NEW YORK TIMES DAILY CROSSWORD

No. 1219

Antelope Valley Press - - PUZZLES - Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Club fee / “Hell no!” 5 Nurse back to health 10 Long­time mu­sic la­bel inits. 13 Strip

14 Hoth, in the “Star Wars” uni­verse 16 Share a take 17 Ex­ec­u­tive’s perk, maybe / It might fit in a tight spot 18 AE, e.g.

20 Full of dif­fi­cul­ties 21 Mod­ern-day lo­cale of an­cient Perse­po­lis 22 Ge­orge Sand, for one 25 Ge­orge Sand, par ex­em­ple 26 Queen of Aren­delle, in a Dis­ney movie 27 Bring into har­mony 28 Humdinger 30 Ping-Pong do-over 32 Floor type 34 Some Hol­ly­wood tech­nol­ogy, for short

35 Place with hot stones

38 Alison ___, au­thor of “Fun Home” 40 QVC al­ter­na­tive 41 Filmer Kilmer 42 ___ water (trendy drink) 43 Pre­pared for bad news, per­haps 45 Long­time MLB sec­ond base­man Chase 47 Smacks hard / Types

49 “Ghost­busters” di­rec­tor Harold / Pours

53 Mac plat­form 54 Flat­tens

55 Best Pic­ture of 2012

56 “I’m in a hurry!” 58 The­ater fare 60 Ge­o­graph­i­cal de­mar­ca­tion rep­re­sented by each of the four slashes in this puz­zle 63 “Jeez!” 64 Un­veil­ing

65 Like English bogs 66 Di­rec­tor Craven

67 Owner of Words With Friends 68 Fa­cil­ity

DOWN

1 Dale Evans, for one / Zooey Deschanel TV series 2 Au­thor Mario ___ Llosa 3 Cease­less 4 Rel­a­tive of an os­trich

5 To a great de­gree 6 Pre­fix with tourist 7 Put a bor­der on 8 Date­book list­ings: Abbr. 9 Unin­spired 10 Horn in (on) 11 Glares sourly at, in mod­ern lingo 12 Hum­ble re­sponse to a com­pli­ment 13 Hawkins of “Li’l Ab­ner” 15 “Vol­un­teers?” / Play’s start 19 Baby blue, e.g. 23 Ob­struct­ing / On pa­per 24 Bat­tery fill 28 Com­poser Bartók

29 Word be­fore Pan, Man or can 31 Owner of StubHub 33 Not as much 35 Pop­u­lar crime show spinoff, in­for­mally 36 Baby’s bot­tom? 37 They’re at the top of their game 39 ___ Nos­tra 44 In­spi­ra­tional pas­sage? 46 Takes off 48 Brown v. Board of Ed­u­ca­tion city 50 Things that bak­eries make but don’t sell 51 Move / Un­ap­pre­cia­tive per­son 52 Boyo

54 ___ green 56 “Avoid watch­ing this at the of­fice,” briefly

57 “This Is Us” co-star Chrissy 59 Per­son whose Twit­ter han­dle is @Pon­tifex 61 Chem­istry par­ti­cle 62 Hol­i­day drink

PUZ­ZLE BY ANDY KRAVIS AND ERIK AGARD

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