Crossword: Suns and Devils
Regents' Professor and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos has constructed this crossword—"Suns and Devils in Literature, Popular Culture, and Arizona"—in celebration of everyone's favorite horned mascot, Sparky the Sun Devil!
Sparky celebrated his 70th birthday in 2016 and we think he looks pretty great for someone of his, um, "mature" age.
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2 Sparky's trident
8 Land with too much sun, little rain
10 Fairly done with no predetermined outcome
13 Red Devil, Tabasco, Syracha, e.g. (2 wds)
16 According to Mitch Ryder, what the devil wears, with her pearls and diamond ring (2 wds)
17 Bonus crazy free answer from Sparky: yzizzp
20 Sun Tzu wrote this book of military strategy (4 wds)
24 This many splendid suns in Khaled Hosseini novel
26 Saguaro, barrel, devil cholla, e.g.
28 1946: Sparky’s birth ____
29 Sam-I-Am could have deviled both of these green food items (3 wds)
31 Not night
32 Fish one might eat on a bagel
33 Second-to-last month, briefly
1 It's in the pudding
3 An important topic or problem for debate or discussion
4 DeVil was her last name in 101 Dalmatians
5 Yes, in Paris
6 Beer house?
7 The other Sparky, in baseball
9 A kind of devil in Arizona fields
11 According to Hemingway, The Sun Also does this
12 According to Charlie Daniels, where the devil went down to
14 The Rolling Stones had this for the devil
15 Like Webster, Ambrose Bierce wrote The Devil's this
18 The Devil wears this footwear
19 Temperature around a devil
21 Work Projects Administration
22 What a gangster smells if he suspects a snitch
23 Science fiction author Isaac
25 In fire stations, Sparky is often the name of this Dalmatian animal
26 Director of a movie's finances
27 Screenwriter Diablo
29 There was a nightmare on this street
30 Sun, in Mexico City