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Antelope Valley Press - - PUZZLES - Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Off­set, as costs 7 Old corn­ball va­ri­ety show with Buck Owens 13 “The Misan­thrope” play­wright 14 Beer buy 15 *Bologna, e.g.

16 Of a ring-shaped part of the iris 17 Com­mence­ment cel­e­brant, in brief 18 *De­vice for hold­ing pa­pers to­gether 20 Ren­ter’s con­tract 22 Al­ter­na­tive to café 23 Lars­son who wrote the “Mil­len­nium” tril­ogy

26 Capp and Capone 29 First things you learn 32 *Car­pen­ter’s dec­o­ra­tive mold­ing 35 Low in fat

36 Co. in the Dow Jones in­dex since 1979 37 Museum-fund­ing org.

38 NYC museum, with “the” 40 Ge­netic “mes­sen­ger” 41 Per­sonal man­ner 43 *Abun­dant har­vest 46 Com­mon bar or­der, with “the” 47 “One more thing ...,” in a text 48 Hes­i­tant as­sent 49 Yelps of pain

51 On the briny 54 With 63-Across, singing group ... or a hint to the ends of the an­swers to the four starred clues 58 Es­pañola, por ejem­plo 62 Ballplay­ers with birds on their caps 63 See 54-Across 65 David Bowie song whose ti­tle sub­ject is “wait­ing in the sky” 66 Take apart, as a ta­pes­try

67 Book that might in­clude “Silent Night” 68 Man­aged, some­how

DOWN

1 Way in or out

2 Lady ___ (nick- name in jazz) 3 Played at a hoe­down, per­haps 4 ___ hall (place to play) 5 Dutch-speak­ing Caribbean va­ca­tion spot 6 Hairy Hi­malayans 7 Bring on board 8 Bring to bear, as pres­sure

9 Of a his­toric pe­riod 10 “Mon­ster’s Ball” Os­car win­ner 11 Black-pur­ple fruit from a palm tree 12 Cincin­nati ra­dio sta­tion of by­gone TV 13 Direc­tor of 2000’s “Char­lie’s An­gels,” to film fans

14 In need of cheer­ing up

19 At hand 21 “Ghost­busters” char­ac­ter ___ Spen­gler

23 Does the crawl, say

24 Bone par­al­lel­ing the fibula

25 Epi­taph words 27 Com­pen­sate for a sprained an­kle, say

28 Hook’s side­kick 30 Lake­side rental 31 Loses one’s cool 33 Spud ___, 5’7” NBA star who fa­mously won a Slam Dunk Con­test 34 Lack­ing slack 39 Fac­tual 42 “Glory to the ___ king” (carol line) 44 Air kiss sound 45 Over­saw, as a com­mit­tee 50 2014 movie about Dr. King 52 Brim­less chef’s hat 53 Live­li­ness 54 Brit’s “Baloney!” 55 Pseu­do­cul­tured 56 Not staged 57 Tar­get of an ID thief

59 Wild guess 60 Im­pose, as a tax 61 Cleaned the dishes? 64 Feel­ing of won­der

PUZ­ZLE BY ALEX EATON-SALNERS

No. 1224

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