THE DAILY COM­MUTER PUZZLE

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ACROSS

1 Weather fore­cast 4 __ crow flies; in a straight line

9 __-boiled; like a 3-minute egg

13 Prickly seed case

14 Overindulge, as a child

15 Un­tainted

16 “Now __ me down to sleep ...”

17 Not likely to stum­ble 19 __ Rather 20 Takes on em­ploy­ees 21 Ex­penses 22 Shini­ness 24 File drawer, per­haps

25 Grape­fruit­fla­vored soft drink

27 Rump __; cuts of beef

30 Go __ a limb 31 Hold sway 33 Stylish; trendy 35 Con­tain­ing lit­tle fat 36 Loses hair 37 Maitre d’s of­fer­ing 38 Fi­nal bill 39 Co­me­dian Ko­vacs 40 Toils

41 __ de corps; group morale

43 Break in a kid’s school day

44 Street, to a French­man

45 Sri __ 46 Un­dress

49 Pub­lic­ity __; at­ten­tion-seek­ing act

51 Wait­ress at Mel’s Diner

54 Re­hears­ing 56 Worry; fret 57 Pig’s re­mark 58 Hope or Jes­sica 59 __ over; faint 60 Clothing 61 Go into 62 Peeve

DOWN

1 Luau en­ter­tain­ment 2 Red­dish apes 3 At­tempt 4 Lend a hand to 5 “I’ve got __ that jin­gle jan­gle jin­gle ...” 6 __ off; left sud­denly 7 Rushes 8 One of Santa’s helpers 9 Par­o­dies 10 Pitcher’s de­lights 11 Gui­tar ridge 12 Allen and Dan­son 13 eBay of­fer 18 Body of water 20 Brass in­stru­ment 23 Jun­gle an­i­mal 24 Boxer and basenji 25 Auc­tion­eer’s cry 26 Line of peo­ple

27 Carousel or Fer­ris wheel

28 From that time on­ward 29 Goes un­der 31 __ and rave; carry on 32 In­ven­tor Whit­ney 34 Face, slangily 36 Soft cheese 37 Make fun of 39 Burst forth 40 __ away; left

42 Pierces slightly with a pin

43 For­est of­fi­cer

45 Sud­den for­ward rush 46 Catch sight of 47 The Bee Gees, for one

48 __ out; pealed 49 CT or MRI 50 Slight col­or­ing 52 Onion’s cousin 53 Wise as an __

55 Suf­fix for project or in­fant 56 __ mask; win­ter knit face pro­tec­tor

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