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

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

ACROSS DOWN
1 Tacks on 1 Army fliers since 1984
5 Not include 2 Advice-giver on SiriusXM
9 Had fingers crossed 3 Serving in Asia that’s taboo in the West
14 Front of a freighter 4 Exchange
15 Duffer’s warning 5 Setting for “Dilbert”
16 + end on an electrolytic cell 6 New York’s ___ Library
17 Birdbath organism 7 Period in Europe starting around 1100 B.C.
18 Bushy dos 8 “___ of the D’Urbervilles”
19 Vegetation along a British golf course 9 Sheep dish popular in Scotland
20 Yard displays at election time 10 Preparing to propose, by tradition
23 Color tone 11 Boxster maker
24 Org. for the Big East, Big South and Big 12 12 Mag. staffers
25 Family tree members 13 Actor Billy ___ Williams
28 Geologist’s division 21 Ire
29 Mongol Empire founder 22 Unerasably, say
31 “Gymnopédies” composer Erik 26 Body part that some people wiggle
33 Geologist’s division 27 ___ Balls (snack food)
34 Claudius’s successor 30 Sounds from the Jolly Green Giant
35 Small amount 32 Aid in producing a suspect’s picture
38 ___-Ball 36 Picture
40 Yea or nay 37 Test ___ (treaty subject)
43 Goat’s bleat 39 Blunder
45 Stops playing 40 Bugs on the road?
49 “Nope, guess again” 41 Medalla de ___ (first-place award in Mexico)
53 Cracklin’ ___ Bran 42 Painful things to have removed
54 Susan who wrote “In America” 44 Source of wood for baseball bats
55 U.S. city whose name looks oxymoronic 46 Scoundrel
56 Lead-in to an alias 47 Break during rehearsal, say
57 Nonactive member of a firm … or what G, H and W each have in 20-, 29- and 49-Across? 48 Doesn’t eat for a long while
60 Sharp increase 50 Main ore of lead
62 Burnett of CNN 51 Erasing, as a hard drive
63 It’ll give you a clear picture 52 African antelopes
64 K. T. of country music 58 “Little” Dickens girl
65 Offer mortgages 59 “___ is the life!”
66 “That makes sense” 60 Soak up
67 Trattoria course 61 Smokey Bear was in an early one, for short
68 Staying power, informally
69 George Foreman Jr., George Foreman III, George Foreman IV, etc.

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