N.Y. Times Crossword – Friday, September 1, 2017

By: Patrick Berry
Theme: None
Difficulty (0-10):  5
Time: 28:56

ACROSSDOWN
1What the earliest cars used as antifreeze1Alistair ___, “The Guns of Navarone” novelist
9Name of England’s Nine Days Queen2Distinguishes oneself
13Period ushered in by Augustus3Certain Caribbean islander, informally
14Format too big for conventional reels4Snookums
15Without wasting a word5Cable channel for cinephiles
16Joey’s portrayer on “Friends”6Player in Washington, familiarly
17Clytemnestra’s half sister7Nothing but
18Shaggy mammal8The seller takes no interest in it
20Join9Huck’s pal
21Object at the center of St. Peter’s Square10Unlikely winner at the Masters
24Passed slowly11Lands
26Word of resignation12Hold out
27Work without accomplishing much13Native of the Southwest
30Great deal15Little swine
31Another name for a horizontal ladder19Big name in sparkling wine
32Soft-headed writer?22Choice meal?
33Newspaper columnist who wrote the book “Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball”23Math puzzle
35Very cool25Dappled horse
38What the ancient Greeks called the Hyrcanian Ocean28Depicts misleadingly
39Pacific island Magellan visited in 152129Show that goes on
40Ones trembling not out of fear31Place to dock
41Become tangled32Feel sorry for oneself
43Court org.33It may go up in winter
44Presidential nickname34Lengua with the word “lengua”
46Pick on35Hangs loose
47Nonstandard negative36Took unfair advantage of
49What a theater’s grand tier is divided into37Easy marks
53John Deere creation38Party platter tidbit
54Verified the count of39Like étouffée
55“___ Enchanted,” 1998 Newbery Honor book42Cornered
56Hit makers?45Weapon with a bell guard
48Howard Hughes acquisition of 1939
50GPS guess
51Clothes closet fixture
52Put away

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