NEW YORK TIMES DAILY CROSS­WORD

No. 1204

Antelope Valley Press - - PUZZLES - Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Hen­son who cre­ated the Mup­pets 4 Ti­betan monks 9 Ac­tress Winger 14 Am­bi­ent mu­si­cian Brian 15 Univer­sity of Maine’s home

16 ___ wrench 17 “Scare­crow thinks the only thing one needs is a brain. Not so!” 20 Big dis­plays at nat­u­ral his­tory mu­se­ums, in­for­mally 21 Mahjong pieces 22 Step on it! 23 Where the Marx Broth­ers fa­mously spent a night 25 De­feat

28 “If we let our kids go sled­ding, what’s next? Ex­treme ski­ing?” 32 Ooze

33 How Odysseus trav­eled

34 View from be­hind the Lin­coln Me­mo­rial 38 H5N1, by an­other name 41 Eponym of a U.S. Open sta­dium 42 Choice in or­ange juice 43 “As you can tell from these few ex­am­ples, Bings are bet­ter than maraschi­nos” 49 Cig­a­rette in­gre­di­ent 50 Goods for sale 51 Elvis’ mid­dle name 54 Ap­pli­ance com­pany ac­quired by Raytheon in 1965

56 Head in a clas­sic Has­bro toy

58 “Ex­pand­ing the bleachers isn’t enough. We need to re­lo­cate the whole sta­dium” 62 Non­stop

63 Milk source 64 “What’d I tell you?” 65 Boss of the Oompa-Loom­pas 66 Col­lege app at­tach­ment

67 Jr. and sr.

DOWN

1 Jok­ing re­marks 2 Part of a show that may say “Pre­vi­ously on ...”

3 Ed­i­ble fungi 4 Ma­jor home­im­prove­ment chain founder

5 Gives weapons to 6 Ex­tinct rel­a­tive of an os­trich

7 “Ask ___ Lan­ders” 8 Like brie vis-à-vis Gruyère cheese 9 Show that asked “Who shot J.R.?” 10 Long-run­ning fash­ion magazine 11 Leave the launch­pad 12 Col­lege app at­tach­ment, in­for­mally 13 Even a lit­tle bit 18 Skat­ing feat 19 Breezy 23 Equa­to­rial Guinea is its least pop­u­lous mem­ber, for short 24 ___ rally 26 Birth­stone that shares a first let­ter with its month 27 Home of Machu Pic­chu 29 Ide­ol­ogy

30 Sleep disrupter, in a fairy tale

31 Young fel­low 34 Solemn agree­ment

35 Group con­cerned with things that are NSFW? 36 Poem that be­gins “Once upon a mid­night dreary” 37 An­them con­trac­tion 38 Tampa Bay play­ers, fa­mil­iarly

39 Type

40 Cam­pus in Troy, N.Y. 42 Metaphor for a seg­mented mar­ket 44 Land be­tween Uganda and Bu­rundi 45 Light side 46 Czech cap­i­tal 47 Grp. whose al­pha­bet starts Alfa, Bravo, Char­lie ...

48 Like mead­ows 52 An­i­mal known to crack shells with rocks 53 Snoops (around) 55 Fancy fur

56 “Nolo con­tendere,” e.g. 57 Grand Ole ___

58 Cut the lawn 59 Mid­dle name of Sean Len­non

60 Has too much, for short 61 Things you can pay YouTube to avoid Online sub­scrip­tions: Today’s puz­zle and more than 7,000 past puz­zles, nytimes.com/cross­words ($39.95 a year). Read about and com­ment on each puz­zle: nytimes.com/word­play.

PUZ­ZLE BY EVAN MAHNKEN

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