UNI­VER­SAL CROSSWORD

The Island Packet - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1 “No more!” rel­a­tive? 6 Wad­ing bird 10 Work units 14 Ex­tremely cold 15 In­tense star 16 Thing to shake on 17 Goal of a sum­mer ne­go­ti­a­tion? 20 Crash lan­der on Earth 21 Sil­ver sal­mon (var.)

22 Drift back to the sea

24 D.C. leg­is­la­tor 25 Golf prop 27 Food scrap 28 Banned fruit spray 30 Draws bound­aries 33 Does an au­tum­nal chore 35 In­val­i­date, as a wed­ding 36 What warms a dog’s din­ner? 41 Per­fectly law­ful 42 Make of­fi­cial, as a law 44 Pre­dic­tors of health problems 49 Con­ti­nen­tal cash

50 Wee car­pen­ter 51 Stan with the su­per­heroes 52 Way-old “above”

54 Go af­ter in court 55 Trick-y card game 57 Dull-wit­ted 59 Bak­ery chef’s class les­son? 64 Great Lake 65 Hang­out for beasts 66 De­spised 67 Take a breather 68 Shoelace prob­lem 69 Dic­ta­tor’s em­ployee?

DOWN

1 Sound of dis­gust 2 Once-named 3 Beach bash with seafood 4 Diet-ready 5 Rewrites 6 Chants 7 Physi­cist Niels

8 “___ never been bet­ter” 9 Malone on “Cheers” 10 Starchy taro root 11 Fly­ing off the shelves

12 In great abun­dance 13 Comes down kinda hard? 18 Re­quire­ment 19 Thing in a cold tray 22 Word with “drum” or “drop”

23 Just plain dull 25 Hy­per­bolic func­tion 26 Bird in com­puter net­work? 29 Monarch’s do­main

31 A photo fin­ish 32 Un­mated 34 Cat bur­glar’s qual­ity 37 Beastly crea­ture 38 Adi­das ri­val 39 Dis­gust X 10 40 Nat­u­ral color 43 Pedi­cure tar­get 44 Big-time crier 45 “Where are you?” re­sponse 46 In­flam­ma­tion of the ear 47 Rocker Palmer 48 Words with “bad ex­am­ple” 53 Negga and Wes­theimer 56 “Don’t dele” 57 Buck­eye state 58 “Git!” kin 60 Yel­low­stone crea­ture 61 Fa­mous moon vis­i­tor? 62 Guy with a doll face 63 Cap­i­tal of Ja­pan, once

HOT CROSS PUNS By Ti­mothy E. Parker 12/8

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