Uni­ver­sal Crossword

The Beacon (Gander) - - Puzzles - ON THE PLUS SIDE By Ti­mothy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Grabs (with “onto”)

6 Cur rel­a­tive

10 Climbers’ rocky ob­sta­cles 15 Ac­tiv­ity in an on­line room

19 Neck-ring­ing event? 20 “Young Franken­stein” role

21 Do a de­bate ac­tiv­ity 22 Put an edge on 23 Homer’s epic (with “The”) 24 No ___ traf­fic

25 Be smit­ten with

26 Like all of your rel­a­tives 27 Break­fast cou­ple

30 Sport for the big

31 Any com­puter op­er­a­tor 32 Math­e­mat­i­cal sub­group­ing

33 One whose job is mur­der 35 “___ all work out”

38 Say over

41 “Adam ___” (Eliot novel) 42 Com­mon cleaner cou­ple 44 Swell chap

45 Humpty Dumpty, fa­mously

48 Hawai­ian porch

49 Card player’s bul­let 50 Vase on a base

51 Diet ad cap­tion

53 “About when” inits.

54 It may be capped or chipped

57 Place for mass peo­ple? 59 Rab­bit-sized ro­dent of South Amer­ica

60 Type of bal­lis­tic mis­sile (Abbr.)

61 ‘70s boo­gie-down spots 63 Im­prove text

64 Cou­ple of edit­ing tasks 71 Highly spiced stew 72 Semi-mod­ern record player

73 Lie form

74 Take on, as mort­gage pay­ments

76 Break of day

77 WMD since ‘52 79 “Madam Sec­re­tary” net­work

82 Like an ac­tive chim­ney sweep

83 Chew the fat

84 Melted caramel, e.g. 85 Daz­zling dis­play

87 Like two Beethoven sym­phonies

88 Muf­fin va­ri­ety

90 Cou­ple of places

94 Celt on the Isle of Man 95 How some travel be­tween con­ti­nents

96 About three

97 Your to-do list

100 A Ve­gas nat­u­ral

102 Place for the first cou­ple 104 Heal for good

105 Ro­man­tic cou­ple’s plans 112 Three gift bear­ers seek­ing Je­sus

113 Words with bend or lend 114 Hand out cards

115 Home for a fal­con

116 Third-gen­er­a­tion Gen­e­sis man

117 Chat­ter on fool­ishly 118 The Old Sod

119 Hag rel­a­tive

120 Too-heavy drinkers 121 Tipped, as a dealer 122 “Mush!” ve­hi­cle

123 Daly and an English river

DOWN

1 Ten­nis player’s con­cern 2 Kinks hit

3 Vik­ing god of war 4 “My fault!” rel­a­tive 5 Con­ces­sion stand drinks 6 Like cor­ner joints in car­pen­try

7 Ex­pres­sions of re­pug­nance

8 One of three in a 1970 war film ti­tle

9 Cut short

10 More in need of re­fin­ing 11 Try an­other color on 12 Scratch a liftoff

13 Ex­pert

14 King of hor­ror

15 Morally pure 16 Tom­my­rot or non­sense 17 Psy­chol­ogy’s soul 18 Mor­tise’s mate 28 Dis­tance let­ters

29 Be overly fond of (with “on”)

34 Dog col­lar at­tach­ment 35 Dot in the At­lantic

36 Fit ___ (be just right) 37 Su­per­boy’s Lang

39 Hit a fly

40 Dash­board dial, briefly 41 Act­ing Kings­ley 43 Goal­post-shaped let­ter 44 ___-Ro­man wrestling 45 Tech­nique-prac­tic­ing piece

46 Comic’s ques­tion

47 Dixie dish

50 Coun­try in a Bea­tles song ti­tle

52 Warm Alpine wind 55 More than chubby 56 U-turn from in­clude 57 Ac­ces­sory

58 Email at­tach­ment, some­times

59 In­dian state

60 “We Can Work ___” 62 Cap­i­tal near the 60th par­al­lel

64 “___ say!” (parental or­der) 65 Charles who wrote the Max­imus po­ems

66 Words after “My coun­try” 67 Car al­low­ing leg-stretch­ing

68 A cer­tain Mid­dle Easterner

69 Word in some U.S. state names

70 High­est coun­try on Earth 75 “I blew that”

77 One mak­ing ground strokes?

78 Showy stoles 79 Time-sig­na­ture go-with 80 Shower-ready

81 An­grily ag­o­nize 83 Coun­try girl? 84 Hand-thrown bombs 86 Type of Bri­tish court 89 Be flex­i­ble again 90 Em­u­lated a he­li­copter 91 “... lived hap­pily ___ after” 92 Ribbed or teased 93 Baby’s parental word 94 Banded meta­mor­phic rock

97 Apexes

98 Bat’s fer­til­izer source 99 Prob­lem for a grain farmer

100 Stealthy fel­low

101 Rel­a­tive on mother’s side 103 Make so, legally

106 Geisha’s or­na­men­tal ac­ces­sory

107 Astro­naut Arm­strong 108 Truth coun­ter­part 109 Laun­dry item

110 Great cloud to be on 111 Leads a horse right

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