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“I Am ___” (2013 best-sell­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy)

7 Deals

12 1998 Paul Si­mon/Derek Wal­cott mu­si­cal, with “The”

13 Party leader

14 Jaguar’s coat, e.g.

15 Ap­ple ___

16 Clas­si­fied

17 Lit­tle put-down

19 Ex­or­cism, e.g.

20 [Yawn]

22 Ad­dic­tive pain re­liever

24 Baby dur­ing its first four weeks

25 “Do some­thing funny!”

26 Nick name

28 Rap­per with the 5x plat­inum al­bum “… And Then There Was X”

29 “Crime and Pu­n­ish­ment” set­ting

41 Low

42 U.S. women’s soc­cer star Me­gan ___

43 Sporty Pon­tiac of old

44 Dark and for­bid­ding

45 MacFar­lane of “Amer­i­can Dad!”

46 Cap­i­tal of the U.S. from 1785 to 1790, in brief

48 Thick, as toi­let tis­sue

49 Mem­bers of familles

51 Tried to fol­low

53 Com­pany that once had tremen­dous “quar­terly” prof­its?

54 Light crim­son

55 “Fid­dler on the Roof” Os­car nom­i­nee

56 Showed signs of con­ges­tion, maybe 1

DOWN

First name of two Wim­ble­don win­ners in the 1980s and ’90s Po­lit­i­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion

3 Shep­herds, in the Bi­ble

4 Le Pen pal?

5 In­ter­na­tional treaty sub­ject

6 Ones not call­ing the shots?

7 Chest part, in­for­mally Lov­ingly, in scores Clas­sic blues song with the line “I’d rather be dead than to stay here and be your dog”

10 When to start on a course

11 Less stressed

12 Singer in Jewish ser­vices

14 Small part

16 Tucker out, in a way

18 Hob­ble 1 2 8 9

21 Press sec­re­tary who in­spired C.J. Cregg of “The West Wing”

23 ___-de-sac

27 Grad­u­ate of a Red Cross train­ing course, for short

29 Re­sists change

30 Go along with

31 Stuck

32 Or­di­nary joe

33 “Full Frontal With Sa­man­tha Bee” net­work

34 Word with game or build­ing

35 One let­ting you know be­fore go­ing for a bite?

36 Some ma­li­cious pro­grams

37 In­tol­er­ant

38 One-footed crea­ture

39 South Pole dis­cov­erer Amund­sen

40 Mil­len­ni­als, by an­other name

47 “Se­ri­ously?!”

50 Part of RSVP

52 Morale­boost­ing grp.

Puz­zle by Ryan McCarty

12/8

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