N.Y. Times Crossword – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

By: Don Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
Theme: Silent Letters
Difficulty (0-10):  2
Time: 10:23

ACROSSDOWN
1Tacks on1Army fliers since 1984
5Not include2Advice-giver on SiriusXM
9Had fingers crossed3Serving in Asia that’s taboo in the West
14Front of a freighter4Exchange
15Duffer’s warning5Setting for “Dilbert”
16+ end on an electrolytic cell6New York’s ___ Library
17Birdbath organism7Period in Europe starting around 1100 B.C.
18Bushy dos8“___ of the D’Urbervilles”
19Vegetation along a British golf course9Sheep dish popular in Scotland
20Yard displays at election time10Preparing to propose, by tradition
23Color tone11Boxster maker
24Org. for the Big East, Big South and Big 1212Mag. staffers
25Family tree members13Actor Billy ___ Williams
28Geologist’s division21Ire
29Mongol Empire founder22Unerasably, say
31“Gymnopédies” composer Erik26Body part that some people wiggle
33Geologist’s division27___ Balls (snack food)
34Claudius’s successor30Sounds from the Jolly Green Giant
35Small amount32Aid in producing a suspect’s picture
38___-Ball36Picture
40Yea or nay37Test ___ (treaty subject)
43Goat’s bleat39Blunder
45Stops playing40Bugs on the road?
49“Nope, guess again”41Medalla de ___ (first-place award in Mexico)
53Cracklin’ ___ Bran42Painful things to have removed
54Susan who wrote “In America”44Source of wood for baseball bats
55U.S. city whose name looks oxymoronic46Scoundrel
56Lead-in to an alias47Break during rehearsal, say
57Nonactive member of a firm … or what G, H and W each have in 20-, 29- and 49-Across?48Doesn’t eat for a long while
60Sharp increase50Main ore of lead
62Burnett of CNN51Erasing, as a hard drive
63It’ll give you a clear picture52African antelopes
64K. T. of country music58“Little” Dickens girl
65Offer mortgages59“___ is the life!”
66“That makes sense”60Soak up
67Trattoria course61Smokey Bear was in an early one, for short
68Staying power, informally
69George Foreman Jr., George Foreman III, George Foreman IV, etc.

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