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ACROSS

1 Pays for be­fore a sell­out 5 Un­con­trol­lable mus­cle twitch

10 One of the former U.S. pres­i­dents

14 Pow­er­ful cards in Ve­gas 18 Where Sun Val­ley is

20 A Christo­pher Colum­bus ship

21 Part of a church build­ing 22 Com­puter in­put 23 Oc­ca­sion­ally

25 Ques­tions from re­porters and stu­dents

27 Sta­dium bev­er­ages with heads

28 Pie nut

30 Tierra ___ Fuego

31 Taxi op­er­a­tors

34 Broom made of twigs 35 Like a lamb’s coat and some clouds

38 Fourth in the year 39 Vig­or­ous en­thu­si­asm, to Mr. Fancy Pants

41 Ex­u­ber­ant, cel­e­bra­tory cry

43 Pot­ter’s prod­uct

45 It can re­sult in an “Oops!” cry

46 Like any­thing from way, way back

47 Break­out among teenagers?

49 Some­thing an agent should earn

50 Like a neat sum?

51 ___ up (make an admission)

53 Gain the good­will of 56 Ti­tle sit­com role for Polly Hol­l­i­day

57 Mrs. Gar­rett por­trayer on TV 58 Be a loose-lipped boyfriend

60 City on the Aire in Eng­land

62 Wild Asian don­key rel­a­tives

64 Do more than ad­mire 65 Prac­tices, as a trade 66 Words that kill deals 67 Moo ___ pork (Chi­nese restau­rant dish)

69 Was the di­rec­tor of 70 Change in Rome no more 71 Turn from book into movie

72 Rec­tan­gu­lar area for fenc­ing bouts

74 Com­pared

77 It could be 90 de­grees 78 En­ter­tain in a lav­ish way 81 551 in Ro­man nu­mer­als 82 Two things va­ca­tions are for, in­for­mally

83 Cit­i­zen of a cer­tain land­locked repub­lic in Africa 85 Stand­ing in the Army? 86 “___ guilty as you are” 87 Noted Chi­nese chair­man 88 Shirts or skins, e.g. 89 “Bang!” rel­a­tive

90 Uses scis­sors

91 Hardly a neat per­son 93 Handed a speed­ing ticket to

96 Ac­tress Faris

98 What paramedics some­times try to find

99 Gar­ments for grade school art projects

101 Char­lotte ___ (dessert type)

103 Bopped rel­a­tive

105 Digit be­low an an­kle 106 Headed for the Hall of Fame

107 Take no more black­jack hits

108 Sen­si­ble things to put to­gether 112 Ac­tiv­i­ties that in­volve very lit­tle work

117 Like carved wood

118 Ag­gres­sive and im­po­lite look

119 One of the Muses

120 It’s a knock­out

121 Fol­low com­mands com­pletely

122 Urg­ings and such

123 Keep get­ting Money 124 A tremen­dous amount of cen­turies

DOWN

1 Cot­ton ma­chine

2 Old name for Tokyo 3 Mar­ble to shoot with 4 How poor builders con­struct things

5 A long way from crowded 6 Some farm crit­ters

7 A Santa in Cal­i­for­nia 8 Grad stu­dent’s pay­ment 9 Lion fea­tures

10 ___ mama (rum drink) 11 Hap­pen ___ (come across)

12 Dal­las-to-San An­to­nio dir.

13 One way to rush 14 Mys­ti­fies

15 Re­ac­tion from a scare­crow sight­ing

16 Or­di­nal num­ber suf­fix 17 Ut­ter

19 Al Bundy ac­tor 24 Barely-get­ting-by grade 26 Miss named?

29 Crea­ture that al­legedly jumped over the moon 31 Long­time Cuban leader 32 Old Rome’s ___ Way 33 Wed­ding VIPs 34 Ex­tremely light wood 35 Piv­otal

36 Blended morn­ing liq­uids 37 Sur­ren­ders

40 A no-win sit­u­a­tion? 42 Was a rig driver

44 Some mem­bers of the zo­diac

48 Thin, sin­u­ous and wet 51 Blue-rib­bon place 52 Dol­lar sign let­ter 53 Com­bine fig­ures 54 Swiped, as a credit card? 55 Like dried-out land 58 Word af­ter “find­ers” 59 Mo­tion sick­ness, e.g. 61 Dublin’s land

63 Soc­cer tally

65 Sound from a toy piano 67 Up­right piano

68 Type of quar­ters 71 His­tor­i­cal record

73 Like life­guards, prob­a­bly 74 Artist Maya

75 Tick down

76 Put down, slangily 77 Tri­ceps lo­cales 78 In­ter­mit­tent streambeds 79 Non­sting­ing bee

80 The break of day 84 How scoundrels act 86 Over­whelm with a flood 89 Large graz­ing field 90 Kitchen soaker-up­per 92 Hor­ti­cul­tur­ist’s study 94 Ma­jor league mis­plays 95 Ex­pected in

97 Ad di­rec­tive

100 One who’s kept locked up 102 Less haz­ardous

104 Highlands youth

106 Broad­way star Verdon 107 More than sat­isfy

108 De­spite the fact that, in short

109 Char­lotte’s cre­ation 110 Be in hock to

111 Golf­ing gad­get

113 Bert’s sis­ter in books 114 Former name of the physics unit siemens

115 Hal­low end­ing

116 Soon-to-be grad­u­ates (Abbr.)

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