Pg 22 • August 2020 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. August 2020 Crossword! EVER-CHANGING GARDEN ACROSS

1. Sail supports 6. Trudge 10. Center

14. Part of a body of water 15. 71 in Roman numerals 16. Elliptical 17. A drunk 18. Affirm 19. Naked 20. An orange-yellow food dye

22. Stars and Stripes 23. Egg cells

24. Bright and pleasant 26. Acid neutralizer 30. Communion table 32. Hurt badly 33. Resist 35. Brusque 39. Not outer

41. What a knight is called 42. Hair net 43. Befuddle 44. Neighborhood 46. Coagulated milk 47. Publish 49. A poor densely populated city district

51. Reduce in rank 54. Also

55. Fragrance 56. Dark and misty and gloomy

63. Stiff hair 64. Lamented 65. Ringworm bush 66. Radiate 67. Sea eagle 68. Complete 69. Out of harm’s way 70. Makes lace 71. Muzzle

DOWN 1. Fog

2. Dwarf buffalo 3. Aspersion 4. Exam

5. Steroid alcohol 6. Public square 7. Sixty-six in Roman numerals

8. Beasts of burden 9. Lead

10. Meeting 11. Small egg

12. Detecting by radio waves 13. Mournful poem 21. Keen

25. Stetsons and derbies 26. Dogfish 27. Territory 28. Warm-hearted 29. Make better 30. In flames

31. Stringed instrument 34. Jacob’s brother 36. Defeat disastrously 37. Class 38. Cocoyam 40. Repose 45. All excited 48. Hush-hush 50. Lifts

51. Measured amounts of medication

52. Swelling under the skin 53. Recurring theme 54. The periodic rise and fall of the sea 57. Emanation 58. The period preceeding Easter

59. A gas found in some lights

60. Not deceived by 61. A Central American sloth 62. Sodium chloride

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leeks and onions, beets, and other root crops. Plant peas, carrots, spinach, corn salad and lettuce. Sow

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seeds of asters, coreop- sis, cornflowers, and check your favorite nurseries for their fabulous offerings in every color of the rainbow. It’s also time to plant cover crops like red clover, purple vetch, oats and buckwheat that will grow until the first frost. Chop and then till un- der the soil to enrich and be ready for planting in spring. Be sure and plan an en-

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