Crosswords by Victor Fleming ’73

Across

1. Ready for the sack

5. Rte. that’s 26 lanes wide in Houston  

9. Tiger’s brand, once 

14. Short Italian import? 

15. Long African river 

16. ___ point 

17. Sieve and ladle, e.g. 

20. Ohio levy on goods bought in Utah, say 

21. ER figure 

22. Rest time (abbr.) 

23. Sibling, sometimes 

25. Items appear on them 

28. Town east of Cedar City 

31. Old Olds creation 

32. Normandy city 

33. Word before out or cry 

34. ___ pura 

36. None of the above, e.g. (abbr.) 

38. Bus-driving toon 

42. Brief ring call 

45. List-ending abbr. 

48. “In Dreams” actor 

49. Big name in 1980s software facilitation products 

54. Outdoor 

55. Vexes 

56. Sunbather’s nos. 

57. Old org. of spies 

59. “Come from the Heart” singer Kathy

62. Difficult person (and hint to this puzzle’s theme) 

66. Big name in compacts 

67. Reposed 

68. Brand name in shaving 

69. Oboes, e.g. 

70. With efficiency 

71. Jupiter or Mars 

Down

1. Capital on the Caspian 

2. Yale students 

3. “Age before beauty” 

4. Strategic move 

5. Like a ballpark figure 

6. Tuna holder 

7. Jewish month 

8. Salary check amount 

9. Wiener holder 

10. Hikes 

11. Argumentative reply 

12. Fruity rum drink

13. Old section of Algiers 

18. Those with “it” 

19. REM’s “It’s the ___ the World as We Know It” 

24. Musical syllables 

26. Gene’s matter 

27. Mark’s successor 

28. Support piece? 

29. Strictly mandated (abbr.) 

30. Nine-piece band 

35. Env. notation 

37. Tumult 

39. Like the Ark.-La-Miss area, say 

40. Range item 

41. Treaty grp. since 1948 

43. Big inits. in camping 

44. Vidalia veggie 

46. Ex’s award 

47. Spring bloom 

49. Pater ___ 

50. Not be for 

51. Offer evidence against 

52. “The Little Mermaid” role 

53. Common golf group, in another word 

58. Try 

60. Brown family member 

61. Other names, for short 

63. Dropout’s goal, perhaps 

64. Men and boys 

65. As late as, informally