Theme: Dog Days - Seven dogs and their greeting & food brand. (Click on name for image.)
9A. *Jake LaMotta, e.g. : BOXER
17A. *Mexican neighbor of New Mexico : CHIHUAHUA
24A. *Skiers' patron : SAINT BERNARD
41A. *Like Hammett's falcon : MALTESE
43A. *Piece of advice : POINTER
54. *Labrador was added to its provincial name in 2001 : NEWFOUNDLAND
67A. *Beijing dialect : PEKINGESE
58D. Steadfast belief (and parent of each answer to a starred clue?) : DOGMA. (DOG MA, get it?)
73A. Greetings from the answers to starred clues : BARKS
51A. Brand for a 58-Down : ALPO
Argyle here. Easy theme but a lot of it! It has been over a year since Kevin's last LAT puzzle and a pangram to boot. Welcome back.
1. Word after boom or Bean : TOWN. BEANTOWN/ Boston.
5. Dickens's Uriah : HEEP. From the novel David Copperfield, the character is notable for his cloying humility, obsequiousness, and insincerity.
14. Aleve target : ACHE
15. Fall birthstone : OPAL
16. "All systems __" : ARE GO
19. Feature of "butte" but not "but" : LONG U. I'm catching on to this gimmick quicker now.
20. Like lava flows : OOZING
21. Austin-to-Dallas dir. : NNE
23. British golfer Poulter : IAN. Colorful.
28. NYC hub : JFK and 68D. Inbound flight posting at 28-Across : ETA
31. Tolerate : BEAR
32. 2008-'09 Japanese prime minister Taro __ : ASO. Image.
33. Sans serif typeface : ARIAL
35. Expansive : VAST
37. Ye __ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
45. Information storage unit : BYTE
46. Choice word : ELSE
48. __-wip: dessert topping : REDDI. Whipped cream in a can.
49. Bear: Sp. : OSO
53. Follow-up film: Abbr. : SEQ.
59. Pie __ mode : � LA
60. Suffix for glob : ULE
61. Home builder's subcontractor : ROOFER
65. Get started : BEGIN
70. Upright : ON END
71. "They're __ again!" : AT IT
72. Desert tableland : MESA
74. Lord's partner : LADY. Can't be clued as Tramp's partner to avoid conflict with the theme.
75. Tiny power source : ATOM
1. Filled tortilla : TACO
2. Cuatro times dos : OCHO. Spanish 4 X 2 = 8
3. Ace : WHIZ
4. Classic grape sodas : NEHIs
5. Philly's signature sandwich : HOAGIE. What? Not the cheesesteak?
6. N.T. book after Galatians : EPH.. Ephesians. The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, often shortened to Ephesians, is the tenth book of the New Testament. Its authorship has traditionally been credited to Paul, but it is considered by some scholars to be "deutero-Pauline," that is, written in Paul's name by a later author strongly influenced by Paul's thought.
7. Seine contents : EAU. French / water.
8. Backup strategy : PLAN B
9. Agricultural cubists? : BALERS. Shout out to WH. Forgot to mention yesterday, I thought of Jeannie when I saw the riddle about the HAIR. I hope she's still afloat.
10. Yellow metal, in Mexico : ORO. Maybe we can get an answer today from yellowrocks about
his her name. (Oops)
11. Seat of Greene County, Ohio : XENIA
12. Samantha of "Doctor Dolittle" : EGGAR. Image.
13. Set of drinks for the table : ROUND
18. Lacking capacity : UNABLE
22. "Cool!" : "NEATO!"
25. Umbilical terminus : NAVEL
26. __ la la : TRA
27. Not a soul : NO ONE
28. Doorframe part : JAMB
29. Start to unravel : FRAY
30. Scot's skirt : KILT
34. Dined on, biblically : ATE OF
36. Witch's incantation : SPELL
38. Old Ford models : LTDs
39. "__ Dinah": 1958 Frankie Avalon hit : DEDE. Clip.(2:15) A wailing sax on the bridge.
40. La Salle of "ER" : ERIQ. Image.
42. Asian Olympics city of 1988 : SEOUL
44. Like some patches : IRON ON
47. Blue : SAD
50. Squeaks and creaks : SOUNDS
52. Equivalence : PARITY. Often heard in sports talk.
54. Big wheel : NABOB
55. 2010 Supreme Court appointee Kagan : ELENA. Kagan is the first justice appointed without any prior experience as a judge since William Rehnquist in 1972. (Check out Hahtool's avatar from yesterday.)
56. Staked amount : WAGER
57. Himalayan country : NEPAL
62. Acre's 43,560 square units : FEET
63. Bygone U.S. gas : ESSO
64. 500 sheets : REAM
66. Octopus's defense : INK
69. Joke around with : KID
Notes from C.C.:
1) Look at this adorable boy. Can you guess who he is (from our blog, of course)?
2) Many of us have been receiving free daily Word of the Day mini-crossword from Paul Stynsberg, who always tries his best to provide the most relevant & informative crosswordese of the day. He said in his email yesterday: I'm running a 5K on July 16th to raise money for the fight against ALS. My goal is to get 50 people to kick in a buck or two. If you'd like to be a part of this, please make a check payable to "ALS Fundraiser" and try to get it to me sometime before the race. (I'm sorry, I don't have a way for you to do this on-line.) Mail to:
705 4th St. NE
Roseau MN 56751
Let's help and motivate Paul to run faster. Thank you!