N.Y. Times Crossword – Monday, September 4, 2017

By: Tracy Gray
Theme: BBQ
Difficulty (0-10):  2
Time: 10:45

1“Goldilocks” bear with the hardest bed1Parishioner’s bench
5Birds that waddle2Smallish battery
10Bridge38:00-11:00 p.m. on TV
14Wyatt at the O.K. Corral4H.S. exam graded on a five-point scale
15Dickens’s ___ Heep5Drunk motorist’s offense, briefly
16Syrup brand used in making pecan pie6Decorative vase
17Is ready for one’s star turn, say7Oil company with a triangular logo
20So-so8___ Gibran, author of “The Prophet”
21Exuberance9Ed with the 2017 #1 hit “Shape of You”
22Word accompanying a head slap10Hit the slopes
231992 Tarantino crime thriller11Consumer products giant that makes Tide, for short
27Scene not used for the final version of a film12Mythical 100-eyed giant
28Latticework strip13Snack (on)
29Stat for A-Rod or Hammerin’ Hank18Bundle of papers
30Snow ___ (kids’ winter construction)19Fixated on, as an idea
32Hangmen’s loops23Pound : U.K. :: ___ : Russia
36Falsetto-voiced Muppet24“King Kong” and “Citizen Kane” studio
38Cookout, briefly … or a hint to the ends of 17-, 23-, 52- and 58-Across25Noun go-with
40Fill a position26Cry before “I know!,” in a classroom
41Permeate27They’re mined and refined
44Bird feeder material31Atlanta-based cable inits.
47Rickey or gimlet ingredient33Tourist
48Hearty brews34Iroquois foes
50Embarrassed35Email button
52Children of armed forces personnel, slangily37October birthstone
55Welcome sight?39Platform for loading ships
56Org. that defends individual rights42Epic poem written in Homeric Greek
57Bro’s sibling43Bottom-line expense
58Fast, sharp-breaking curveballs45Recede, as the tide
64Hanker (for)46Ankle bones
65Rimshot instrument49Places for mani-pedis
66Member of an elite Navy team51Laid down the law
67Miso bean52National auto body repair chain
68Letter-shaped track in metalworking53Like wool on bare skin, typically
69Anything-goes party54Neither urban nor suburban
55Degs. held by Bloomberg and G. W. Bush
59Mauna ___ (volcano)
60Sign for a sold-out show
61Do-over in tennis
62What an old shirt may be used as

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