The Washington Post

LA TIMES CROSSWORD

- By David Liben-nowell

ACROSS

1 “Miracle on the Hudson” investigat­ion gp.

5 Venom holder

8 Grads of Cornell’s Johnson Sch.

12 Kerfuffle

13 Quartet quarter?

14 Six-ton predator

15 Pride seekers’ lids

17 Leblanc who played Joey on “Friends”

18 Texter’s approval

20 Cutesy answer to “How do you say that in Spanish?”

21 Uncoupled?

24 Zebras on a field

27 Classic muscle cars

29 Senator Ben who wrote “The Vanishing American Adult”

30 NL West team

31 Type of cable, briefly

32 Shade for a lifeguard

33 Defensive lines

35 Dries, in a way

36 Sometimes unattainab­le maxima

37 Sticky situation

38 2010 World Cup host: Abbr.

39 Origins

40 Bass part

41 It gives you the big picture

42 Title partner of “me” in a 1972 Billy Paul #1 hit

44 Blade in a shell

46 Metaphor for confidenti­ality popularize­d in a 1960s sitcom

51 Type of jacket

53 Shallot relative

54 Card in Clue

55 Ancient site of an iconic tree

56 Command posts

57 Is behind, maybe

58 Kid-__: tots’ TV fare

59 Sailing

DOWN

1 Legendary wildlife conservati­onist

2 Block in the kitchen

3 Humbles

4 Fodder for unfriendly trades

5 Speaker’s spot

6 Takes up, perhaps

7 Short bar order

8 Highwaiste­d garb, stereotypi­cally

9 Play with ideas

10 Do one’s part?

11 Couldn’t stand?

12 Prez who had no VP in his first term

13 Chinese pork dish word

16 Squares, e.g.

19 [Shrug]

22 Olympics chant

23 Ricoh camera brand

24 “To Kill a Mockingbir­d” theme

25 Heavy surf, e.g.

26 Obsolescen­t emergency exit

28 Coll. exam graders, at times

31 Charles of Watergate infamy

32 Skirt alternativ­e

34 Some corny humor

35 Have something

37 Common jam ingredient?

40 Scotty’s “Star Trek: TNG” counterpar­t

41 Cara and Ryan

43 Much of Israel

45 Island reception

47 D.C. VIP

48 Ancient Memphis setting

49 Food __: after-eating drowsiness

50 3/8 of nineteen?

51 Questlove’s do

52 Dirty

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© 2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC. 9/11/21

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