Cross­word

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

ACROSS

1 From the be­gin­ning, on scores 7 F-14 fighter jet 13 Stumper? 14 Re­lief pitcher of old

15 Creep 16 Shell pieces 17 Ser­vice that’s out of this world? 19 Coast Guard rank: Abbr. 20 One may be packed for a trip to the mountains 21 Sil­ver, for one 22 Fly catcher 23 Tini­est amount 25 Text mas­sage 26 Cooler 27 Gained 28 Sharp, as crit­i­cism

29 “Army” leader of old 32 “Mamma Mia!” and “Jersey Boys,” for two 35 Spo­tify’s most­streamed artist of the 2010s 36 In the cards 37 Start of an ex­change 38 ___ loss 39 Set­ting for many a sea­son of “Sur­vivor” 40 Mot­tled 41 Re­ally sinks in 43 Dealer’s re­quest

44 Bit of A/V equip­ment 45 Org. that awards the En­ergy Star la­bel 46 Par­ent­ing term pop­u­lar­ized by Amy Chua in a 2011 non­fic­tion best seller

50 Model com­pany 52 Last month 53 One some­times work­ing on a shoul­der 54 Eras­mus of Formia, by an­other name 55 Hot

56 Kind of bear

DOWN

1 Sim­ple pen­ciland-pa­per game

2 Met de­mand, maybe 3 Big-pock­eted char­ac­ter on an old show 4 Swear 5 Com­bines 6 City whose name means “ea­gle” in Rus­sian 7 At­tor­ney’s fa­vorite dessert? 8 Com­mon name among Nor­we­gian roy­als 9 Concierge hand­out 10 Regional spe­cialty of south­ern Ohio 11 Highly skilled 12 Let­ter-shaped open­ing 14 Speaker of the #1 quote on A.F.I.’s list of the 100 great­est movie quotes 16 Flight sim­u­la­tor?

18 What one might be rep­re­sented by 22 Chi-Town ex­change 23 Chris­tian bracelet letters 24 Time of day 25 Pre­fix with friendly

26 Red stamp word

28 Help to hold up, say

30 Nas­tase of tennis 31 Be­gun: Abbr. 33 Stretches (out) 34 Spot

40 Like dates that lack a heart 41 Spinoff groups 42 Split up 43 Pulitzer Prizewin­ning poet Con­rad 44 Very, mu­si­cally

46 Ev­i­dence that’s hard to re­fute

47 Strong-smelling se­cre­tion

48 An­ar­chist/ po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist Gold­man

49 Swin­dle

51 Unit in chem­istry: Abbr.

PUZ­ZLE BY AN­DREW J. RIES

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