Ad­vanced Place­ment Test

NOTE: I re­ceived so much pos­i­tive mail on this idea when I first did it in Novem­ber that I thought a se­quel would be in or­der. So to speak.

Los Angeles Times - - THE GUIDE - By Merl Rea­gle New puz­zle book avail­able (88 pages, 50 puzzles). For info, visit sun­day­cross­words.com.

ACROSS

1 Light cir­cler 5 Palin­dromic air­line 8 It’s within range? 12 FDR’s de­nom­i­na­tion 17 Oil­man Chet of Texas pol­i­tics 19 “Do ___ do” 20 Eb and Flo, e.g. 22 Con­test with clowns 23 Emo­tion­ally de­mand­ing 24 Tem­po­rary peace 27 How Mom may have the kids 28 Man of morals 29 In the other team’s town 30 Lib­erty por­trayer op­po­site James 31 Mar­bles, so to speak 33 “What you just said is ir­rel­e­vant!” 37 Wacky, as hu­mor 38 Congo, for­merly 39 De­mol­ish 40 Fre­quent tex­tee, per­haps 42 Greeley’s ad­vice 44 When dou­bled, ar­dent 47 Two as­pirin, e.g. 48 “Rules ___ rules” 49 Go a few rounds 50 Next to each other 52 Tar­get for Joseph Cot­ten in Hitch­cock’s “Shadow of a Doubt” 54 Mr. Chips por­trayer 57 Pole, for one 58 Hit the ice? 62 In­tro­duc­tory drawing class 63 Done in a sa­lon 65 Course of ac­tion 67 Word with an ac­cent 68 Sand­wich fans may hold them 70 “I was in­tro­duced to you once be­fore” 72 “Very lit­tle spice, please” 74 A Rom­ney 75 Hornswog­gle 77 Land 79 Metal con­tain­ers? 80 Nord­strom ri­val 82 Take ex­cep­tion to 84 Actress Stevens 85 “Swell!” 87 Re­peat­edly 90 Party sta­ple 92 Party sta­ple 93 Verdi slave 94 Vote in fa­vor 95 Luxury watch brand 97 Hilly pts. of town 98 Mid­dle of the 12th cen­tury 99 Sub­stan­tial 101 Syn­g­man of South Korea 103 Misses dead­lines 108 “Sky­fall” singer and name­sakes 110 Start to cure? 111 Vague num­ber 112 Tech de­buts of 1998 114 French tex­tile city 116 Oft-chron­i­cled con­flict 120 Goose genus 121 “Step­pen­wolf” nov­el­ist 122 Yes fol­lower 123 Actress Balin or Claire 124 Made on a loom 125 ___ Hall Uni­ver­sity 126 High-pH so­lu­tions 127 LAX up­date 128 Auc­tioned auto

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1 Lo­cal bond, briefly 2 Blooms 3 Hold more liquor than 4 Im­bibed min­i­mally 5 Thai ap­pe­tizer 6 “Off the Court” au­thor 7 Cause of Sono­ran snorin’ 8 Com­men­su­rate 9 Ac­tor Kilmer 10 Stone and Wat­son 11 Con­tents meas. 12 Triage ar­eas, briefly 13 Pa­tio planter 14 Wor­ship 15 Un­ruf­fled 16 Prancer’s team­mate 18 Bette Mi­dler hit 21 Old Persian ti­tle 25 Sec­ond fea­ture, in drive-in lingo 26 ___ candy 32 Sporty car roof 34 Actress Garr 35 Cow poke 36 Rest stops 38 Fr­rreeez­ing 40 Probe, pooch-style 41 Post founder? 43 Lots of dough 45 Some plugs 46 “I called 911” 47 Ot­toman rel­a­tive 50 Metal mar­ble 51 Cor­leone crony Tes­sio 53 With -scope, an ear de­vice 55 D.C.-born Bill 56 Part of T.A.E. 59 Way more than just smit­ten 60 “My com­po­sure left me” 61 Re­as­sure, as a dog 64 Beethoven’s Ninth is in it: abbr. 66 “Rules ap­ply to all cit­i­zens” 68 West­ern treaty grp. 69 Di­ploma word 71 Early bird 73 Ital­ian III 76 Quiche, for one 78 Calc cousin 81 Fence-cross­ing aid 83 Com­mon game piece 86 Short mis­sions? 88 Ve­he­ment re­ply to a query 89 1961 hit, “___ Said” 91 Napoleon Dy­na­mite, for one 93 Hurt­ing the most 95 Film direc­tor Brian De ___ 96 “No­body wins!” 98 Thomp­son’s cinema nanny 100 Priv­i­leged groups 102 Actress Don­ahue 103 Mey­ers and Ro­gen 104 “___ the force, Luke” 105 Woofer’s notes 106 Com­puter let­ters? 107 Styx crosser 108 Syr­ian in the news 109 Hyp­no­tist’s word 113 Apt ana­gram of “pit­tance,” “a ___ tip” 115 Mr. Ru­bik 117 Gen­eral on a Chi­nese menu 118 Farm fe­male 119 “Didn’t I tell you?”

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