Philippine Daily Inquirer

CROSSWORD PUZZLE

- | BY RICH NORRIS AND JOYCE NICHOLAS LEWIS

Across

1 Use for support

7 PC key below ~

10 Distort, as data

14 Calm and Restore skin care brand

15 MLB stat

16 Valley west of Sacramento

17 Garlic bread option

19 Site with a Craft Supplies section

20 “Spider-Man” trilogy director Sam

21 “Come on down!” announcer Johnny

22 Column of super-heated ash and sulfur dioxide during an eruption

25 Superficia­l layer

26 Statistici­an Silver

27 Not here anymore

28 Word that can follow goal or detail

32 __-country music

33 One of a pair on a library shelf, as well as one of a pair in each set of circled letters

36 Joey pal of Piglet

37 Saddle attachment­s

39 “Can’t you take a __!?”

40 Flow slowly

41 Broad neckties

44 Nightshade relish

48 Geological period

49 Cries miserably

50 Casual get-together

51 Reading on a decibel meter

56 Elm or ash

57 “Noah kept bees in the ark hive,” e.g.

58 Act as a go-between

59 Utters

60 18-wheeler

61 Begins, as a project

Down

1 Lab animal in a maze

2 Night before

3 Superman foe Luthor

4 Jack Black film with the tagline “Meet your ancestors”

5 Available for purchase

6 Recognize

7 Rail rider

8 Core group?

9 Drill insert

10 Herman whose chart is topped with a giant “E” 11 Panko-breaded chicken dish

12 __ salts: bathwater additive

13 Hockey Hall of Famer Gretzky

18 Actor Sharif

21 Chose

22 Starbucks size

23 Memo phrase

24 Abel’s brother

25 Battery unit

27 Need for some hybrids

28 Approves

29 Like stale expression­s

30 Ages

31 Ellipsis element

33 Liquid diet component

34 Anise-flavored aperitif

35 Cartel whose “O” does not stand for “oil”

38 Kitchen invaders

39 “On the spot” spot

41 Part of a basic Latin conjugatio­n

42 Showroom pitches

43 Dog with a strong herding instinct

44 Battery units?

45 Verdi compositio­n

46 Amble

47 Yet to be paid

51 Steve Inskeep’s network

52 French yes

53 Sue Grafton’s “__ for Vengeance”

54 Superlativ­e suffix

55 Sign between Cancer and Virgo

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