Edmonton Journal

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD

- by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Lawyer’s charge 4 Shopaholic’s indulgence 9 Cursor controller 14 Lenient 15 Was nosy 16 Deceive 17 Turkish title 18 Items for flattening dough 20 Bad reputation 22 Blackens, as a reputation 23 Unleash 24 Alpha, ___, gamma … 25 Choose 28 Secretly 31 901, in old Rome 34 Dropped a bit, as the stock market 35 Doing nothing 36 Texter’s expression spelled out by the starts of 18-, 28-, 46- and 59-Across 38 Affirmativ­es 41 Toll road 42 Bang-up 43 Boat in “Jaws” 45 “Dig in!” 46 Some dressing room convenienc­es 51 Tit for ___ 52 Longest river wholly in Switzerlan­d 53 Mess up, as hair 57 Norway’s capital 58 College reunion attendee 59 Nitrous oxide 63 Columbus Day mo. 64 Shake hands (on) 65 Absurd 66 Beaver State: Abbr. 67 Dog treats 68 Whey’s partner in a nursery rhyme 69 The “p” in m.p.g.

DOWN

1 Thrash 2 Two under par 3 Glorify 4 Ankle woes 5 Right away 6 Agitate 7 Conger, e.g. 8 Not raw, as text 9 Country singer Tim 10 “My bad!” 11 Arm of Israel 12 Schumer or Shaheen: Abbr. 13 U.S.N.A. grad 19 What 26 countries in Eur. belong to 21 To and ___ 24 Long-term hospital patient’s problem 25 Blast from the past 26 ___ dot 27 Message that might include an “@” and a “#” 29 Get a move on 30 Frostiness 31 Beermaking or knitting 32 Cold hard cash 33 Otherwise 37 Only three-letter zodiac sign 39 “To ___ is human …” 40 Site of a 2014 vote for independen­ce 44 Shakes from a slumber 47 Symptoms of poison ivy 48 French Sudan, today 49 Like a firehouse burning down? 50 2 +2 = 4, e.g. 54 Buttinsky 55 “Filthy” riches 56 Banana oil, e.g. 57 Arch type 58 Culture medium in a 59-Down 59 See 58-Down 60 “Give it ___!” 61 Ashes holder 62 African antelope

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