Guess Who's Coming to Campus

Jamie Mermelstein '14 designed a Family Weekend-themed crossword in honor of parents coming to campus this weekend.
Jamie Mermelstein's "Guess Who’s Coming to Campus," is themed for Family Weekend...

Second-year Jamie Mermelstein had her mom’s arrival on Friday in mind when she created her crossword puzzle this week. Mermelstein, a lifelong crossword lover, is the current puzzle creator at The Chicago Maroon and this puzzle, titled "Guess Who’s Coming to Campus," is themed for Family Weekend. In the past, she tackled other big campus events like Scav in her weekly puzzles in the Friday edition of The Chicago Maroon. Unlike the creators of syndicated crosswords, she said she has the advantage of including U of C-specific lingo, like SASA or ORSCA, as the answers to her clues. 

Puzzle courtesy of The Chicago Maroon.



1  "--- chango!"
7  2003 Eddie Murphy Movie* 
14  S'pose 
15  UChicago-ed 
16  Personification of creation* 
17  Accumulated wealth 
18  Place holder
20  Organic dye
21  Laptop key
24  Theater org.
26  Source of sweet airport scents*
30  Eureka!
31  Look inside?
32  Carries back
34  Century 21 competitor
36  Ending with bi- or tri 
38  Wood fastner 
39  Destination for the missing parts of the starred clues
42  Actor Alan
43  Morphine derivative 
44  "Do! _____"
46  Weepy 
48  Landing with tower assistance
50  Monopoly properties, abbr.
51  Subtitled "Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts"*
52  James' "East of Eden" character
54  Abnormal growth
55  Legal deg.
57  "____, With Love"
59  Tinieset
63  Classic clothing store*
67  Clean
68  Riverdale's most sought after citizen
69  Itunes' most downloaded song for 2010*
70  Former Morrocan King

1  As needed, in Rx's
2  Stephen, of "V for Vendetta" 
3  Outside:Prefix
4  Prop for Hamlet
5  One enraged by the color rojo
6  Type of garage
7  To give, in Grenada
8  Lakeview, or Lincoln Park
9  No way!
10  Crowned
11  Singer DiFranco
12  VCR button
13  Thorn of yore 
15  "Oracular Spectacular" band
19  Common clown prop 
21  Jaguar, e.g.
22  Donne poem
23  Muslim calendar month
25  Piano progression
27  Cloister
28  The ones who got away
29  Onetime boom maker
31  1011
33  L.A. to Tucson direction
35  Marian's piano student in "The Music Man"
37  ___ Beach, Hawai
40  Shaq's school
41  Kipling python
42  Dirt bike's cousin, abbr.
45  Alphabet trio
47  "____ Pieces", 2004 Velvet Revolver song
49  The Clash rocked it
53  Sri Lankan sepratists, abbr,
54  Shoes favored by children, gardeners, and Mario Batali
56  Dandy
58  Soprano Petina
59  Library sound
60  Sex symbol West
61  To some degree
62  Rams' home abbr.
64  Raised eyebrow responses? 
65  Sportage maker
66  D.C. denizen

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Solution to the Family Weekend crossword

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