N.Y. Times Crossword – Friday, October 6, 2017

By: Patrick Berry
Theme: None
Difficulty (0-10):  2
Time: 16:54

1Allergy-triggering fluff1Hive division
8Orchestra section that plays mostly harmony2Opted to cook
14In no particular order3Be much tweeted about
16Collar4Fatah rival
17Appear5Colony dwellers
18Good behavior’s reward, maybe6Witness’s words
19“Tony n’ ___ Wedding” (Off Broadway hit)7Five-time Best Director nominee who said “All of the best things in my films are mistakes”
20And what follows, in legal memos8Smoked, modern-style
22Ornate dresser9Where the Tigris and Euphrates meet
23Wraps up10“Catch-22” pilot who repeatedly crashes
242015 film for which Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Best Supporting Actor11Guitar inventor in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
25Clothing store section12Since
26Pretense13Blended family member
27Dance seen in “Evita”15Spectacular rock events?
28Congresswoman who delivered the opening statement at Nixon’s impeachment hearings21One with a reserved seat
31History, philosophy and so on24Like the mojito cocktail
32Recipient of blank checks25___ Callender’s (supermarket brand)
33Decorative bedding26Green Toyota
34Amsterdam of “The Dick Van Dyke Show”27Après-ski drink
35Queen of Heaven in the “Iliad”28Home to the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club
36Coolidge’s vice president29Historic pueblo near Albuquerque
37Industry magnate30Samuel L. Jackson’s “Pulp Fiction” role
41Abbr. on a tube31Make time for
42Group conducting a Q. and A., maybe32Red-faced
43City on the Oregon Trail36Tycho Brahe and Niels Bohr, for two
44Some chops37Didn’t break down
46Delicious item38Lighter brand
48Enfant terrible of children’s literature39Literary lion
49Part of a Yahtzee set40Fen flora
50Bob Evans competitor42What a bridesmaid might carry
51Stretchable cords43Old-fashioned dance venue
45Corrosion-resistant coating
47Forest female

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