0929-18 NY Times Crossword 29 Sep 18, Saturday

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Constructed by: David Steinberg
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Theme: None

Bill’s time: 15m 19s

Bill’s errors: 0

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I find myself over in Ireland unexpectedly, attending a funeral service. As such, I must limit my post to an abbreviated version for the second day in a row. I will get to the full post just a soon as I can.

Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Bill

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1. Balaclava, for one : KNIT CAP
8. Approximately five milliliters: Abbr. : TSP
11. Invasive plant? : SPY
14. “Don’t mean any disrespect,” in modern lingo : NO SHADE
15. Powerful tablet : IPAD PRO
17. Add to a database : ENTER IN
18. Walgreens competitor : RITE AID
19. Level : ECHELON
20. Bolster : ENHANCE
21. Algae touted as a superfood : SEA MOSS
22. Equipment used with goggles : SNORKEL
23. Bánh ___ (Vietnamese cake) : TET
24. Dope : ASS
25. Like idol worshipers : STAR-STRUCK
31. Commercial name that becomes a Native American tribe if you move its first letter to the end : IHOP
35. Counterpart of 6-Down : HOLA!
36. Daring way to go : ROGUE
37. Not go in a straight line : ROVE
38. Give a whoop : YELL
39. Part of some love triangles : OTHER WOMAN
41. Word before or after “one” : DAY
43. Ahead of, old-style : ERE
44. Infrequent losers : CASINOS
48. Natural fuel source : BIOMASS
52. Decides to abstain : OPTS OUT
53. Juice brand owned by Coca-Cola : ODWALLA
54. Nutty confection : PRALINE
55. Indian restaurant fixture : TANDOOR
56. It may be broken in a library : SILENCE
57. Major Tuscan export : CHIANTI
58. Gang members : ELK
59. ___ Prize (onetime annual $1 million award) : TED
60. Person who’s spectacularly awful : HOT MESS

Down

1. Places for braces : KNEES
2. Specific occasion : NONCE
3. Sassy response to a scolding : IS THAT ALL?
4. Green land : THE EMERALD ISLE
5. Where models are assembled? : CAR LOTS
6. “See ya!” : ADIOS!
7. ___ Landing (part of Philadelphia) : PENN’S
8. Runs out of gas : TIRES
9. Three-cornered sail : SPINNAKER
10. Rhetoric class concept : PATHOS
11. Back slap? : SPANK
12. Sales figure : PRICE
13. Go through a voice change? : YODEL
16. Formal opening : DEAR SIR OR MADAM
25. Not forward : SHY
26. Little wiggler : TOE
27. Gold standard : TROY OUNCE
28. Turn : ROT
29. “I’m gonna be sick!” : UGH!
30. Stick in a ball-and-stick game : CUE
32. Classic film with a screaming boy on its poster : HOME ALONE
33. Monthly travelers? : OVA
34. Sty, e.g. : PEN
40. 2013 hit for 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa : WE OWN IT
42. Formally choose : ANOINT
44. Thicket : COPSE
45. When the Boston Marathon is held : APRIL
46. Most of a sugar cane : STALK
47. Charger : STEED
48. Screw up : BOTCH
49. Locale of America’s deepest gorge : IDAHO
50. Lineup in 44-Across : SLOTS
51. Colorful wraps : SARIS