San Francisco Chronicle

CROSSWORD PUZZLE

- By Mark McClain

ACROSS

1 Sarah __, first woman governor of Alaska

6 Academic acronym

10 Chem class

rooms

14 Therapy prefix

15 Cardamomin-fused tea

16 Tierra en el mar

17 Blue Ribbon beer

18 Heavenly bear

19 Small bottle

20 2002 Hugh Grant film based on a Nick Hornby novel

22 Ogre, for one

23 Post-injury regimen

24 Delicate

25 Strong, as a storm

28 Reunion attendee

29 Signal from the wings

30 Gobbledygo­ok

36 Symbol on several PC keys

39 Long-handled tool

40 Puccini specialty

41 Three-time AllStar outfielder whose son was a seven-time N.L. MVP

44 Title for Richard Starkey

45 RPM indicator

46 Drum kit cymbals

49 Put under

52 Shrek’s love

54 Blond hair, e.g.

55 Birds with short finch-like bills ... or, what the sets of circled letters literally are?

59 Come by honestly

60 First name in desserts

61 Bull-riding venue

62 “__ sow ... ”

63 A bit open

64 Wastes time

65 Canasta combinatio­n

66 Foots the bill

67 Parcels (out)

DOWN

1 Fairy tale bear

2 Part of UAE

3 ESPN basketball analyst Rebecca

4 “There’s no doubt!”

5 Talk aimlessly

6 Diving acronym

7 Pulsate

8 “Settle down!”

9 Soccer great Hamm

10 Have a ball

11 Lao or Thai

12 __ from the past: nostalgic event

13 Like pretzels

21 “May I speak?”

22 Bluegrass band staple

24 Hall & Oates, e.g.

25 Nature’s bandage

26 Costa del Sol coin

27 Trick or treat

28 Under the covers

31 “This isn’t good”

32 Part of “MNF,” an in-season wkly. sports broadcast

33 Spanish for “table”

34 One with a tyre in his boot, perhaps

35 Scull crew

37 Managed to get

38 Tombstone first name

42 Letters in early dates

43 Chase away

47 Like mosaic tiles

48 Salon creation

49 Teakettle output

50 Backspace over

51 Hannah of “Splash”

52 New venture

53 Structural beams

55 Gulf of California peninsula

56 1994 Jodie Foster title role

57 “Trick” joint

58 Disrespect­ful talk

60 Botanical fluid

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