WEEKLY CROSS­WORD: First Things First

The Hamilton Spectator - - FUN & GAMES - By Ed Sessa Edited by Rich Nor­ris and Joyce Ni­chols Lewis

Across 1 Un­flap­pa­bil­ity 7 Re­sponds to an alarm 13 Bliss 20 Coun­ter­man? 21 On deck 22 “Rag­ing Bull” fighter 23 Trust builder? 25 Clink 26 Sent mes­sages, be­fore faxes and email 27 Bit of body art 29 Ju­lia of “Leg­ends of the Fall” 30 Meat cut 31 Re­sult of los­ing two points, per­haps 35 Con­vey 38 De­scen­dant of the English Bull­dog 39 Son of Don­ald 40 Shares an email with 43 Pi­geon hangouts 44 Voice of TV’s Fat Al­bert 45 Get on­line shop­ping help, say 47 Sports org. with three ma­jor di­vi­sions 48 Stu­dent of Socrates 49 Hired car 50 TV exec Arledge 51 Tolkien mon­ster 52 Con­cern for gar­den­ers 55 Protest gone bad 56 Piggy 57 Gam­bling game 58 Veers 59 Pound units 61 Ur­ban of coun­try 63 Root­ing area 64 Shot with English 65 Reach by schooner, say 67 Canal through Oneida Lake 69 Half of a record 71 Trap that’s spun 74 Grem­lins, e.g. 75 Wrig­gler on a hook 78 __-Wan Kenobi 79 Some price changes 81 Whoop-de-__: lively par­ties 82 WWII is­sue 83 Suf­fix with Jumbo 84 Glacial ex­panses 86 Night noise 87 Edge along 88 Happy hour spon­sor 89 Kyr­gyzs­tan range 90 Re­frig­er­ant trade name 91 Trou­bles 92 Teacher’s bane, at times 94 Celebrity 95 Like Jack and Jill, ul­ti­mately 98 __ lep­ton: physics par­ti­cle 99 Fiber source 102 The lit­tlest bit 104 Mozart’s “The

Hunt,” for one 109 Ver­ify 110 Col­ored tee,

per­haps 111 Bawled (out) 112 Aflut­ter 113 Hill group 114 Bor­der

main­tain­ers

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1 Time of one’s life 2 Fruit fly or gnat 3 Loser’s ad word 4 Ne­braska city named for a Na­tive Amer­i­can tribe 5 Streak­ers in show­ers 6 With­drawal in 2016 head­lines 7 “Should __ ac­quain­tance ...” 8 FDR pro­gram 9 Gothic nov­el­ist Rad­cliffe 10 Un­der­stand­ing 11 Ox­ford col­lege 12 Clas­sic Fender gui­tar, briefly 13 Golf­ing coun­try­man of Player 14 Unit of heat 15 Diminu­tive two-seater 16 “Pin­ball Wizard” opera 17 Spher­i­cal open­ing? 18 WWII Bri­tish firearm 19 Spot to spot Spot 24 See 25-Across 28 WWII al­liance 31 Was beaten by 32 U-shaped river bend 33 “Oy __!” 34 Monte of Coop­er­stown 35 School­yard ar­gu­ment 36 Itsy-bitsy 37 Any one of the NFL’s top 25 ca­reer scor­ing lead­ers 38 Bit of brag­gado­cio 40 They’re spo­ken in anger 41 Trans­port for Chin­gach­gook 42 Ed­i­tors’ marks 44 Quil­ter’s need 45 Dan­gle 46 Pedal prob­lems 48 Su­batomic par­ti­cle 49 Serv­ing con­ve­nience 52 Flut­ter by like a but­ter­fly 53 Tem­plo Mayor builder 54 Driven to act 60 Tablet buyer, usu­ally 62 “It’s no­body __ busi­ness” 63 Poses 64 Pooh creator 65 Ahmedabad ad­dress 66 Livorno lady friend 67 Hard one to work with 68 P-like let­ters 69 Thick-furred pri­mate 70 Like court tes­ti­mony 72 Virus first iden­ti­fied in Zaire 73 IQ test pioneer 76 Thoughts 77 Ex­tend one’s Self? 80 Pe­tro­leum pro­duced from rock frag­ments 83 Jazz stan­dard that be­came an LSU fight song 85 Hyundai com­pact 86 “No seats” let­ters 87 Per­formed a ball­room dance 90 1984 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Doug 91 The great out­doors 92 Site of an as­cent 93 Play­bill listings 94 60-Down’s info source 95 Cen­tral points 96 In short or­der, in verse 97 Dun­ham of “Girls” 99 Or­nate arch 100 My way 101 __-do-well 103 Band ac­ces­sory 105 Neu­rotic toon pooch 106 Potato source:

Abbr. 107 Pa­per read on the LIRR, per­haps 108 Car­di­nal points, briefly?

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