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Crossword No. 391: I Can’t Watch!
1 Word famously lacking an I
5 Teller’s business
10 Visually uninspiring
14 Highest mountain on a Mediterranean island
15 Samuel in a robe
16 Timed event
17 A piece of cake (1988)
19 The Taj Mahal’s city
20 “___ la vista, baby” (Schwarzenegger catchphrase)
21 High-calorie night (1978)
23 Casual shoes, casually
25 Yang’s counterpart
26 One way to buy bonds
30 Walks with difficulty
34 Person who stays out all night partying (1987)
39 Adopted son of Claudius
40 Milkshake ingredient, sometimes
41 Not experienced with
42 In good shape
43 Lead singer on “One” and “One Tree Hill”
44 Don’t watch it alone (2000)
46 Where Panasonic is headquartered
48 Japanese mushroom
49 Tree with oval leaves
56 With 64-Across, part of the second weekend in January...and a famous horror movie, like the other four theme entries
62 Unlikely to help the situation
63 Fiddler’s spot
64 See 56-Across
66 Director Preminger
67 Hosted at home
68 Warrior’s mark
1 Laptop fixers
2 Edith Wharton’s ___ Frome
3 Absinthe flavoring
4 Island nation in the European Union
5 More for Mexicans
6 Coleridge’s sacred river
7 ___ monster (Arizona reptile)
8 Slanted type: abbr.
9 In a playful way
10 Reluctantly a part of
11 Go ballistic
12 Parcel of land, sometimes
13 Kidney or lima
18 Senegal’s capital
22 Squeak squelcher
24 Seven contiguous nations of Asia, with “the”
27 King or queen
28 Dam on the Nile
29 Evoking days of yore
31 ___ Griffin’s Crosswords (2000s game show)
32 Toyota hybrids, humorously
33 A number of
34 Depression-era wanderer
35 Winged deity
36 Horne born in Brooklyn
38 Famed Chicago columnist Mike
45 Author A.A.
47 Tenn. neighbor
50 Tales from the distant past
52 “The thing that thou ___ is not good”: Exodus
53 The Scream painter
54 ___ Is Born
55 India’s first prime minister
56 Leaping animal
58 Smallest bit
59 Spring event
60 Get under the bed, say
61 Battle of Lake ___ (War of 1812 event)
65 Channel whose first letter originally stood for “Turner”
The Week Contest
This week’s question: A new law in France gives workers the “right to disconnect” from work email when they are out of the office, so that they can better maintain their worklife balance. If a similar bill were introduced in the U.S., what catchy name could lawmakers give the legislation?
Last week’s contest: Already a great-grandfather at 73, Mick Jagger recently became a father for the eighth time when his 29-year-old dancer girlfriend gave birth to a baby son. Please come up with the title of a Rolling Stones song about the struggles of being a septuagenarian new dad.
THE WINNER: “Let’s Take a Nap Together” Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Fla.
SECOND PLACE: “Help Me Up” Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
THIRD PLACE: “You Can’t Always Sleep When You Want” Kris Freundlich, Madison, Wis.
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