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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Puzzle 1

By Matt · Published 3 months ago

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Across
  1. 1A
    Chess, for example, according to some of my less athletic friends
  2. 6A
    One of 10 or less in a grocery store line, unless you're an asshole
  3. 10A
    Drop and roll partner
  4. 14A
    Let
  5. 15A
    No more than
  6. 16A
    Prepare a present
  7. 17A
    Ctrl-v
  8. 18A
    Earn
  9. 19A
    It costs a $1.19 right now
  10. 20A
    Tanya Weinreis: "I feel for local businesses... now facing the terriying prospect of Joe Biden." Colbert: "I gotta say that is a tough line to sell. Who's terrified of Joe Biden, other than ___?"
  11. 23A
    Lion lair
  12. 24A
    The white ones far outnumber the black ones on a certain instrument
  13. 25A
    Like a Jack-o'-lantern on Thanksgiving
  14. 28A
    Small bit of a gig
  15. 29A
    Remote batteries
  16. 30A
    A ways away
  17. 31A
    Like the trajectory of a lobbed ball
  18. 34A
    Regarding Kimberly Guilfoyle's 6-minutes screaming at the camera, Colbert: "Her ex-husband is the governor of California, I'm guessing that wasn't an amicable split. But I think I know who was awarded custody ___."
  19. 37A
    A butcher's knife, harpoon, or an alligator according to Homer Simpson
  20. 38A
    Sharpened toothbrushes, perhaps
  21. 39A
    "___ well that ends well"
  22. 40A
    Colbert: "Wait... am I a Republican? Do they have ___ for that?"
  23. 42A
    Irritates
  24. 43A
    Flotsam or Jetsam, e.g., Ursula's hench-fish
  25. 44A
    Angsty and listening to, let's say, Fall Out Boy
  26. 45A
    Place for pigs
  27. 46A
    Well known Italian fashion house
  28. 48A
    Put the pedal to the metal, literally
  29. 50A
    NNW opposite
  30. 53A
    Colbert: "According to one campaign aid, 'Don Jr. represents the emotional center of the MAGA universe...' And it makes sense, he's like a black hole, ___."
  31. 56A
    It's ripped to get you high
  32. 58A
    Length times width, for a rectangle
  33. 59A
    Ménage à ___, literally, household of three
  34. 60A
    Liquid oxygen, for a rocket ship
  35. 61A
    Selections of whiskeys
  36. 62A
    Jibe
  37. 63A
    ___ and Fury, bombshell book about the Trump White House
  38. 64A
    "Drug Abuse Resistance Education", but since that's hard to remember, how about "Drugs Are Really Expensive"
  39. 65A
    Clarinets, oboes, and the like
Down
  1. 1D
    Having a strong, pleasant taste
  2. 2D
    Setting
  3. 3D
    One of two whose net worth is about a quarter of a billion dollars (damn, I wish my parents put me to work on Full House as a toddler!)
  4. 4D
    College military program, for short
  5. 5D
    Moved one's seat up and down
  6. 6D
    Coming out phrase, or what suspiciously many women have told me when I ask for their number
  7. 7D
    Jacob and Edward, of Twilight fandom (I'm on Jacob's for life!!!)
  8. 8D
    The "dumb" Trump. Jesus, what a low bar
  9. 9D
    You know they're getting lit during the holiday season
  10. 10D
    Like some dreams and potatoes
  11. 11D
    A movement backward in faith
  12. 12D
    Implement for a 32-Down
    Crew member?[-----]
  13. 13D
    HMO alternative (Wow, TWO options to overpay for healthcare? What a great system!)
  14. 21D
    Brain test, abbr.
  15. 22D
    Your not supposed to pick your own (or anyone else's, really)
  16. 26D
    Super Bowl LII champion
  17. 27D
    "Sure, we can enforce a ___ code, forbidding spaghetti straps and shorts that go above the mid-thigh, but how can we make the kids wear masks???": Many school principals right now
  18. 28D
    Scary Spice, by a less frightful, less tangy name
  19. 29D
    Offroading autos, for short
  20. 31D
    On a boat, bitch
  21. 32D
    Crew member?
  22. 33D
    Profession that might claim a canary as a business expense
  23. 34D
    Extremely
  24. 35D
    In good shape, or attractive in British slang
  25. 36D
    Word repeated before, "go away!"
  26. 38D
    Like some cheese, or me after watching a shampoo commercial
  27. 41D
    Camping necessity
  28. 42D
    Historic symbol of communist ideology -or- Elmo, for example
  29. 45D
    The ___ Tape, alleged piece of black mail Putin has over Trump
  30. 47D
    Important thing to be aware of when going for the G-spot
  31. 48D
    Take the wheel
  32. 49D
    Full or new, for example
  33. 50D
    Get laid
  34. 51D
    Bolted down some white powder
  35. 52D
    It has three of them
  36. 54D
    A Stark from Game of Thrones
  37. 55D
    Plead
  38. 56D
    Eternal companion, abbr.
  39. 57D
    Something yelled during a Ménage à 59-Across
    Ménage à ___, literally, household of three[-----]
    , perhaps
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