Crossword

No. 0219

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ACROSS

1 Drop a line?

5 Verb con­ju­gated suis, es, est, etc.

9 Third-place fin­isher in 1992

14 Lan­guage group of south­ern Africa

15 Neigh­bor of Cam­bo­dia

16 Jelly op­tion

17 Re­duces to bits

18 One com­pet­ing with Uber

20 Iron al­loy that in­cludes a bit of tung­sten and chromium

22 Peo­ple in go-karts

23 Mast

24 Pic­ture from a par­lor, in­for­mally

25 When re­peated, a hip-hop dance

26 Add (up)

28 Vol­un­teer for an­other tour

31 Not yet out of the run­ning

33 Physics 101 sub­ject 35 Tchotchkes 40 Foun­tain choices 42 Ver­bal tus­sle 43 Re­sponse to a com­puter crash 44 In­com­pe­tent fig­ure of old slapstick

47 ___ pony

48 Ten­nis champ Man­d­likova

49 Just gets (by)

51 Pony ___

52 T.S.A. re­quests

55 Grammy cat­e­gory 56 Some­thing of lit­tle in­ter­est, a home­owner hopes

58 Hi­malayan lan­guage

60 Re­ject ro­man­ti­cally … or a hint to the starts of the an­swers to 18and 35-Across, pho­net­i­cally

65 Show in­ter­est ro­man­ti­cally

… or a hint to the ends of the an­swers to 20and 44-Across, pho­net­i­cally 67 Lol­lipop-suck­ing TV de­tec­tive 68 Wy­att and

Warren of the Old West

69 Suf­fix with se­nior 70 Muse of love po­etry

71 Some­thing done up in an updo 72 Pop­u­lar game that needs no equip­ment

73 Few and far between

DOWN

1 Not get above

60, say

2 Be­hind bars

3 Like a dou­ble black di­a­mond trail

4 Hun­gar­ian

horse­man

5 Fash­ion mag­a­zine with more than 40 in­ter­na­tional edi­tions

6 Ac­tor Diggs

7 Not just “ha ha”

8 Win­ter zone in

D.C.

9 What a curse might lead to 10 For­mer at­tor­ney gen­eral Holder 11 Bal­ti­more N.F.L.’er 12 “Don Gio­vanni,” e.g.

13 Lack­ing in de­tail 14 “Just a sec!,” in a text

19 Chugged or sipped

21 Go the dis­tance?

24 Pop­u­lar videoshar­ing ser­vice

26 Project man­ager’s as­sign­ment

27 One­time buf­falo­hunt­ing tribe

29 Open, as a purse

30 Part of a church or­gan

32 Camper’s cover

34 Pulp

36 Wed­ding re­cep­tion sta­ple 37 Em­bar­rass­ing thing to have one’s hand caught in 38 Mem­ber of the cab­bage fam­ily 39 Kiss amorously 41 Like an over­cast night

45 Stu­dio sign

46 ___ walk

50 Harry Potter’s Quid­ditch po­si­tion

52 Alaska or Hawaii, of­ten

53 ___ flask (ther­mos) 54 Steeple top­per 57 Her­bi­vore’s diet 59 24-Down and oth­ers

60 Capt.’s in­fe­ri­ors 61 Leg­is­la­ture V.I.P. 62 Tiny, in­for­mally 63 It’s un­avoid­able 64 Ring re­sult, for short

66 :15 num­ber

PUZ­ZLE BY ALEX EA­TON-SAL­NERS

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