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Edmonton Journal - - FEATURES - edited by will shortz

ACROSS

1 Abbr. be­fore a date 5 Comics fig­ure with

ex­tra­or­di­nary pow­ers 9 Word in the cor­ner of some news broad­casts 13 Charley horse sen­sa­tion

14 Pre­fix with vi­ta­min 15 Ed­i­ble part of a litchi 16 Quan­tity of disk drive ca­pac­ity 18 Bench­warm­ers 19 François Hol­lande’s one 20 Su­per­mar­ket chain 21 1969 World Se­ries hero Tom­mie 23 Kitchen gizmo

25 ___ Boyd, first wife of both Ge­orge Har­ri­son and Eric Clap­ton 29 City near Day­ton 31 Free­boots

32 Exam for jrs.

34 ___ pop (mu­sic genre fea­tur­ing sim­ple, catchy melodies)

36 Giants of folk­lore

37 The Hawks, on

score­boards 38 Play­book sym­bols

… or let­ters treated sym­bol­i­cally in this puzzle’s Down an­swers 40 Scot’s neg­a­tive 41 Raises

43 Vast amounts

44 They may make your hair stand on end 45 Thor­oughly 47 Like Quentin Tarantino films

49 Op­tions on a bar­ber­shop wall 50 Blew

53 Pass­ing com­ments? 55 Fleecy boot brand 56 Sch. that’s home to the N.C.A.A.’s Wa­hoos 57 Very strong

60 Deli scoop­ful

63 It’s south of the Caspian

64 Alarm clock tog­gle 65 Ac­tor whose four-let­ter first name shares three let­ters with his last 66 Twinge

67 Hurry

68 Un­cov­ers dirt, in a way

DOWN

1 Re­ally en­joy

2 Last word of many an

im­prov skit

3 1978 #1 hit for the

Com­modores 4 Gov­ern­ment org. in

“Break­ing Bad” 5 Sit­com catch­phrase of

the ’70s and ’80s

6 Like the “Scream” films 7 ___-ap­pro­pri­ate

8 Org. that hires many

en­gi­neers

9 It re­sults in a run­ner be­ing called safe 10 Hot blood 11 Through

12 Word with Dutch or Amer­i­can 17 “Très ___!”

18 Big, tight em­braces 22 3.0, e.g. 24 Um­pire’s cry 26 Went back to where it all began

27 Model

28 50% less? 30 In­un­dated 31 Olympics suc­cess 32 World cap­i­tal whose motto is “Fluc­tuat nec mer­gi­tur” (Latin for

“It is tossed but does not sink”)

33 Ves­sel opener 35 Suf­fix with ethyl 38 Cer­tain bi­cy­cle 39 Sit­u­a­tion in which, on the whole, noth­ing can be gained or lost 42 Falling back (on) 44 Many an em­bed­ded

an­i­ma­tion

46 LAX pa­trollers 48 Per­sians, e.g. 51 Sidestep

52 Pops

54 Sym­bol at the cen­ter of a Scrabble board 55 Po­ten­tially in­sult­ing 57 One be­hind a vel­vet rope, say

58 Ra­dio host Glass 59 Mov­ing ob­ject? 61 Thur­man of “Pulp Fic­tion”

62 “That feels so-o-o-o

good!”

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