Montreal Gazette

The New York Times Crossword

No. 0112

- Edited by Will Shortz PUZZLE BY HEMANT MEHTA

ACROSS

1 What might make the news, for short?

6 Sweetie

9 Dry and crack

13 Butt-dials?

16 First American woman in space

17 It doesn’t run below the bridge

18 Like some speculatio­n

19 Enliven, with “up”

20 Rough patch?

21 Temper, quaintly

23 Governance

24 British sausages

25 Overly coddled

29 Pair of percussion pieces

30 Unmasks

31 Mole-training grp.

34 Of a feather

35 Essential framework

36 “Bridgerton” actor Regé-___ Page

37 A-list guest, to a host

38 Ice cream shop purchase

39 Think pieces

40 Made big changes

43 Figures

45 Figures that are best kept low, in brief

46 Serenade

47 One who puts one past you

48 Easily shareable download

51 Zip

52 Like mischiefma­kers

55 Tribe related to

the Missouri

56 Film industry

nickname

57 Sexy growl

58 Sleep on it

59 “Mercy me!”

DOWN

1 Kitchen qty.

2 “Survivor” climax

3 Masterstro­ke

4 Arsoninves­tigating org.

5 “Sorry, I messed up”

6 Merriamweb­ster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary and “Where’s Waldo?,” once, surprising­ly

7 Ingredient in some soaps

8 High ways?

9 Response to an approachin­g embarrassm­ent

10 Cause of some buyer’s remorse

11 Chicago’s ___ Planetariu­m

12 Pressure source

14 The seasons, e.g.

15 Preps for surgery

22 Marching band?

23 Johnson who directed “Glass Onion”

24 Covered expenses

25 “I don’t kiss and tell. I ___ and brag, baby!”: Austin Powers

26 Long-nosed swimmer

27 “They’ve really thrown down the gauntlet!”

28 Assailed

32 Grammywinn­ing Erykah

33 Clouseau, Abbr. e.g.:

35 Eclipse

36 Some 53-Down files

38 Futura, for one

39 Killing it

41 One welcoming with open arms

42 Woman “in my dreams,” in song

43 Early fur tycoon American

44 Mazda model

47 2, for He: Abbr.

48 Below C level, say

49 Columnist Maureen

50 The Big Apple’s “bravest,” in brief

53 See 36-Down

54 Powerful Pontiac of old

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