NEW YORK TIMES CROSS­WORD

Chicago Sun-Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - COURT JESTERS| BY TI­MOTHY POLIN| EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ

ACROSS

1 Make less dan­ger­ous, in a way 7 Sleep-lab study 12 Some school edicts 16 Small in­ven­tion 19 Ea­gle con­stel­la­tion 20 Sig­na­ture Michael Jack­son wear 21 Run­way model? 23 Fly swat­ter? 25 “It seems to me …” 26 At­tack or­der 27 Ra­tio­nale 28 Trickle 30 “The Good Wife” fig­ures: Abbr. 31 Con­fer 34 Drool from both sides of the mouth? 38 Screams bloody mur­der 40 Brought up 41 Nar­row lead in base­ball 42 Quaker of note? 45 In base 8 47 Sound near a spit­toon 50 Brood­ing mu­sic genre 51 Tip of an épée? 53 Sci-fi film with a 2010 se­quel 54 Brings in 56 Palin­dromic girl 57 “58 Busted timer? 60 Il­licit sum 62 An­der­son of “WKRP” 64 His­toric siege site 65 Leg­endary siege site 66 Desi Ar­naz? 70 Un­steady gait 74 Cut­ting edge 76 Karaoke-bar sight 77 Key of Brahms’s Sym­phony No. 4 79 Win­ning an Os­car for “Norma Rae”? 81 One of the Ga­bor sis­ters 84 Prompt 85 Ac­tress Thomas 87 Re­clined 88 Acro­phobe’s term for a route through the moun­tains? 90 En­cour­ag­ing word 91 Fire place? 92 At­tended 93 Soothes 94 One of the Fu­ries 97 Asian ter­ri­tory in Risk 99 Round af­ter the quar­ters 101 Lament from an un­lucky shrimper? 105 Devo­tee 108 Fall­out from the 2000 elec­tion? 109 “My bad!” 110 Put off 112 Short flight 114 Nougaty treats 116 Writ­ing “30 and sin­gle” when it’s re­ally “50 and mar­ried,” e.g.? 120 Re­duces to smithereens 121 Cropped up 122 Cana­dian smacker 123 Morn­ing con­den­sate 124 Chichi 125 Cantina ap­pe­tiz­ers 126 Go through

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1 Ap­plies gin­gerly 2 Out­fit 3 World Her­itage Site in the An­des 4 Oft-mar­ried Tay­lor 5 Keg con­tents 6 Archer’s bat­tle weapon 7 For­ever 8 Like lum­ber­jack jack­ets 9 O.K. 10 Time for last­minute plan­ning 11 Oxy­gen-de­pen­dent bac­terium 12 Card-ta­ble cloth 13 Not fully in­de­pen­dent 14 Piece corps, briefly? 15 Al­most dis­lo­cate 16 Vi­o­la­tion of Yom Kip­pur? 17 Bat­ting .200, maybe 18 Queen ____ (pop-mu­sic nick­name) 22 Don’t bother 24 Give a tongue­lash­ing 29 Vet­eran 32 A ques­tion of time 33 Is un­ac­cept­able 35 Vir­tual ad­dress 36 Père d’un prince 37 1961 space chimp 39 Im­pro­vise, in a way 42 Iso­lated 43 Echolo­ca­tor 44 Softly 46 “Three Billy Goats Gruff” vil­lain 48 Smash up 49 “You win!” 52 Sta­bi­lizer of a ship’s com­pass 53 “Use your head!” 54 CD-____ 55 Ground-beef con­tam­i­nant 58 Mo­bile-home res­i­dent? 59 Rio Grande city 61 “Down­ton Abbey” daugh­ter 63 “Jeez!” 67 Flum­mox 68 De jure 69 Show­room mod­els 71 Res­i­dents of 3-Down 72 Track­pad al­ter­na­tive 73 Lean on 75 As­tral lion 78 Achieve suc­cess 79 Rug dealer’s spe­cial? 80 Pre­pares for a Mr. Uni­verse com­pe­ti­tion, say 82 “____ the day!” (cry re­peated in Shake­speare) 83 Set­tled the score 85 Ghostly sound 86 Ap­por­tion 88 Say, “When I met the Dalai Lama last year,” say 89 “Qué ____?” 91 Sugar 92 Goth-look­ing, in a way 95 It’s hard to get across 96 Morsel 98 1994 bomb based on an “S.N.L.” char­ac­ter 100 Some­thing to boost 102 Bridge whiz 103 Dom­i­neer­ing 104 Ac­tress Thomp­son of “Creed” 106 River along Avi­gnon 107 “Wanna play?” 111 Anti bod­ies? 113 Pe­ti­tioned 114 Whacked 115 Kind of dye 117 The De­pres­sion, for one 118 Smoked deli pur­chase 119 Popin­jay

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