N.Y. Times Crossword – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

By: Daniel Mauer
Theme: The Little Things
Difficulty (0-10):  2
Time: 19:15

1Hairdressers’ challenges1Otis’s feline pal
5On-screen word in a “Batman” episode2Portly plus
8Brilliance3Drink with a Wild Cherry variety
13Cynical rejoinder4“The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas” author
14Shades5Golden ratio symbol
16Figurine on many a wedding cake6Unconscious
17*Breakfast, in Burgundy7It provides more loft than a 9-iron
20Davis of “Jungle Fever”8Name in “A Christmas Carol”
21Fed9French vineyard
22One throwing shade?10The Cha Cha Slide, for one
23*With 52-Across, 1787 Mozart composition11“Skyfall” singer, 2012
26___ Plaines, Ill.12Robert Byrd served nearly nine of these in the Senate
27Title for Gandhi15Prefix with final or formal
28Book after II Chronicles18Pro shop purchases
30Vivacity19TV’s “___ the Virgin”
34Corrida cheers24McDonald’s founder Ray
37Start of a selecting rhyme25State flower of New Hampshire
40*Repeated lyric in “La Bamba”29Paper purchase
43Less feral30Good-news-to-bad-news transition
44Like cat videos, typically31Genetic stuff
45Golda of Israel32“OMG, my parents are gonna ground me forever!”
46Side dish at a barbecue33Volkswagen competitor
48Dada pioneer35End of a freshman’s new email address
50Affordable Care Act option, briefly36Assail
52See 23-Across38XXX divided by X
5821,728-pg. work that is constantly updated39Listen here!
59Sticker component41Fizzy citrus beverage
60Boating hazard42___ warfare
62They’re what really count, so it’s said … or a hint to the multilingual answers to the starred clues47Poet Whitman
66Wine may leave one49Encourage
67Blackthorn fruit50___-totsy
68Org. certifying albums as gold or platinum51Zubin formerly of the New York Philharmonic
69When said three times, blah blah blah53Shares of profits
70Massachusetts’ Cape ___54Very, in slang
71Philosopher Immanuel55Avoid, as work
56Ancient region where the style of an architectural column originated
57Justice who joined the bench in 2010
61Aspiring D.A.’s exam
63Hat, informally
64Time it takes for paint to dry, seemingly

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