthering Heights" (1847)
    50. In the vicinity of
    52. * Leprechaun's Loot
    54. * Irish writer W.B. Yeats (b.1865 - d.1939) works include "Mosada" and "Sailing to Byzantium" QUESTION: What does the "B" in his name stand for?
    57. Cheerleader's Cheer
    58. Affix
    60. Hartford's locale on an env.
    61. It'll turn "bath" into a day of rest and worship
    64. Buddhist sacred mountain
    66. The Beatles song: "Love ___ Do"
    67. Expressions of satisfaction
    69. Hip-Hop star: Dr. ___
    71. Leonardo Vinci connecter
    72. Yes: Spain
    74. * Irish tribal leader
    77. Spoken exams
    79. Deborah or John or Walter
    80. Bowie's model-actress wife
    81. "Girl, Interrupted" (1999) name
    82. Traveler's overnight rest spot
    83. Info requested on a job application, for short

    Down

    1. * Priest of the ancient Celts
    2. * In Ireland, Lady Gregory co-founded the Irish National Theatre Society (in 1902) that would soon stage its mainly indigenous productions here (in 1904): The ___ Theatre
    3. Fashion monogram
    4. * Arthur Griffith (b.1872 - d.1922) founded this political movement in Ireland, in 1905
    5. Broker
    6. Axl Rose's rock band, briefly
    7. Hooter
    8. * Irish blackthorn or oak cudgels (var. sp.)
    9. "So-So" in Strasbourg: "Comme ___-Comme ça"
    10. Over
    11. NHL officials
    12. Peculiar
    14. Pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen: ___ Dinesen
    17. Locale of Des Moines, on an env.
    23. Pant Part
    25. Certain non-verbal communication, for short
    27. * Ireland
    30. Fall behind
    32. Either ___ / Neither nor
    34. Matinée Star
    35. Prompted the Actor
    36. Folksy singer: Lisa ___
    37. Fruit of Brazil
    38. Mother, commonly
    39. Police Officer
    40. The ___ndike Gold Rush (1897 - 1898)
    41. Took a seat
    46. * Word with Ireland
    48. ___ and Behold!
    51. * Famous Irish-American: ___ Kennedy
    53. Music syllable
    55. Korean art of self defense: ___ Kwon Do
    56. It's seen with CD
    59. Jugular Vein locale
    60. * Memorial marked by a mound of stones, in Ireland
    62. * He is the current Irish leader of #4D: Gerry ___
    63. * High King of Ireland: ___ Boru (b.926 - d.1014)
    64. Scent
    65. * She is the current President of Ireland: ___ McAleese
    68. She starred in 1984's "Places in the Heart" (Initials)
    70. It'll turn "ui" into boredom
    73. Tel Aviv's locale on an env.
    75. It'll turn "di" into a Swiss Alps literary heroine
    76. Shakespearean contraction
    78. B.C. opposite

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