PATTERNLES­S CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Curl­ing sur­face 4 Win­dows fore­run­ner 9 Large shark bone 12 Softest min­eral 14 “Cen­tipede” game com­pany 15 Made a bas­ket 16 *Lively cam­paign face-offs 19 Pot builder? 20 Nights be­fore 21 *With 24-Across, barbs

24 See 21-Across 28 Groups of troops 29 “Fine”

30 Iraqi cur­rency 31 With 45-Across, pop­u­lar lec­ture se­ries ... or a hint to three let­ters plus the last word of each starred an­swer? 34 “___ a Woman?” (So­journer Truth speech) 35 (I’ve got milk!) 36 Look at with fa­vor 39 Just make, with “out” 40 Vi­ola mu­sic clef, of­ten 42 Sign into law 43 “Un­for­tu­nately ...”

44 Para­nor­mal sense, briefly 45 See 31-Across 46 Ur­ban pest 47 Sports gam­bler’s hang­out, for short 49 TV chan­nel or the­ater chain 50 Yearns for 54 Like some rea­son­ing 58 *Not just shots in the dark 60 Tourist city in Ut­tar Pradesh 61 One un­wel­come in your DMs 62 H’s, in soror­ity names 63 Touch 64 Ranch em­ploy­ees 65 Who can be found among anemones?

DOWN

1 “___ not the end of the world” 2 Grad­u­a­tion need 3 Hor­ror di­rec­tor Roth 4 Non­glossy lip­stick op­tions 5 Spirited horse 6 Quincy Jones, to Rashida 7 Drive-through re­quest 8 They’re used to drain pasta 9 Write hastily 10 “___ Maria”

11 “Moon­rise King­dom” di­rec­tor Anderson 13 Brain cov­ers 15 Sushi fla­vorer 17 Lays to rest 18 Lament 21 “Top Chef” host Lak­shmi 22 Song­bird named for its golden color 23 “Let me think about that” 25 French ten­nis leg­end who co­founded a polo shirt com­pany 26 “Gimme a Break” candy 27 Stereo­typ­i­cal dorm rooms 31 Singer Turner 32 Is­raeli carrier 33 Pack of cards 37 Con­vened 38 Ex­tra NHL pe­ri­ods

41 Kind of il­lu­sion 43 Ac­tor/ co­me­dian Fred 48 Gar­ment with a band size 49 “My lips ___ sealed” 50 Like many sign lan­guage speak­ers 51 Barely beat (out) 52 Carve with a sty­lus 53 Blood bank flu­ids 54 Ma­tured 55 Young Yorkies 56 Pa­per quan­tity 57 Child’s re­sponse to “Uh-uh!” 59 Man cave, maybe

07/29/20

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