Las Vegas Review-Journal

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD

- edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 What a plumber might fix a leak in

5 Artist Vincent

van ___

9 Feathered Outback runners

13 Baghdad’s land 14 Visually challenged “Mr.” of cartoons

15 Steady look

16 Universal code

of ethics

18 Stick-toitivenes­s

19 More gray in

appearance

20 Active Sicilian

volcano

22 “…or

thereabout­s” 23 Midwife’s

instructio­n

25 Phrase starting

a legal memo 27 Xmas mo.

30 Quick-minded

sort

35 Put pen to

paper

37 Desire for a contestant on “The Bachelor” 38 ___ Blanc

39 Packing heat 40 What wolves

do at the moon 41 Language group of southern Africa

42 Need for tug

of war

43 Long-necked

pear

44 Finished 45 One who says that you’re not on the ball?

48 Flamenco

dancer’s cry

49 At the home

of: Fr.

50 Pizzeria fixture 52 Toward the

stern

54 Finish second,

say

57 “Please allow

me …”

61 Civil rights

pioneer Parks 63 Speaking of which … or where the starts of

16-, 30- and 45-Across can be found?

65 Pivotal point

66 Singer Carpenter or actress Gillan 67 Button at the start of a Zoom call

68 Possess

69 King Kong and

others

70 The “A” in B.A.

DOWN

1 ___ colada

2 Cousins of

401(k)s

3 Trail

4 Gear up

5 Participan­t in a

square dance 6 Eye lewdly

7 Bearded farm

animal

8 “What a kind

gesture!”

9 Nog ingredient 10 Organizing guru who asks “Does it spark joy?”

11 Israeli submachine guns

12 Late-night host

Meyers

14 Boggy tract

17 Got some extra

life out of

21 365 días

24 Where ships arrive and depart

26 Like I, for one? 27 ___ planet (designatio­n for Pluto)

28 Swashbuckl­ing

Flynn

29 Kia Sportage or

Ford Escape

31 Make fun of

mercilessl­y

32 Hitchcock film with a classic shower scene 33 Info from a spy 34 One of 27 Chopin piano pieces 36 Things that gears and crocodiles share

41 Lacking, with

“of”

43 Brand of bubble

gum

46 Conger, for one 47 Brand of water named after a town on Lake Geneva

51 Assassin of old

Japan

52 One half of the Mcdonald’s logo

53 “It’s ___ good

cause”

55 Jacket fastener that’s not a button

56 Raison d’___

58 Heathland

59 Squabbling

60 Longs (for)

62 Cancel, as a

show

64 “___ dead,

Jim” (muchparodi­ed “Star Trek” line)

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PUZZLE BY FREDDIE CHENG 09/20/2021

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