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- By Barbara Olson © ClassiCana­dian Crosswords

ACROSS

1. Mounties, informally

4. Alternativ­e name to Rex, Spot or Rover

10. Vancouver Island campus, for short

14. Car makers’ labour group: Abbr.

15. Neck and neck, scorewise (2,1,3)

16. Vietnam’s Ho Chi ___

17. Fan mag couple who had a rocky marriage

19. Me, myself ___ (3,1)

20. Trip starter for a narcissist?

21. Monty Python’s John ___

23. Brewer’s barrel

24. Interoffic­e notes

26. Dudes’ tight friendship

28. Santa’s third reindeer

31. “Don’t bring Fido and Fluffy” (2,4)

32. Worker’s ID, in the States: Abbr.

33. Hilo hello

36. Brief and to the point

37. Blended “language” spoken in Québec

39. “... fetch ___ of water” (1,4)

42. Room seldom shown to guests

43. Land in “l’eau”

46. Peterborou­gh-born comic Seán ___

48. No longer an orphan

50. Past events, from a female angle

53. “Nifty!”

54. Poetic prepositio­n

55. Grooved tire surfaces

58. Jekyll and Hyde creator’s initials

59. “Fix It Again Tony” car company

61. Beard trimming and back waxing

64. “Ye ___ Curiosity Shoppe”

65. Describing word that’s a person, place or thing

66. Lovey-dovey sound

67. Couple who wrote “Curious George”

68. Prefix meaning “earthquake”

69. Slop house?

DOWN

1. ___ the wrong way (annoy)

2. Indeed listings

3. “Waltzing Matilda” hobo

4. “What’s the ___ deal?”

5. Ten ten-dollar bills, slangily (3,1)

6. Place to hang a picture

7. Ex-Blue Jays pitcher Dave

8. German indefinite article

9. It’s given after “Why?”

10. Thurman of “Kill Bill”

11. Cabernet maker

12. Installs, as to the Hall of Fame

13. Kind of checkers

18. Busy time at a diner

22. ;-), for example

24. Commons workers, for short

25. O’Hara of Tara

27. “Planet of the ___”

29. That lady, in Lisbon

30. Canadian home building store

34. Upstanding figure?: Abbr.

35. Province dubbed Wild Rose Country: Abbr.

37. Son, in Saguenay

38. Give a hand

39. Want so badly it hurts (4,3)

40. Foolishly childlike

41. “Done so soon?”

43. Leaning letters

44. “How about we don’t” (4,3)

45. Tokyo’s former name

47. Film characters Bates and Rae

49. One with a cell number?

51. John ___, early editor of the “Montreal Gazette”

52. One-named “Live at the Acropolis” musician

56. U.K. military honours

57. Dirty film

60. Belonging to “toi”

62. Yucatan “year”

63. Non-Jew

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