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- PUZ­ZLE BY ANNE MARIE CRINNION Computers · Tech · New York City · York · Len Lye · United States of America · Paris · Tibet · Hawaii · Elvis Presley · North Sea · Nice · Silly

ACROSS

1 Crit­i­cize, in slang 4 Some­thing com­put­ers can­not write to or erase 9 Bot­tom­less pit

14 “We ___ the World” 15 Nice smell 16 Like some hand­writ­ing … or tip­plers 17 Up to, in­for­mally 18 Trav­eled in the front pas­sen­ger seat

20 ___ at the wheel

22 Lye, chem­i­cally 23 Rain­bow’s shape 24 “Heav­ens to ___!” 26 Two-part 28 Cap­tain of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. women’s Olympic gym­nas­tics teams 31 Degs. for C.E.O.s 35 Chap 36 Pants part that might need patch­ing 37 Join a con­fer­ence call, say 39 Silly 41 Mo­nop­oly prop­er­ties you can’t put houses on, in brief

43 End of a lasso 44 Screen ___ Guild 46 Rating be­tween ex­cel­lent and fair

48 Cry in a soc­cer sta­dium 49 Wa­ter­melon part that’s spit out

50 Main in­gre­di­ent in a protein shake, maybe 53 Great Lake with the short­est name 55 Mommy’s sis­ter 56 Kind of con­nec­tion port on a PC 59 Overly fussy, say

61 Hit Broad­way mu­si­cal set partly in Paris, for short 64 What you might do to pass on an In­ter­state … or a pho­netic hint to the starts of 18-, 28- and 50-Across 67 Letters be­fore an as­sumed name 68 Sud­den for­ward thrust

69 “___ could’ve told you that!” 70 ___ cen­ter 71 Choice words? 72 Believer in Jah, in­for­mally 73 Pack an­i­mal of Ti­bet

DOWN

1 Facts and fig­ures 2 Part of the eye 3 Stamp on a milk car­ton 4 One tend­ing a house dur­ing the owner’s ab­sence 5 Stops by 6 Towel holder 7 Eclipse or a black cat, some say 8 An­cient for­ti­fi­ca­tion over­look­ing the Dead Sea 9 Hi in HI 10 Spam spewer 11 Some quiet ex­er­cise

12 Ap­pendage on a cow­boy’s boot 13 Align, in­for­mally 19 Elvis’s “___ Dog” 21 Al­ways, to a poet 25 Bel­gian river to the North Sea 27 “Hi­lar­i­ous!,” in a text 28 As­sumed name 29 Knight’s weapon 30 Join the flow of traf­fic 32 Cock­tail with tomato juice 33 Seat­ing re­quest on an air­plane 34 Mock­ing smile 38 World’s largest is­land na­tion 40 Lymph ___ 42 Tofu bean 45 Hogs 47 Lux­u­ri­ous 51 Doc­tor, ide­ally

52 Lbs. and ozs. 54 Wild party, in slang 56 Sch. whose home foot­ball games used to in­clude a live bear on the field 57 Avoid 58 Ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­ity for a mu­si­cian 60 Molten flow 62 In­ter­na­tional fur­ni­ture chain 63 “The Suite Life of ___ & Cody” (by­gone teen sit­com) 65 Amnesty In­ter­na­tional, e.g., in brief 66 Su­per ___ (1990s game con­sole)

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