Crossword No. 376: The M.E. Awards
1 Like lemon drops
5 Collapsed, as a roof
11 Kid’s shout
14 Dim-witted dog
15 Soar on a Cessna
16 Big bird
17 Host of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 18
19 Word in many college course names
20 Like many wet suits
21 Hotel offering
23 Set of tools
24 Drawn characters, casually
26 You’re on one right now
30 Suggestive state
33 1990s dolls
34The Two ___ (1990 Jack Nicholson thriller)
35 See 32-Down
36 Tampa Bay team
37 Group of roses, often
38 Ladd or Alda
39 Ethereal chants
40 Inverted sixes
41 Moved with stealth
44 Pipeline attracting tribal protests
45 Lousy writers
46 Review harshly
47 Mentally measure
55 His eponymous Late Late Show is nominated for Outstanding Variety Talk Series
58 Ang or Tommy
59 Threat ending
60 John Deere rival
61 Attention, in metaphor
63 Road sign
1 Tripartite Pact supporter
2 Point after deuce, sometimes
3 Coleridge title word
4 Staffing agency worker
6 Kick out
7 Jell-O flavor
8 On the ___
9 Ending for Manhattan or Wyoming
10 Half-___ (wrestling holds)
11 Oscar winner nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Lady Bird Johnson
12 Leave off
13 Remote control button
22 One in Rome
25 Ready for customers
26 Presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996
27 Pack animal
28 Her eponymous Comedy Central show is nominated for three Emmys
30 Eye color
31 Not fitting
32 With 35-Across, birth city of Michelle Pfeiffer and Lenny Dykstra
34 Savimbi or Salk
37 Pre-Joe veep
38 Ancient vehicle with two horses
41 Section of a long poem
43 Price holder
44 Ballerina, e.g.
46 Outlaw chasers
47 A mighty wind
49 Irishwoman, e.g.
50 Fields of beauty
51 More than a role model
52 Emperor written about by Tacitus
53 White blanket
57 Got together with
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