THEME: PRIMETIME TV


ACROSS


1. *Fate of many “Game of Thrones” characters


6. “Death ____ for Cutie”


9. Back talk


13. *America’s funniest?


14. Spermatozoa counterparts


15. Salk’s conquest


16. 1/16 ounce, pl.


17. For every


18. Donor’s bequest


19. *Cookie’s drama


21. *”The ____ ____ Theory”


23. “High” drink


24. “Back in the ____,” The Beatles


25. Not square


28. *____ Grimes of “The Walking Dead”


30. Web connectors


35. Bagnold or Blyton


37. Urban myth


39. ____ Mara, Kenya


40. Stalactite site


41. *Celebrity dancers


43. River of Hades


44. Door openers


46. Sad sound


47. Owl’s cry


48. English or Irish canine


50. Type of word


52. Be nosy


53. Bridge site


55. Do this with hot drink


57. *Gordon Ramsay’s turf


61. *Investors on “Shark Tank”


64. Gem State


65. East Coast time


67. Lumps of fuel


69. Andrea Bocelli, e.g.


70. Day before


71. Small island


72. Door fastener


73. Cuba Libre ingredient


74. Down and out


DOWN


1. Blu-ray precursor


2. De Valera’s Ireland


3. *”The Goldbergs” narrator


4. Do like sirens


5. Legwear monger


6. Deal with it


7. Park or Fifth, e.g.


8. Wire prickles


9. Acid gritty-textured fruit


10. One algae representative


11. a.k.a. Xi’an


12. *Frequently belted out in “The Voice”


15. Organized persecution of ethnic group


20. Train tracks


22. Any doctrine


24. Russia’s neighbor


25. *Family in “The Middle”


26. Foolish


27. Basketball foot maneuver


29. Army beds


31. 100-meter race


32. Impede


33. Bill de Blasio, e.g.


34. *Leslie Stahl’s minutes


36. Collection agency’s target


38. “Cogito ____ sum”


42. “Be quiet!”


45. Señor in Portugal


49. Fish eggs


51. One of B-vitamins


54. Unkind look


56. Nonpoetic writing


57. ____ and kin


58. Creative spark


59. Sunbathing results


60. Karate blow


61. Kind of cell


62. Leafy supergreen


63. Downhill racer


66. *”Law & Order” acronym


68. Pig’s digs