The Washington Post

LA TIMES CROSSWORD

- By Joe Deeney © 2022 Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

ACROSS

1 Lifetime pals,

briefly 5 Periodonti­st’s

concern

9 Brand of facial

tissue

14 Sign on for more

service 15 Indiana

neighbor 16 Facing the

pitcher 17 “Brooklyn Nine-nine” actor Samberg 18 Decomposes

19 Milk seller 20 Hale and hearty

23 Taken care of 24 Play-__: kids’

clay

25 That girl

28 Pixie

29 Native of Pre-columbian Peru

32 Reacted to a surprise, perhaps 34 Muscles worked

by crunches 36 “Any time now!” 38 __ and for all 40 African country on the Gulf of Guinea

41 “If all __ fails ...” 42 Gathering spot for thirsty animals

44 NCO below sgt. 45 “You’re not

alone in that” 46 Hockey Hall of Famer Phil, familiarly

48 Pair

51 Gift for music 52 Hunted for

fossils, say 54 Mixed nuts nut 56 “What have we here?” and 20-, 36-, and 42-Across 59 Strictly

forbidden

62 Very small bit 63 Great Plains

natives 64 Distant and cool

65 Lacking color 66 Sit for a spell

67 Employees 68 Long, wriggly swimmers 69 Satisfies the munchies

DOWN

1 Slow-cook in a

closed pot

2 Bulb with an

aniselike flavor 3 Exaggerati­on allowance in estimates 4 Watch secretly 5 “If You Could Read My Mind” singer Lightfoot 6 “This looks bad!”

7 Teeny plant pest 8 “Such a pity” 9 Noodle dish topped with crushed peanuts 10 Six-sided state 11 “Fidelity, Bravery,

Integrity” org. 12 Distant

13 Pen with a

trough

21 __ Spunkmeyer:

cookie brand 22 Boston airport 25 Share juicy

gossip 26 Farm cluckers 27 Microsoft’s web browser 30 Breezy goodbye 31 Stroll along 33 Escalator part 35 Borscht base 37 Nagging troubles

38 Cut covered by a Snoopy bandage, e.g. 39 Zilch 40 Grave-robbing demon 43 Departed into the sunset, say 44 West Virginia natural resource 47 Tech training sites

49 “The other team clobbered us” 50 Big-eyed nestlings

53 Coast

55 Used cusswords 56 Husky’s “Hello” 57 Had on

58 “And some other people” abbr.

59 Prof. helpers 60 __-country music 61 Constricti­ng snake

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