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Crossword No. 404: ‘I’m Blue’
1 Lo mein option
7 “And there it is!”
14 —— Republic
15 Sch. where Larry Bird played college ball
16 Magazine with Anne Hathaway on its April 2017 cover
17 Maestro Toscanini
18 Move in a diagonal pattern
19 Tax specialists, briefly
20 Restaurant proposal
21 Kentucky-based chain (voiced by Mandy Patinkin)
23 Thy, now
25 Dress down
26 No. 2 hit for Gerry Rafferty in 1978 (voiced by Gordon Ramsay)
32 Claim on a property
38 Largest underground part of a tree
40 “Don’t worry about it”
42 Post of manners
43 1960s role for Ronny
45 Like good soufflé
46 Moneymaker for the DMV (voiced by Tituss Burgess)
49 Sculptor’s tool
54 No slap on the wrist (voiced by Joe Manganiello)
56 Result of converting a 7-10 split
61 Away from the wind
62 Reward for a sac fly
63 Org. of wealthy nations including the USA, Fr., and Can.
64 Bulgarian or Czech
65 Golfer nicknamed “the Big Easy”
66 Put in a blender, sometimes
68 Largest city in Mich.
69 Blue creatures in a new animated movie, one of whose names starts each of the four theme entries
1 Go after a fly
2 Performer of noble acts
3 Moreno of West Side Story
4 Don on the waves
5 Maker of the ultimate sacrifice
7 Hard to explain
8 Opposite of “at your leisure”
9 Zimbabwe’s 93-yearold president
10 Curtains, rugs, etc.
21 Ring giver’s exhortation
22 German model since 1979
24 Nordic capital
27 Eden dude
28 French military hat
29 Middle name of a living U.S. president
34 List-ending abbr.
35 Laos’ landmass
36 Commentator Kondracke
37 Scotland’s secondlargest island
39 “That’s not good”
41 Attention-getting shouts
44 Expert with keys
47 Batman’s butler
48 Play —— (feign death)
50 “Are you even paying attention?”
51 “My concern is...”
52 Comedic Carell
55 End for digest or convert
57 Cuzco’s country
58 Declare to be true
59 Hazard for a ship
60 Winds up
63 Pathfinder in a Pathfinder
The Week Contest
This week’s question: An Italian restaurant in North Carolina saw business double recently when it decided to stop serving children under age 5. If the proprietor were to open a national chain of restaurants that barred all kids, what would it be called?
Last week’s contest: The CEO of a Connecticut marketing company has developed a “snowflake test”—in which he asks job applicants when they last cried and whether they’re afraid of guns—to screen out Millennials who have “an entitled attitude.” If he were to write a management book based on his hiring philosophy, what would it be called?
THE WINNER: “Cried and Prejudice”
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Ind.
SECOND PLACE: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Whining” —Ken Kellam III, Dallas
THIRD PLACE: “You’ve Got Alpha-Male”
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vt.
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