LA Times Crossword Answers 31 Jul 13, Wednesday

CROSSWORD SETTER: Susan Gelfand
THEME: Parallel Bars … each of today’s themed answers is a BAR, and as each lies in the across direction, they are all PARALLEL BARS:

20A. Chocolate-and-crisped-rice candy NESTLE CRUNCH
37A. Solid investment? GOLD INGOT
42A. “It floats” sloganeer IVORY SOAP

57A. Gymnast’s event, or what 20-, 37- and 42-Across literally are in this grid PARALLEL BARS

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Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies
Across
5. Pampering places SPAS
The word “spa” migrated into English from Belgium, as Spa is the name of a municipality in the east of the country that is famous for its healing hot springs. The name “Spa” comes from the Walloon word “espa” meaning “spring, fountain”.

9. Spunk MOXIE
Back as far as 1876, Moxie was a brand name of a “medicine” peddled with the claim that it “built up your nerve”. In 1924, Moxie was registered as a trademark for a bitter, non-alcoholic beverage (no more claims of nerve-building). And we’ve used the term “moxie” to mean “nerve” ever since …

20. Chocolate-and-crisped-rice candy NESTLE CRUNCH
The Nestlé Crunch candy bar was introduced way back in 1937.

23. “Jews and Words” co-author AMOS OZ
Amos Oz is an Israeli writer. Oz has written 18 books in Hebrew and his works have been translated into 30 languages, including Arabic.

33. Like a Chihuahua’s ears ERECT
Chihuahua is a state in northern Mexico that shares a border with Texas and New Mexico. Chihuahua is the largest state in the country, so has the nickname “El Estado Grande”. The state takes its name from the Chihuahuan Desert which lies largely within its borders. And of course the Chihuahua breed of dog takes its name from the state.

42. “It floats” sloganeer IVORY SOAP
Ivory soap is one of Procter & Gambles oldest products, introduced way back in 1879. Ivory soap is noted for its “purity” and also because of its property of floating in water. Despite urban myths to the contrary, the property of floating in water was developed deliberately by a chemist at the time Ivory was being formulated. The soap floats because the ingredients are mixed longer than necessary for homogenization, which introduces more air into the product.

47. Pianist Peter NERO
Peter Nero is a pianist and conductor of “pops” orchestral concerts. Nero had a huge hit in the pop music charts in 1971 with the theme tune from the movie “Summer of ’42”.

50. Looker’s leg GAM
The American slang term “gams” is used for a woman’s legs, but the term goes back to the 18th century “gamb” meaning the leg of an animal on a coat of arms.

52. Beehive, e.g. HAIRDO
That distinctive “beehive” hairstyle is also called a B-52, because the round beehive-shape also resembles the bulbous nose of a B-52 bomber! The style originated in 1958 and is credited to Margaret Vinci Heldt, the owner of a hair salon in downtown Chicago. I’m not a fan of the beehive, but I do have to say that Audrey Hepburn carried it off in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, as did Dusty Springfield in her heyday.

60. Crosswise, nautically ABEAM
The beam is the widest part of a nautical vessel. Something pointed out as lying “abeam” is something that it is 90 degrees from a line through the bow and the stern, in other words directly off to the right or the left.

63. Refusals NOES
Yep the plural of “no” is “noes”, and not “nos”.

65. Coup group JUNTA
A junta is a group of military officers that rule a country, usually after having seized power forcibly. “Junta” is a Spanish word meaning “council”.

66. Vegan staple TOFU
Tofu is another name for bean curd, and is a Japanese word meaning just that … bean that has “curdled”. Tofu is produced by coagulating soy milk, using either salt or something acidic. Once the protein has coagulated, the curds are pressed into the familiar blocks. Personally I love tofu, but my wife, she absolutely hates it …

67. German article EINE
“Eine” is the German indefinite article, used with feminine nouns.

70. American-born Jordanian queen NOOR
Queen Noor is the widow of King Hussein of Jordan. Queen Noor was born Lisa Halaby in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Najeeb Halaby. Her father was appointed by President Kennedy as the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, and later became the CEO of Pan Am. Lisa Halaby met King Hussein in 1977, while working on the design of Jordan’s Queen Alia Airport. The airport was named after King Hussein’s third wife who had been killed that year in a helicopter crash. Halaby and the King were married the next year, in 1978.

Down
1. Pop singer Apple FIONA
Fiona Apple is a singer-songwriter and pianist from New York City.

2. Relevant, in law AD REM
The Latin term “ad rem” translates literally as “to the matter”.

4. Casino lineup SLOTS
Slot machines earned the nickname “one-armed bandits” simply because they had “one arm”, the handle pulled to operate the machine, and they robbed you of all your money like bandits!

6. Paris’s Bois de Vincennes, par exemple PARC
The Bois de Vincennes is the largest public park in Paris, and covers almost 2,500 acres. The more famous Parisian park called the Bois de Boulogne covers just over 2,000 acres. Bois de Vincennes is therefore about three times larger than Central Park in New York City.

7. Son of Venus AMOR
Cupid, the Greek god of desire, was also known as Amor. “Cupido” is Latin for “desire” and “amor” is Latin for “love”.

8. 1988 Summer Olympics city SEOUL
The largest metropolitan area in the world is centered on Tokyo, Japan. Seoul, South Korea comes in second with a population of over 20 million people.

9. Pioneer in wireless telegraphy MARCONI
Guglielmo Marconi was an inventor, famous for development of a radio telegraph design that was used across the world. Marconi did a lot of his early radio work in his native Italy, but moved to England as the British government was very interested in supporting his developments.

12. “__ Mine”: Beatles song I ME
“I Me Mine” is one of the relatively few Beatles songs to have been written by George Harrison (and indeed performed by him). Harrison chose the same title for his autobiography, published in 1980 just a few weeks before John Lennon was assassinated in New York City.

21. 2000s TV drama that ended in a church LOST
“Lost” is a television drama that ran for six seasons, finishing up in 2010. The show followed the adventures of survivors of a plane crash who get stranded on what seem to be a deserted tropical island. Things then get a bit weird, I hear. I didn’t watch “Lost”, but it seems to be one of those shows that folks really love or really hate …

26. Camper’s dessert S’MORE
S’mores are a treat peculiar to North America, usually eaten around a campfire. A s’more consists of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers. The earliest written reference to the recipe is in a 1927 publication called “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts”. Girl Scouts always did corner the market on cookies and the like!

27. Spud TATER
The word “spud” is used as a slang term for a potato and was first recorded in the mid-1800s, in New Zealand would you believe?

30. Lindsay of “Mean Girls” LOHAN
I think that actress Lindsay Lohan’s big break was in the Disney remake of “The Parent Trap” in 1998. I’ve really only enjoyed one of Lohan’s films though, “Freaky Friday” from 2003 in which she stars alongside the fabulous Jamie Lee Curtis.

“Mean Girls” is a teen comedy movie released in 2004 starring Lindsay Lohan. Tina Fey also puts in a an appearance, which isn’t surprising as she wrote the screenplay.

32. Gung-ho about INTO
“Kung ho” is a Chinese expression meaning “work together, cooperate”. The anglicized version “gung ho” was adopted by a Major Evans Carlson as an expression of combined spirit for his 2nd Marine Raider Battalion during WWII. From there the term spread throughout the Marine Corps and back to America where it persists to this day.

33. Psychoanalyst Fromm ERICH
Erich Fromm was a German psychologist. Fromm studied extensively the work of Sigmund Freud, and became very critical of his theories. He was also noted for his political views, and had a socialist leaning. He spent some time in the US and was active in the Socialist Party of America, in the fifties when McCarthyism was running rampant.

34. Variety show REVUE
“Revue” is the French word for “review” …

43. Place for meditation, for some YOGA MAT
In the West we tend to think of yoga as a physical discipline, a means of exercise that uses specific poses to stretch and strengthen muscles. While it is true that the ancient Indian practice of yoga does involve such physical discipline, the corporeal aspect of the practice plays a relatively small part in the whole philosophy. Other major components are meditation, ethical behavior, breathing and contemplation.

48. Animal for which a blood factor is named RHESUS
The Rhesus macaque is also known as the Rhesus monkey. As it is widely available and is close to humans anatomically and physically, the Rhesus macaque has been used in scientific research for decades. The Rhesus monkey was used in the development of rabies, smallpox and polio vaccines, and it also gave its name to the Rhesus factor that is used in blood-typing. It was also Rhesus monkeys that were launched into space by the US and Soviet space programs. Humans and macaques share about 93% of their DNA and had a common ancestor about 25 million years ago.

51. Tropical ray MANTA
The manta ray is the biggest species of ray, with the largest one recorded at over 25 feet across and weighing 5,100 pounds.

53. Hedda Gabler’s creator IBSEN
“Hedda Gabler” is a play by the great Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, first published in 1890. Considered one of the greatest theater roles, the title character of Hedda Gabler is sometimes referred to as “the female Hamlet”.

55. Backup-beating brand DRANO
To clean out drains we might buy Crystal Drano which is sodium hydroxide (lye) mixed with sodium nitrate, sodium chloride (table salt) and aluminum. The contents of Drano work in concert to clear the clog. The lye reacts with any fats creating soap which may be enough to break up the clog. Also, the finely-divided aluminum reacts with water creating tremendous heat so that that mixture boils and churns, then any hair or fibers are cut by the sharp edges of the nitrate and chloride crystals. Having said all that, I find that boiling water poured down the drain almost always does the job …

56. Maker of the MyBlend blender OSTER
The Oster brand of small appliances was introduced in 1924 by John Oster. He started out by making manually-powered hair clippers designed for cutting women’s hair, and followed up with a motorized version in 1928. The clippers kept the company in business until 1946 when Oster diversified, buying a manufacturer of liquefying blenders in 1946. The blender was renamed an Osterizer, and was a big hit. Oster was bought up by Sunbeam, which has owned the brand since 1960.

58. Bird on Canada’s dollar coin LOON
The great northern loon is the provincial bird of Ontario, and the state bird of Minnesota. The loon once appeared on Canadian $20 bills and also appears on the Canadian one dollar coin, giving the coin the nickname “the Loonie”.

60. 1977 Steely Dan album AJA
Steely Dan’s heyday was in the seventies when they toured for a couple of years, although the group mainly focused on studio work. The band was formed in 1972 and broke up in 1981. The core of the band reunited in 1993 and they are still going strong today.

62. Tower of London loc. ENG
The spectacular castle called the Tower of London sits right on the north bank of the River Thames in the center of London. The Tower dates back to the years just following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The victorious William the Conqueror built the Tower’s central keep (called the White Tower) in 1078. The Tower of London has been used for many purposes over the centuries, as a residence, a prison, and was even home to the Royal Mint. Famously it houses the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, and has done so since 1303.

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. Rooters with beers, maybe FANS
5. Pampering places SPAS
9. Spunk MOXIE
14. Stargazer’s focus? IDOL
15. Basil or Ginger, e.g. NAME
16. Attention-getters AHEMS
17. “__ put it another way …” OR TO
18. Switch ender -EROO
19. Pinkish wines ROSES
20. Chocolate-and-crisped-rice candy NESTLE CRUNCH
23. “Jews and Words” co-author AMOS OZ
24. Heavenly lion LEO
25. Ballpark fig. EST
28. Official symbol SEAL
31. Puzzling problem ENIGMA
33. Like a Chihuahua’s ears ERECT
37. Solid investment? GOLD INGOT
39. Many an auctioned auto REPO
40. P-like Greek letter RHO
41. Sprinted TORE
42. “It floats” sloganeer IVORY SOAP
45. Lost cause GONER
46. Bird in a clock CUCKOO
47. Pianist Peter NERO
49. Chuckle sound HEH
50. Looker’s leg GAM
52. Beehive, e.g. HAIRDO
57. Gymnast’s event, or what 20-, 37- and 42-Across literally are in this grid PARALLEL BARS
60. Crosswise, nautically ABEAM
63. Refusals NOES
64. Scoreboard figure, at times STAT
65. Coup group JUNTA
66. Vegan staple TOFU
67. German article EINE
68. Inner turmoil ANGST
69. Six-legged marchers ANTS
70. American-born Jordanian queen NOOR

Down
1. Pop singer Apple FIONA
2. Relevant, in law AD REM
3. Untrue NOT SO
4. Casino lineup SLOTS
5. React to sunlight, maybe SNEEZE
6. Paris’s Bois de Vincennes, par exemple PARC
7. Son of Venus AMOR
8. 1988 Summer Olympics city SEOUL
9. Pioneer in wireless telegraphy MARCONI
10. “Oopsie!” OH OH!
11. Survey marks XES
12. “__ Mine”: Beatles song I ME
13. Double curve ESS
21. 2000s TV drama that ended in a church LOST
22. Have to have NEED
25. Encourage EGG ON
26. Camper’s dessert S’MORE
27. Spud TATER
29. Prefix with business AGRO-
30. Lindsay of “Mean Girls” LOHAN
32. Gung-ho about INTO
33. Psychoanalyst Fromm ERICH
34. Variety show REVUE
35. Noteworthy period EPOCH
36. Eco-friendly tile material CORK
38. Run easily LOPE
43. Place for meditation, for some YOGA MAT
44. Fly high SOAR
45. Hockey score GOAL
48. Animal for which a blood factor is named RHESUS
51. Tropical ray MANTA
53. Hedda Gabler’s creator IBSEN
54. Proportion RATIO
55. Backup-beating brand DRANO
56. Maker of the MyBlend blender OSTER
57. Back strokes? PATS
58. Bird on Canada’s dollar coin LOON
59. Hit the road LEFT
60. 1977 Steely Dan album AJA
61. Burger holder BUN
62. Tower of London loc. ENG

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LA Times Crossword Answers 30 Jul 13, Tuesday

CROSSWORD SETTER: Steve Blais
THEME: Big Belly … each of today’s themed answers is a slang term for an oversized belly, a GUT REACTION, in a way:

17A. What baguettes may be served in BREAD BASKET
29A. Fifth wheel SPARE TIRE
45A. Cozy place to read a book BAY WINDOW

60A. Emotional response (which might be induced by 17-, 29- and 45-Across?) GUT REACTION

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Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies
Across
13. Dinghy gear OARS
Our word “dinghy” comes from the Hindi “dingi”, the word for a small boat.

15. Water-carved gulch ARROYO
An arroyo is a small stream, or more often, a dry riverbed.

17. What baguettes may be served in BREAD BASKET
“Baguette” is the French word for “wand, baton” as in “baguette magique” (magic wand).

19. Toronto’s prov. ONT
Beautiful Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and the fourth largest city in North America (after New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston).

21. Baltic Sea republic ESTONIA
Estonia is one of the former Soviet Socialist Republics and is located in Northern Europe on the Baltic Sea, due south of Finland. Estonia has been overrun and ruled by various empires over the centuries. The country did enjoy a few years of freedom at the beginning of the 20th century after a war of independence against the Russian Empire. However, Estonia was occupied again during WWII, first by the Russians and then by the Germans, and then reoccupied by the Soviets in 1944. Estonia has flourished as an independent country again since the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

23. “Hannah Montana” star Miley CYRUS
Miley Cyrus became famous playing the Disney Channel character “Hannah Montana”. Miley is of course the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. When she was born, Billy Ray and his wife named their daughter “Destiny Hope”, but soon they themselves calling her “Smiley” as she was always smiling as a baby, and this got shortened to Miley over time. Cute …

33. Bird: Prefix AVI-
The prefix “avi-” means “bird-related” as in “aviculture”, the breeding of birds.

34. Mobster’s code of honor OMERTA
Omertà is a code of honor in southern Italian society. The term has been adopted by the Mafia to mean a code of silence designed to prevent a Mafioso from becoming an informer. For example, the famous Joe Valachi was someone who broke the code of silence in 1963, informing on the New York Mafia. Valachi’s story was told in the movie “The Valachi Papers”, with Charles Bronson playing the lead.

36. Dashing style ELAN
Our word “élan” was imported from French, in which language the word has a similar meaning to ours i.e “style” or “flair”.

37. Old sheriff’s badge TIN STAR
In the Old West a “tin star” was a sheriff’s badge.

42. Jeans giant of the ’80s GITANO
Gitano is a brand of jeans sold by Kmart.

44. Grant-giving gp. NEA
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an agency funded by the federal government that offers support and financing for artistic projects. The NEA was created by an Act of Congress in 1965. Between 1965 and 2008, the NEA awarded over $4 billion to the arts, with Congress authorizing around $170 million annually through the eighties and much of the nineties. That funding was cut to less than $100 million in the late nineties due to pressure from conservatives concerned about the use of funds, but it is now back over the $150 million mark. I wonder how long that will last though …

50. Egyptian life symbols ANKHS
The ankh was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character for “eternal life”. The ankh wasn’t just used in inscriptions but was often fashioned into amulets and as surrounds for mirrors (perhaps symbolizing a view into another world).

55. Title Gilbert and Sullivan emperor MIKADO
“The Mikado” is a wonderful comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, set in the exotic location of Japan. “Mikado” is a former term for the “Emperor of Japan”.

68. Cowboy singer Ritter TEX
Tex Ritter was a country singer and actor from Murvaul, Texas. On the big screen, Ritter was known as a “singing cowboy”, and appeared in around 40 westerns in which he belted out a tune or two. Tex’s son was actor John Ritter, who played Jack Tripper so well in the sitcom “Three’s Company”.

Down
1. Mongolian desert GOBI
The large desert in Asia called the Gobi lies in northern China and southern Mongolia. The Gobi desert is growing at an alarming rate, particularly towards the south. This “desertification” is caused by increased human activity. The Chinese government is trying to halt the desert’s progress by planting great swaths of new forest, the so called “Green Wall of China”.

3. Very, in Vichy TRES
Vichy is a spa town in the center of France. The people from Vichy are known as Vichyssois. After Paris, was occupied by the Germans in WWII, Vichy was chosen as the seat of government for what was called the French State. The Vichy government had theoretical authority even in occupied France, and is remembered for its collaboration with the German authorities. Vichy was chosen as the new seat of government because of its relative proximity to Paris, and simply because the town had the largest hotel room capacity in the “free zone” of the country.

7. Casino gratuity TOKE
“Toke” is an informal term for a tip given to a dealer or other employee at a casino.

9. Nashville’s West DOTTIE
Dottie West was a country music singer, a friend and fellow-recording artist of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

12. Jazzy James ETTA
Etta James was best known for her beautiful rendition of the song “At Last”. Sadly, as she disclosed in her autobiography, James lived a life that was ravaged by drug addiction leading to numerous legal and health problems. Ms. James passed away in January 2012 having suffered from leukemia.

14. Alfredo, for one SAUCE
Alfredo sauce is usually associated with the Italian dish called fettuccine Alfredo. The sauce is made from Parmesan cheese and butter, and is named for the Italian restaurant owner Alfredo Di Lelio. Di Lelio’s nephews still own and run a restaurant in Rome called “Il Vero Alfredo”. Here in the US, we often add other ingredients to the basic cheese and butter recipe. And the name “fettuccine Alfredo” is unknown in Italy today.

27. Walled city of Spain AVILA
Avila is famous for the walled defenses around the old city, which date back to 1090. They were constructed out of brown granite, and are still in excellent repair. There are nine gateways and eighty-towers in all. Even the cathedral built between the 12th and 14th centuries is part of the city’s defenses, so it looks like a imposing fortress.

28. Kids’ digital deal-sealer PINKY SWEAR
The use of “pinkie” comes into English from “pinkje”, the Dutch word for the little finger. Who knew?

32. One-named Irish singer ENYA
Enya’s real name is Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin, which can translate from Irish into Enya Brennan. Her Donegal family (in the northwest of Ireland) formed a band called Clannad, which included Enya. In 1980 Enya launched her very successful solo career. She sure does turn up a lot in crosswords!

40. “Wuthering Heights” genre GOTHIC
“Wuthering Heights” is the only novel written by Emily Brontë, one that she published using the pen name Ellis Bell. Her sister Charlotte Brontë had just published her famous book “Jane Eyre” under the name Currer Bell.

51. Target competitor KMART
Kmart is the third largest discount store chain in the world, behind Wal-Mart and Target. Kmart is famous for its promotions known as “blue light specials”, a program first introduced in 1965 and discontinued in 1991. I remember being in a Kmart store soon after coming to live in the US. That evening an employee installed a light stand an aisle away from me, switched on a flashing blue light and there was some unintelligible announcement over the loudspeaker system. I had no idea what was going on …

53. Brand for a pooch ALPO
Alpo is a brand of dog food first produced by Allen Products in 1936, with “Alpo” being an abbreviation for “Allen Products”. Lorne Greene used to push Alpo in television spots, as did Ed McMahon and Garfield the Cat, would you believe?

56. “__ She Sweet” AIN’T
“Ain’t She Sweet” is a popular song first published in 1927, composed by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen. Ager wrote the song for his daughter, Shana. Shana grew up to become Shana Alexander, a political commentator on CBS’s “60 Minutes”.

58. Jet-black gem ONYX
Onyx is a form of quartz that comes in many different shades, but most often it’s the black version that’s used for jewelry. The name “onyx” comes from the Greek word for “fingernail”, as onyx in the flesh color is said to resemble a fingernail.

The color “jet black” takes its name from the minor gemstone known as jet. The gemstone and the material it is made of takes its English name from the French name: “jaiet”.

61. GPS suggestion RTE
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. The modern GPS system that we use today was built by the US military who received the massive funding needed because of fears during the Cold War of the use of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. We civilians all round the world owe a lot to President Ronald Reagan because he directed the military to make GPS technology available to the public for the common good. President Reagan was moved to do so after the Soviet Union shot down KAL flight 007 carrying 269 people, just because the plane strayed accidentally into Soviet airspace.

62. Camera named for a goddess EOS
I’ve been using Canon EOS cameras for decades now, and have nothing but good things to say about the cameras and the lenses. The EOS name stands for Electro-Optical System, and was chosen because it evokes the name of Eos, the Titan goddess of dawn from Greek mythology.

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. Understand GET
4. In a chair SEATED
10. It may be crushed at a bar ICE
13. Dinghy gear OARS
15. Water-carved gulch ARROYO
16. Traitor RAT
17. What baguettes may be served in BREAD BASKET
19. Toronto’s prov. ONT
20. Cover, in a way, as a car INSURE
21. Baltic Sea republic ESTONIA
23. “Hannah Montana” star Miley CYRUS
26. Minor argument TIFF
27. Mimic APER
29. Fifth wheel SPARE TIRE
33. Bird: Prefix AVI-
34. Mobster’s code of honor OMERTA
36. Dashing style ELAN
37. Old sheriff’s badge TIN STAR
39. Self-respect DIGNITY
41. __-Seltzer ALKA
42. Jeans giant of the ’80s GITANO
44. Grant-giving gp. NEA
45. Cozy place to read a book BAY WINDOW
47. Identifies in a Facebook photo TAGS
49. Penultimate-round game SEMI
50. Egyptian life symbols ANKHS
52. Numbers to crunch RAW DATA
55. Title Gilbert and Sullivan emperor MIKADO
59. Pub offering ALE
60. Emotional response (which might be induced by 17-, 29- and 45-Across?) GUT REACTION
63. Mud bath site SPA
64. Manuscript fixer EDITOR
65. Just ONLY
66. __ ejemplo: Spaniard’s “for example” POR
67. Hate DETEST
68. Cowboy singer Ritter TEX

Down
1. Mongolian desert GOBI
2. Be worthy of EARN
3. Very, in Vichy TRES
4. Pirate’s weapon SABER
5. Time to remember ERA
6. Latin art ARS
7. Casino gratuity TOKE
8. Cause of blurry vision, perhaps EYESTRAIN
9. Nashville’s West DOTTIE
10. Speck in a magnetic field experiment IRON FILING
11. Kid’s plea CAN I?
12. Jazzy James ETTA
14. Alfredo, for one SAUCE
18. Timber trouble DRY ROT
22. Frequently OFTEN
24. Logon requirement USER ID
25. Mar.-to-Jun. season SPR
27. Walled city of Spain AVILA
28. Kids’ digital deal-sealer PINKY SWEAR
30. When the cock crows AT DAWN
31. Rent-a-car charges, e.g. RATES
32. One-named Irish singer ENYA
33. Run __: drink on credit A TAB
35. Star brightness measure MAGNITUDE
38. Cut, as logs SAWED
40. “Wuthering Heights” genre GOTHIC
43. One __ customer TO A
46. Painted a picture of, say IMAGED
48. Invite as one’s date for ASK TO
51. Target competitor KMART
52. Coarse talk RASP
53. Brand for a pooch ALPO
54. Toiling away AT IT
56. “__ She Sweet” AIN’T
57. Mete (out) DOLE
58. Jet-black gem ONYX
61. GPS suggestion RTE
62. Camera named for a goddess EOS

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