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Today’s crossword

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ACROSS

1 Assorted mockery 5 “I Know This Much Is True” author Wally 9 Comfy and cozy 14 Algerian port 15 Type of rug 16 Dodge

17 Rural landscape

standout 18 Google

competitor 19 Unoriginal 20 Alternate job title

for a locksmith? 23 Little rascal 24 Eucalyptus eater 25 Chicago exchange, briefly, with “the”

27 Least civil 30 Workshop debris 33 “Lone Survivor”

actor Hirsch 34 Trattoria choice 36 Machiavell­i’s “Dell’__ della guerra” 37 “S.W.A.T.” home 38 Short-order tool 41 James’ creator 42 Roman aqueduct

section

44 Apple music

holder

45 Rosters

47 Garb often shortened to three letters 49 Uncle Sam feature 50 Portent

51 Chases off

53 __ drop 55 Alternate job title

for a librarian? 60 Signed

62 Cut with a beam 63 Skirt length 64 Jobs in high-tech 65 Layer

66 Poet during

Augustus’ reign 67 Played (with) 68 Bygone GM line 69 Pet pros

DOWN

1 Kid

2 Puccini piece 3 Java neighbor 4 Marine explorer’s

aid

5 Maze runner 6 Flounder’s best

friend, in Disney 7 98th-percentile

group

8 Captures

9 __ Bible

10 Egg cells 11 Alternate job title

for a file clerk? 12 Dutch cheese 13 Dining review site 21 Rx specs

22 It’s often checked

by surfers 26 Nutritiona­l abbr. 27 Sum up 28 Sunspot center 29 Alternate job title for a chiropract­or? 30 Small jewelry item 31 Condition 32 Present, e.g. 34 Microwaves 35 Skater Midori 39 It has hammers

and keys 40 Standoffis­h

43 It may be glazed 46 1994 sci-fi

memoir 48 Combined 49 Low-level workers 51 Slowpoke

52 Washed (down) 53 Fine spray

54 “__ the Woods”: Sondheim musical

56 Part of SATB 57 Yield

58 Theater sign 59 Purges (of) 61 “Killing __”: BBC

America drama

 ?? By Susan Gelfand ?? 8/5/21
By Susan Gelfand 8/5/21

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