The New York Times cross­word puz­zle

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - Paul Coul­ter

Across 1 Doo­fus 5 Cam­pus big­wig 9 Leave stand­ing at the al­tar 13 Greek coun­ter­part to Mars 14 “Tickle Me” doll 15 Walks in wa­ter up to one’s an­kles, say 16 Early ra­dio trans­mit­ter 18 Down­load for a Kin­dle 19 Deep-fry­ing need

20 “The Farmer in the ___” 22 Let­ter af­ter “ar” 23 Ap­ply gen­tly, as cream

25 Part of “busi­ness,” pho­net­i­cally 30 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” star 32 102, in an­cient Rome 34 Com­mon Mar­ket let­ters 35 A sen­si­ble sort 36 Like a sor­ry­look­ing dog 38 Tiny 40 Very thin, as clouds 41 How some ground balls are fielded 43 Long­time news inits.

45 “___ whil­lik­ers!” 46 One-cent coin since 1909 49 Bal­let footwear 50 Email ad­dress end­ing for a stu­dent 51 Busy bee in Apr.

54 Oil car­tel 56 Use­ful item for find­ing a lost pet

58 Brief brawl 62 Com­mon game in a school gym 64 Sooth­ing suc­cu­lents 65 U2’s lead singer 66 Bib­li­cal brother with a birthright 67 Bad thing to blow … or what each of the cir­cled let­ters in this puz­zle rep­re­sents 68 Greek H’s 69 Some whis­tle blow­ers

Down

1 Wash one­self 2 Stack­able cook­ies 3 Cit­rus peels 4 Nor­way’s cap­i­tal 5 An­nounce 6 “Xanadu” band, for short

7 In the thick of 8 At least

9 The “one” in a one-two 10 Vow from a bride or groom 11 Sign be­tween Can­cer and Virgo 12 “Shame on you!” 15 “Ver-r-ry in­ter­est­ing!” 17 El­ton John/Tim Rice Broad­way mu­si­cal 21 11-Down sym­bol 24 Pre­pare, as tea 26 Dummy at a protest march 27 Lasso l oop 28 Fig­ure of speech 29 With­out pur­pose 30 Hard-to-hit pitches 31 Freeze 32 Tragic clown in “Pagli­acci” 33 Lack­ing sense 36 Shed old feath­ers 37 Ca­sual calls 39 Blade in a sport­ing match 42 Alka-Seltzer sound

44 Blue hues 47 As re­quired, af­ter “if” 48 Clas­sic art sub­ject 51 Pur­sue, as in tag

52 Rice dish 53 High­est pos­si­ble grade 55 Geezer 57 Trucker on a ra­dio 58 Never left the bench, say 59 In­ven­tor Whit­ney 60 Craggy peak 61 Let­ter af­ter 22-Across 63 Pa­ter­nity iden­ti­fier

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