UNI­VER­SAL CROSS­WORD

The Compass - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1 Some rulers of the past 6 Night twin­kler 10 Fires or ousts 15 Com­ply with 19 Ear part 20 Hawai­ian tu­ber 21 Be­yond the fringe 22 Be a drifter 23 Agassi of ten­nis fame 24 Bone-dry, as a desert 25 Heir­loom lo­ca­tion 26 “Fol­low me!” 27 Waste­ful project 29 Old Greek pen­nies 31 Short or­der, for short 32 Math­e­mat­ics ra­tio 33 Do al­ter­na­tive 34 Whistle­blow­ers, essen­tially 37 Ex­otic jelly fla­vor 39 New Or­leans foot­baller 41 Pesky in­sects 42 Some sa­lon jobs 43 Turn­ing part­ner, in sleep­less­ness 46 Nick­els and dimes 48 As­sail 49 Or­ange-yel­low earthy hue 50 7 Up al­ter­na­tive 52 ___ cum laude 53 Type of ear­ring 54 Wheez­ing chest sounds 55 De­bate po­si­tion 56 Bar­ber­shop sound 60 It may be over­head 61 Ali Baba’s 40 64 “Have a great cruise!” 66 “So, ___ been think­ing ...” 67 Re­coiled in pain 68 Per­sona non grata 69 B&B, of­ten 70 Black­balled in protest 72 Door­frame parts 73 French wine 74 Rid­ing the waves 75 Base­ball Hall of Famer Wil­liams 76 Mark over the “n” in “senor” 77 ___ out (ap­por­tion) 78 Ger­man wine val­ley 80 Dodges 82 With “fire,” a car­ni­val per­former 83 Mus­burger of sportscast­ing 84 Butler of “Grace Un­der Fire” 85 They work the earth 87 Show­ing dis­ap­proval of one’s per­for­mance 89 Pun­jabi princess 90 Rus­sian spirit? 91 Non-earth­ling 92 Big name in small planes 94 Swelling re­ducer 95 The Ex­plorer of kids’ TV 99 Hodges or Ger­ard 100 In­un­dated with wa­ter 102 It has a novel way of keep­ing your place 105 Far from be­ing a 39-Across 107 Bit of high jinks 109 ___ po­drida (spicy stew) 110 White ta­ble wine 111 Su­per­mar­ket downer 112 Court fig­ure 113 Stalk in a swamp 114 Lab tube 115 “Roots,” e.g. 116 Bess’ love 117 Type of large bag 118 Metro sta­tion en­trance

DOWN

1 Picket line crossers 2 Viet­nam’s cap­i­tal 3 Off ___ (in­ter­mit­tently) 4 Like a horse with a bit and straps 5 Flex­i­ble Flyer 6 Open-house prepa­ra­tions 7 Fir­ing-range ob­ject 8 Hard outer cov­er­ing of a seed 9 Bull-rid­ing event 10 ___ con­stric­tor 11 Cur­rent providers? 12 Frol­ick­ing an­i­mals 13 Va­ca­tion ex­cur­sions 14 The Amish, e.g. 15 “Lord of the Rings” mon­ster 16 Pompous speech 17 Come about 18 Med­dle man­agers? 28 Fa­ther of Balder 30 Dis­crim­i­na­tory prac­tice against se­niors (var.) 35 Com­pletes a merger 36 Points at a din­ner ta­ble 38 Ap­pre­hen­sive 40 Bas­ket­ball filler 42 Dis­missal, as from an of­fice 43 Sam­sung com­peti­tor 44 6x9-inch book sizes 45 In­som­niac’s goal 46 Wanted badly 47 Lu­bri­cated, in a way 48 Glen ___, Mary­land 51 Be ear­lier 52 Wore 57 Un­so­phis­ti­ca­tion 58 Py­rotech­ni­cian’s de­vice 59 Au­thors 61 Wee hour 62 Bat­ting 63 Key con­cept in crim­i­nal law 64 “Smokey and the ___” 65 Ex­pres­sions of un­der­stand­ing 68 South­west worker 71 Clas­sic Sissy Spacek thriller 72 Like some nan­nies 76 Moun­tain pools 77 Clumsy or in­ept 79 Auburn hair dye 81 Mil­i­tary lockup 82 Big game for a hunter 83 In a rage 84 Crit­i­ciz­ing 86 Foot­note word 87 Rolls with holes 88 John’s “Grease” co-star 89 Any per­son tak­ing five 90 Shrink­ing flower? 92 Bel ___ (op­er­atic style) 93 Can­cel, as a space­flight 96 Rel­a­tive of a gi­raffe 97 Party hearty 98 Rocky moun­tain ridge 101 Mud dauber, e.g. 103 But­ter al­ter­na­tive 104 Nile snakes 106 Grassy pas­ture 108 Co­quet­tish

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