N.Y. Times Crossword – Sunday, October 8, 2017

By: Erik Agard and Alex Briñas
Theme: Favorite Musical Groups
Difficulty (0-10):  1
Time: 26:04

ACROSSDOWN
1Agcy. for Kennedy and Reagan1Things the police may keep on suspects
4Push2Narrow cut
9Positive quality3[legally covering our butts here]
14Provider of directions, for short4Clickable item
17Penne ___ vodka5Boom ___
19Around6Remit in advance
20Claw7Digital greeting
22“Intriguing!”8“Stay in your ___!”
23Aquaman’s favorite singer?9Approximately
25The Human Torch’s favorite band?10Untroubled
27___ Edberg, two-time U.S. Open tennis champion11Divine bovine?
28With child, informally12Timeline sections
30Nicely muscled13Wee bit
31Canine warning14Destined for greatness
32Feminine hygiene product15Opening in cosmetology?
33Seashore feature16Molt
34Oriental, e.g.18Woodard with four Emmys
35The Hulk’s favorite band?21Covalent bonds of a carbon atom, e.g.
38Does 110, say24Things sailors spin
40Sculptor/collagist Jean26Late afternoon hour
41Staff29Some economic figs.
42Number between cinque and sette32Tournament bridge players, typically
43Mama ___ Elliot35Stick-to-it-iveness
44Iceman’s favorite band?36Santa ___, Calif.
48Bermuda, e.g.37Speak out against
50Sweetly sing38City by the Bay, informally
5214-pound unit39“Why, you little …”
54Australian friend43Several quarter turns?
55The Flash’s favorite singer?45Jay with jokes
58Adamant refusal46Starting squad
60Animator’s frame47Speak up, and then some
61“Your” of yore49___ Brand, two-time N.B.A. All-Star
62Bit of progress51Boo-boo
64“Seriously?”53Good trait in a housemate
66Front of a vessel56“Jeez, wasn’t expecting that!”
68Magneto’s favorite band?57For rent
70Quaint agreement59Test for fit
71Comment advising you to set your sights a little lower?63Song with the lyric “A loko e hana nei”
73Low tie65Things equestrians have on hand?
74Response to “You have something on your face,” maybe66___ dish
75List-ending abbr.67What 14-Across will do if you miss a turn
76Gobbles (down)68Fruit salad ingredients
78Spider-Man’s favorite band?69“___ bon”
83Smell ___ (sense something fishy)71Pup grown up
85Like Hägar the Horrible72Uptown
87___ Martin74“___, won’t you blow your horn?” (old lyric)
88“Enough already!”77Cold summer treat
89Batman’s favorite rapper?79Puerto Rican city that shares its name with an explorer
91Revivalists, for short80System of roots?
93Not only that but also81Part of a so-called “grand tour”
95Singer Sumac82Trade barbs or blows
96The Avalanche, on sports tickers84Like some saws and bobsleds
97Make do with a lesser option86Supplication
99Thor’s favorite rapper?90“What did Delaware?” “I don’t know, but ___” (classic joke)
101Actress Thurman92University in North Carolina
10232° Fahrenheit, in Celsius94“Feel me?”
103Parisian street98“___ fugit”
104___ volente (God willing)99Gooey chocolate treat
105Old-fashioned provider of directions10Public transit system
107Completely set10Be economical with
109Sir and madam10Lead-in to -centric
112Electro’s favorite singer?10Stepped
114What the musical artists in this puzzle would form if they all performed together?10Italian dear
116Decompose108Victim of a revolution
117Let breathe, as stinky shoes109What the upright yoga pose vrikshasana simulates
118Tangent line?110It’s worth a little more than a dollar
119Princess Fiona, after sunset111Violently send out
120One begins “Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness”113Stridex target, informally
121___-turvy115Mag personnel
122Chocolate cup inventor H. B. ___
123Pained cry

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