Uni­ver­sal Cross­word

The Compass - - Puzzles - HAVE A BALL! By Timothy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Roundish hair­styles 6 War­bled

10 Big com­mo­tions

14 Ark mea­sure­ment unit 19 Ex­ten­sive grassy and nearly tree­less plain

20 Sym­bol on a com­puter desk­top

21 Small con­struc­tion block 22 Asi­nine

23 Some­thing lit­tle slug­gers as­pire to play

26 River de­posits 27 In­stal­la­tion in a fancy bath­room

28 Fruit or melon coat 29 Sys­tems for au­dio­philes 31 Congeal, as blood 32 Word with city or child 34 At­tach­ment to rod or bus 35 Throat bug

37 Cleansed and then some 43 Break aw­ful habits 46 Bring joy to

47 Flight­less Aussie bird 48 One of the seven con­ti­nents

50 A cen­tury in let­ters? 51 Re­spect­ful move­ment by a girl

54 Some round ma­chine parts

59 Bore wit­ness

61 Part­ner in mar­riage 62 Very small par­a­sites 63 Give a vil­lain­ous look 64 Adult male deer

66 Ask, as “the ques­tion” 67 Full of spunky en­ergy 68 Fe­male bull­fighter 70 Made money?

73 Hindu gentle­men (var.) 77 Khan’s ti­tle of re­spect 79 Re­quire

80 It’s def­i­nitely not right 84 Bide one’s time

85 Take on, as a role

88 Teacher or pro­fes­sor

90 Ex­tremely heavy bur­den

92 Flip­ping tool in the kitchen

93 WWW ad­dress

94 In ___ of (as a sub­sti­tute for)

95 Abbr. for a large Texas city

98 An­napo­lis naval stu­dent, briefly

99 Group of seven

101 Fac­tor in stor­ing fruits and veg­eta­bles

107 Stuffed with cargo

109 Word of­ten cou­pled with nei­ther

110 Love, French-style

111 Cat scratch de­liv­erer 113 A thumbs-down in­di­cates it

116 Night-prowl­ing fe­line 117 Big-time de­gree

120 “The Cre­ation” com­poser Joseph

122 Cer­tain mil­i­tary shindig 125 De­vel­op­ment places for ba­bies

126 Com­mon kitchen ap­pli­ance

127 Lunchtime, for many 128 Highly ex­cited, to jazz cats

129 Source of a green gem 130 Places for nightly re­tire­ments

131 “Been there, ___ that” 132 Af­fir­ma­tive an­swers

DOWN

1 Char­i­ta­ble hand­outs 2 Do the chicken dance 3 In­dian prince

4 Wife of Len­non 5 Worth­less­ness 6 “Burnt” crayon color 7 Col­lege cam­pus en­vi­ron­ment 8 Egg ___ (Christ­mas drink)

9 Some African an­telopes 10 Notwith­stand­ing or even though

11 “Heav­ens!”

12 Eye with lust 13 Per­for­mances for one 14 “___ for cookie” (grade school les­son)

15 Char­ity quite ac­tive dur­ing Hal­loween

16 Fea­tures of some ink pens

17 “... and ___ the fire” 18 Exam rel­a­tive

24 Fuzzy cloth­ing fluff 25 Ac­tive vol­cano in Italy 30 Tiny groove

33 Part of the Grand Canyon 36 Supplied fresh weapons and ammo to

37 Bumper sticker

38 Wash out with a sol­vent 39 A la ___ (restau­rant phrase)

40 Play­ful aquatic crit­ter 41 Stubby pen­cils

42 Ap­plies with a Q-tip 44 Th­e­saurus name

45 Like the north side of many trees

49 “Is that clear?”

52 Ba­sic be­liefs of a com­mu­nity

53 Pe­riod be­tween birth­days 55 Down­load­able soft­ware pro­gram

56 Weaver’s de­vice 57 Le­blanc’s Arsene 58 “Hal­loween ___: Sea­son of the Witch” (1982 hor­ror movie)

60 Dr. of rap and head­phone fame

65 Rub­bish

67 Not tak­ing it any­more 68 Summed up 69 Rain in Spain

71 Word be­tween sur­names 72 “Bill & ___ Ex­cel­lent Ad­ven­ture”

73 Hindu mis­ters

74 Not fooled in the least 75 Pro shag­ging flies 76 Fur­nace fuel

78 Bon ___

80 “E pluribus unum” lan­guage

81 Short com­po­si­tion for a solo in­stru­ment

82 Makes origami 83 Cafe­te­ria car­ri­ers 85 Lemon at­tach­ment 86 At­lantic food fish 87 Con­clud­ing parts 89 Avoid­ing be­ing in the picture

91 In­gre­di­ent in fer­til­iz­ers and ex­plo­sives

96 “I sus­pected as much!” 97 Ridicule satir­i­cally, as in a mag­a­zine or film

100 Cheap, gaudy and showy 102 Made tough by ha­bit­ual ex­po­sure

103 Vi­olin bow ap­pli­ca­tions 104 Qom lo­cale

105 Lud­lum’s “The ___ Ul­ti­ma­tum”

106 Sugar unit

108 Dis­charge from Bri­tain’s RAF

111 Small fresh­wa­ter fish 112 Turned in af­ter the dead­line

114 Best-liked, in­for­mally 115 Do a banker’s or li­brar­ian’s job

117 Gym sur­faces

118 De­pressed color

119 Places for yo­dels

121 World Cup zero

123 Lov­ing mur­mur

124 Quil­ters’ get-to­gether

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