LA Times Crossword Answers 13 Sep 2017, Wednesday










Constructed by: Adam T. Cobb

Edited by: Rich Norris

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Theme: Mixed Drink

Each of today’s themed answers hints at a DRINK, the letters of which DRINK have been circled and anagrammed (MIXED) within that same answer:

  • 59A. What’s clued in parentheses for each of four answers, and found in corresponding sets of puzzle circles : MIXED DRINK
  • 17A. Name on a two-liter bottle (and what’s inside) : ROYAL CROWN (containing mixed “COLA”)
  • 23A. Independently owned suds producer (and the suds in question) : MICROBREWERY (containing mixed “BEER”)
  • 38A. Where Starbucks began (and a product it popularized) : SEATTLE (containing mixed “LATTE”)
  • 49A. Pepperidge Farm treat (and its ideal companion) : MILANO COOKIE (containing mixed “MILK”)
  • Bill’s time: 7m 02s

    Bill’s errors: 0




    Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies

    Across

    1. Green Angry Birds animals : PIGS

    Angry Birds is a video game that was developed for smartphones. Angry Birds is the third most downloaded game, after Tetris and Pac-Man. There is a whole series of Angry Birds games now, including Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Transformers.

    5. Salon style : PERM

    “Perm” is the name given to a permanent wave, a chemical or thermal treatment of hair to produce waves or curls. I don’t worry about such things, as it’s a number-one all over for me …

    9. “Jabberwocky” opener : ‘TWAS

    Here are the first two verses of “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, probably the one poem that we all just loved learning to recite at school

    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

    Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!

    13. Les __-Unis : ETATS

    “Les États-Unis” is what French speakers call “the United States”.

    15. Eye layer : UVEA

    The uvea is the middle of the three layers that make up the eyeball. The iris is the colored part of the eye with an aperture in the center that can open or close depending on the level of light hitting the eye.

    16. “For __ jolly … ” : HE’S A

    “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” is the second-most popular song in the English language according to the “Guinness Book of World Records”. Top of the list is “Happy Birthday to You”, and third comes “Auld Lang Syne”.

    17. Name on a two-liter bottle (and what’s inside) : ROYAL CROWN (containing mixed “COLA”)

    Nehi Corporation was the nickname for the Chero-Cola/Union Bottle Works that introduced the Nehi drink in 1924. Years later the company developed a new brand, Royal Crown Cola (also known as RC Cola). By 1955, RC Cola was the company’s flagship product, so the “Nehi Corporation” became the “Royal Crown Company”. In 1954, RC Cola became the first company to sell soft drinks in cans.

    21. Valued caches : TROVES

    The term “treasure trove” comes from the Anglo-French “tresor trové “ meaning “found treasure”.

    26. Parthenon goddess : ATHENA

    The Parthenon is the ruined temple that sits on the Athenian Acropolis. Although the Parthenon was dedicated to the goddess Athena as a sacred building in the days of the Athenian Empire, it was actually used primarily as a treasury. In later centuries, the Parthenon was repurposed as a Christian Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and was also used as a mosque after Ottoman conquest.

    31. WWI battleship Graf __ : SPEE

    Maximilian Graf von Spee was actually born in Denmark, but of a noble German family. By the time WWI started, Spee had risen to the rank of Rear Admiral in the German Navy. He was killed in the Battle of the Falkland Islands (the original 1914 version!). He gave his name to the powerful pocket battleship, the Admiral Graf Spee, which was damaged in the Battle of the River Plate during WWII. The Graf Spee took refuge in the neutral port of Montevideo and when the boat was expelled by the government of Uruguay, the captain scuttled her rather than face the Allied flotilla waiting for her just outside the port.

    37. CIO partner : AFL

    The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was founded in 1886, making it one of the first federations of unions in the country. Over time the AFL became dominated by craft unions, unions representing skilled workers of particular disciplines. In the early thirties, John L. Lewis led a movement within the AFL to organize workers by industry, believing this would be more effective for the members. But the craft unions refused to budge, so Lewis set up a rival federation of unions in 1932, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The two federations became bitter rivals for over two decades until finally merging in 1955 to form the AFL-CIO.

    38. Where Starbucks began (and a product it popularized) : SEATTLE (containing mixed “LATTE”)

    Starbucks is a coffee company based in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest coffeehouse company in the world and has over 19,000 stores. In the 1990s, Starbucks was opening one new store every single day! Starbucks is named after the chief mate on the Pequod in Herman Melville’s book “Moby Dick”.

    The term “latte” is an abbreviation of the Italian “caffelatte” meaning “coffee (and) milk”. Note that in the correct spelling of “latte”, the Italian word for milk, there is no accent over the “e”. An accent is often added by mistake when we use the word in English, perhaps meaning to suggest that the word is French.

    49. Pepperidge Farm treat (and its ideal companion) : MILANO COOKIE (containing mixed “MILK”)

    Before the Milano, Pepperidge Farm produced what they called the Naples cookie, a vanilla wafer with chocolate on top. But, this lovely morsel had problems when stored or transported in a warm environment as the cookies stuck to each other, The solution was to put the filling between two wafers, and the Milano cookie was born.

    53. Novelist Waugh : EVELYN

    Evelyn Waugh was an English author, most famous for his fabulous 1945 novel “Brideshead Revisited”. Evelyn Waugh met and fell in love with Evelyn Gardner in 1927. Known to friends as “He-Evelyn” and “She-Evelyn”, the couple were married in 1929 (but divorced one year later).

    58. Jones with a locker : DAVY

    No one is really sure why the phrase “Davy Jones’s locker” is used to refer to the bottom of the sea, but the first known reference to the idiom was made in “The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle” published in 1751, written by Scottish author Tobias Smollett. What is clear, is that Davy Jones is a euphemism for the devil or god of the seas.

    62. Don Juan’s mother : INEZ

    Lord Byron wrote the poem “Don Juan” based on the legend of Don Juan the libertine. For the poem, Byron created the character Donna Inez, Don Juan’s mother. Supposedly Inez was based on Byron’s own wife, Annabella Milbanke.

    67. Dijon dad : PERE

    Dijon is a city in eastern France, in the Burgundy region. Dijon is famous for its mustard, a particularly strong variation of the condiment. The European Union doesn’t protect the name “Dijon” so anyone can use it on a label. That seems fair enough to me, given that 90% of the mustard made in and around Dijon is produced using mustard seed imported from Canada!

    Down

    1. Cop’s quarry : PERP

    Perpetrator (perp)

    2. “Like __ lump … ” : IT OR

    My feeling, exactly …

    3. Marvin of Motown : GAYE

    Marvin Gaye was a singer-songwriter from Washington, D.C. who came to be known as “Prince of Soul” and “Prince of Motown”. Some of Gaye’s biggest hits are “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968), “What’s Going On?” (1971), “Let’s Get It On” (1973) and “Sexual Healing” (1982). Famously, Gaye was shot dead by his father while Marvin was sitting on his mother’s bed just talking to her. Marvin had given the gun to his father as a Christmas gift.

    6. President Morales of Bolivia : EVO

    Evo Morales has been President of Bolivia since 2006. Morales has a socialist agenda, and as such his government is a close ally to the regimes in Venezuela and in Cuba.

    8. Chanted word : MANTRA

    A mantra is a word that is used as a focus for the mind while meditating. The term is Sanskrit in origin, and is now used figuratively in English to describe any oft-repeated word or phrase.

    9. Add, as a shrimp to the barbie : THROW ON

    It is believed that our word “barbecue” (BBQ, barbie) comes from the Taíno people of the Caribbean in whose language “barbacoa” means “sacred fire pit”.

    11. Autumn bloom : ASTER

    Apparently, most aster species and cultivars bloom relatively late in the year, usually in the fall. The name “aster” comes into English via Latin from the Greek word “astéri” meaning “star”, a reference to the arrangement of the petals of the flower.

    18. Music box? : CD CASE

    A CD case is also known as a jewel box, and I am not sure why …

    25. Borscht veggies : BEETS

    Borscht is a beetroot soup that originated in Ukraine. Borscht can be served both hot and cold.

    26. Quaker captain of literature : AHAB

    Captain Ahab is the obsessed and far from friendly captain of the Pequod in Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick”. The role of Captain Ahab was played by Gregory Peck in the 1956 John Huston film adaptation. Patrick Stewart played Ahab in a 1998 miniseries in which Peck made another appearance, as Father Mapple.

    Members of the Religious Society of Friends are known as Friends or Quakers. The Christian sect started in England in the 1640s, led by George Fox. The principal tenet at that point was that Christians could have direct experience of Jesus Christ without the mediation of clergy, a reflection of the increasing dissatisfaction with the established church at that time. The term “Quaker” is thought to have been used earlier in reference to foreign religious sects whose followers were given to fits of shaking during religious fervor. Somehow that term became used for members of the Religious Society of Friends.

    27. Fashionable Brit : TOFF

    “Toff” is a disparaging British term that is used for a well-dressed gentleman of the upper class.

    34. 2016 Best Picture nominee “__ Land” : LA LA

    “La La Land” is a 2016 romantic musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and actress who fall in love in “La La Land” (Los Angeles, i.e. “LA”). The film was written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who had found success two years earlier with the musical drama “Whiplash”. “La La Land” won a record-breaking seven Golden Globes and tied the record number of Oscar nominations at fourteen, winning six.

    36. Salary : WAGE

    It has been suggested that out term “salary” comes from the Latin “sal” meaning “salt”. The idea is that a Roman soldier’s “salarium” might have been an allowance to purchase salt.

    46. Wisecrack : BON MOT

    “Bon mot” translates from French as “good word”. We use “bon mot” (and sometimes just “mot”) to mean a quip, a witticism.

    50. The first Mrs. Trump : IVANA

    Ivana Winklmayr was born in Czechoslovakia. Winklmayr was an excellent skier, and was named as an alternate for the 1982 Czech Olympic Team. She was promoting the Montreal Olympics in New York in 1976 when she met Donald Trump. Ivana and Donald’s marriage was very public and well-covered by the media, but not nearly so well as their very litigious divorce in the early nineties.

    57. __-Ball: arcade game : SKEE

    Skee Ball is that arcade game where you roll balls up a ramp trying to “bounce” it into rings for varying numbers of points. The game was first introduced in Philadelphia, in 1909.

    60. Suffix with concert : -INO

    A “concertino” is a short concerto.

    A concerto is a musical work that is usually composed of three movements, and is often written for a solo instrument accompanied by an orchestra.

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    Complete List of Clues and Answers

    Across

    1. Green Angry Birds animals : PIGS

    5. Salon style : PERM

    9. “Jabberwocky” opener : ‘TWAS

    13. Les __-Unis : ETATS

    15. Eye layer : UVEA

    16. “For __ jolly … ” : HE’S A

    17. Name on a two-liter bottle (and what’s inside) : ROYAL CROWN (containing mixed “COLA”)

    19. Double-crossers : RATS

    20. Like microwavable meals : PREMADE

    21. Valued caches : TROVES

    23. Independently owned suds producer (and the suds in question) : MICROBREWERY (containing mixed “BEER”)

    26. Parthenon goddess : ATHENA

    29. “How cool!” : NEATO!

    30. Length of most TV dramas : HOUR

    31. WWI battleship Graf __ : SPEE

    33. Kin by marriage : IN-LAW

    37. CIO partner : AFL

    38. Where Starbucks began (and a product it popularized) : SEATTLE (containing mixed “LATTE”)

    40. __ snail’s pace : AT A

    41. Note above A : B-FLAT

    43. Snoop (around) : NOSE

    44. Blockage : CLOG

    45. Slangy “It’s cool” : NO BIG

    47. Currently combusting : ABLAZE

    49. Pepperidge Farm treat (and its ideal companion) : MILANO COOKIE (containing mixed “MILK”)

    53. Novelist Waugh : EVELYN

    54. Scolds harshly : BERATES

    58. Jones with a locker : DAVY

    59. What’s clued in parentheses for each of four answers, and found in corresponding sets of puzzle circles : MIXED DRINK

    62. Don Juan’s mother : INEZ

    63. Just : ONLY

    64. __ protector : SURGE

    65. Give a darn : CARE

    66. Horseshoes turn : TOSS

    67. Dijon dad : PERE

    Down

    1. Cop’s quarry : PERP

    2. “Like __ lump … ” : IT OR

    3. Marvin of Motown : GAYE

    4. Speech therapist’s challenge : STAMMER

    5. More virtuous : PURER

    6. President Morales of Bolivia : EVO

    7. DVR “back up” button : REW

    8. Chanted word : MANTRA

    9. Add, as a shrimp to the barbie : THROW ON

    10. Go this way and that : WEAVE

    11. Autumn bloom : ASTER

    12. Flip : SASSY

    14. “‘And hast thou __ the Jabberwock?'” : SLAIN

    18. Music box? : CD CASE

    22. Deal with, as loose laces : RETIE

    24. “Almost there!” : ONE TO GO!

    25. Borscht veggies : BEETS

    26. Quaker captain of literature : AHAB

    27. Fashionable Brit : TOFF

    28. Ship frame : HULL

    32. Freak out : PANIC

    34. 2016 Best Picture nominee “__ Land” : LA LA

    35. All-inclusive : A TO Z

    36. Salary : WAGE

    38. Like a path that’s cobbled together? : STONY

    39. Allowed to get out : LEAKED

    42. Examine in detail : ANALYZE

    44. Go from cloudy to fair : CLEAR UP

    46. Wisecrack : BON MOT

    48. Tweeters : BIRDS

    49. Physician at the front : MEDIC

    50. The first Mrs. Trump : IVANA

    51. Prying tool : LEVER

    52. Acts like a good dog : OBEYS

    55. Lose steam : TIRE

    56. Elec. or mech. expert : ENGR

    57. __-Ball: arcade game : SKEE

    60. Suffix with concert : -INO

    61. Big tee sizes : XLS

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    LA Times Crossword Answers 21 Oct 16, Friday




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    Constructed by: Chuck Deodene

    Edited by: Rich Norris

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    Theme: Drive

    Our themed clues today all reference the word DRIVE:

    • 36D…Theme of this puzzle..DRIVE
    • 17A…Place to take a 36-Down..EXPRESSWAY
    • 25A…Place to run a 36-Down..CATTLE RANCH
    • 37A…Place to install a 36-Down..DESKTOP COMPUTER
    • 47A…Place to hold a 36-Down..BLOODMOBILE
    • 57A…Place to hit a 36-Down..GOLF COURSE

    Bill’s time: 7m 49s

    Bill’s errors: 0




    Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies

    Across

    6…Work with a number..OPUS

    The Latin for “work” is “opus”, with the plural being “opera”.

    15…Probe-launching org…NASA

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    20…Euripides drama..MEDEA

    “Medea” is a tragedy penned by Ancient Greek playwright Euripides. Dealing with the myth of Jason and Medea, it was not received well at its debut in 431 BC. It was premiered at that year’s Dionysia festival in Athens, competing against plays by Euphorion and Sophocles. Euphorion’s play won the competition and Euripides’ “Medea” came in last.

    Euripides was a celebrated playwright of Ancient Greece, renowned for his tragedies. Euripides was one of the three great writers of tragedy of classical Athens, alongside Aeschylus and Sophocles.

    22…Venomous reptile..ASP

    The asp is a venomous snake found in the Nile region of Africa.

    31…__ Throne: “Game of Thrones” monarchy..IRON

    HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is a fantasy television drama that is adapted from a series of novels by George R. R. Martin called “A Song of Ice and Fire”. “Game of Thrones” is actually filmed in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    42…Members of an exclusive league..IVIES

    The term “Ivy League” originally defined an athletic conference, but now it is used to describe a group of schools of higher education that are associated with both a long tradition and academic excellence. The eight Ivy League Schools are: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.

    43…Pasta choice..ZITI

    Cylindrical pasta is known in general as “penne”, and there are many variants. For example, ziti is a particularly large and long tube with square-cut ends. “Penne” is the plural of “penna”, the Italian for “feather, quill”.

    52…PC file extension..EXE

    In the Windows Operating System, a file with the extension .exe is an “executable” file.

    54…Lead-in to a drink?..I NEED …

    Don’t tempt me …

    62…”Totally!”..AMEN!

    The word “amen” is translated as “so be it”. “Amen” is said to be of Hebrew origin, but it is likely to be also influenced by Aramaic and Arabic.

    65…Not..NARY

    The adjective “nary” means “not one”, as in “nary a soul”.

    67…Neighborhood posting..FLYER

    “Fliers” are notices that are circulated. The original fliers (also “flyers”) were police bulletins that were “scatter-broadcast”.

    Down

    1…”__ Hate Me”: Spike Lee film..SHE

    Film director Spike Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia but has very much made New York City his home and place of work. Most of Lee’s films are set in New York City, including his first feature film, “She’s Gotta Have It”. That film was shot over two weeks, with a budget of $175,000. “She’s Gotta Have It” grossed over $7 million at the US box office.

    2…Prom duds..TUX

    The style of men’s evening dress called a “tuxedo” was apparently first worn to a country club event in 1886 in New York. The use of a dark dinner jacket without tails became fashionable at the club with the members, and the tradition spread from there. The country club was located in Tuxedo Park, New York, giving the style of dress its name.

    “Duds” is an informal word for clothing, coming from the word “dudde” that was used around 1300 as the name for a cloak.

    5…Country bordering three seas..GREECE

    The nation of Greece is located at the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. The mainland of Greece is bordered by three seas: the Aegean to the east, the Ionian to the west, and the Mediterranean to the south.

    8…”Royal Pains” network..USA

    “Royal Pains” is a medical drama that has aired on the USA network since 2009. The storyline revolves around a “concierge doctor” named Hank Lawson, a doctor who provides medical support to residents of a resort community in the Hamptons.

    12…With 45-Across, “The Bicentennial Man” author..ISAAC

    45…See 12-Down..ASIMOV

    Isaac Asimov was a wonderful science fiction writer, and a professor of biochemistry. He was a favorite author as I was growing up and I must admit that some hero worship on my part led me to study and work as a biochemist for a short while early in my career. My favorite of his works is the collection of short stories called “I, Robot”. Asimov wrote three autobiographies, the last of which was called “I, Asimov”, which was published in 1994, two years after his death.

    “The Bicentennial Man” is a 1976 novelette by science fiction author Isaac Asimov, one of his “Robot” series of stories. The novelette provided the basis for the 1999 film “Bicentennial Man”, starring Robin Williams as the title character, a robot named “Andrew”.

    18…Deadwood’s state: Abbr…SDAK

    The South Dakota city of Deadwood was named for the numerous dead trees found in the area when it was settled illegally by gold miners in the 1870s. The land was owned by the Lakota people, as specified in the Treaty of Laramie signed by the US government in 1868.

    26…Locking blocks..LEGOS

    Lego is manufactured by Lego Group, a privately held company headquartered in Billund, Denmark. The company was founded by a carpenter called Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1934 and the now-famous plastic interlocking blocks were introduced in 1949. The blocks were originally sold under the name “Automatic Binding Bricks” but I think “Lego” is easier to remember! The name “Lego” comes from the Danish term “leg godt” meaning “play well”.

    29…Letterpress need..INK

    Letterpress is the original printing press technique, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid-1400s. The basis of such printing is the use of type (letters) in relief, raised from some surface so that the letters alone make contact with the paper being printed.

    32…VP after Hubert..SPIRO

    Spiro Agnew served as Vice-President under Richard Nixon, before becoming the only VP in American history to resign because of criminal charges (there was a bribery scandal). Agnew was also the first Greek-American to serve as US Vice President as he was the son of a Greek immigrant who had shortened the family name from Anagnostopoulos.

    Hubert Humphrey was the running mate of President Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 presidential campaign. Humphrey was sworn in as Vice President in 1965, becoming the 38th person to hold the office. Humphrey was the Democratic candidate for president in the 1968 election, but lost to Richard Nixon.

    34…Fairy-tale intro words..A TIME

    The stock phrase “Once upon a time” has been used in various forms as the start of a narrative at least since 1380. The stock phrase at the end of stories such as folktales is often “and they all lived happily ever after”. The earlier version of this ending was “happily until their deaths”.

    38…El Niño feature..TILDE

    A diacritic mark is added to a letter to indicate that it has a special phonetic sound. Examples of diacritic marks are the tilde above the n in Spanish words like “jalapeño” and “niño “, and the cedilla under the c in French words like “façade”.

    When the surface temperature of much of the Pacific Ocean rises more that half a degree centigrade, then there is said to be an El Niño episode. That small temperature change in the Pacific has been associated with climatic changes that can stretch right across the globe. El Niño is Spanish for “the boy” and is a reference to the Christ child. The phenomenon was given this particular Spanish name because the warming is usually noticed near South America and around Christmas-time.

    39…Female gamete..OVUM

    A gamete is a reproductive cell that has half the full complement of genes needed to make a normal cell. In sexual reproduction, it takes two gametes, one from each parent, to fuse into one cell which then develops into a new organism. The female gamete is the ovum, and the male the sperm.

    40…Action film weapon..UZI

    The first Uzi submachine gun was designed in the late 1940s by Major Uziel “Uzi” Gal of the Israel Defense Forces, who gave his name to the gun.

    44…Mendel’s science..BOTANY

    Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk, and a scientist who achieved fame after his passing when his work in the field of genetics was rediscovered. The conclusions he drew from his studies of garden peas led to him earning the moniker “father of modern genetics”.

    45…Novelist Waugh..ALEC

    Alec Waugh was the older brother of the more famous Evelyn Waugh. Both were successful novelists (Evelyn of “Brideshead Revisited” fame), but what I like about Alec is that he supposedly invented the cocktail party. He invited his friends around “for tea” in the twenties, and served them all rum swizzles instead!

    48…Andean transport..LLAMA

    The wool from a llama is much softer than that from a sheep, and it is also free from lanolin.

    49…Edmonton NHL player..OILER

    The National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers are so called because they are located in Alberta, Canada … oil country.

    50…Hull region..BILGE

    The bilge is lowest internal part of a ship. The water that collects in there is called bilge water. The term “bilge” is also used as slang for nonsense talk.

    58…Shelley work..ODE

    Percy Bysshe Shelley was an English Romantic poet. Shelley had strong views on vegetarianism. He was dedicated to the cause of all sentient beings, believing that the slaughter of animals by humans for the use of food was a barbaric practice. He wrote a famous essay on the subject called “A Vindication of Natural Diet” in 1813.

    59…Scheider of “Jaws”..ROY

    Hollywood actor Roy Scheider really made it big when he landed the role of Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the 1975 blockbuster “Jaws”. The Brody character uttered one of the most iconic lines in the history of movies in “Jaws”, namely “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”. That was a line improvised by Scheider.

    “Jaws” is a thrilling 1975 movie directed by Steven Spielberg that is based on a novel of the same name by Peter Benchley. The film has a powerful cast, led by Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. “Jaws” was perhaps the first “summer blockbuster” with the highest box office take in history, a record that stood until “Star Wars” was released two years later.

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    Complete List of Clues and Answers

    Across

    1…Deceptive operation..STING

    6…Work with a number..OPUS

    10…Deceptive distortion..SPIN

    14…Indulge..HUMOR

    15…Probe-launching org…NASA

    16…Words often after a number.. … OR SO

    17…Place to take a 36-Down..EXPRESSWAY

    19…Attire..WEAR

    20…Euripides drama..MEDEA

    21…Cook books, say..CHEAT

    22…Venomous reptile..ASP

    25…Place to run a 36-Down..CATTLE RANCH

    28…Horror film reaction..SHRIEK

    30…Way out..EXIT

    31…__ Throne: “Game of Thrones” monarchy..IRON

    32…They may span decades..SAGAS

    34…Tack on..ADD

    37…Place to install a 36-Down..DESKTOP COMPUTER

    41…Pasture parent..EWE

    42…Members of an exclusive league..IVIES

    43…Pasta choice..ZITI

    44…Lack of focus..BLUR

    45…See 12-Down..ASIMOV

    47…Place to hold a 36-Down..BLOODMOBILE

    52…PC file extension..EXE

    53…One percent, so to speak..ELITE

    54…Lead-in to a drink?..I NEED …

    56…Fund-raiser, perhaps..GALA

    57…Place to hit a 36-Down..GOLF COURSE

    62…”Totally!”..AMEN!

    63…Brink..EDGE

    64…Mill output..FLOUR

    65…Not..NARY

    66…Wolfish look..LEER

    67…Neighborhood posting..FLYER

    Down

    1…”__ Hate Me”: Spike Lee film..SHE

    2…Prom duds..TUX

    3…Devil..IMP

    4…Social convention..NORM

    5…Country bordering three seas..GREECE

    6…Kickoff..ONSET

    7…Grab for clumsily..PAW AT

    8…”Royal Pains” network..USA

    9…Declare..SAY

    10…”Well, whoop-de-do”..SO WHAT

    11…Get duded up..PREEN

    12…With 45-Across, “The Bicentennial Man” author..ISAAC

    13…Up __..NORTH

    18…Deadwood’s state: Abbr…SDAK

    21…Like new bills..CRISP

    22…Out of the way..ASIDE

    23…Nag..SHREW

    24…Essay makeup..PROSE

    26…Locking blocks..LEGOS

    27…End-of-term ordeal..EXAM

    29…Letterpress need..INK

    32…VP after Hubert..SPIRO

    33…Expert..ACE

    34…Fairy-tale intro words..A TIME

    35…Do a juice cleanse, say..DETOX

    36…Theme of this puzzle..DRIVE

    38…El Niño feature..TILDE

    39…Female gamete..OVUM

    40…Action film weapon..UZI

    44…Mendel’s science..BOTANY

    45…Novelist Waugh..ALEC

    46…Wave to from the dock..SEE OFF

    47…Initiated..BEGAN

    48…Andean transport..LLAMA

    49…Edmonton NHL player..OILER

    50…Hull region..BILGE

    51…Deduce..INFER

    55…Sigh-inducing..DULL

    57…Holder of locks..GEL

    58…Shelley work..ODE

    59…Scheider of “Jaws”..ROY

    60…Seek payback, maybe..SUE

    61…Fumble, e.g…ERR

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