N.Y. Times Crossword – Saturday, October 7, 2017

By: Byron Walden
Theme: None
Difficulty (0-10):  4
Time: 29:50

1Dystopian backdrop1“Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy” memoirist
10Icy2Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie, for short
15Self-evident3Fabulous speaker?
16Give takes41970 hit with a spelled-out title
17Director/co-star of “The Bigamist,” 19535Self-satisfied
18Second-oldest national park in North America6Hurricane-prone area, maybe
19Pre-moving day events7Up for debate
21Snarler8Candy ass?
22Knock off9Green field?
23Weapon swung by a gaucho10A host
24Unslurred speech?11Org. concerned with 9-Down
30Form a 44-Across12The early ’60s, in U.S. politics
31Song on the soundtracks of “Lilo & Stitch” and “Surf’s Up”13Rigged for cruising
32Hungers14Bear, somewhat
34Champagne grapes20One who tries to avoid being touched
35Line of clothing23Combo with strainers and jiggers
37Princess Fiona, for one24Insubstantial fare
39Basic Italian bistro25They go to all the best spots
40Corvine calls26Going on and on
411989 Queen hit27Mounted
43Baby’s cut28___ the Great, detective of children’s stories
44Entente29Dish transmitters
45___ Britton, mistress of Warren Harding who had a sensational 1927 tell-all book33Prefix with thesis
46Form of therapy in which patients act out events from their past36___ du pays (homesickness: Fr.)
53Rapper with the 1992 3x platinum debut album “The Chronic”38Stabilizer in suspensions
552005 film starring Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche39Improving, in Britspeak
56Literally, “singing place”40Item in a health class demonstration
57Offering to an idol42Consent
58Windows forerunner46Stock holders
59News pieces472017 Tony-winning play about 1990s diplomacy
48Letter opener
49Heavy-metal band with the hit albums “Out of the Cellar” and “Infestation”
50The East
51Keyboard instrument
52Grandmother of Jesus
54Down Under critter

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