Montreal Gazette

UNIVERSAL CROSSWORD

- AWAY WITH WORDS By Celeste Watts & Jeff Chen, edited by Jeff Chen

ACROSS

1 Strip that turns blue?

8 Arrangemen­t of data

13 “Possibly ...”

18 Extremely, in slang

19 Anastasia of “Fifty Shades of Grey”

20 Partake of

21 *How did the cruciverba­lists commercial­ize a BALLAD? They ___

23 Sum thing?

24 Spotted

25 Heep of bad news?

26 They can be full of baloney

28 Old salt’s direction

29 Canon and Xerox rival

30 Man who made radiation click?

32 Famed orca

33 Knell

35 *How did the cruciverba­lists suck all the life out of a DRAWING? They ___

37 VW model also known as the Dasher

39 Like some bad apples 40 Expel 41 *How did the cruciverba­lists molder a LIGAMENT? They ___

43 Presently

45 Ceremony goodies

49 Pub quaff

50 Goner

51 Person who takes unplanned

trips

52 Shakespear­e’s “you”

53 Neil Simon’s “Lost in ___” 55 Like Mr. Darcy or Raymond

Holt

57 Tenuous, as an alibi

58 *How did the cruciverba­lists make a HEATHEN chicken? They ___

63 Some change

65 Medical dripper

66 Topper for some brats

69 Overdraw a line of credit?

70 Vehicles crashed by Calvin and Hobbes

72 Jazz trumpeter Louis

74 Concern for a wine snob

75 Narcissist’s obsession

76 They go on top of beans

77 *How did the cruciverba­lists find the middle of the CENTIMETER? They ___

80 Japanese noodles

82 With 59-Down, noodles meat-heavy regimen

83 True-blue

84 *How did the cruciverba­lists

make a FATALIST a star? They ___

89 Congeals

90 Ritz alternativ­es, once

91 Filling, like stew

92 Gets a flat?

95 Patron saint of Norway

96 Crack, as a crossword

97 Poultry factory worker

98 Lucy of “Elementary”

101 Michaelang­elo’s patron family

103 *How did the cruciverba­lists make a poet read her PASTORAL out loud? They ___

107 Creative type

108 Playful mammals

109 Cookie-filled dessert

110 “What if,” slangily

111 Fencing gear

112 Minstrels, often

DOWN

1 Some grad school grads

2 Wife of Zeus

3 Furrow

4 Mont Blanc, e.g.

5 Hawaiian offerings

6 Activist Medgar

7 ___ Flyer wagon

8 Put down

9 UNLV collegian 10 Willingly

11 Claim

12 Screamed

13 So-so, in slang

14 “End of story!”

15 Rodeo whoop

16 Comet competitor

17 Halfback’s play

19 “Quiet!”

20 Marx’s “___ Kapital”

22 “The Moon Lady” author

27 Asimov collection

29 Right, on a map

30 U.S. territory in Micronesia

31 Woods of “Legally Blonde”

32 BART stop

33 Painter Veronese

34 Requisite

35 Marsh growth

36 “Happy Days” star

37 “___ ball!”

38 Metaphoric­al irritant

39 British sports cars

42 Ill at ___

43 Opening for a castle archer

44 “Yowie!”

46 “Too funny!”

47 “All systems are go”

48 Fieri of the Food Network

51 “Godzilla vs. ___”

54 “Fists of Fury” and “Fist of Legend”

55 Blubbers

56 Rival of Panam

57 Where to find Mr. Snuffleupa­gus

59 See 82-Across

60 Contents of some box sets

61 Throw off

62 Like some summers

63 Colbert’s station

64 Smelted material

67 Singer Wainwright

68 Dexterous

70 Home for a big nursery rhyme family

71 Crow’s-nest cry

72 Pound, e.g.

73 “Citizen Kane” studio

77 Mustachioe­d president 78 Nivea competitor

79 Nights when children stay up too late, often

81 Gets in touch with privately, on X (Abbr.)

82 Tiffany’s iconic jewelry designer

84 Train of children’s TV

85 Enrage

86 “They forced me!”

87 Spin yarns about

88 Must

92 Whistle-blower

93 Glorify

94 Indira Gandhi’s father

96 “To ___, With Love”

97 Brillo competitor

98 Standing makes them vanish

99 “___ Cake?” (Netflix show)

100 Heavy duty SUVS

102 Pool stick

104 Come together

105 Cutting rooms (Abbr.)

106 Taro paste

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