Uni­ver­sal Crossword

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - PUZZLES - UNITED STATES By Ti­mothy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Clas­sic Hal­loween song, “Mon­ster ___”

5 Dad’s brother, to you 10 Hang­ing on one’s ev­ery word

14 Se­verely need­ing re­fine­ment

19 Com­mon singing range for women

20 Starter TV episode 21 Home of Adam and Eve 22 Pre­fix mean­ing “sun” 23 They pre­cede rais­ing a fam­ily, of­ten

27 Eas­ily of­fended or ten­der 28 Miner’s exit

29 Black­berry drupe

30 A sex

31 Group not do­ing cler­i­cal work?

32 Cracker top­pings for the well-heeled

33 Seance vis­i­tor, sup­pos­edly

37 Text at­tach­ments, some­times

38 Rel­a­tives

39 Small crown

41 An­i­mated wolf movie of 2010

48 “I knew it all ___!” 49 Nim­ble and quick 51 Oft-climbed thing 52 Leather­work­ing punch­ing tools

53 Cou­ple thou­sand pounds 54 Habi­ta­tion of some wild an­i­mals

55 One swinging for the fences

57 Ac­quire through hard work

58 Un­re­lent­ing, as a lec­ture 60 “Beloved” writer Mor­ri­son

61 Bal­let handrail

62 What nosy peo­ple are? 69 Left the bed

70 Car­maker no more 71 Nymph of river and lakes, in Greek myth

72 Dryer trap catch­ings 73 Light-minded pur­suit? 76 Skirt cov­er­ing much 77 Bard’s be­fore 80 ___-to-or­der

81 Coun­try singer Mc­Coy 82 ___ carotene

83 One of two train berths 85 Like a pleas­antly brief speech

89 Re­mov­ing suds

91 Don­key rel­a­tive

92 On a naval mis­sion 93 Uses salt in win­ter

94 Like some lib­er­ties or wars

97 Place for a slug­ger to walk to

99 Long foot­ball pass tra­jec­to­ries

101 Large en­ve­lope type 102 Sword part

103 Numbers of­ten found in paren­the­ses

108 Take ad­van­tage of one part while re­ject­ing the rest 111 More gen­uine and hon­est 112 Palin­dromic ad­dress with a let­ter miss­ing

113 Any group of eight 114 Fails to be

115 Mambo King Puente and a Jack­son

116 Es­cape in the sea?

117 Milk by-prod­ucts

118 “Is-so” link

DOWN

1 Sh­effield rain slick­ers 2 Cos­metic emol­lient 3 Ren­der sense­less

4 ___ d’oeu­vres

5 Like Al­bany’s po­si­tion in New York

6 Nero’s zero

7 Novelist Barker or

Cus­sler

8 It’s not quite a full run 9 Sev­enth Greek let­ter 10 Em­u­lat­ing scar­let? 11 Give en­try to

12 Like many Irish bogs 13 Nitro rel­a­tive

14 Amer­i­can of Mex­i­can de­scent

15 Send in a pay­ment 16 With no es­cort 17 Air-filled cav­ity of the skull

18 Edamame beans, e.g. 24 Comic’s as­set 25 Anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion org. 26 Speed­ier or quicker 31 Easter flower

33 “Shoo!”

34 Eques­trian sport 35 Pumped item

36 Howard the “Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment” nar­ra­tor

37 Wife VI for Henry VIII 38 Foot­ball in­jury site, of­ten 40 Ro­manov roy­als

42 Story top­ping the oth­ers 43 Class for cre­ative high school­ers

44 Roam, raid and plun­der 45 Pitch­ers used as tro­phies 46 Harsh-light­ing re­sult 47 What may come be­fore “your re­quest” 50 Air-fresh­ener scent 54 Money of Ro­ma­nia 55 Stocks’ part­ner

56 “No ifs, ___ or buts” 58 Mem­ber of the fam­ily 59 Grounded digit? 60 Type of pow­der

61 Rep­tile with quite a squeeze

62 Pre­vents hys­te­ria 63 Bathsheba’s hus­band 64 Repet­i­tive mu­si­cal piece 65 Mud­dies, as the wa­ter 66 Apart­ment, to a land­lord 67 Pitch­ing scout’s gun 68 East­most fig­ure on a sun­dial

73 How the mar­ble in­staller liked his ba­con served? 74 Sig­na­ture things? 75 Mi­nus­cule amount 76 Pre­fix with “phys­i­cal” 77 Grand in scope 78 Descartes or Lalique 79 Work done by forces of dynes

82 Round root veg­etable 83 In­ter­na­tional Paris-based org.

84 Tri­dent-shaped let­ter or in­fla­tion letters

86 They give you fits 87 Ex­treme mil­i­tary ex­er­cise 88 Ger­man in­dus­trial city 90 Ne­ces­si­ties for en­ter­ing some clubs

94 It’s in the Bay of Naples 95 Any­one’s two cents 96 Cer­tain song­bird

97 Some Greek cheeses 98 Big name in toy man­u­fac­tur­ing

99 Rugged moun­tain crest 100 Eas­i­est way to set­tle a debt

101 Dil­lon in “Gun­smoke” 103 En­emy leader?

104 Fi­nal no­tice?

105 Short run

106 Vol­cano in Si­cily

107 Stone paving block 109 “Bon” or “mon” trailer 110 ___ Jones In­dus­trial Av­er­age

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