The New Yorker

THE CROSSWORD

A moderately challengin­g puzzle.

- BY ELIZABETH C. GORSKI

ACROSS

1 Ranch measure?

11 Threatenin­g voice mail from an “I.R.S. agent”

15 Reason not to take the high road?

16 Celebrator­y circle dance

17 Doling out, as chicken feed

18 Residents of Fangorn Forest, in Tolkien

19 Colorful area of the eye

20 James Van Der ___ (actor whose surname, aptly, is Dutch for “from the creek”)

21 Abandon

22 Convent resident

23 Knee protectors 24 Arnaz-and-Ball-founded production company behind the original “Star Trek”

25 Beau ___ (noble deed)

27 Nuclear org., once

28 Part of a preschoole­r’s schedule

29 What may fatten a year-end paycheck

34 Bond films?

36 Launches

37 Some emergency-room cases, for short

38 NASA moon craft

39 Answers an Evite

43 Evelyn Waugh’s “Sword of ___” trilogy

45 Methods

48 “There’s no ___ team!”

49 Bee bunch

50 Age-old stories

51 Shakira single whose title means “crazy”

52 Shore bird

53 Like Florida but not Georgia 55 Layered snack

56 Admonish

57 Whisperer’s “Yo!”

58 “. . . to put it diplomatic­ally . . .”

DOWN

1 Stunning, in a way 2 Amass 3 Mastermind

4 Oodles

5 Brand for parents-to-be, perhaps

6 Biblical queen’s land

7 Studied, with “over”

8 Big Apple theatre awards

9 Greeting from a pen pal?

10 Badger

11 “___ Coming” (2019 EP by Miley Cyrus)

12 Basso ___ (sustained bass line in baroque music)

13 Place for aspiring painters

14 Any track on Danger Mouse’s “The Grey Album,” e.g.

21 Cryptogram solvers

23 Cuckoo-clock part

24 Payment option

26 “I did it!”

27 Middle name of the Wizard of Menlo Park

30 Algeria neighbor

31 Word on U.S. coinage

32 Cabinet dept.

33 Sad ending

34 Men in black?

35 Traps

37 “I’m blushing!”

40 Featured instrument­s in Bach’s Sixth Brandenbur­g Concerto

41 Forerunner of Google Photos

42 Hostile, knowing, and bitter in tone, per a 2003 Heidi Julavits essay

44 “. . . but I might be wrong”

45 Industrial­ist of children’s literature

46 “Part of Your World” singer

47 Film for which Barbra Streisand became the first woman to win a Golden Globe for directing

50 Sister of Rachel

51 Vermeer’s “Young Woman with a ___”

53 W.N.B.A.-game stats

54 Plant seeds

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