N.Y. Times Crossword – Wednesday, September 27, 2017

By: Jacob Stulbert
Theme: Circus
Difficulty (0-10):  1
Time: 11:28

ACROSSDOWN
1Power figure?1Evidence of a whipping
5Parts of airplane wings2Surname of three Giants outfielders in 1963
10“South Park” kid voiced by Trey Parker3News spreader of long ago
14Victims of the fictional Morlocks4Colors, hippie-style
15Fabric with diagonal ridges5Polaris, e.g., in astronomy
161993 Branch Davidians/F.B.I. standoff site6Durocher in the Baseball Hall of Fame
17Rob of “Parks and Recreation”7Dealmaking, some say
18Damage beyond repair8___ Tour
19What a prep course preps for9Interjection occurring frequently in Psalms
20Where caribou roam10Become bloated
22Big workers’ grp.11Accountants’ service for low-income individuals
24Hip-hop group with the triple-platinum album “Black Sunday”12Smoothie berry
28Area in a sultan’s palace, once13Hideo ___, 1995 N.L. Rookie of the Year
30Goat’s bleat21Tachometer abbr.
31Artful deception23Garden of Eden tree
34Dwarf planet beyond Pluto25With more heart than head
35Carried, as by the wind26Kitchen wrap brand
37Nabokov novel27Birds found in semideserts
38Near-impossibility on a par-4 hole28___-seeking missile
39One waving a red cape29Keystone’s place
41Roadside bomb, briefly32“In ___ of flowers …”
42Confusing situation … or what this puzzle contains literally?33Two slices of a loaf
45Rock’s Cream was one35The “Ba” of BaSO4
46Change the décor of36Epoch characterized by the rise of mammals
47Nelson Mandela’s org.39La Baltique, par exemple
49Marriage40Free (of)
51Lead-in to plop or plunk43Yadda, yadda, yadda
54Evidence in paternity suits44Soldier from Seoul
55Chicago mayor Rahm47Traitorous Major ___ of the Revolutionary War
57Mother in a pen48Ray ___, mayor of New Orleans during Katrina
59Landscaper’s neatener50Many a low-budget film
61Mormons, in brief52Pothook shapes
62Very, in music53Leonine sounds
64Petty swindle54M.B.A. and Ph.D., for two
65Risk a perjury rap55“Symphony in Black” artist
66Insignificant sort56Backing for plaster
67Pick up on58Moist towelette
68Magic 8 Ball response60They’re worth 0 toward G.P.A.s
69“Siddhartha” author63Abba’s home: Abbr.

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