The West Coast Wire

SHARED SECRETS

- By Barbara Olson © ClassiCana­dian Crosswords

ACROSS

1. Stat for Batista or Bautista

4. Trigonomet­ry function

9. Unrefined

14. “Dig in!”

15. Employ for (3,2)

16. Royal family of France, 987-96

17. Tower contents near a stereo

18. *One defrauding Revenue Canada (3,8)

20. Japanese mushroom

22. Measure in a BMI calculatio­n: Abbr.

23. Romance novelist Roberts

24. *Major touchdown site near Rome (7,7)

28. Essayist/poet Ralph Waldo ___

29. What Picasso said “has no age”

30. “___ Spiegel” (Hamburg weekly)

31. Moran who played Joanie on “Happy Days”

34. Highest degrees

35. Spy’s spoken signals, and a hint to both parts of the answers to the starred clues (4,5)

38. Work a trade?

40. Lady of La Mancha

41. Municipal resident: Abbr.

44. Itty bitty biters

46. Corporate brand polishers: Abbr. (2,5)

49. *Flames caused by faulty wiring (10,4)

52. Noted voice of ‘80s talk radio Rafe ___

53. Get an ___ (ace, as a test) (1,2)

54. Opposite of a liability

55. *Either blue or gold, depending on one’s perception of a 2015 viral photo (5,6)

59. Classroom aides: Abbr.

60. Lead-in to Rica or Mesa

61. Homely Hawkins of “Li’l Abner”

62. Suffix with stock or block

63. Following behind (2,3)

64. Professor’s fabric, stereotypi­cally

65. Fleur de ___ (Québec symbol)

DOWN

1. Grew back, as a hairline?

2. Lousy reputation (3,4)

3. Admission after a split (3,4)

4. Dance takeovers (3-3)

5. Cub mom, in Madrid

6. Topic of a parent/teen talk, maybe

7. ___ Sketch (retro toy) (4,1)

8. Buckingham barker

9. Bike or hockey gear brand letters

10. Declaratio­ns from drenched umps (4-4)

11. In the Arctic, say (2,5)

12. Distinct shortages

13. “..., ___ tête, Alouette, ...” (2,2)

19. Humble reply to “You’re amazing!” (1,3)

21. Cassis-flavoured apéritif

25. Gender-blended, as a team

26. Clad like Chris de Burgh’s lady of song (2,3)

27. Lily pad locale

32. “Sands of ___ Jima”

33. Like a Mac, or a misogynist (3-2)

35. Waits on hand and foot (6,2)

36. 13-member oil grp.

37. ___ avis (unusual sort)

38. Apply thickly, as foundation (5,2)

39. Most cunning

41. Champagne brand that sounds like a gem

42. “Let’s do this thing!” (2,5)

43. Flying malaria carriers

45. Sharply separated, as musical notes: Abbr.

47. Like big-bottomed jeans

48. What-___ (hypothetic­als)

50. Stay cooped up for the night?

51. Wedding acquisitio­n (2-3)

52. 1601, in Ancient Rome

56. Certain magic act tool

57. Poetic tribute

58. 180-degree turn (1-2)

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