N.Y. Times Crossword – Monday, August 28, 2017

By: Dan Margolis
Theme: Equine
Difficulty (0-10):  1
Time: 6:33

1Battery fluid1The first “A” of N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr.
5Wide keyboard key2Like puppies and kittens
10Loch ___ monster3“No need to wake me”
14Variety of wrestling4Fight (with)
15Overcharge5“I” problem?
16Loads and loads6Light-skinned and blond, say
17Extremely obstinate7Fish that’s a sushi staple
20Kathmandu’s land8“Holy mackerel!”
21Little League coach, often9Hi-___ monitor
22Ushered10To wit
23Rikki-tikki-___ (Kipling mongoose)11Escape capture by
25City in Spain or Ohio12Not liquid or gaseous
26Person who’s talented but not versatile13___ pad (reporter’s notebook)
31“To be, or not to be” speaker18Trumpet
32Sleep like ___19“Moving right ___ …”
33To the ___ (fully)24Food, informally
36Charades player, essentially251982 comedy for which Jessica Lange won Best Supporting Actress
37Fortuneteller’s card26Units of resistance
39Road shoulder27Execute perfectly, as a routine
40Foxy28TV award
42Rest of the afternoon30West Bank inits.
44Notable (and grammatically incorrect) declaration by Mr. Bumble in “Oliver Twist”33Big butte
46Top dogs34___ and crafts
49Curb, with “in”35Big workday for Saint Nick
50Urban’s opposite38Not feel 100%
51Staple of sci-fi filmmaking, for short39Boston, informally
53Web site?41Oil-producing rock
57Acting haughtily and pompously43___ Thomas, N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer
60Fell to the seabed44“Appreciate it!”
61Figure made by a figure skater45Orville or Wilbur
62Document with the line “I hereby bequeath …”46Came up
63Work units, in physics47Like some eclipses
64Chooses actors for48Point on antlers
65London’s ___ Coward Theater51“Pet” that’s a plant
52Play dates?
54The Supremes, e.g.
55___ of Man
56Prison compartment
58Instant, for short
59Elevations: Abbr.

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