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- By Clint Avery Edited by Timothy Parker

ACROSS 1 Support the economy 6 You might have a handle on these 9 Con artist’s targets 14 Spooky 15 Hawaiian Punch alternativ­e 16 Flying solo 17 Throws a hissy fit 18 Words of protest from Yoko? 19 NASCAR participan­t 20 Hollywood megahit 23 Tapped container 24 SFO approx. 25 Worthy of judicial review 27 Thaw 32 Update, as a room 33 Flick from “A Bug’s Life” 34 Achieves a personal best 36 Group of Bantu languages 39 Simon’s old show, familiarly 41 Fits of anger 43 Poker variety 44 Religious council 46 Fasteners or cookies 48 Like Methuselah 49 Beigelike hue 51 Family matriarchs 53 Underworld thug 56 Junkyard canine 57 Santa’s trailer? 58 Noted golf venue 64 Open, as a pill bottle 66 Thing surrounded by cilia 67 Baccarat player’s call 68 Lord of the Middle Ages 69 Go steady with 70 Cousins of fish hawks 71 Passover feast 72 Sibilant sound 73 Twosomes DOWN 1 Romanian’s neighbor 2 Sound of thunder or laughter 3 Cogito, ___ sum 4 Your sister’s daughters 5 Windows work area 6 Confucius’ dynasty 7 Spots for discounted items 8 Sir Walter ___ (author) 9 Ties the knot 10 Auburn Univ. locale 11 All-time low 12 Prepare to be dubbed 13 Worsted wool 21 Hay units 22 Show fallibilit­y 26 Commotions of Shakespear­ean proportion­s? 27 Stand at the banquet? 28 May event for 19-Across 29 Expression­less 30 Movers with motors 31 ___ out (achieving with difficulty) 35 General decoration 37 Hawaiian dance 38 Track numbers 40 Centers of activity 42 Elbowroom 45 Word with “eye” or “name” 47 Gave the cold shoulder to 50 Put to good ___ 52 Depressing­ly dismal 53 Stake drivers 54 Warbucks’ charge 55 Like Falstaff 59 What top seeds often get 60 Wine bottle sediment 61 Palindromi­c teacher in Siam 62 Kept in the loop via e-mail 63 Biggest of the Cartwright boys 65 Tree rings indication

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