1. Blue ox of American myth
5. Security equipment company, or abstract data type
8. To yadda yadda yadda
13. Haliaeetus albicilla
14. Operator of a crwth cousin during conflagration of colosseum
16. Ergonomic chair in the Museum of Modern Art
17. What’s in le ciel when it’s overcast in Orléans
19. Jump, or a treaty
20. When your BFF shares too much, it’s _____
21. Dry skin condition, perhaps resulting from too much office copying
23. Bilabial utterance sometimes accompanying horripilation
24. Unicode generalization of a WWW URI
25. Well, the P.M. really put his foot ____, dinne?
27. Fluid flow velocimeter eponym Henri
31. Dora and her ilk
36. Anatomical adjectival for IPA small cap R
38. Second persons
39. What the fly chameleoned as, on the tuba player’s score
40. Belonging to Alcindor, Ayres or poker Randy
42. Home of the first nuclear power plant in New England
43. Archaism used today in the way it names
45. What the face was after a DIY rhinectomy
47. If ’Enery the 8th had a big, big nose, he would have sung, I’m ____
49. I’ll walk you down the _____, Sweetheart.
50. Those Soviet spacecraft didn’t really have CCCP, but ____
51. Here’s that crossword musician, again
53. Church founded to be free from racial, rather than theological, discrimination
56. Neither Shah nor Sultan nor Caliph nor ____ . . .
58. Trustworthy and truthful U.S. President, familiarly
61. Will Durant called it “the first link in the European chain.”
63. Comfortably settled, as if a candle bracket
65. Extraordinarily vast
67. Whence Mahler’s orchestral Lied
68. Whence Apollo and Artemis
69. Voiceless palato-
70. A know-
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The answers to the EtymGeo™
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In addition to the EtymGeo™ puzzle, we presented a bonus QR code puzzle, reproduced at right. When decoded, the result is another QR code, shown at left. When that QR code is decoded, the result is, naturally, the word META. The only puzzlemeister to find the solution was Adam Hesterberg, who will be receiving yet another magnet to add to his growing collection.