Antelope Valley Press

NEW YORK TIMES DAILY CROSSWORD

- Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Talk, talk, talk

4 ___ Henie, 10-time world champion skater

9 Desk jarful

13 Kind of palm

15 Engine sound

16 “You sure about that?”

17 *Cause of irritated eyes

19 Feeling the effects of a tough workout, say

20 One out of 100: Abbr.

21 Inits. of two schools in the Missouri Valley Conference

22 Catch dead to rights

23 Alleviated

26 *Many lovers, e.g.

28 How something can be torn

30 Hoppy medium?

31 Top 40 genre

32 Ginormous

35 Company where workers may sleep on the job

38 *Mayim of entertainm­ent

42 Office newbie

43 Pop

44 Card game similar to Crazy Eights

45 Common name starter in 31-Across

46 Drew forcibly (from)

49 *Way down in the nether regions

54 Word said while pointing

55 From memory only

56 D-backs, on scoreboard­s

57 Try to see?

58 Part of a Florida flock

59 *Book of Mary

64 “Whip It” band

65 Guiding principles

66 Flower girl?

67 Steinbeck title ender

68 “Swell!”

69 Basic linear expression with a hint to answering the five starred clues in this puzzle

1 Quick blow

2 Subject of a landmark 2012 Supreme Court decision, for short

3 Crumpled mass

4 Reindeer in “Frozen”

5 Italian time unit

6 Finnish tech giant

7 Medieval competitio­n

8 Boost

9 One of three for a grand

10 Good thing to map out before a risky endeavor

11 Nothing: Lat.

12 Editor’s concern

14 “A Doll’s House” playwright

18 Former “SNL” comic Chris

23 Third in a group of eight

24 Japanese beer

25 Like an accomplish­ment worthy of Guinness

26 Groups of hands

27 Steinbeck title starter

29 Alternativ­e genre

33 Non-___ (label on some organic foods)

34 “September 1, 1939” poet

36 Skin care product

37 Battery part

39 Eagerly takes advantage of

40 Lead-in to port or pad

41 Instrument notably featured in George Michael’s 1984 hit “Careless Whisper”

47 On

48 “Hallelujah!” singers

49 One joining a union?

50 Like 48-Down members, often

51 Full of cargo

52 Hopping mad

53 Mohammed’s third wife

57 City sometimes called “The Buckle of the Bible Belt”

60 Tool set

61 Mess (with)

62 How peers should be treated

63 Villainous Luthor

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