THEME: SPORTS


ACROSS


1. Clichéd


6. *UK broadcaster of rugby, cricket, etc.


9. Popular one-pot meal


13. First cradles


14. Note that follows soh


15. Alluring maiden


16. White, in Paris


17. *”Miracle on Ice” winner


18. Butcher’s refuse


19. *A top baseball performer


21. *1st F in FFL


23. 252-gallon cask


24. ____ ex machina


25. *Cassius Clay, ____ Muhammad Ali


28. Twiggy’s skirt


30. Undesirable city district


35. Cheap trinket


37. Lion’s share


39. Church greeter


40. ____ Pound, poet


41. Comes before “we all fall down”


43. “Partridge in a ____ tree”


44. Kind of word, pl.


46. “All for one, one for all” sword


47. Not final


48. Bloody Mary juice


50. Wet nurse


52. Hi-____


53. Baker’s baker


55. ____ shot taken by police


57. *Type of arts


61. Firefighter’s tap


65. Kind of committee


66. Form of “to be”


68. Helicopter parent, e.g.


69. Fare reductions


70. Toni Morrison’s “____ Baby”


71. Kind of change


72. JFK or ORD postings


73. *Rob Gronkowski is an NFL tight ____


74. Devoid of matter


DOWN


1. Big brass


2. It shall, for short


3. *____ Madrid football club


4. German surrealist Max


5. Authoritative declaration


6. Hangover memory?


7. Like low relief


8. Caused by friction


9. Like baby’s bottom


10. Porous rock


11. Paleozoic and Victorian ones


12. Skilled in deception


15. Japan’s main island


20. Carl Jung’s inner self


22. *Month for NFL pre-season games


24. China-washing tub


25. *Free one is not under contract


26. Popular toy wind instrument


27. Gold, to a chemist


29. *Win “by a ____”


31. *Worldwide leader in sports?


32. Not our


33. Pick on


34. Florentine iris


36. *Oregon Ducks’ coach Altman


38. Team homophone


42. Morally degraded


45. Unemotional ones


49. Female reproductive cells


51. *Get-together


54. Fill with spirits


56. Get one ready for National Dog Show


57. Like a full-fledged Mafia man


58. Miners’ passage


59. Actress Perlman


60. Marines’ toy recipients


61. Deer social group


62. Summit location


63. Hitler’s Eagle’s ____


64. *3-point field goal


67. *What Usain Bolt did