CROSS­WORD

"ON NOAH'S ARK"

PuzzleLux - - News - BY BAR­BARA OLSON

ACROSS

1 "Chico and ______" ('70s TV se­ries) 7 Keep one's fin­gers crossed 11 Quiet out­burst? 14 First aid an­ti­sep­tic 15 Car­ries a bal­ance 16 "Isn't ___ bit like you and me?" (Bea­tles lyric) 17 Re­con­sid­ers 19 Part of 31-Down: Abbr. 20 Realtor's par­cel 21 LP's bet­ter halves, of­ten 22 "Why, ____ de­lighted!" 23 PetroCan ri­val 25 Hot state? 26 Boxer Os­car De La ____ 27 Broad­way's Felix and Os­car 32 Short scuf­fle 35 Egg cell 36 "The Good Wife" fig. 37 Sang à la Michael Bublé, e.g. 40 Like div­ing done mid-ocean 42 Pi­o­neer of the Dada art syle 43 Defin­ing time frames 45 Itty-bitty bits 46 Fic­tional kids Bert and Nan 50 "Rick's ____" (Mercer's

an­gry schtick) 51 Com­mon Mar­ket inits. 52 "Very funny" 56 Ra­dius rel­a­tive 57 Fly­ing fisher 60 ___ Paese cheese 61 Stephen of "The

Cry­ing Game" 62 "Lick­ety-split!" 64 U.S. em­ployee da­tum 65 En­tice 66 Harder on the eyes 67 Sim­ile words 68 Part of C.A.A.: Abbr. 69 In­ven­tor's doc­u­ment

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1 Novel be­gin­ning 2 Sounds from Santa 3 Read­ies to be read 4 Stove­top set­ting: Abbr. 5 "(You're) Hav­ing My Baby" singer 6 Ogo­pogo's Scot­tish cousin 7 "Fine" sit­u­a­tion, sar­cas­ti­cally 8 Baby's boo-boo 9 Chest mus­cles: Abbr. 10 Suf­fix with Viet­nam or Ja­pan 11 Du­bi­ous back­ground 12 Ce­les­tial Sea­son­ings prod­uct 13 Tor­toise ri­val of kid's lit 18 Green­horn 22 Red let­ters? 24 Di­rec­tor Preminger 26 Fo­cus (on), as a tar­get 28 "Cross my heart!" 29 VHS suc­ces­sor 30 Drop a line to an actor? 31 Touch­down guesses: Abbr. 32 Picket line crosser 33 Like a ten-out-of-ten per­for­mance 34 Big kahuna 38 Be­fore, to By­ron 39 Ante merid­ian seg­ment 41 A Spice Girl, with Ginger and Baby 44 Justin's po­lit­i­cal pre­de­ces­sor 47 ___ Act (Canada's Const. of 1867) 48 Are no longer 49 Jammed, as wipers in win­ter 53 Amer­i­can ac­tivist Hoff­man 54 Tro­jan beauty 55 World's north­ern­most com­mu­nity,

in Nu­navut 56 "Ma­jor" group of stars 57 Bur­den 58 Gi­bral­tar and Mag­el­lan: Abbr. 59 Down­ward Dog dis­ci­pline 62 Suf­fix with schnozz 63 To the max

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