DAILY THEME

ACROSS1 Case closer
7 French frozen desserts
13 Entangle
15 Fruit
16 Like taxes and fines
18 Doing time
19 Sound effect in the comic "B.C."
20 Decorative skewer for serving hors d'oeuvres
22 VW Golf hatchback
23 11-Down sort
25 Manfred succeeded him as commissioner in 2015
26 Spot at an airport
27 "Get _____!"
29 South of Brazil?
30 Shut down
31 1999 parody featuring the starship Protector
34 What 28 states are
35 Rap
36 Some 40th-birthday gag gifts
37 N.F.L. coach Rivera
38 Spruced up
42 Capital of Washington?
43 "_____ thou no poison mix'd ...?": "Romeo and Juliet"
45 ____ Bottling Company (Cleveland fixture for over 85 years)
46 "___ expected ..."
47 Beverage made with petals
49 When Mex. celebrates Independence Day
50 Distraught
52 Spills inadvertently
54 Title brat of kid-lit
55 Go back over
56 Opposite of took off
57 "Gotcha"

DOWN1 Miss Hungary of 1936, familiarly
2 One way to break out
3 The marrying kind?
4 Marital lead-in
5 Second wife of Einstein
6 Shows signs of aging
7 "Morning Mood" composer
8 Time of self-sacrifice
9 Lummox
10 Feature of many decorative vases
11 High-and-mighty
12 IBM logo feature
14 He said "You kind of live and die by the serve"
17 Provider of more bells and whistles
21 1960s sitcom matriarch
24 Lummoxes
26 Bit of fraternity party detritus
28 Things to blaze
30 Keep informed
32 Head overseas?
33 Play starters, for short
34 Pitching aid
35 [Spoiler alert!] He dies in "The Force Awakens"
36 Like many cheeses and tablets
39 Sights at a Supercharger
40 What gets broken at a mixer
41 "Hot dog!"
43 Wasn't sure, say
44 Heads overseas?
47 Smoke screen
48 Repeated words in a multiple-count verdict reading
51 "Little Birds" author
53 Title meaning "majesty"
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