N.Y. Times Crossword – Thursday, September 7, 2017

By: Alex Eaton-Salners
Theme: None
Difficulty (0-10):  2
Time: 16:56

1One who settles arguments1Kind of order … or a hint to this puzzle’s unusual construction
8Late bloomers2Stephen of “V for Vendetta”
14“Stay strong!”3OPEC units: Abbr.
15“Awesome!”4Classic Camaros
16Like some information on food labels5Tropical tuber
17Lady Bird Johnson’s real given name6“Nothing is easier than to denounce the ___; nothing is more difficult than to understand him”: Dostoyevsky
18Newspaper unit: Abbr.7Boom box button
19Plying with wine and roses, say8Visibly embarrassed
20Old TV screens, for short9Reach, as an altitude
23Like Nevada among all U.S. states10Push
25Non-P.C. suffix11Singer Gormé
26___ polloi12Comes down
27Laugh riot13Retrieves, as balls
28Heading for the fence?17British runner Sebastian
30“Ta-ta for now!”19___ Gaston, first African-American manager to win a World Series
33___ to one’s ears20“Just relax!”
37Scarlet stigma21Loggers’ contest
38Fish that’s being reeled in22Isn’t on the level
41Hit the top in Tetris, e.g.24Queen, for one
42Maker of Star Wars and Indiana Jones video games27Bit of a giggle
44Longtime record label for Elton John and Mary J. Blige29“___ yellow ribbon …”
47“Love ___” (Beatles song)31Modern educational acronym
48Sch. on the bank of the Charles River32Something you feel in your gut?
49Kingston dude34Things most people follow
52Veteran35Word before “Yesterday” in a Tony Bennett hit and “Tomorrow” in a Sammy Kaye hit
54Capital of the Land of the Midnight Sun36Green sauce
55Optimistic bridge calls39“That’s simply lovely!”
57They’re parked in parks40Brandy label letters
59People who might greet you by saying “Talofa, afio mai!” (“Hello, welcome!”)43Ones calling people out?
60Word in many a personal ad45Lead singer of Nirvana
64Brian’s pal on “Family Guy”46Flared dresses
65Former “Weekend Update” co-anchor49Old-fashioned
66Hungers (for)50Almost circular
67Its atomic number is 3951Setting of Hercules’ first labor
53License to drill, for short?
54Schindler with a list
56“Hey there, tiger!”
58Let it all out
60Barnyard adjunct
61“___ Ruled the World” (1996 Nas hit)
62Opposite of old, in Oldenburg
63It might precede a shower

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