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LOS ANGELES TIMES CROSSWORD

- EDITED BY RICH NORRIS AND JOYCE NICHOLS LEWIS

“THE FRENCH DISCONNECT­ION” BY JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS

1 Dropped-jaw stare 5 Like loving caresses 12 Audio units: Abbr. 15 “The Americans” agcy. 18 First name in erotica 20 Place for a bootee 21 Seedy motel, say 23 Painting of an annoying bricklayer at work? Japan’s emperor Like many forest roads

Suffer

Least obfuscated Football laterals, e.g. 15th-century foodstaine­d collectibl­e? 33 Beachcombe­r’s pace 36 Breezy and open 37 Glance

38 Chaotic mess

42 Bot head?

43 Harbor protector 45 Dutch South Africans 46 Fabulist’s Cheer

alternativ­e? 48 “Exodus” author 49 Chickadee kin 50 Undocument­ed

Nepali?

51 Peak in Thessaly 52 Big D cager

53 Annoy

54 PC linkup

57 Mexican mama bears 59 Slip away

61 Popular Oahu beach 63 Dollar for a shot? 66 “Hmm”

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Piles up Captain Hook’s creator J.M. __ Eight furlongs Caught Erstwhile U.K. recording giant Kind of trading, briefly

Sweet Sixteen org. With the bow, in music

Of __ mind Qatar’s capital “Snow White” witch’s download? Refine, as ore Stick on the grill Beat it Jamaican hybrid fruits Fine-tune China-related prefix Irritates

Mud, slop, pig, etc.? Mist and such Show great respect for, perhaps Mythical flapper Gulf of Guinea country

Easy time Sailing maneuver to avoid a pirate’s threat?

City on the Elbe Morning paper, e.g. “Gymnopédie­s” composer French article whose singular form is “disconnect­ed” from nine puzzle answers Newsroom VIPs Boot protectors Smartphone component

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Full range “That’s __!” Twists

Their pockets aren’t deep

Dutch town Geological period Movement at a boring concert? Twin-but-not-Twins’ city

Half a fitness motto Freezer __ Allow Window hanging Where brownies come together Wasp’s weapon Disc golf “ball” More eccentric WSJ news bit Sets money aside What an X may mark Arm or chin follower Bios unread by their honorees Universal Endemic

Neh. and Esth. Penalty callers

Ric of The Cars Opinion French word in bios Home of Elaine, in Arthurian legend Forces fraudulent­ly (upon) Vehicle hired to carry steeplecha­se horses?

Tip for changing your answer? 61-Across wear Cavalier “My bad” Emotional wounds

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Iconic WWII island, briefly

Unlike idioms Going by, for short Tip for solving in ink? Not in class Mystery award “Constant Craving” singer Carousel item Broody rock genre Long-running forensic series Put more varnish on Owie

Not out-of-bounds, as a ball

Goals Cost-of-living no. Photo possibilit­ies Bama rival Tightly packed Some leave you powerless

Miss, say “Tartuffe” dramatist Foes

Cute calendar subjects Caught

“Blah, blah, blah,” briefly

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Liszt work Middle Corleone brother Mezzo-soprano Anne __ von Otter Part of a flower Speak “Breaking Bad” toxin Benefits 18-Across and family Cholestero­l letters Tigers’ home: Abbr. Vardalos of film Bread, for stew

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