Vancouver Sun

THE NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD

- EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ |

ACROSS

1 Likes a lot 8 It’s not to be believed

15 Ones clearing for takeoff?

16 O.K.

17 Like one of Brunei’s two main languages

18 Less experience­d

19 It might give you a headache

20 Hunting party?

21 Boobs

22 Continenta­l Congress delegate from Connecticu­t

23 Quads, e.g.

24 Onetime host of CBS’s “The Morning Show”

28 “___ doing …”

29 Alternativ­e to quotes: Abbr.

30 Cry at a revival 32 Something not found in this puzzle’s answer 37 She played Wallis Simpson in “The King’s Speech” 38 But, in Bonn 39 Be a Debbie Downer 41 “King ___” of old comics 42 Height of fashion 43 Boxer who won 1980’s Brawl in Montreal 44 Grammynomi­nated Franklin and others 45 Giant with a big trunk 48 Flunkies 50 “Let me repeat: Forget it!” 51 Historic residentia­l hotel in Manhattan 52 Part of a 14-Down’s harness 53 Putting away 54 Registers 55 Spray on a dress

DOWN

1 Comes clean 2 Handle 3 Small unit of atmospheri­c pressure 4 Insomniac’s lament 5 Kings of León 6 Noteworthy times 7 Payroll dept. info 8 Fairy tale figures 9 Fairy tale figure 10 Less likely to give 11 They play hard on Saturday and Sunday 12 Principal lieutenant of Hector in the “Iliad” 13 Portable heater 14 You can bet on it 24 Mount, with “up” 25 Formless life form 26 Bloom in Robert Frost’s “A Late Walk” 27 Nickname in the Best Picture of 1969 31 Block from the White House 33 They’re 50-50 34 Enthusiasm shown during a 2008 race 35 Wining and dining 36 Olympic sport that includes passades and pirouettes

39 Food whose name means “little purée”

40 Transition to fatherhood 43 Tiny amounts

44 “Masks Confrontin­g Death” painter, 1888 46 “No ___ think is in my tree” (“Strawberry Fields Forever” lyric) 47 Michael who played Worf on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

48 Like Italian “bread,” e.g.: Abbr.

49 Inside opening?

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