To­tally Q-less

NOTE: I made a puz­zle last Jan­uary that was chock-full of Q’s, so here’s one in which they’re “con­spic­u­ously ab­sent.”

Los Angeles Times - - The Guide - By Merl Rea­gle

ACROSS

1 King’s place 7 Goya sub­ject 11 “Think of it!” 18 “Care­free” star 20 Ad of a sort 22 Roustabout, e.g. 23 Pub­lic­ity photo from the film “Tomb­stone”? 25 Dis­perse 26 Shorter mo. 27 Outdo 28 Yale stu­dents 30 Pres­sure pre­ceder 31 Bas­ket? 40 Sol­i­dar­ity guy 41 Ok­i­nawan port 42 Burly Burl 43 Nabokov novel 44 Do a min­ing job 47 D.C. fundraiser 48 Strap 49 Whirled 50 With 82 Across, one way to de­scribe a home run derby? 56 Ara­bia’s Gulf of ___ 57 In­jured 58 Crit­i­cizes, slangily 59 Ques­tion­naire an­swers 60 Roast holder 61 Ex-Laker out­lined on the NBA logo 62 Win­dow fea­ture 63 What he is 65 Warn­ing on a Tim the Tool Man drill? 71 Like Chee­rios 72 Com­petes 73 Nurse Jackie por­trayer 74 Make the ef­fort 76 Deep sleep 79 VMI pro­gram 80 It rests on the vi­o­lin 81 Citi Field re­placed it 82 See 50 Across 87 Red in­side 88 1985 U.S. Open win­ner Man­d­likova 89 Joke 90 “Toy Story 3” voice 91 “___ your dime” 92 D.A. in “The Dark Knight” who be­comes Two-Face, Har­vey ___ 93 Come (from) 95 Raced 97 Re­act­ing to your first jog in 10 years? 103 St. crosser 104 Wood strip 105 ___ Paulo 106 Dead bat­tery ... who ya gonna call? 108 In party mode 112 What they called Shake­speare af­ter that re­ally bad hair­cut? 117 Shunned 118 Nosy one 119 “___ be seen again” 120 Signs you un­furl 121 De­creases 122 Do an usher’s job

DOWN

1 Gag an­swer to “Why are birds so noisy”? 2 So far 3 In­fec­tion type 4 Make lace 5 English ___ 6 Provoca­tive, in a way 7 Speed abbr. 8 Ev­ery­day verb 9 Mr. Pulitzer 10 Flyer’s first name 11 They, in Paris 12 1990s dance craze 13 Early cal­cu­la­tor 14 Rose 15 NYC sub­way 16 Born 17 Speak out of turn, e.g. 19 Ten­nyson’s Ar­den 21 Con­nected to the ear 24 Toll rd. 29 They schuss to be happy 32 Ac­tress Page of “Juno” 33 D.C. PBS sta­tion that pro­duces Jim Lehrer’s “New­sHour” 34 Pass (a law) 35 Pool hall de­vice 36 “Stop the World — I Want To Get Off” girl 37 Half a 1960s four­some 38 Draw out 39 Ad­mi­ral and gen­eral, e.g. 44 Buy things 45 Staff notes 46 Muse with a lyre 47 Hair­lines? 48 E-mail but­ton 49 Fine 51 Ma­jor U.S. farm ex­port 52 Bold, saucy girl 53 Neigh­bor of SoHo 54 Cor­ri­dors 55 “Gen­er­a­tion of Vipers” author Philip 61 Pooped 62 Bash, bib­li­cally 63 Bat­tle­field shout 64 Quick as ___ 66 Bond be­fore Dal­ton 67 City in cen­tral Por­tu­gal 68 Drew Bar­ry­more went through it at 13 69 His­tor­i­cal Allen 70 Rub­bish 75 Ti­betans own them 76 Font flour­ish 77 Egg-shaped 78 In­trin­si­cally 79 Car for the du­ra­tion 80 Icy sen­sa­tion 81 Hue 83 Some­time or an­other 84 Loi­ter, nowa­days 85 Le­gal doc­u­ment 86 Kid’s slid­ing board cry 92 Cause to dis­agree 93 ___ out of the park 94 Pul­sat­ing 95 Lover boy 96 One ini­ti­at­ing a call 98 “Amo, amas” class 99 Cat rest­ing places 100 Medium abil­ity? 101 The Congo, pre­vi­ously 102 Con­fer­ence site of 1945 107 Oo­dles 108 Ter­rif 109 Sis­ter of Zsa Zsa 110 Part of the Holy Trin­ity 111 Re­dun­dancy re­movers: abbr. 113 It has corn all over it 114 Word with lock or mock 115 The day be­fore 116 “Scream” di­rec­tor Craven

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