WEEKLY CROSSWORD: Marked Down

The Hamilton Spectator - - Fun & Games - By Mark McClain Edited by Rich Nor­ris and Joyce Ni­chols Lewis

Across

1 Ar­chae­ol­o­gist's find 5 “Fire” crawlers 9 Car­toon ex­plo­sion word 13 Trick­ster 18 Where the iris is 19 Coun­try dance 20 Ger­man cam­era 21 Tri­lat­eral trade deal 22 Silo in a ru­ral val­ley? 24 Al­le­gro __: very fast, in scores 25 Like some stat­ues at night 26 Sur­rounded 27 A+ for a strug­gling stu­dent? 29 Op­pos­ing teams 30 __ chin 31 Like a sudoku solution 32 Al­ler­gic re­ac­tion 35 “A Writer's Life” writer 37 What a red hand­set icon may end 38 Ought to 40 Hu­mon­gous 41 Neat places to get beers? 46 Night­mare? 48 Au­then­tic­ity on the street 49 Pound or stone 50 Bier chiller 51 Po­lice dept. rank 52 Place for an updo 54 An­cient tem­ple com­plex 56 Grab the tab 59 Alma mater of Clin­ton and Ford, briefly 61 Ma­rina sights 62 Terse Supreme Court de­ci­sion for lions? 65 House Speaker be­fore Pelosi 68 Ac­tress O'Hara 69 Po­si­tion pa­per, e.g.

73 Many have pins at one end 74 Kunta in “Roots” 75 Pre­fix with war­rior 77 An­i­ma­tion letters 78 In a trice 79 Rides the bench 80 Chal­lenge from an ex-pres­i­dent? 83 South­ern tav­ern ac­cents? 86 Texas' __ Duro Canyon 88 Grimm girl 89 Tied 90 Afghans' neigh­bors 92 In­spected prior to a job 93 Bel­lamy's sis­ter on “The 100” 97 Un­der­world fig­ure 98 Mil­i­tary sch. 100 Wall Street bear? 102 How Al­bee's “The Zoo Story” is writ­ten 106 Gram­mat­i­cal sep­a­ra­tor 107 Sen­a­tor Hatch 108 Clas­sic au­dio­phile's equipment, and a hint to eight long puzzle an­swers 109 Adrien of cos­met­ics 110 Mis­lead­ing move 111 Greet­ing from Ker­mit 112 Mar­ginal mark 113 Good __: en­joy­able books 114 Fic­tional nav­i­ga­tor Phileas 115 Ne­go­ti­a­tion ob­sta­cles 116 Note re­cip­i­ent, at times

Down

1 Ar­ro­gance, in slang 2 Range fea­ture 3 Sporty Spice, fa­mil­iarly 4 Cause of a walk 5 Came up 6 Most re­cently made 7 Ag­gra­vated, with “off” 8 Cam­era ini­tials 9 “Take care!” 10 “Hun­gar­ian Rhap­sodies” com­poser 11 Palm tree berry 12 Most of Italy, to 14-Down res­i­dents 13 Warm and cozy 14 See 12-Down 15 Com­pany with a quack­ing mas­cot 16 Crete peak: Abbr. 17 Pi __, “Life of Pi” hero 20 Least plau­si­ble 23 In­el­i­gi­ble for kid­die rides 27 Bass et al. 28 Miner's find 30 Dig­ger's find 32 Strength 33 Group in a loft 34 Casino, to gam­blers 36 Gamer's game face 37 City near Le Havre 39 MASH staff 41 Nod off 42 Pops, as a bub­ble 43 Last Stu­art queen 44 Ira­nian dough 45 NYSE list­ings 47 54-Across' land 48 Mis­souri sen­a­tor McCaskill 52 Most squad cars 53 Alaskan na­tive 54 Stout con­tainer 55 US Open sta­dium name­sake 57 Make it to 58 Un­named per­sons 60 Caps 61 Ground cover plant also called peri­win­kle 63 Hes­i­tant sounds 64 Nike ri­val 65 Pad­lock hard­ware 66 Matty with a .307 life­time bat­ting av­er­age 67 Un­kempt sort 70 Skedad­dles 71 Match 72 In­vestor's con­cern 74 Fir­ing de­vice 76 Tex­ter's “Holy cow!” 79 Re­ally quit 80 “Cho­co­lat” co-star 81 Mys­ti­cal se­crets 82 Lost driver's dis­ap­point­ments 84 Ex­poses 85 In­tensely sup­port­ive 86 Un­mis­tak­able 87 Cracked a bit 90 Seal­ing, as a pack­age 91 Don Quixote's squire __ Panza 93 Grumpy Mup­pet 94 Task list en­try 95 Buc­ca­neers' home 96 Dan­ger­ous com­pan­ion? 97 Thyme bit 99 Pa­cific salmon 101 Nabisco bite 102 “With ya so far” 103 Tom­mie of the 1969 Mir­a­cle Mets 104 Bi­o­log­i­cal unit 105 Not kosher 108 Role in “Evita”

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