Uni­ver­sal Cross­word

Northern Pen - - Puzzles -

EVOLUTIONARY TRAIL By Ti­mothy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Silky traps

5 Jab­ber on and on 10 Many bat­ter­ies 14 Cel­ery unit 19 Three-part cookie 20 One­time talker Philbin

21 “Aw, man!”

22 Cau­cus voter 23 Cer­tain com­mis­sioned U.S. Navy of­fi­cer 27 Se­ri­ous searchers 28 “Ye” fol­lower 29 Pre-dessert serv­ing 30 Up-to-the-minute info

31 Breaks un­der pres­sure

32 Some on cam­pus 33 Bear-ly?

37 “That won’t ___ all!” 38 Al­ways, in verse 39 Re­lax­ing on a hot af­ter­noon, per the Kinks 48 Col­lect a pile

49 Cell mes­sen­gers 50 Bang-up rat­ing 51 “___ time have ever ...”

52 Tina of TV

53 They’re fre­quently not al­lowed

54 Tourist many

56 Large farm wagon 57 Exxon Valdez, in­fa­mously

59 “Ar­rived­erci ___” 60 Tony win­ner Lenya 61 Be in­de­pen­dent 68 So much, in mu­sic 69 Po­ems of puffery 70 Words be­fore mind and sight ar­eas I for 71 Largest city of the three Baltic states 72 They have strings

75 “What’ve you been ___?”

76 Suf­fix with critic 79 Long, generic time pe­ri­ods

80 Vicin­ity

81 Gab it up

82 Bet­ter than punc­tual

84 In se­ri­ous need of an um­brella

89 Rock­ies, e.g. (Abbr.) 90 “___ is life”

91 List at a meet­ing 92 Some in­sect stages 95 Per­mis­sion, ca­su­ally 97 Ap­ple speaker? 99 Assert with­out proof 100 Leg­endary singer Fitzger­ald

101 Like mu­sic with a nice beat

106 Chas­ing one’s own tail

109 At full throt­tle, asea 110 Frozen bank as­set? 111 Boyfriends

112 Semi-high tide

113 De facto capital of Switzer­land

114 Foun­da­tions flow­ers

115Ex­ces­sive, false flat­tery

116 Flow in a cir­cu­lar cur­rent

DOWN

of long for 1 Hounder pigs

2 A Great Lake

3 Lager kin

4 U-turn from sweet 5 Any 12-year-old 6 Ex­tend a sub­scrip­tion

three 7 Petri-dish gels 8 Items in Bri­tish pantries

9 Best­ing suf­fix? 10 Praise ex­ces­sively 11 Su­per­mar­ket chain let­ters

12 Sign of April fools? 13 Pre­fix with Cat or cone

14 Rome ad­dress? 15 Bak­ery goodie 16 Hero’s be­stowal 17 Loads ves­sels 18 Col­lat­eral lig­a­ment lo­cale

24 Sport with faults 25 Fa­mous fish 29-Across?

26 De­clines, as a tide 31 Drunk­ards

33 Amer. mil. group 34 Formed frost 35 Com­mand pooch

36 Pro­noun for a pos­ses­sive thing

37 Foren­sic con­cerns 38 Bart’s an­i­mated teacher

40 How you want your lawn

41 Em­cee’s job

42 Par­rot va­ri­ety 43 Olympic Games org. 44 Veer, nau­ti­cally 45 Mary­land or Ge­or­gia

46 Be­come one

47 Any ni­ne­some 53 Mah­moud Ab­bas org.

54 Brother of Aaron 55 Some in the punk rock sub­cul­ture 57 Fo­cused, work-wise 58 Al­tar state­ment 59 Change for the bet­ter to a 60 Lon­don com­mode 61 Thing in a Slurpee 62 North­ern ev­er­green forests

63 U-turn from a de­mon?

64 Ryan the fast­ball leg­end

65 With­out face value, as a stock

66 Frutti go-with 67 Oft-protested global group

72 Hiker’s carry-along 73 Work mea­sures 74 Hawai­ian free­bie 75 “Noth­ing do­ing” 76 Country on the Caspian

77 Hit the dirt at third 78 Mim­ick­ing star­ling (var.)

81 2017 Pixar film 82 More stuffed with yolks

83 “There ___ no words ...”

85 Be cre­ative 86 San­i­tar­i­ums

87 It’s Bu­san now 88 Ex­cep­tional ad­mi­ra­tion for one­self (var.) 92 Pea­cock at­tach­ment 93 Funny bone’s nerve 94 Corral but good 95 Be a waiter

96 How many oaths are given

97 Capital of Ye­men 98 Arouse, as one’s wrath

99 One of 6 mil­lion in France

101 Carpe ___

102Oil cri­sis to face?

103 Needed a tourni­quet 104 Hint for a de­tec­tive 105Spot way, way over there

107 Swab­bie

108INT mak­ers on the grid­iron

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