The Starting Gun
by Fred Piscop

Across

1. Purse part
6. Harshly criticize
10. Diplomat's asset
14. Tara family name
15. Cartoon skunk __ Le Pew
16. Queens, NY tennis venue
17. Signaled "hello"
18. State to be true
19. "South Park" boy
20. Construction worker's bagful
23. Gene Kelly's "__ Girls"
24. Halloween witch features
25. Takes down a peg
29. Watergate hearings chairman Sam
32. One and only
33. Classic theater name
34. __ up (absorb)
37. Make big plans, in a way
41. Mined rock
42. Leave stranded during winter
43. Sax type
44. Be gaga over
45. Any Swiss state
47. __ acid (protein component)
50. Hoover, for one
51. Fail, slangily
58. "__ Lang Syne"
59. "Um, pardon me . . ."
60. __ as a rock
62. Sloth's home
63. Whodunit hero Wolfe
64. Fill with glee
65. Means justifiers
66. "Absolutely!"
67. __ out (distributes)

Down

1. Piglet's mother
2. "__ she blows!"
3. Great review
4. Geographical datum
5. Implement of pain, on hell night
6. Bombards with bogus offers, say
7. Strauss of jeans
8. Pyramid's point
9. Chicago exchange, for short
10. Abel, discoverer of New Zealand
11. Fall bloom
12. Gregorian music style
13. Portable shelters
21. Thumbs-up response
22. "Dallas" family name
25. To boot
26. A Capetown citizen
27. Pot builder
28. Pirate's realm
29. Dog on "Frasier"
30. Bit attachment
31. Rocket scientist Wernher __ Braun
33. River to the Baltic
34. Bonneville __ Flats
35. Dog at Camp Swampy
36. Lowly laborer
38. Leh├ír's "The Merry __"
39. "Green" prefix
40. Rock's Steely __
44. Battery parts
45. Black Halloween animal
46. Tickled pink
47. Rock with bands
48. Express grief
49. Wasted time
50. Exorcism target
52. The Darlings' dog
53. Not us
54. Roll call response
55. Western necktie
56. Line to Israel
57. Web spot
61. __ Moines, IA

Solution

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