Montreal Gazette

Crossword Edited by Will Shortz

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ACROSS

1 Queue before Q

5 Org. with a top

10 list

8 Some fluffy slippers

12 “The Good Dinosaur” dinosaur

13 Predators whose females are the main hunters

15 Stand-out performanc­e?

16 Water under the drawbridge

17 High up

18 Nov. or Dec. event for a Sagittariu­s

19 Transport, in a way

20 Put in a box

22 It’s a ball

23 Fitting

24 Irrigation structure

25 Messenger ___

26 Teeny

27 Reefer and

clipper

29 Scarf down

31 Group known for playing mind games

33 See 62-Down

34 Not cool

36 “Knives Out” director Johnson

37 Like a custard

38 Farmer’s market booth

39 Kitchen cabinet climbers

40 People don’t see through them

43 Duo with the 2011 #1 hit “Party Rock Anthem”

46 Cook again in oil

50 Cooks, as some kernels

53 Brown in strips

55 Lead-in to season

56 “Bet you can’t do better!”

58 2010 health law, in brief

59 Hard walk

61 Fanatical

62 Latin love

63 Sludge

64 Bird that flies with its neck outstretch­ed

65 “Good as ___”

(Lizzo hit)

66 Wild catch?

67 Substitute for “subs”

68 “Golly!”

DOWN

1 Criticize harshly

2 Squeeze together?

3 *What iodine might do

4 Squirt

5 *Expresses regret about

6 Bit of skiwear

7 *Blank, e.g., in Scrabble

8 Kind of port

9 With 47-Down, fail spectacula­rly ... or what the answers to the starred clues do?

10 Gives an angry look

11 Protein-rich crop

13 TV newswoman Spencer

14 Daze

20 Bank offerings, in brief

21 Receptioni­stturnedad­ministrato­r on “The Office”

28 Workplace inequity

30 Moments of discovery

32 This might get the word out

34 Wash. setting

35 Layer on a roll 41 Booty

42 Taylor Swift’s record-setting ___ Tour

43 Something to work on

44 Something to look into

45 *Liberated 47 See 9-Down

48 Maker of Max Throat Care drops

49 Adverb anniversar­y for an

51 Delivery site

52 *Place to be pampered

53 *X, to a sorority sister

54 Camouflage­s

57 Way up on a mountain

60 Middle C, e.g.

62 With 33-Across, deep-sea catch

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