To­day’s Cross­word

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ACROSS

1 Part of BYOB and MYOB 4 Band name with a light­ning bolt slash

8 Un­like a couch potato 14 T’ai __

15 Afrikaans speaker 16 9Lives mas­cot

17 *What may put a fire in

the belly?

19 Makes room on, as a

sched­ule

20 Win­dow part

21 Mother of Pol­lux

23 She plays Craw­ford in

FX’s “Feud” 24 *Com­muter en­ter­tain­ment source

27 Re­gards with sur­prise 30 Sped

31 Botch

32 Mir­a­cle-__

33 One tea­spoon, e.g. 37 Spon­sor’s ar­ray

38 *Slick trick

42 Pam­per­ing place

43 Lets hit them

45 Pi fol­lower

46 Heroism

48 In-land link? 50 Leop­ard­like cats 52 *Pre-re­lease pro­grams 56 Not right

57 Com­muter’s ex­pense 58 Staff sym­bol 62 Metaphor­i­cal state of

ag­i­ta­tion

64 What young peo­ple may sow ... and what’s lit­er­ally hid­den in the an­swers to starred clues

66 Like most Chap­lin films 67 “Uh-huh”

68 By way of

69 Gives a heads-up 70 Drag rac­ing gp. 71 Prompt a cor­rec­tion

DOWN

1 “Draft Dodger Rag” folk singer

2 Stop on the trail 3 Quib­bles 4 “Defending Lib­erty, Pur­su­ing Jus­tice” org. 5 Might’ve

6 Con man’s forte

7 Set of be­liefs

8 “The Walk­ing Dead” chan­nel

9 Nab 10 Pres­sure-__

11 Like two-time Os­car­win­ning di­rec­tor As­ghar Farhadi

12 Late sum­mer sign 13 Steel city near Cologne 18 Bit

22 Or­bit City pooch 25 Start­ing

26 One in a cel block 27 FBI guy 28 As­sis­tant 29 “Wanna hear a se­cret?” 32 ’60s-’70s Pon­tiac 34 City that hosts an an­nual Nor­we­gian Wood mu­sic fes­ti­val

35 Blind __ 36 Ele­phant flap­pers 39 Singer Guthrie

40 Golf club part

41 Even once 44 Cut­ting-edge hor­ror film?

47 Olds com­pact 49 Ap­proval 50 Wide-eyed and wise-look­ing 51 Tele­mar­keter

52 Light wood

53 It’s of­ten dis­trib­uted in cc’s

54 Sir or sri 55 Haul to the shop 59 Nest­ing site

60 Ado

61 Ni­cholas II was the last one

63 Some NFL block­ers 65 Raiders’ org.?

Puz­zle by J. Michael McHugh

10/12/17

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