NEW YORK TIMES SUN­DAY CROSSWORD: MIND THE GAP

The Hamilton Spectator - - Fun & Games - by Tom McCoy, edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Ex­perts 6 Ac­cord

12 The Harry Pot­ter nov­els, e.g. 18 Ex­ter­nal par­a­sites 20 Mi­nus­cule, cutesily 21 Not yet packed, say 22 An­other nick­name for Old Abe ... or a de­scrip­tion of the cir­cled let­ter? 24 Got fit

25 Funny Brooks

26 Eight: Pre­fix

27 As­tro­naut's place ...

29 Aves.

30 Let out, as a sigh 33 Venus, but not Ser­ena 34 Truck­ful

35 A lid usu­ally cov­ers

it at night

37 Naval rank: Abbr. 38 Coun­ter­part of Venus 42 Screen or par­ti­tion ...

47 Kitchen-sink at­tach­ment 50 Much-dis­puted part

of an air­plane 51 Where de­con­ges­tant spray goes ...

53 An­i­mal with a snout 54 Can­di­date's goal 57 “____ time” 58 Dis­con­tent 59 Al­ter­na­tively

60 Kind

61 Cel­lu­lar mes­sen­ger 62 CBS drama be­gin­ning in 2018 63 Neg­a­tive con­nec­tor 64 Cy­ber­ex­pert's worry ...

69 ____ Poke (caramel candy) 72 ____-rock

73 Each “O” of BOGO 74 “____ and the Real Girl” (2007 com­edy) 75 “What have I done!”

79 Part of an auto garage's busi­ness 81 Hawai­ian mash-up? 82 Prod­uct much ad­ver­tised dur­ing foot­ball games 83 Clutch 84 Of­fice de­vice ...

87 “That's my in­ten­tion” 89 At the end of the day 90 Heist fig­ure ...

93 Gen­eral ____ chicken 94 Bear: Sp.

96 Soon 97 Mem­phis-to-Nashville dir.

98 Coinage dur­ing the 2008 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion 101 “Spi­der-Man” bad­die 103 ____ drive 106 Bit of good for­tune ...

111 Some­thing you might get your mitts on 112 By birth

113 Away from work for a while 114 Store ban­ner ...

118 Early ____ 119 Scowl­ing

120 Worry in East Africa 121 Some­thing to chew on 122 Some see-through cur­tains 123 “Ni-i-i-ice!”

DOWN

1 Com­mon pho­bia source 2 Over­turn

3 Omani money 4 Pow­er­ful arm

5 What a “sin­gle­ton” is, in base­ball lingo 6 City from which the U.S. moved its em­bassy in 2018

7 Big re­tailer of camp­ing gear 8 Mid­dle-earth denizen 9 About

10 Keep busy

11 Dr. Seuss ti­tle an­i­mal 12 Be a lousy bed­mate, say 13 Physi­cist Mach 14 Lit­tle protes­ta­tion 15 “Ain't I some­thin'?!” 16 Cab­i­net dept.

17 Kind

19 Is on the up and up? 21 Part of a place set­ting 23 Mom-and-pop org. 28 Fol­low­ers of talks 31 “____ tu” (Verdi aria) 32 Chose not to 34 Whigs' op­po­nents 36 “Wa­ter, wa­ter, ev­ery­where,” per Co­leridge 38 “You're in my spot!” 39 Like an in­creas­ing amount of im­mi­gra­tion to the U.S. nowa­days 40 Rizzo in “Mid­night Cow­boy” 41 More cun­ning

42 The “r” of r = d/t 43 Kind of hy­giene 44 Ex­perts in the field? 45 Pub­lisher's an­nounce­ment

46 Wet

48 Vis­its a school, maybe

49 Feel­ing with a dead­line ap­proach­ing

52 Like car­bon 12, but not car­bon 14 55 Trip up 56 In­trin­si­cally 60 Eye­ball layer 61 Calif.'s 101, e.g. 62 Con­tain­ing iron 65 Gung-ho

66 Quick sig­na­tures, quickly 67 Grammy win­ner Corinne Bai­ley ____ 68 Poet who orig­i­nated the phrase “har­mony in dis­cord”

69 Apostle of Ire­land, for short 70 Lounges

71 Have be­cause of 76 Re­spond to a bumper sticker, maybe

77 Bill 78 Lilac or laven­der 80 Sec­tion at a zoo 81 Dis­tant source of ra­dio waves

82 “X” isn't re­ally one 83 Void 85 Wal­lop

86 Org. founded un­der Nixon 88 Gen­eral rule 91 “Aw, nuts!” 92 Con­verts to bi­nary, e.g. 95 Lit­er­ally, “great O's” 98 “Pretty slick!” 99 Ex­pres­sion of dis­may 100 “Gah!”

102 Egg: Pre­fix

103 Join

104 Have a feel­ing 105 Bring into the world 106 Truck­ful 107 Com­puter com­mand 108 Prob­lem for a plumber 109 Re­mained fresh 110 ____ chips (trendy snack food) 115 Scot's re­fusal 116 Scot­tie's warn­ing 117 ____ Amsterdam (name on colo­nial maps)

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