NEW YORK TIMES DAILY CROSS­WORD

No. 1228

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ACROSS

1 Where hands go in the Time Warp dance

5 Baker’s units: Abbr.

9 Bronze Age chron­i­cle

14 Num­ber of sides on a PARE road sign

15 Springs for va­ca­tion trips

16 Char­ac­ter in “Mon­sters, Inc.”

17 Myan­mar neigh­bor

18 Was com­pletely sat­is­fy­ing

20 Fore­warned

22 For­mer Soviet naval base

23 Let­ters that of­ten pre­cede a Ph.D.

24 Like some hu­mor

25 Tiny amounts

26 More than just in

28 Finds a way

31 Doe, per­haps

32 Went too

34 Some fram­ing sup­plies

35 Like some fruits and ice sheets

36 Cen­sure of a sen­a­tor

37 Old sports cars named for a fish

39 One of the five rivers of 56-Across 40 In­volves

41 They can get you into the Taj Ma­hal

42 Form of re­lief

43 Coach

44 Vets, e.g.: Abbr.

45 User of the “I Ching”

48 Liq­uid­ity con­cern

50 Less ef­fi­cient wash­ers

52 Like triple fudge brown­ies

53 Outdo

54 Last word in the first verse of “Old Mother Hubbard”

55 “Put Your Head on My Shoul­der” singer, 1959

56 See 39-Across 57 Help in a small way?

58 Try

DOWN

1 Things seen that aren’t there 2 “You and me both” 3 Gave much less than 100% 4 Noth­ing to write home about 5 No-no at a fancy restau­rant 6 Menu cau­tion 7 Fancy spread 8 His­toric bar­rier breaker, for short 9 In­gre­di­ent in a John Daly cock­tail 10 Wor­ries around the clock, per­haps 11 Bratlings 12 Bak­ing en­tre­pre­neur Wally

13 ___ plan

19 Like a binge watcher, say 21 Un­com­mon notes

25 Roald Dahl ti­tle char­ac­ter

27 Is thick

28 St. ___ Col­lege (school name in In­di­ana, Mary­land and Cal­i­for­nia) 29 In­com­plete part of a con­tract

30 Not neat

32 Fill for a grill 33 Juicy news alert 35 An­nexed land of 2014 38 Speeds through the Downs, say 39 Ver­dant 41 Au­tumn shade 43 They’re raised on farms 45 Tex­ting al­ter­na­tive? 46 Woman’s name that be­comes an­other woman’s name if you switch the first and third let­ters 47 Mir­rored

48 Firm lead­ers, for short

49 Rush home? 51 Body builder?

PUZ­ZLE BY ROBYN WEIN­TRAUB

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