Chicago Sun-Times

PATTERNLES­S CROSSWORD

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ACROSS 1 No-win

situations? 5 Respectful

address

9 Bar bill 12 Address the U.N. assembly, say 13 Color of

honey or mirin 15 Magenta or

mustard

16 Red ingredient in meatloaf (In this answer, note the first letter + the last 4)

18 Green card

and others 19 “OK, ___ bite” 20 Feels unwell 21 Opposite of

sketchy 23 Insomniac’s frustratio­n (first letter + last 4)

27 Dull color

28 Its shell is edible

29 Take an oath 31 Teri of “Mr.

Mom”

33 Cries

uncontroll­ably 37 F-, e.g., in chemistry class 38 Excessive (first 2 letters + last 3)

41 Zodiac lion 42 Musician

Rundgren 44 Pound

or foot

45 Drew to

a close 47 “Assuming that’s true ...” 49 Not yet eliminated

50 Very sad (first 4 letters + last 3)

56 Jiggly

dessert

57 Per person 58 “Me?!”

59 “___ you sure?” 60 He played a shapeshift­er in “True Blood” (first letter + last 4) 64 Seven Dwarfs’

leader 65 Rosebush

hazard

66 Major artery 67 M.D. treating

laryngitis 68 “Cornflake Girl”

singer Tori 69 Rudolph’s

is red

DOWN

1 Reddit provocateu­r 2 2007 thriller about the last human in New York City 3 Flight tracker stat 4 Differenti­ate 5 Syrup source 6 Accumulate 7 Crunches work

them

8 Got acquainted with

9 Piece of

chicken

10 Tax cheat’s

dread 11 Top-ofthe-line 12 Elevator brand 14 The Shroud of

Turin, e.g. 17 Like trout or

tuna

22 Big stars have

big ones 24 Period of history

25 Walk on

the runway 26 Weed-seizing

cop

29 Rest on a meditation cushion 30 Pursue romantical­ly 31 “Leave this

instant!” 32 “Why ___ not

surprised?” 34 Many loyal

employees 35 Busy worker in

the garden? 36 Lawn roll 39 Remove from

office 40 Guy who assists a villain 43 Clock face 46 Medical

research org. 48 Fall pumpkin

coating 49 Machu

Picchu builder 50 Bird with an

S-shaped neck 51 Choose by

voting

52 Like a throwback style 53 Deserves 54 Nick of

“Warrior” 55 ___ monster (venomous lizard)

56 Facial roller gemstone, often

61 “I solved it!” 62 May 8, 2022,

VIP

63 Sound from

a steer

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