Univer­sal Crossword

The Southern Gazette - - PUZZLES - HAVE A BALL! By Ti­mothy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Roundish hair­styles 6 War­bled 10 Big com­mo­tions 14 Ark mea­sure­ment unit 19 Ex­ten­sive grassy and nearly tree­less plain 20 Sym­bol on a com­puter desktop 21 Small con­struc­tion block 22 Asi­nine 23 Some­thing lit­tle slug­gers as­pire to play 26 River de­posits 27 In­stal­la­tion in a fancy bath­room 28 Fruit or melon coat 29 Sys­tems for au­dio­philes 31 Congeal, as blood 32 Word with city or child 34 At­tach­ment to rod or bus 35 Throat bug 37 Cleansed and then some 43 Break aw­ful habits 46 Bring joy to 47 Flight­less Aussie bird 48 One of the seven con­ti­nents 50 A cen­tury in let­ters? 51 Re­spect­ful move­ment by a girl 54 Some round ma­chine parts 59 Bore wit­ness 61 Part­ner in mar­riage 62 Very small par­a­sites 63 Give a vil­lain­ous look 64 Adult male deer 66 Ask, as “the ques­tion” 67 Full of spunky en­ergy 68 Fe­male bull­fighter 70 Made money? 73 Hindu gen­tle­men (var.) 77 Khan’s ti­tle of re­spect 79 Re­quire 80 It’s def­i­nitely not right 84 Bide one’s time 85 Take on, as a role 88 Teacher or pro­fes­sor 90 Ex­tremely heavy bur­den 92 Flip­ping tool in the kitchen 93 WWW ad­dress 94 In ___ of (as a sub­sti­tute for) 95 Abbr. for a large Texas city 98 An­napo­lis naval stu­dent, briefly 99 Group of seven 101 Fac­tor in stor­ing fruits and veg­eta­bles 107 Stuffed with cargo 109 Word of­ten cou­pled with nei­ther 110 Love, French-style 111 Cat scratch de­liv­erer 113 A thumbs-down in­di­cates it 116 Night-prowl­ing fe­line 117 Big-time de­gree 120 “The Cre­ation” com­poser Joseph 122 Cer­tain mil­i­tary shindig 125 Devel­op­ment places for ba­bies 126 Com­mon kitchen ap­pli­ance 127 Lunchtime, for many 128 Highly ex­cited, to jazz cats 129 Source of a green gem 130 Places for nightly re­tire­ments 131 “Been there, ___ that” 132 Af­fir­ma­tive an­swers

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1 Char­i­ta­ble hand­outs 2 Do the chicken dance 3 In­dian prince 4 Wife of Len­non 5 Worth­less­ness 6 “Burnt” crayon color 7 Col­lege cam­pus en­v­i­ron- ment 8 Egg ___ (Christ­mas drink) 9 Some African an­telopes 10 Notwith­stand­ing or even though 11 “Heav­ens!” 12 Eye with lust 13 Per­for­mances for one 14 “___ for cookie” (grade school les­son) 15 Char­ity quite ac­tive dur­ing Hal­loween 16 Fea­tures of some ink pens 17 “... and ___ the fire” 18 Exam rel­a­tive 24 Fuzzy cloth­ing fluff 25 Ac­tive vol­cano in Italy 30 Tiny groove 33 Part of the Grand Canyon 36 Sup­plied fresh weapons and ammo to 37 Bumper sticker 38 Wash out with a sol­vent 39 A la ___ (restau­rant phrase) 40 Play­ful aquatic crit­ter 41 Stubby pen­cils 42 Ap­plies with a Q-tip 44 Th­e­saurus name 45 Like the north side of many trees 49 “Is that clear?” 52 Ba­sic be­liefs of a com­mu­nity 53 Pe­riod be­tween birth­days 55 Down­load­able soft­ware pro­gram 56 Weaver’s de­vice 57 Leblanc’s Arsene 58 “Hal­loween ___: Sea­son of the Witch” (1982 hor­ror movie) 60 Dr. of rap and head­phone fame 65 Rub­bish 67 Not tak­ing it any­more 68 Summed up 69 Rain in Spain 71 Word be­tween sur­names 72 “Bill & ___ Ex­cel­lent Ad­ven­ture” 73 Hindu mis­ters 74 Not fooled in the least 75 Pro shag­ging flies 76 Fur­nace fuel 78 Bon ___ 80 “E pluribus unum” lan­guage 81 Short com­po­si­tion for a solo in­stru­ment 82 Makes origami 83 Cafe­te­ria car­ri­ers 85 Lemon at­tach­ment 86 At­lantic food fish 87 Con­clud­ing parts 89 Avoid­ing be­ing in the pic­ture 91 In­gre­di­ent in fer­til­iz­ers and ex­plo­sives 96 “I sus­pected as much!” 97 Ridicule satir­i­cally, as in a mag­a­zine or film 100 Cheap, gaudy and showy 102 Made tough by ha­bit­ual ex­po­sure 103 Vi­o­lin bow ap­pli­ca­tions 104 Qom lo­cale 105 Lud­lum’s “The ___ Ul­ti­ma­tum” 106 Sugar unit 108 Dis­charge from Bri­tain’s RAF 111 Small fresh­wa­ter fish 112 Turned in af­ter the dead­line 114 Best-liked, in­for­mally 115 Do a banker’s or li­brar­ian’s job 117 Gym sur­faces 118 De­pressed color 119 Places for yo­dels 121 World Cup zero 123 Lov­ing mur­mur 124 Quilters’ get-to­gether

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