NEW YORK TIMES DAILY CROSS­WORD

No. 1202

Antelope Valley Press - - PUZZLES - Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Process of child­birth 6 Moun­tains seen in “The Sound of Mu­sic” 10 Ad­justs length­wise, as a skirt 14 Man­age to dodge 15 “I’ll ___” (“Try me”) 16 Im­pulse

17 Hurt in the bull­ring 18 Scrab­ble or Mo­nop­oly 20 Be ob­li­gated to 21 Set on fire

23 Curly and Shemp’s fel­low Stooge 24 Syn­co­pated Latin dances 26 Ra­tional selves, to Freud

28 Place to set a baby or a nap­kin 31 Nige­rian princes of­fer­ing you money, prob­a­bly 32 Crav­ing com­pan­ion­ship 34 Assn. like Ox­fam or Doc­tors With­out Borders

35 Degs. for en­trepreneur­s 36 ___ milk (source of Ro­que­fort cheese) 37 Pre­tend

39 High cry at dog­gie day care

40 High point

41 High point 42 Fear­some fig­ure of folk­lore

43 Flat tire’s need 44 Pre­pare to take, as a test

46 Helps with a heist 48 Piper’s son who stole a pig in a nurs­ery rhyme

49 Ten­nis great Rod­dick 50 Morse code O’s have three of them 52 Grp. of med­i­cal providers 53 Othello, e.g. 55 Cot­ton gin in­ven­tor Whit­ney 56 Learns about through books

60 Flowed out, as the tide 62 All ti­died up 63 Painful to the touch 64 Ves­tige

65 Many an Eastern Euro­pean

66 Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie, to Madonna

67 Puts into cat­e­gories

DOWN

1 Kids’ con­struc­tion bricks 2 State­ment of af­fir­ma­tion 3 Small­est pos­si­ble amount 4 Beethoven’s “___ to Joy” 5 WWI fighter pi­lot who is Snoopy’s fan­tasy op­po­nent 6 Short­ened word, for short 7 Clas­sic ac­tor who played Mr. Pot­ter in “It’s a Won­der­ful Life” 8 School grp. for moms and dads 9 Church talks 10 Colos­sal 11 Dis­tinc­tive stretch of time

12 Film stu­dio with a roar­ing lion

13 “Get it?” 19 Spoon­ful of medicine, e.g.

22 Let­ters on some Amer­i­can naval ves­sels

25 Ready to take home,

as gro­ceries

27 Flip out 28 Re­duce one’s stan­dards, as illustrate­d, re­spec­tively, in 3-, 5-, 7-, 40- and 28-Down 29 City that’s home to Iowa State

30 Boll wee­vil, to a cot­ton farmer 33 World ___ of Poker 35 “Sheesh!” 37 Ob­serve Ra­madan 38 Pre­fix with plasm 40 Busi­nesses like the Kit Kat Klub in a hit mu­si­cal 42 Point­less 45 Candied Thanks­giv­ing serv­ings 46 Hul­la­baloo

47 Opt for

51 French fries and coleslaw, of­ten 52 Mod­ern view­ing for couch pota­toes 54 Change for a five, say 56 Many ICU work­ers 57 Long-bod­ied fish 58 High bond rat­ing 59 Dis­ease that causes a skin rash

61 Male buddy

PUZ­ZLE BY LYNN LEM­PEL

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