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ACROSS

1 Prepared, as a bed 5 Scuttlebut­t

10 Col. Sanders’s chain

13 Soft palate feature that translates to “little grape” 15 Battery terminal 16 Right-angle shape 17 Where Alcatraz sits 20 Towel embroidery word

21 Like many meds 22 “A __ Day’s Night”: Beatles song 23 Disc sport popular on college campuses 28 Shakespear­ean fairy queen

29 Jay of late-night TV 30 Lady’s man 33 “A Room of One’s Own” author 35 Admirer 38 Give-it-a-test-run advice

42 Kiki, Sandra or Ruby 43 Brainiacs, maybe 44 Mass __: an I-90 nickname

45 Fair 46 “Dude!” 48 Storied pot-of-gold spot

56 Achy

57 What a slob makes

58 Nitrogen-based dye 59 Hiding-your-eyes parent-baby game 64 Veer off course 65 Vegan and Paleo regimens 66 Roadside hot dog seller

67 NBC staple for 45 years

68 Daisy variety 69 Three in a deck

DOWN

1 __ pork: Chinese menu item

2 To no __: in vain 3 Kirsten of SpiderMan films 4 Toymaker for

Santa

5 Charged

6 Mom’s brother 7 “Surely you don’t

mean me?!”

8 Has too much, briefly

9 __ center 10 Skewered dish 11 Bell-bottom bottom

12 Only non-rhyming Pac-Man ghost 14 Roastery draw 18 Many a Mideast native

19 Very, very

24 Website for film buffs

25 Polar bear hangouts 26 Bank (on) 27 Inside scoop 30 Inc., in England 31 Undergroun­d find 32 Pastrami holder 33 Value 34 Chicago airport code

35 “The X-Files” org. 36 Arctic seabird 37 TV’s “Science Guy” 39 Plenty, in texts 40 Gala

41 “Once __ ... ” 45 Kangaroo kid 46 Diamond bag 47 Daredevil dangers 48 TV sports awards 49 Hall of Fame pitcher Ryan 50 Southern twang 51 E, on a gauge 52 Peanut Butter Cup creator 53 Storybook elephant 54 Layer with a hole 55 “Toy Story” cowboy 60 “Yes, indeed!” 61 Give a thumbsdown

62 “__ whiz!”

63 Law firm fig.

 ?? By Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels ©2021 Tribune Content Agency ??
By Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels ©2021 Tribune Content Agency

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