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NOTE: This is a slightly modified version of Puzzle No. 3 from last year’s American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, which is held annually in Brooklyn, N.Y. The next one is Mar. 16-18. If you’re coming, bring a nice fat pencil and an even fatter coat. — MR ACROSS 1 Recovered enough 5 Out of shape, in a way 11 James Garfield’s middle name 16 Ballooned 17 Hynde of the Pretenders 19 Fruit with pink pulp 20 Good place to get a tummy tuck? 22 Pliny the ___ 23 Grand slam in tennis? 24 Common word on a map of Brazil 25 Gray’s area: abbr. 27 Mastroiann­i’s money 28 Comment at an Oscar Mayer Halloween party? 34 Past gas 35 Go behind a tree? 36 Cursor director 37 Parking place 40 Talk with one’s hands 42 “The King and I” co-star 43 Daily tally (seemingly) from inquisitiv­e kids? 50 Misadd, e.g. 51 “___ combinatio­n thereof” 52 Make frizzy 53 Words after “here” and “there” in a song 54 VW Rabbit? 57 Just some guy I know who smells a little? 60 Playground retort 61 A void to avoid 65 Permissive 66 A samba place 67 What we called our constantly yelling buddy by the time the game was over? 72 Pasta ___ carbonara High-desert art colony 74 75 73 Friendly introducti­on? Welsh woofer How some eras 79 77 end? Soup at a sushi bar

83 What Mattel’s new Junior Mint does? Horror film vatful 90 89 Jacob’s wombmate

91 “My response was,” commonly 92 Follow a pattern, maybe 93 Droid’s “last name”

95 Book with many pregnant pauses? 100 Manhattan, for one

101 Big rig wheel total Spa treatment 102 103 Bites the dust 104 Turns up (the volume)

105 It can carry a tune DOWN 1 Related on the father’s side 2 Big name in gift chocolate 3 Flood barriers 4 Certain pronoun, in rebus puzzles 5 Sound of a passing roller coaster 6 ___ antiqua (early European music) 7 Wardrobe malfunctio­n 8 Omega preceder 9 Tavern wall abbr. 10 Actress Ladd or Lane 11 The Jazz, for one 12 1988 Kevin Costner film 13 Forearm bone 14 Opposed 15 Colt producer 17 Start to broil? 18 Where David slew Goliath 21 Tulane’s intrastate rival 26 Like tournament crosswords 29 Prankster’s cry 30 Gomez Addams’s pet name for his wife 31 Chowderhea­d 32 Smooth transition 33 Home of E. Grieg and E. Munch 38 Alternativ­ely, in chat-room shorthand 39 First name of the model who created “America’s Next Top Model” 41 Org. that monitors “chatter” 42 Prepares to propose 43 Just-squeezed 44 Maya Angelou’s “And Still ___” 45 Intro to “boom-de-ay” 46 Neurotoxin transmitte­r 47 Romeo’s love? 48 “___, With Love” 49 Not great, not awful 50 Utter, perhaps 55 Conciliato­ry words after a near-miss 56 “This is only a test” org. 58 Some get caught on it 59 Company prez, e.g. 62 “That being said ...” 63 One of South Africa’s official languages 64 Try for a three-pointer 68 One of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” 69 As if they were twins 70 “Not from where ___” 71 Foe of Carthage 75 Foe of Caesar 76 A pain in the ear 78 Poetic regions 80 Conforming (with) 81 Sound decision? 82 Oldman’s role in “JFK” 84 Right from norte 85 Old Indian title 86 “Hasta ___” 87 Actor Richard of “Pollyanna” 88 Mil. bosses 89 Extra, briefly 94 Authorizat­ions 96 Comic-activist Margaret 97 Tie-breaking periods: abbr. 98 Ran into 99 News org. bought by Sun Myung Moon

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