Saskatoon StarPhoenix

A CENTURY OF SONG

- BY OLIVIA MITRA FRAMKE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ

Note: When this puzzle is done, draw a line connecting the 11 circled letters, starting and ending in Square 28, so as to spell a phrase related to the puzzle’s theme.

ACROSS 1 Italian relatives 7 Part of the earth 12 ____ Coast, scenic

area near Capri 18 Brutish sort 19 “Dallas” actress

____ J. Wilson 20 Mermaids’ home in

Neverland

21 1938 No. 1 hit for 68-/70-Across, which was inspired by a nursery rhyme 23 Listless feelings 24 Many August births 25 Popular pairing with

steak au poivre 26 Charm

27 And the following:

Abbr. 29 Longbow wood 30 Detached

32 One for the plus

column 33 Congestion site 35 Wyatt of

the Old West 37 Extremely loud,

in music 39 Soft-drink brand 40 Love interest for Anastasia in “Anastasia” 42 ____ Reports 45 Suffix with sheep or hawk 48 Vintner’s cask

49 Old car named for an

explorer 51 Elder Lannister son on “Game of Thrones”

53 Stone Age relics 56 Piñata smasher, maybe

57 “____ parvis magna” (“Greatness from small beginnings”: Lat.)

58 H.S. big shots 60 Talk endlessly to 61 Act like 63 Illustrato­r software maker

65 Kama ____

67 For grades 1-12, briefly

68 & 70 Nickname for a celebrated performer born on April 25, 1917 71 Dreary

72 Dog whose tail curls

over the back 74 Great Lakes natives 76 Sister of Helios and

Selene

77 Polish coin 78 Promising action on a

fishing line 79 Picks out of a lineup,

informally 81 Letter-shaped

fastener 83 Button on the bottom

of a multipage form 85 Ring

87 Frank

89 Rapa ____ (locale of

many monoliths) 90 Sports team V.I.P.s 91 Set piece? 93 Natural-history-museum sights 96 Turkish title 98 Road offense,

for short

99 The hots

100 Bluish shades 103 Green who was a four-time vocal coach on “The Voice” 105 Question asked while extending the hand, maybe 108 Reassuring touch 110 Fixture on a fishing dock

112 One state symbol of Massachuse­tts 114 Introduces slowly 117 Record label that looks like the name of a radio station 118 Lao-tzu follower 119 Notable quote by 68-/70-Across

121 Set oneself right, in a way

122 Five Pillars of Islam, e.g. 123 “Bonehead” and “numbskull,” e.g. 124 Solitudina­rians 125 State representa­tives? 126 Ride and Field DOWN 1 Sacred choral works 2 Melodic passages

3Accidenta­lly hit “reply all” on, say

4 Jan. inits. 5 “Smart” one 6 Skewered

Asian dish 7 Arctic food fish 8 Close again, as

a purse 9 “Family Matters”

ubernerd 10 Manage 11 Winter celebratio­n

abroad 12 Sheltered at sea 13 Japanese

comic style 14 Mass recitation 15 Repeated collaborat­or with 68-/70-Across 16 Thwarted

17 Maps of Alaska and

Hawaii, often 18 Big blow

19 Flight attendant 22 Red as ____ 26 Close buds 28 “Enough already!” 31 Be ____ use 34 Unlikely book-club

recommenda­tion 36 Edith Piaf’s “Non, Je

Ne Regrette ____” 38 Name on a blimp 41 Gets some air 42 ____ Nast (magazine

publisher) 43 Good name for an

Irish carpenter? 44 Bubs

45 For laughs 46 Arctic young ’un 47 Signature tune of

68-/70-Across 50 One-named singer with the 2016 No. 1 hit “Cheap Thrills” 52 Slip in a book 54 Café additive 55 Trade jabs (with) 57 Flavors 59 Approve 62 Hollywood job title 64 Freedom

Caucus, e.g. 66 Wrinkly fruit 69 Gossipmong­er 73 Portion of a penny 75 Where Nice is

en France 77 Tough draws in the game Bananagram­s 80 No fun, as a party 82 Vegan staple

84 Van Gogh’s “Le Café

de ____” 86 Beverage sponsor of the old “Little Orphan Annie” radio show

87 One in line? 88 Biblical quartet 92 Silence

94 East German secret

police 95 Quantity of toys on

Santa’s sleigh 96 Perfumer’s liquid 97 Summer

piazza treat 99 Near ringer 101 Nowadays 102 Occurrence­s in the 30s, say 104 Skating champ Brian

106 Sore 107 Setting for a fine meal 109 Polynesian carvings 111 Bracket shapes 113 Takeoff figs. 115 Three-stripers: Abbr.

116 Singer with the 1984 hit

“99 Luftballon­s” 119 Part of T.G.I.F. 120 Cuba or Catalina: Abbr.

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