The New Yorker

THE CROSSWORD

A challengin­g puzzle.

- BY WYNA LIU

ACROSS

1 Two-time N.B.A. M.V.P. between K.D. and Russ 6 ___ pearls (ingredient in Cantonese dessert soup) 10 School with a view of the Charles River: Abbr. 13 Seed used to make some butter 14 Each 15 “The fool ___ think he is wise . . .”: “As You Like It” 16 ___’s (Anheuser-Busch near-beer) 17 Type of question with two possible answers 19 Hunting cry 21 Back cover of a magazine, often 22 Grumpy, e.g. 24 Variant of a gene 25 First Asian-American woman elected to the Senate 29 ___ Choppa, “Shotta Flow” rapper 30 Loves to bits 31 Like 2021 32 Mysterious cafeteria offering 33 ___ moment 34 Stat that never goes down 35 Serious 36 The Mahabharat­a, for one 37 Small component of a larger machine 38 It’s “a place on Earth,” per a 1987 No. 1 hit 39 R.R. stop 40 Spot for a Squirtle, say 42 World leader whose name is also a diacritica­l mark 44 Fix, as laces 45 As in chemistry? 47 Subject of brontology 51 Flying off the shelves 53 Dry white wine from Italy 54 Disney character who says, “I’m so ticked off that I’m molting!” 55 Citation abbreviati­on 56 Code of conduct 57 System of servers created for faster Internet use: Abbr. 58 1948 Hitchcock film that appears to take place in real time 59 Flies off the shelves

DOWN

1 Annie Lennox, for one 2 “I’m finished!” 3 Earth sci. 4 Nobel-winning physicist whose eponymous equation predicted the existence of antimatter 5 Sacred period that includes Maundy Thursday 6 Awakening, in Japanese Zen Buddhism 7 Car-ad abbreviati­on 8 Rise 9 Either 1, in the equation 1 + 1 = 2 10 Rock that rolls? 11 “Well, that’s that” 12 Place for a plunger? 15 ___ Webster, Twain’s “celebrated jumping frog” 18 Ingredient in baklava and spanakopit­a 20 Laugh syllables 23 Classic arcade game that could have been called Animal Crossing 25 Works miracles 26 Street-cleaning program 27 Scales on a chart, e.g.? 28 Poem that’s often dedicated 32 Cherry on top 34 Copacetic 35 Masters 37 Softwood source 38 Icy sci-fi planet that’s home to wampas and tauntauns 40 Game with a square ball 41 Pluck 43 City west of Sparks 46 Ancient Roman senator mentioned in the first chapter of “Moby-Dick” 48 Author of “Danny, the Champion of the World” 49 Good contrast 50 Movies on a “You might also enjoy . . .” list, for short 52 Sticky stuff

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