1 “Ahem!” relative 5 Reporter who with troops
10 Already cut, as lumber 14 Kind of bar that serves Asian delicacies
19 “... and to ___ good night!” 20 Gadget with which to point and click
21 States of feelings
23 Five cans
27 “Shop sode
28 “What a great discovery!” 29 “And while ___ the subject ...”
30 Baby cradle?
31 Lively, agile and active 33 ___ step of the way 34 Causes to be bogged down
35 Entirely, to Caesar 39 Mythical god of war 40 Dusk, to poets of old 41 Hollow center?
43 Two things bought boxes
50 Spooky and uncanny 51 Offhand “Didn’t see you there”
53 The O’Hara estate of erature
54 Et ___ (and others) 55 Furry TV alien
56 “And ___ we go!” 57 Theologian and
63 anger things Rock” you travels or bad singer buy
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71 “This is buster’s shout)
72 Apt name tian
74 Big ___ (MLB great David Ortiz)
75 Aspen hills
78 ___ into (attacks verbally)
79 “... more, ___ merrier!” 82 Common Bartlett’s abbreviation
83 Author Morrison
84 Place for gold or coal 85 Goodbye in France 87 Two things you buy buckets
91 Alternative to premium 93 Paid athlete
94 Varied mixture and that
95 Urban renewal target 96 Academy Award
99 Kind of metabolism 101 Garment for Caesar 103 On leave, for a sailor 104 Word that ends a prayer 105 Deli creation
106 Theater backdrop
111 Four things bought bags
115 A bundle of nerves 116 Participate in a hunger strike
117 Respond crow
118 ___ vera
119 Nay follower
120 Skip town
121 Moisten, as grass
122 Definitely not straight Four things you ___!” to a buy of
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2 Feed the hogs or feed for
3 Derogatory remark drunkard’s remark
4 It’s broken at line
5 Down Under fowl 6 Engine
7 Like some animal tails
8 Exxon before it was Exxon
14 Troubadour’s verse
15 Painful stomach problem 16 Shopper’s attraction 17 Falcon-headed Egyptian deity
18 Hotel relatives
24 Hershey competitor 25 Pearl seeker
26 2 or 3, e.g.
32 “The Raven” poet
33 “... ___ saw Elba”
35 “You got a better ___?” 36 Playwright Coward 37 Gangs protect theirs 38 Japanese kimono sash 39 Feeling sore in one’s muscles
40 Sandy shade
42 Home Depot rival 44 Impressive, airy lobbies
45 “7 Faces of Dr. ___” 46 Peter of Peter, Paul and Mary
47 N.Y. city on the Allegheny River
48 Your to you
49 Like a spider’s web
52 It’s not good to be in way eyebrows brother’s or the finish or God of Latin Elegant cat Tree-lined area Teeny go-with
Grp. that monitors chat-
six-stanza hotel daughter, its 56 Mr. Lincoln, informally 57 Chases off, as gnats 58 Written agreement tween two sovereigns 60 Activity done on two runners
61 Quite ancient
62 Use a word processor 63 A question of identity 64 Oblong yellow fruit (var.) 65 “Argo” film extra
66 Fixed chicken?
67 Savory meat jelly 68 Indian bread 69 Alternative to a clothesline
70 Century divs.
75 How James Bond doesn’t like his martini
76 Cuckoo, south of the border
77 ___-two punch 78 Chauffeured auto 79 Abrupt ending to a pinball game
80 Feature of summer 81 Dollar, in many places be- 84 Postal delivery 85 Shocked and stricken
86 Payable now
88 Less populated
89 Prize ribbon’s top 90 Distinctive styles 92 Breakfast staple
96 Actor Milo
97 Like a new penny 98 Woody thicket
99 Bland or trite
100 Provide laughs for
101 Fancy word for swollen 102 Not just overweight 103 Bible book after John 105 Sun-baked, as desert ground
107 Maryland cialty
108 Rouse to anger
109 Computer desktop post
110 Get some face time with 112 No longer attached 113 Uber alternative
114 ___ and improved horror- seafood spe- sign-
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