Crossword

Times Standard (Eureka) - - CLASSIFIED­S - Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Fail to in­vite, maybe

5 The Taj City 9 ___ toast 14 Home to a ma­jor­ity of the world’s al­pacas 15 Spin­naker or spanker 16 Smith, some­times 17 Drop 18 When pre­fixed with 72-Across, what a friend wishes for you 20 … A matter worth con­sid­er­ing 22 Myth­i­cal meanie 23 “What ___?”

24 … Plaint upon go­ing through one’s closet

26 Sug­gest gen­tly 29 Whale’s clos­est liv­ing land rel­a­tive

31 Words re­peated in “___ right, or ___ right?”

32 De­lights in 34 They’re taken in chess 38 … A small amount 40 In­tro­duc­tory course? 42 … “Piece of cake!”

43 Glad­i­a­to­rial ac­ces­sory 45 Watch sur­rep­ti­tiously 47 ___ shot

48 A, B and C, but not X, Y and Z 50 Bub­bled, as a caul­dron

52 … Dud

55 Calum­nies

56 Unal­tered

57 … Ma­gi­cian’s claim

63 … Sur­geon’s goal 65 In the thick of

66 One in it for the long run? 67 Palin­dromic woman

68 Re­sult of at­mo­spheric in­ver­sion

69 Old kind of pool 70 Bridge score­card head­ing 71 Where Bill and Hil­lary Clin­ton met

DOWN 1 Dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion

2 “Lit­tle ___ in Slum­ber­land” (early comic)

3 “QB VII” au­thor,

1970

4 …“Swish”

5 Widely banned build­ing ma­te­rial 6 Part of a med­i­cal kit

7 It’s a tra­di­tion

8 Ski area in the Wasatch Moun­tains

9 Wild West?

10 Dis­place by force

11 Feu­dal su­pe­rior

12 City whose name, ap­pro­pri­ately, is an ana­gram of ARABS

13 Pur­ple peren­nial

19 Ad­dress starter

21 Car­rier that op­er­ates only six days a week 25 Go (for) 26 Overly theatri­cal sorts

27 Re­peated cry af­ter “Stop shak­ing me!” 28 De­serv­ing, to Santa 29 Chips in 30 Opiner’s opener 33 Water­ford of­fer­ing

35 36 Shade of green 37 Dry­wall sup­port 39 Does a surf­ing trick

41 Singer who played the ti­tle role in “Calamity Jane”

44 ___ deer

46 Hol­i­day song

49 Level

51 … “Keep at it!”

52 Com­forts

53 Open­ing of a fit­ness motto 54 M-1, for one 55 Jeff of the Electric Light Orches­tra

58 To­tally dope, in dated slang 59 Ho Chi ___ City

60 Heiress of Hart­field, in an 1816 novel 61 Pop­u­lar Re­nais­sance in­stru­ment 62 Sharp part

64 Stereo­typ­i­cal frat mem­ber

PUZ­ZLE BY MATT GINS­BERG

No. 1024

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