NEW YORK TIMES DAILY CROSS­WORD

Antelope Valley Press - - PUZZLES - Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 IT sup­port desk ser­vice 7 “Down goes Fra­zier!” caller 13 Heated house for chicks 14 Like Looney Tunes, the­atri­cally 16 Jane Eyre or Won­der Woman 17 Spicy 18 More than some 19 Char­ac­ter­is­tic 21 Cook and Curry 22 Span­ish boy’s name re­lated to the sixth month of the year 24 Baby in a rare birth 26 They leave in the spring 27 Clar­i­fy­ing phrase 28 Har­bor sight 29 Let­ter in the last third of the NATO al­pha­bet 30 Couches 32 Cap­i­tal of the U.S. for 54 days in 1784 34 Plus 35 Med­i­ta­tion mantras 36 Not in­ter­pret cor­rectly 40 In­done­sian money 44 How tied NFL games are re­solved, for short 45 Com­mon sport fish 47 Pants, slangily 48 Bit of fop­pish at­tire 50 Drum kit, by an­other name 52 Not so brave and de­ter­mined 53 Brave and de­ter­mined 54 “You’ll never beat my score!” 55 Lock 56 Shake­speare con­tem­po­rary 58 Co­me­dian Jimmy 60 Long­time “To­day” fore­caster 61 Amus­ing in­con­gruities 62 Friend­less 63 Make like

DOWN

1 When an opera’s mu­si­cal themes may be es­tab­lished 2 Bit of head­wear that of­ten has jewels 3 Cry at night 4 Mince words? 5 An­nual win­ter/ spring ob­ser­vance 6 Sets up ahead of time, in jar­gon 7 What some say God is to them 8 “Leave this to me” 9 Re­li­gious group 10 Part of the con­ju­ga­tion of the Latin “esse” 11 Per­mis­sive 12 Captive’s plea 13 Spicy In­dian fritters 15 Text­book unit 20 P.D. alert 23 “For one thing ...” 24 “In­deed!,” col­lo­qui­ally 25 Re­move force­fully 26 Go from one place to an­other 31 Prin­ci­ple 33 Lure 36 Op­pres­sive at­mos­phere 37 Get with the pro­gram? 38 Texas city on the Mex­i­can border 39 Win­dow dress­ing 40 “Mid­night’s Chil­dren” novelist, 1981 41 First coun­try to es­tab­lish Chris­tian­ity as its state re­li­gion 42 Sailor vis-à-vis a sail 43 Lathers up 46 Go (for) 49 French port on the Mediter­ranean 50 Tool with a pointed blade 51 Large bev­er­age dis­penser 52 Cap­i­tal of Al­ba­nia 57 Drag 59 Stepped

PUZ­ZLE BY ALEX EA­TON-SAL­NERS

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