Times-Herald (Vallejo)

Crossword

No. 0303

- Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

Body part 1 whose name comes from the Latin for “little mouse”

Wise 7

Sponsored 11 posts, essentiall­y Symbol 14 tattooed on Popeye’s forearm

Fairy tale villain 15 Gossip fodder, 16 slangily

Avoids, with

17 “of”

Sardonic 19

Like forks 20 Places for 21 congregati­ons With 9-Down, 22 goose liver Knock down, in 23 Britain

A white one 24 might be excused

Steels (oneself) 25 Father 26

Good time on 27 Wall Street Mysteries 29

Letter sign-off 31 Ancient Greek 32 gathering places

Hot spot 33

Utah ski area 37 The Father of 39 Modern Physics Open audition, 40 informally

Bird in “Alice’s 44 Adventures in Wonderland” First 45 astrologic­al sign Biochemica­l 46 messenger Academic 47 musts, for short

All-out sprint 48 Lecture series 49 focused on “ideas worth spreading” Sharp 50

Partner of 52 neither

2021 in the 53 Chinese zodiac, with a hint to 17-, 27- and 40-Across Styled after 55 Push 56

Senator 57 Feinstein

Faux ___ 58 Traditiona­l 59 Thanksgivi­ng desserts

Went bad 60

DOWN

Naval post 1

Like the 2 Energizer

Bunny

Imagined 3 developmen­t Pizzeria tool 4 Singer with the 5 2017 #1 album “Melodrama” Nervous 6 speech fillers Cirque du ___ 7 Not look bad 8 after all this time

See 22-Across 9 Suffix with 10 racket and rocket

In action 11

Ridicule 12

Speak, 13 old-style Mediocre grade 18 Noted evening 22 radio address Rapper in court 25 Wine-dark ___, 26 metaphor in Homer’s “Odyssey” Wallop 27

Most frequent, 28 statistica­lly

Crowded places 30 on Black Friday Well-spoken 34 Energy source 35 in Minecraft As well 36

Measure of 38 land

British 39 pharma giant, informally

Quick snooze 40 Colored part of 41 the iris

Jeweled bands 42 Chef José ___, 43 founder of World Central Kitchen

Ten to one, for 47 one

Actress Hatcher 49 Marked, as a 51 ballot

“That’s right!” 53 Prez who 54 delivered some 22-Downs

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