NEWYORK TIMES CROSS­WORD

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ACROSS

1 “I Am ___” (2013 best-selling au­to­bi­og­ra­phy) 7 Deals

12 1998 Paul Si­mon/Derek Wal­cott mu­si­cal, with “The” 13 Party leader 14 Jaguar’s

coat, e.g. 15 Ap­ple ___ 16 Clas­si­fied 17 Lit­tle put-down 19 Ex­or­cism, e.g. 20 [Yawn] 22 Ad­dic­tive pain

re­liever

24 Baby dur­ing its first four weeks 25 “Do some­thing

funny!”

26 Nick name 28 Rap­per with the 5x plat­inum al­bum “… And Then There Was X” 29 “Crime and Pun­ish­ment” set­ting

41 Low

42 U.S. women’s soc­cer star Me­gan ___ 43 Sporty Pon­tiac

of old

44 Dark and

for­bid­ding 45 MacFar­lane of “Amer­i­can Dad!”

46 Cap­i­tal of the U.S. from 1785 to 1790, in brief 48 Thick, as toi­let tis­sue 49 Mem­bers of

familles

51 Tried to

fol­low 53 Com­pany that once had tremen­dous “quar­terly” prof­its?

54 Light

crim­son 55 “Fid­dler on the Roof” Oscar nom­i­nee 56 Showed signs of con­ges­tion, maybe

DOWN

1 First name of two Wim­ble­don win­ners in the 1980s and ’90s 2 Po­lit­i­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion 3 Shep­herds,

in the Bible 4 Le Pen pal? 5 In­ter­na­tional treaty sub­ject

6 Ones not call­ing the shots?

7 Chest part, in­for­mally 8 Lov­ingly, in scores 9 Clas­sic blues song with the line “I’d rather be dead than to stay here and be your dog” 10 When to start

on a course 11 Less

stressed 12 Singer in Jewish ser­vices 14 Small part 16 Tucker out,

in a way 18 Hob­ble 21 Press sec­re­tary who in­spired C.J. Cregg of “TheWest Wing” 23 ___-de-sac 27 Grad­u­ate of a Red Cross train­ing course, for short 29 Re­sists change 30 Go along with 31 Stuck 32 Or­di­nary joe 33 “Full Frontal With Saman­tha Bee” net­work 34 Word with game or build­ing 35 One let­ting you know be­fore go­ing for a bite? 36 Some ma­li­cious pro­grams 37 In­tol­er­ant 38 One-footed

crea­ture 39 South Pole dis­cov­erer Amund­sen 40 Mil­len­ni­als, by an­other name 47 “Se­ri­ously?!” 50 Part of RSVP 52 Morale

boost­ing grp.

Puz­zle by Ryan McCarty

12/8

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