Uni­ver­sal Crossword

The Compass - - Puzzles - FINE MA­CHIN­ERY By Ti­mothy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Clark of soap op­eras

7 Kane on TV, and oth­ers

13 Thing tied up in knots

20 Spouts big speeches

21 Do­mes­tic liv­ing arrangement

22 Alarmist? 23 Smooth-driv­ing en­abler

26 Ex­ces­sive, oily flat­tery

27 High­way no-no 28 Gen­tle and pet­table 29 Hems go-with 30 Snake­like fish

32 “... the yel­low brick ___”

34 Put a price on 36 Main­tained or op­er­ated

39 Be a sprinter 41 Pre-eu­romoney 43 Vic­to­ri­ous ges­ture 47 Some pale bev­er­ages

49 Ex­otic fruit 52 Pe­riod of im­ma­tu­rity

55 Slither­ing con­stric­tor

56 Ob­so­lete bi­o­log­i­cal the­ory 60 Cho­co­late bean 61 But­ter­fly’s rel­a­tive 62 Men­tally bal­anced 63 “___ pinch of salt ...” 64 Squir­rel’s trea­sure 65 “Rid­ers to the Sea” author 66 Cru­cial pump 68 Least fat

70 Ten­nis shoe parts 73 Words with “one day”

77 “Eat crow” is one 79 Medieval strings 81 Raise kin

82 ___ vera

85 Chi­nese dy­nasty 87 Hard seed cover 88 Be a brag­gart 89 Or­ches­trated wed­ding

94 Saturn’s wife 95 Earthly shake 96 In­scripted stone pil­lar

97 Edit­ing re­jec­tion mark

98 Be­come bad, as milk 100Avail­able for busi­ness 102Cu­ri­ous Ge­orge cre­ators

104Sleep clinic study let­ters 105Pris­tine 108Ben­jamin Dis­raeli was one 111Sam­ple check word 113Visi­tors to a manger 116Criss­cross pat­tern 118Stop for a bit 120Anatom­i­cal backs 124MIT teaches it 128“Ner­vous” wor­ry­warts 129Fa­mous pup­peteer Edgar 130McCarthy’s so­cial­ist tar­get, slangily 131Cold War lull 132“Brian’s Song” VIP 133Ini­tial stages

DOWN

1 Ex­tinct os­trich kin 2 Jack-in-the-pul­pit fam­ily

3 ___-tat

4 Put in re­serve 5 Dress fin­isher? 6 Happy ___ clam 7 Spurt out

8 Hap­pen again 9 Show opener 10 Ni­chol­son film ti­tle word

11 Turk­ish lord 12 Trans­mit­ted

13 “___ Mia!” 14 An­i­mated mer­maid 15 Corps. rel­a­tives 16 Can­non­balls along 17 Home to Hong Kong

18 Kitty mur­mur 19 North and west end­ings

24 From Florence 25 Ge­or­gia city 31 Cer­tain holy man 33 Mi­nor dent 35 Oph­thal­mol­o­gist’s con­cern

36 Imp

37 Camel cousin 38 Con­verted lib­eral 40 War op­po­nent 42 Some deer 44 Foot­note abbr. 45 “Nice!” or “sweet!” 46 Grandma’s nick­name

48 More like a troll 50 Don’s body­guards 51 Ex­pen­di­tures 53 Myth­i­cal lover of Dido

54 Like peren­nial all­stars

57 Im­proved, as mus­cles 58 Var­nish resin 59 With mul­ti­col­ored skin

65 Curly or Larry 67 Jewish leader 69 Fret­ted in­stru­ment 71 Cash for many 72 Time in the mil­i­tary 74 More ridicu­lous 75 It may be pulled or strained

76 Hold in honor 78 ROY G. BIV, fa­mously

80 Young ver­sion of 30-Across

82 Fa­mous ___ of cook­ies

83 Arc­tic Euro­pean 84 Es­ti­mat­ing words 86 Slimy stuff

90 “___ never work!” 91 Re­lease

92 Big roll

93 “So Sick” singer 99 Tapered frozen hanger 101Table linens and such

103Type of col­li­sion 106Snowy bird 107Roll out of bed 109Roam 110Cer­tain Win­ter Olympian 112School hous­ing 113Fix socks 114Sailor’s head­ing 115Hanukkah gift 117Hair gel smidgens 119Of­fenses against God 121Win­ter coat­ing 122Fit of tem­per 123Adds cake can­dles 125Can ma­te­rial, some­times 126Ru­ral sight 127Earth-friendly pre­fix

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