The New York Times Crossword

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS - Edited by Will Shortz

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1 “Mon­day Night Foot­ball” airer 5 Let­ters on a rush or­der 9 “The west wind whis­pered, / And touched the eye­lids of spring: / Her eyes, Prim­roses,” for a clas­sic ex­am­ple 14 En­tice 15 Scant­ily dressed night­club en­ter­tainer 17 Is highly versed about some­thing 19 Chow chows and chi­huahuas 20 The “E” of E.S.L.: Abbr. 21 Org. for which Ed­ward Snow­den once worked 22 Trevor of “The Daily Show” 24 Kirsten of “Spi­der-Man” 26 Ma­jor ath­letic event along the Thames 31 Puts frosting on 32 Be­smirch, as a rep­u­ta­tion 33 Al­ter­na­tive to Google Sheets 35 Devo­tee 36 Bases loaded … or a hint to the con­tents of 17-, 26-, 44- and 56-Across 39 At­tempt 40 Jong who wrote “Fear of Fly­ing” 42 Nei­ther’s part­ner 43 Revo­lu­tion­ary Re­vere 44 Bob Dy­lan al­bum that he called “the clos­est I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind” 48 The “P” of R.S.V.P. 49 Fur­ni­ture gi­ant with a blue-andyel­low logo 50 401(k) al­ter­na­tive 53 Fi­nan­cial ser­vices corp. with an orange lion logo 54 Part­ner of ready and will­ing 56 Ro­man­tic get­away for a mar­ried cou­ple 62 Thanks­giv­in­gre­lated race 63 Just 64 News­pa­per opin­ion pieces 65 Crav­ings 66 Con­nec­tion point

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1 Antlered an­i­mal 2 What plan­ets or­bit 3 In fa­vor of 4 Ones tak­ing pa­ter­nity leave for the first time 5 Wide-eyed with ex­cite­ment 6 Daugh­ters’ coun­ter­parts 7 Add years 8 Wannabe 9 Po­si­tions one’s toes off the surf­board 10 Singer DiFranco 11 A blue com­pass, for the browser Sa­fari 12 Dolls seen near Bar­bies 13 ___ Ma­jor (con­stel­la­tion) 16 Disco singer Sum­mer 18 Man­hat­tan neigh­bor­hood next to TriBeCa 22 Like a diet that pro­hibits bread and pasta 23 Low-scor­ing soc­cer win 24 Lack the courage to 25 Coun­ter­part of “pls,” in a text 26 “To ___!” (“L’chaim!”) 27 To the ___ de­gree 28 Mo. be­fore April 29 Com­po­nent of gaso­line 30 Poet Pablo who won a No­bel in Lit­er­a­ture 34 Lovett of coun­try mu­sic 36 Marks left by swim­suits 37 Long, long time 38 Spher­i­cal shape 41 Rob­ber chaser, in a chil­dren’s game 43 ___ Go (2016 fad) 45 Hunky-dory 46 Num­ber of days it took Phileas Fogg to go around the world 47 Flower near a pad 50 What “:” stands for in an anal­ogy 51 Con­tinue one’s mil­i­tary ser­vice 52 Farm mea­sure 54 Of un­cer­tain ori­gin: Abbr. 55 Wa­gers 57 Green-lit 58 Valu­able rock 59 Mu­si­cian Yoko 60 Long­time 61 12/31, briefly

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