THE NYT CROSSWORD

The Asian Age - - Oped -

ACROSS

1 Baja re­sort 5 Pre­fix with cy­cle or sphere 9 Choice words 14 In­formed about 15 Big pub­lisher of ro­mance nov­els 16 Tour leader 17 De­bate venues 18 Nick­name of an Is­raeli leader 19 What For­tune mag­a­zine called “Amer­ica’s most in­no­va­tive com­pany” for six con­sec­u­tive years 20 With 58- Across, iconic front­man of 39- Across 22 25- Down, notably 24 ___ of Hor­muz 25 Words in an old French cheer 26 Man­hat­tan Project physi­cist Bruno ___ 28 Many a de­cal 32 Home run, in slang 35 June Cleaver or Marge Simp­son 37 Be­daz­zle 38 1977 al­bum with a palin­dromic ti­tle 39 Bri­tish rock band that gave an iconic per­for­mance at 25- Down 40 Sub­ject of a spot check? 41 Easy­go­ing, and then some 42 Dar­fur’s lo­cale 43 Ex­claims 45 Sev­astopol’s lo­cale 47 Some­thing to de­bate 49 Soft­ened 51 Ser­vice, maybe 55 25- Down, notably 58 See 20- Across 59 White mush­room 60 River in W. W. I fight­ing 62 St­ing, e. g. 63 April Fools’ Day birth, e. g. 64 Make silent 65 “Where ___?” 66 One of three bib­li­cal gifts 67 Part of a dog breed’s name 68 Went plat­inum?

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1 Po­lice of­fi­cer’s equip­ment

2 Left on a ship

3 Hole maker

4 How you might go zi­plin­ing

5 Things that are kicked 6 Wil­cox daugh­ter in “Howards End”

7 Flash ___

8 How fish on a fish­ing boat are stored 9 Bench­mark fig­ure given how old a per­son is

10 Vat­i­can diplo­mat 11 Ur­gent

12 Fra­grance

13 Hit musical set in 1990s New York 21 De­signer who said “My dream is to save women from na­ture” 23 Hunter in the heav­ens 25 1985 fund- rais­ing event watched by 1.5+ bil­lion people

27 Tuxedo shirt at­tach­ment 29 “Life Is Beau­ti­ful” ex­tra

30 Baby’s boo- boo 31 Clears

32 Rash de­ci­sion? 33 Cracked a lit­tle 34 Lyft al­ter­na­tive 36 Kind of store or cho­rus

39 Some­what 42 Had­dock or hake 43 One who might work in the wings of a the­ater

44 Flinched or blinked 46 Not as as­sertive 48 Two- chan­nel 50 Root words

52 Bad- tem­pered and un­friendly

53 Leave no trace of 54 En­tered ( in) 55 Ra­di­ant smile 56 Pro­fes­sor Hig­gins, to El­iza

57 “Strangers on a Train” film genre 58 2015 World Series team

61 Bro hello

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