NEW YORK TIMES CROSS­WORD

Chicago Sun-Times - - OPINION -

Across

1 Cap­i­tal of Chad 9 Charge 15 Face-to-face

chal­lenge 16 Yes-man 17 Folk­lore char­ac­ter whose stock­ings are tied with eye­lashes 18 Course coup 19 Some in­die

re­leases

20 ___ Ex (video game fran­chise) 22 Devo­tee

23 ’70s sit­com

ti­tle role

26 Bar assem­bly 28 Ruby and

sap­phire 29 Perp’s mark, in

cop slang 31 110%, per­haps 32 Ex­er­cises one’s

dis­cre­tion 33 Lan­guage in­tro­duced in 1995

34 “I’ll never tell” 37 ___ jazz 38 For­est

swingers 39 Lane on the east­ern bound­ary of Covent Gar­den 40 Un­likely race

fa­vorite 41 Base­board

fas­tener 42 Kicks in

43 Tony so­prano? 46 Paid tribute to 47 Rid­ing on 48 Hedg­ing word 51 Stir up 53 Hands

56 Brie ___, star of 2019’s “Cap­tain Marvel”

57 Airy treat 58 In­di­cate

agree­ment 59 Stand with

dogs, say

Down

1 Mark down 2 Stop dis­cussing 3 Undi­rected

ses­sions

4 Mu­sic genre

pre­fix

5 “Big whoop” 6 Couldn’t

con­tain

7 Go­ing by 8 Leop­ards and

ana­con­das, e.g. 9 HQ with

run­ways 10 Long faces? 11 Cab­i­net piece 12 Fail to

ap­pre­ci­ate 13 Key ex­plor­ers 14 Viewed 21 Browns,

per­haps 23 Tend­ing to

change 24 Croak

25 Sad end? 26 They’re planted by plants 27 Denizens of New York City sew­ers, per an ur­ban leg­end 30 Suf­frag­ist El­iz­a­beth ___ Stan­ton 31 Tom Wolfe’s

“___ in Full” 32 State bor­der­ing the Pa­cific 33 Banned

out­door game 35 Shep­ard who wrote “Pretty Lit­tle Liars” 36 Nov­el­ist

O’Brien 41 Tries for, in a

way

42 Source of fine

wool

44 Adapt, say 45 “___ You” (1975 Min­nie Riper­ton hit) 46 Pres­i­den­tial dog of the 1940s 48 An­cient Dead

Sea king­dom 49 Pop star with top 40 hits in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s 50 Scene of W.W. I

fight­ing 52 Fighter in the fic­tional Bat­tle of Isen­gard 54 Shamus

55 ___ fac­tor

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