THE FRIDAY CROSSWORD

LET GEORGE DO IT!

ACROSS

1 Checker piece

5 Memorable gangster actor

9 Soft-spoken comedian of note

14 ---- out?

15 Reed

16 Escape

17 '72 presidential loser and family

19 Amber, or lac, e.g.

20 What push may come to

21 Map book

23 ---- up: seething

24 Ike's command

26 Wagner's meistersinger

28 US painter

32 Pang

36 Aisles: Old English

37 Hivers opposites

40 Matinee favorites

41 Tiny one

42 US playwright

44 A Cole

45 Dwelling

47 Use a spoon, e.g.

48 Balzac's Goriot

49 Run aground

51 Tab grabber

53 Emulates a beaver

56 Fitting

57 Spread out

60 Makes readable

62 Sick of ----: fed up

66 Improve

68 Famous publisher

70 Heroic admiral of Manila Bay

71 Test variety

72 Nest

73 Colorado park

74 Shed tears

75 Back talk

DOWN

1 Novak, et al.

2 Foot segment

3 Dud

4 Kowtows

5 Caviar, e.g.

6 Magician's syllable

7 Type assortments

8 Kind of electric cell

9 US composer

10 Spanish cheer

11 Defeated president

12 Singer Adams

13 Fast period

18 Turn down

22 Play part

25 ---- debt to: be obligated

27 Caesar

28 Second Hebrew letter, et al.

29 British novelist

30 Monkey's cousin

31 Actor Erwin, et al.

33 Musical group

34 Blinding light

35 Chemical compound

38 One of 59 Down

39 Hit, old style

42 Airport actor, and family

43 Irish expletive: var.

46 Cave in

48 US general, et al.

50 Pop

52 Tremendous

54 Lehar's The Merry ----

55 Cubic meter

57 Dim

58 Iowa university site

59 Gingrich or lizard

61 Blow to the wrist

63 Met music

64 British corps.

65 Prominent Virginians

67 Born: Fr.

69 Elev.

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