UNI­VER­SAL CROSSWORD

Merced Sun-Star - - Kids -

ACROSS

1 Black or green bev­er­ages

5 First ___ (ship of­fi­cer)

9 Pigs

14 Leave out

15 Ever so slightly 16 San ___ (city near Long Beach) 17 An­gel who was 2019’s AL MVP 19 Changed the look of

20 One is al­ways seen with a trunk

21 They may be free or rhyming 22 Smell or taste 23 Like hor­ror novels

25 Gives lip to 27 Ob­so­lete tape play­ers

31 ___ Is­land (bor­ough with no sub­way sta­tion) 35 See 42-Across 36 Verdi solo

37 With 39-Across, noted ab­stract im­pres­sion­ist 39 See 37-Across 41 Type of wrestler 42 With 35-Across, trop­i­cal rum cock­tail 44 Neph­ews’ si­b­lings 45 Ma­nip­u­lates 46 With­out profit 48 Bet­ter, in rap lingo

49 Non­sense

54 Like pants worn to a gala

58 En­gine mishaps 60 The Cow­boys, for the Ea­gles 61 Mem­ber of NSYNC

62 Advil al­ter­na­tive 63 Kurylenko of “Quan­tum of So­lace”

64 Suf­fix for “Smurf”

65 Pool fillers? 66 Se­cluded val­ley 67 No­ble gas with the atomic num­ber 10

DOWN

1 Big books 2 Au­thor Zola

3 “Amer­i­can Idol” run­ner-up Clay 4 You might take them down 5 Kate in “House of Cards”

6 Makes amends 7 Least loose 8 Summer hrs. in Raleigh

9 Wild shop­ping ad­ven­ture

10 Stare creep­ily 11 Race­track post­ings

12 Cheese with a soft rind

13 Cov­ers with turf 18 Con­cerns for prospec­tive Ph.D.s 21 Nostradamu­s was thought to have them 24 Gather, as crops 26 In­con­sis­tency 27 Low-ly­ing land 28 Ga­tor cousin 29 Main in­gre­di­ent in risotto

30 ___ Fifth Av­enue 31 Sil­i­con Val­ley sch.

32 Thra­cian T’s 33 Car­toon anvil maker

34 Some box­ing match re­sults, briefly 38 Coun­try­wide: Abbr.

40 Richard or Eva de­scrip­tor 43 Flow­ing glacier fea­ture

47 Kind of juice in a screw­driver 48 Lit­tle bits of land 50 “Amer­i­can Idol” win­ner Stud­dard 51 Very an­gry

52 Basil sauce 53 Ger­man city hid­den in “United States Se­nate” 54 Pull, as through the mud

55 An­noy

56 Like 2010 or 2020 57 Ac­tion of­ten sym­bol­ized by a floppy disk 59 Vol­un­teer’s dec­la­ra­tion 61 Cabin com­po­nent

Adult Swim by Dex­ter Cole­man | Edited by David Steinberg

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