UNI­VER­SAL CROSS­WORD

Merced Sun-Star - - Sports / Classified -

ACROSS

1 Recipe amounts 5 Casino item 9 Pri­vate, as thoughts 14 Cer­tain wood­wind 15 Per­fect, as an edge

16 Not world-wise 17 Many start Sun­day at 11 20 Crossed-strips frame­work

21 Like many R-rated movies

22 Sky high, as prices

23 Quick kiss 24 Feu­dal land­holder

27 “Far From ___” 32 Crea­ture of the night

35 Show with its own glasses 37 Suave of a hit song 38 Aggressive up­starts 42 Ap­proach 43 “Same for me” 44 Word on a bill

45 Deep anx­i­ety 48 Some wa­ter crea­tures

50 Put through a trial run

52 “Sri” fol­lower 56 Give it an­other go 60 Some trucks or en­gines

62 Cut­ting a neigh­bor’s grass, e.g. 64 Com­mon book­keeper 65 “Smart” dude

66 Coastal ea­gle

67 Emu­lates a coy­ote 68 Deluxe, as a

suite

69 Court case VIP

DOWN

1 Cov­ers for

broth­ers 2 Sub you

can’t eat 3 French door 4 Six-lined verse 5 Modernly fash­ion­able 6 It’s op­ti­mistic 7 U-turn from outs 8 Ex­as­per­ate 9 Call upon 10 Fil­ing tar­get 11 Pleas­ant

12 Not lop­sided 13 Preven­ter of ex­haus­tion 18 Kanye West’s genre

19 Able to pay any bill

23 Hang in there 25 Be im­i­ta­tive 26 Math­lete, not an ath­lete 28 Dada dada 29 Was a con­tender 30 Cream color

31 Mr. Po­tato Head fea­ture 32 Has no need to rent 33 Quicken, as an ap­petite 34 Fre­quent fab­ri­ca­tor 36 Poker pay­ment 39 Not post, U-turn

40 Month - glance filler

41 Sur­veyed

46 Old rods 47 Feu­dal drudge 49 Back­talks

51 Rein, e.g. 53 For­mer

In­dian leader 54 Os­car-win­ner Kevin 55 “___ your in­struc­tions” 56 Like some bad de­ci­sions 57 Lin­ger­ing sound ef­fect 58 Be in a dither 59 Com­mut­ing pay­out 60 Mid­dle’s mid­dle 61 Ad­vance su­per-slowly 63 Ven­tril­o­quism cen­ter?

SHOOT FROM IT By Ti­mothy E. Parker

11/8

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