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The Crossword, Dec. 11: Have A Ball

11:00 AM EST on December 11, 2023

Victoria Vivians #35 of the Indiana Fever tries to steal the ball from Candace Parker #3 of the Las Vegas Aces in the second quarter of their game at Michelob ULTRA Arena on June 24, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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17-Across: It may follow a steal, in basketball

Let's get this puzzle started! This week's puzzle was constructed by Eli Cotham and edited by Hoang-Kim Vu. Eli is a realtor in Portland, Ore. Besides building and solving crosswords, he enjoys being a dad, cooking and cocktailing, and defending his beautiful city against know-nothings. We're also excited that this is Eli's first published puzzle! You know the drill: Let's get a "hell yeah, Eli!" going in the chat.

Defector crosswords, launched in partnership with our friends at AVCX, run every Monday. If you’re interested in submitting a puzzle to us, you can read our guidelines HERE.

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