To­day’s Cross­word

The Mercury News Weekend - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Bad cut 5 And 9 __ Ababa 14 Nat­u­ral skin soother 15 Good earth 16 Da­tum in a foren­sic database 17 Im­ped­i­ment 19 Neigh­bor­hood gath­er­ing 20 Out­casts 21 Boil­ing point? 22 “No seats” sign 23 Score af­ter deuce 25 Beach ap­pli­ca­tion 28 Bil­lion-dol­lar phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals 34 More than sus­pect 36 Early 20th-cen­tury tour­ing cars 37 Part of a joke 38 Lin­ger­ing ef­fect 39 Not as dotty 41 Colorado trib­u­tary 42 Massey of old films 44 Thor­ough­bred’s dad 45 “Git!” 46 One with a lot to learn, per­haps 49 Ob­struc­tion 50 Pushed the door­bell 51 Night school subj. 53 Scan­di­na­vian bar ex­change 57 Cor­rode 61 Lo­cal anes­the­sia ef­fect 62 De­vice with pul­leys 64 Words in some English re­sort town names 65 Ma­jor fit 66 First name in homespun hu­mor 67 Word aptly rep­re­sented by four black squares in this puz­zle 68 Watched care­fully 69 Ex­change jabs

DOWN

1 [You can’t mean that!] 2 Wasatch Moun­tains re­sort 3 __ grapes 4 Some Chrysler en­gines 5 Around-the-clock 6 Half a Daily Planet by­line 7 __ An­to­nio 8 Tex­ting in­ter­jec­tion 9 Tacks on 10 “Phooey!” 11 __-cheap 12 Like some JFK flights 13 Lid is­sue 18 Ver­bal jab 21 Cas­sis apéri­tif 23 Pen­i­tent 24 Mi­rage site 25 Knit­ter’s coil 26 Fam­ily re­union at­tendee 27 At all 29 A pass may cover one 30 Brief rules? 31 City in New York’s Mo­hawk Val­ley 32 Stalin-era prison 33 Dra­matic out­pour­ing 35 Pol­icy __ 40 Read­ied, as left­overs 43 Punc­ture con­se­quence 47 Court fig­ures, for short 48 Ense­nada pro­noun 52 Vel­cro al­ter­na­tive 53 Nose-in-the-air sort 54 __ Ra­tion 55 Guessti­mate phrase 56 With, on le menu 57 Do land­scap­ing work 58 Dr. Johnny Fever’s fic­tional sta­tion 59 So­prano Gluck 60 Som­me­lier’s con­cern 62 “__ you out of your mind?” 63 “All op­posed” re­ply

11/9/18 Puz­zle by Bon­nie L. Gen­try and Vic­tor Flem­ing

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