The Daily Com­muter puz­zle

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - YOUR DAILY BREAK - By Jacque­line E. Mathews

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 & Dan­son 13 eBay of­fer 18 Body of wa­ter 20 Brass in­stru­ment 23 Jun­gle an­i­mal 24 Boxer & 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

Cre­ated by Jacque­line E. Mathews 12/8/18

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