USA TODAY US Edition

CROSS­WORD

- BY Ge­orge Barany

ACROSS 1 Snooze stop­per 6 Teach­ers’ fa­vorites 10 Just ___ (not much) 14 Place for a BLT 15 Grace end­ing 16 Irene of “Fame” 17 De­hy­drated ruler of the Land of Sweets in “The Nutcracker”? 20 Un­pleas­ant sorts 21 Draw out, as a re­sponse 22 Bar pickup 25 “I didn’t know that!” 26 Be a Nosy Parker 27 “Last Week Tonight” chan­nel 28 De­hy­drated banjo player from Ken­tucky? 32 Res­cue from a shel­ter 33 Ap­pli­ance brand 34 They’re caught at the beach 35 Mummy’s place 37 Trim in Pho­to­shop 41 Milo of “The Ver­dict” 43 Chopin’s “But­ter­fly” or “Rev­o­lu­tion­ary” 44 De­hy­drated fruit from north­east France? 49 An­them con­trac­tion 50 On­line chats, for short 51 Hide-hair con­nec­tor 52 Talk­ing stuffed bear of movies 53 1998 Win­ter Olympics city 55 Ba­sis for soup 57 What one might need to ap­pre­ci­ate this puz­zle? 62 Cap­i­tal on a fjord 63 Font op­tion (Abbr.) An­swers: 64 Slip away from 65 Scuba spot 66 Gen-___ (boomers’ kids) 67 Nom­i­nated for of­fice

DOWN 1 YouTube video lead-ins, of­ten 2 Lucy of “El­e­men­tary” 3 “Broke­back Moun­tain” direc­tor Lee 4 En­joy, as ben­e­fits 5 Ideal find on eHar­mony 6 Truce talk 7 Lay­ers of large green eggs 8 Pin ad­ja­cent to a gut­ter 9 Shows dis­dain for 10 Berry in di­etary sup­ple­ments 11 Chi­nese mar­tial art 12 Speedy Gon­za­les cr y 13 Home to the Wright Brothers’ bi­cy­cle shop 18 Ar­raign­ment entr y 19 Ar­rive by plane 22 Skier’s way up 23 Alan of “M*A*S*H” 24 Har­bor marker 26 Low-cut shoe 29 Race­track town in Sur­rey 30 Yu­catan na­tive 31 Desert bloomers 35 Re­sort at the base of Mont Blanc 36 By­laws, in brief 38 Tin Wood­man’s worry 39 Garfield’s drool­ing pal 40 Await a de­ci­sion 42 Coward’s lack, fig­u­ra­tively 43 Like a clay pot 44 Large bird of the An­des 45 Usu­ally black ve­hi­cle 46 Pat­terned sock 47 Signs up (var.) 48 It’s on the house 54 Start­ing from 55 Cal­i­for­nia flag an­i­mal 56 Dance in a grass skirt 58 ___ Jeanne d’Arc 59 Close-mouthed 60 Schiller’s “___ to Joy” 61 Vis­i­bly abashed

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