Univer­sal Cross­word

The Compass - - Puzzles - SPELL­ING BEE By Ti­mothy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Em­bargo

4 Some farm young ‘uns 9 Im­mersed in

13 Ap­ple va­ri­ety or fancy party

17 ___-Wan Kenobi 18 Culi­nary afi­cionado 19 Ci­tadel stu­dent

21 Soon, to a bard

22 “OK class, ‘on’ words, go!” 26 Things de­rived from con­struc­tion pa­per

27 An­tique auto or English county

28 Lit­tle “I think I can, I think I can” ut­terer

29 Old anes­thetic

30 Cae­sar’s worst day

31 Box of­fice take

33 Some Greek con­so­nants 36 Myth­i­cal one who flew too near the sun

39 Ex­pen­sive cracker spread 43 Hopi In­dian doll

46 “OK class, ‘ar’ words, go!” 48 Aria, e.g.

49 Bring up the rear

51 Arm bone

52 Parts of sen­tences

53 It gets belted 55 Al­mond-col­ored

56 Clinker of a fire­cracker 57 Lotto win­ner’s op­tion 58 Repub­lic that gained au­ton­omy in 1962

60 Fre­quently, in old po­etry 62 ___ moss

64 “OK class, ‘an’ words, go!” 72 Mu­si­cal com­po­si­tion con­cern­ing ru­ral life

73 By­gone flight­less bird of New Zealand

74 Change or al­ter

75 “... and make it ___” (“Hurry up!”)

79 Nest egg acct.

82 “___ known then what ...” 84 Goat­like Asian mam­mal 85 Itty-bitty bits

86 Visa al­ter­na­tive, briefly 87 Trib­u­tary of the Rhone 89 Penny

90 “OK class, ‘et’ words, go!” 93 Num­bers game for gam­blers

95 ___ gin fizz

96 “Messiah” com­poser 97 Two words be­fore many words?

98 Place in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der

99 De­fib­ril­la­tor op­er­a­tors, for short

102 Huge wall pic­ture

107 More like cus­tard, in a way 111 “Be that as ___ ...”

113 Not just anger

115 “OK class, ‘in’ words, go!” 119 Ver­bal exam

120 Domingo start

121 Tabby’s coun­ter­part 122 In­ven­tor Whit­ney

123 Quick let­ter

124 Sgt. and cpl., e.g.

125 Colorado ski re­sort

126 Frac­tional mon­e­tary unit of Ja­pan 1 Ball game played on lawns 2 Circa

3 Beethoven’s “Choral” Sym­phony

4 Hel­vetica, for one

5 ___ and aahs

6 Fuss, in a Shake­speare ti­tle 7 Like com­po­si­tion pa­per 8 Sight, for ex­am­ple

9 Fa­cial out­break

10 Chico or Karl

11 Com­mon al­tar phrase 12 Comfy room in the house 13 China’s ___ of Four 14 Pre­fix with bac­te­rial or freeze

15 “Crazy” bird

16 “Green Gables” girl

18 July hol­i­day (with “the”) 20 Dan­ger­ous African fly 23 Fe­male that romps in the woods

24 Al­ter­na­tive ver­sion of the mu­sic

25 “___ mo­ment” 30 Bar­tender on “The Love Boat”

31 Older rel­a­tive 32 Sur­round­ing, in­vis­i­ble sen­sa­tion

34 Islet

35 Far from pre­pared 37 Gunky, icky stuff

38 Org. co­founded by Jane Ad­dams

39 Snakes, to mon­gooses 40 Roundish hair­style 41 For­bid­den per­fume?

42 At one time, at one time 43 Aussie “bear”

44 Ad­just, as a car’s wheels 45 Trig func­tion

46 Poker player’s strategem 47 On­line game char­ac­ters 48 Q-Tip, e.g.

50 A way to dewrin­kle 54 Walk point­lessly or te­diously

57 Mama’s mate

59 “500” race

61 Scot­tish cap

63 Sur­round or en­cir­cle 65 Sus­te­nance or nourishment

66 Like a pitcher’s per­fect game

67 “Ser­pico” au­thor Peter 68 Fe­male mem­ber of the fam­ily

69 Harder to find

70 Lack of mus­cle tone 71 Col­or­ful sala­man­der 75 They’re all in the fam­ily 76 The Christ­mas sea­son 77 Pre­fix mean­ing “quin­til­lionth”

78 Book part

80 Abbr. af­ter many an el­derly gen­eral’s name

81 Bridge toll unit

83 Salami joints

86 Not com­pletely shut, as a door

88 Aliens, for short

91 Rose stem pro­jec­tions 92 Resin used in var­nish 94 Small bird with blue wings 98 Whale smaller than the fin­back

100 Ray un­der wa­ter

101 Proofers’ catches

103 Tall cof­fee holder

104 Eval­u­ates

105 Quick, sure-footed and cat­like

106 Man in­terred in Red

Square

107 Black, in po­etry

108 Copter’s fore­run­ner 109 Buzzing pest

110 Do­ing noth­ing

111 Dis­ap­pear ___ thin air 112 Some box­ing match en­ders

113 “___ bit­ten, twice shy” 114 “Give ___ ex­am­ple” (group re­quest)

116 Sum­mer cooler

117 Let­ters af­ter some busi­ness names

118 Mis­chievous one

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