Crossword Puzzle: Issue 75 – January 2020 – “Bitter Harvest”

This Month: “Bitter Harvest”

Across

1 Moody music subgenre
4 All set
9 Is obligated
14 Vied for political office
15 Troublemaker on “Sesame Street”
16 Hex wrench brand name
17 NAACP co-founder ___ B. Wells
18 Item for a fortune teller
20 Contents of a ship’s hold
22 AFL-___ (labor group)
23 Opposite of gorgeous
24 “Lanky” nickname for Texas-born poker great Thomas Preston, Jr.
28 Scrum
29 Channel to watch a filibuster
33 “Understood,” to a walkie-talkie user
35 Lollygag
39 Farm female
40 Thurman of “The Avengers”
41 Slang term for a lover of IPAs … and a hint to the starts of 18-, 24-, 50-, and 61-Across
42 “Toy Story” dino
43 Texas-sized
44 Like goods still on the shelf
45 Sleeveless article of clothing
46 Take without permission
48 Like sprites and fairies
50 Chain in the Pacific Northwest
56 “NBA on TNT” analyst, to fans
59 Coffee vessel at a banquet
60 Many a sci-fi character
61 Observance that Minnesota officially renamed to celebrate Indigenous Peoples
65 Had a meal
66 Savory jelly
67 Combine forces, in the business world
68 Escape
69 Houses made of sticks
70 Extort money from
71 Challenge for a cleaner

 

Down

1 Novelist Jong
2 Title of nobility
3 Unleashing one’s fury, say
4 Pull back in fear
5 Make a boo-boo
6 At least one
7 ’70s hangout with strobe lights
8 Abominable snowmen
9 “2001” computer
10 Picture books
11 Waste at a refinery
12 Reveal a secret
13 One and ___
19 Pioneering ISP
21 ___ Goose (French vodka brand)
25 Strung along
26 Avoids a puddle, in a way
27 Rocks-y?
30 Flowers with long life cycles
31 Amazes
32 Shout at the DMV
33 Curse-breaking team of 2016
34 Leave out
36 TV’s “Doctor ___”
37 Struck out during the editing process
38 Soup-serving utensil
41 Dance from Hawaii
45 Vessel for a chemist
47 Find not guilty
49 Like a ratty shirt, maybe
51 Mid-size Battleship piece
52 Bit of panko
53 Elgort of “Baby Driver”
54 Subtlely suggest
55 Foe
56 Digitize a document, in a way
57 It may be attached to a spray nozzle
58 Skier’s paradise
62 Open mic night hosts, for short
63 Beats by ___
64 Sit in a barrel, maybe

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