To­day’s Cross­word

The Mercury News - - Puzzles - Puz­zle by C.C. Burnikel 12/8/18

ACROSS

1 Top that turns 9 Fic­tional brother with

a green hat

14 Like some snow­suits 15 Lacks the

where­withal to 16 Va­cant, as po­si­tions 17 Sets free

18 Gen­eral who’s the sub­ject of the 2012 bi­og­ra­phy “All In” 20 Org. whose em­ploy­ees may have to lift 70-lb. bags 21 Coun­try star at

age 13

24 State se­crets 25 “Va-va-__!”

26 “You got that right!” 27 Puck, say

28 Bou­quet __

29 Rest­ing place 30 Ray­mond James

Sta­dium pro

31 Some stingers

33 Took off, slangily 35 Nice, for one

36 Holy smoke

38 Lines of thought?: abbr. 39 Long on-screen 40 Fea­ture

41 Hits hard

43 Bad thing to catch 44 Mir­ror im­age

45 Have trou­ble with chess?

“There is noth­ing more de­cep­tive than an ob­vi­ous fact” au­thor

Gain com­peti­tor Fre­quent Robert De Niro co-star

50 Bar sup­ply 52 Por­trayer of Nero in

“Star Trek” (2009) 56 Skate­board moves 57 Bright lip­stick color 58 Pres­i­dent who had 15 chil­dren Subarus named for an NYC area 46 47 48 59

DOWN

1 Measly amount 2 Jake Tap­per’s chan­nel

Court of­fi­cial Camp nurse’s item Cun­ning

Gael or Bre­ton Tart

Pi­ano trio

The ele­phant is its na­tional an­i­mal Game with a col­or­ful deck Mar­ket­ing lim­i­ta­tion Faces a jury Al­leged perp’s de­nial Driver, e.g. Pric­ing word Furry tal­is­man “Se­ri­ously?!” 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10

11 12 13 15 19 21 22 23 25

27 28

30 32 34

37 38

42 43 45

46 48 In­sur­ance may cover one Handy­men’s trans­ports Lemons Mad­dux in Coop­er­stown Like pa­per clips Valu­able rocks First name in early ex­plor­ing

Lake in four states and Canada Chi­nese ruler un­til 1912

Facet

Mi­nor flaw Per­fect sea­son spoiler

1983 Mr. T com­edy Rasp­berry 49

51 53 54

55 Mul­tilin­gual as­sis­tant Com­pete Parabolic path “Read Across Amer­ica” org. Show­stop­pers?

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