Crossword Puzzle: Issue 53 – March 2018 – Imperial Exit

This Month: Imperial Exit

Across

1 Talk show seat
6 Snail’s pace
11 When repeated, a Latin dance
14 Jimmy Vee’s character in “The Last Jedi,” for short
15 Halo’s glows
16 That guy
17 Those who have never tried Wiener schnitzel?
19 Sushi tuna
20 Artsy NYC neighborhood
21 ___ Moines
22 “Lazy” gal?
24 Huge gust
26 Cabbie’s line
28 Associations with northeast Minnesota iron workers?
31 One pulling strings on the job?
32 Lithium-___ battery
33 Course that grades on a curve, briefly?
36 Vegas lay
37 Bloke that avoids lagers and Pilsners?
41 Actress Longoria (or, if you add an N, baseball player Longoria)
42 Valley dismissal
44 Clumsy oaf
45 Order more Growlers?
47 Emergency Christmas tree surgeon?
51 Destination for gamers to order drafts
53 Matty, Jesus, Felipe, or Moises of baseball fame
54 Closing time for some pubs
55 Mankato Brewing’s Mad Butcher, e.g.
56 “Squawk Box” channel
60 Fib
61 Universal power plan?
65 Harvey Levin is its managing editor
66 Minnesota politician Tom
67 San ___ (northern California county)
68 Lay eyes on
69 Lip-smacking good
70 Malt-forward beer… or, when broken up, an explanation of this puzzle’s theme

Down

1 King James’s group, for short
2 Treat with a creme center
3 Arches National Park locale
4 Fine-smelling item in a medicine cabinet
5 ___ lane
6 A ladder may represent it
7 Tapestry items
8 Singer Grande, to fans
9 Pale in color
10 Lower in number
11 It’s one after another in Hollywood
12 Drum kit cymbal
13 ___ acid (protein component)
18 Just sitting there
23 Prod
25 City that’s home to the Taj Mahal
26 Trigger warning?
27 Slight trace
28 Has deep regrets
29 Engine fluid essential for surviving Minnesota winters
30 What X may signify
31 “Details forthcoming,” on a sked
34 Wrapped up
35 Backwoods turndown
38 Pie crust fat source
39 Olympic poker
40 Rubik who invented the Rubik’s Cube
43 Pay stub abbr.
46 School board figure, derisively
48 Engine type also known as a “flying stovepipe”
49 Like white birch bark
50 St. ___ (Northfield college)
51 Nuts go with them
52 Manga cousin
55 Cool-sounding rapper?
57 Org. with an international alphabet
58 ___ cheese dressing
59 Blood vessel problem
62 Thurman of “Tape”
63 Chats with online, for short
64 Meditation sounds

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