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New York Times – May 9 2018

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New York Times Crossword Puzzle Solutions – May 9 2018 Wednesday 

Clues Answers
___ Major : URSA
___ mater ALMA
___ Xing PED
[That’s so … sad] SIGH
Advocate for CHAMPION
Aerate, when 59-Across? VENTILATTE
Apt rhyme for “cache” STASH
Babble RUNON
Beginnings of some trips LSDTABS
Big name in grills WEBER
Cap on many a shampoo bottle FLIPTOP
Caterwaul CRY
Chilled, when 59-Across? OVERRICE
College admissions fig. GPA
Come out of one’s shell HATCH
Costello of Abbott and Costello LOU
Creative sort IDEAMAN
Crew’s need OARS
Cut of beef in a Newport steak TRITIP
Did a blacksmith’s job FORGED
Ding, e.g. MAR
Diver’s need AIR
Eastern priest LAMA
Exclamation of surprise, in Britain ISAY
Experiencing a vision problem SEEINGDOUBLE
Famed fountain name TREVI
Famous feuder with Jay-Z NAS
Get a bite EAT
Give some juice POWERUP
Gold and silver MEDALS
Grand ___ PRIX
High number? EXPONENT
Hole-punching tool AWL
Insulting designation from a pirate BILGERAT
It’s gripping CLASP
Just a number, according to a common saying AGE
Left slack-jawed AWED
Light sources in a light show LASERS
Line holdup? CUECARD
Member of the B-team RESERVE
Mideast bigwig EMIR
Musical Horne LENA
My luck is bound to change IMDUE
Nonconforming opinion HERESY
One with millions of Instagram followers, say IDOL
Organ that Prometheus regenerated nightly LIVER
Part of L.G.B.T.Q. GAY
Playground call NOTIT
Poet who read at President Clinton’s 1993 inauguration ANGELOU
Possibly, when 59-Across? DEEPENDS
Prime directive RULEONE
Real standout PHENOM
Reality TV show, when 59-Across? AMAZINGGRACE
Rock band’s need AMP
Sacred creature in ancient Egypt CAT
Said “O-D-O-U-R,” e.g. SPELT
She threw the apple of discord, in Greek myth ERIS
Shopping aids LISTS
Sign for good or ill OMEN
Skip out (on) BAIL
Slimming down ONADIET
Slowly break down ERODE
Small dog, informally POM
Smithereens BITS
Sneaky ___ (trickster) PETE
Substitute for legal tender SCRIP
Summer vacation spot BEACH
Superhero with super speed THEFLASH
Talking animal in some fairy tales FROG
The Gold-Bug author POE
The salon names To Dye For and Best Little Hairhouse (both real!), e.g. PUNS
The whole shebang ATOZ
Took a tumble, as the stock market SLID
Two of the heart’s chambers ATRIA
Typical part of a book deal ADVANCE
Utah town near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks MOAB
Vatican V.I.P. POPE
When the stars make you drool just like pasta fazool, that’s ___ AMORE
Wow!, in a text OMG