The New York Times cross­word puz­zle

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - By Brian Greer

Across

1 Ex­plo­sions 7 Like the pos­ture of hu­mans 12 Per­son in a de­tached state? 13 Hit 2017 Jor­dan Peele thriller 15 With 25-Down, al­chemists’ quest in a book re­leased on June 26, 1997 17 Of­fice head 18 Money back 19 Ev­i­dence for de­ter­min­ing pa­ter­nity 20 Swear (to) 22 Vic­tory 23 Deadly snakes 26 Units in sta­bles 31 Lion in “The Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia” 35 Coup d’___ 37 En­thu­si­as­tic 38 Al­pha­bet chunk af­ter D-E-F 39 Col­umn’s coun­ter­part 40 Spe­cial­ist’s vo­cab­u­lary 41 Dis­tinc­tive at­mos­phere 42 Jay once seen nightly 43 Fund, as a chair 44 Com­ing from two speak­ers 46 Singer Fitzger­ald 48 Bill who’s a science ex­pert 50 Small pro­gram 55 Lawyers’ org. 58 “The De­scent of Man” au­thor 61 Wide­spread 62 Star of the film ver­sion of the book ref­er­enced in 15-Across/ 25-Down 65 Com­pa­ra­ble to a pin, in a phrase 66 Goes “Ah-choo!” 67 Per­sis­tently tor­ment 68 Crafty per­son at a wheel?

Down

1 Given bene­dic­tion, the old-fash­ioned way

2 Run out, as a sub­scrip­tion 3 ___ Wed­nes­day 4 Evades 5 Shake­speare’s “The Win­ter’s ___” 6 Hoity-toity type 7 Self-cen­tered sort

8 Be in a sorry state? 9 Bib­li­cal verb end­ing

10 Like vol­ley­ball that’s played jointly by men and women

11 Not go straight 12 “Cat on ___ Tin Roof” 14 Pas­sen­ger­screen­ing org. 15 Let­ters on a sched­ule mean­ing “We’ll let you know” 16 Went on dates with 21 What the Ti­tanic did, fa­mously 24 Fa­ther: Fr. 25 See 15-Across 27 Of sim­i­lar char­ac­ter 28 Ad­vance, as money

29 Toy block brand 30 Cold fall 31 Turk­ish pooh-bahs 32 Open’s op­po­site 33 Aban­doned Euro­pean cap­i­tal

34 Not quite closed 36 Sol­dier who’s gone miss­ing 40 Jump 42 Al­le­giance 45 Cause to be cher­ished 47 Sur­gi­cal knife 49 Ex­em­plify hu­man­ity, say 51 Con­test award 52 Sub­ject of a long sen­tence? 53 Let­ters be­fore gees

54 Golf peg 55 Palin­dromic Nabokov ti­tle

56 Big party 57 “___ and the King of Siam”

59 Big stinger 60 Nine-digit fig. on a So­cial Se­cu­rity card 63 Com­par­a­tive suf­fix 64 Ten­nis um­pire’s call

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