The Hamilton Spectator

WEEKLY CROSSWORD: Con Test

- By Brian Thomas & Kate Chin Park Edited by Patti Varol

Across

1 Handy smartphone app for a tourist

4 Most pancakes

9 Ijeoma Oluo's “So You Want To Talk About __”

13 Lumps in a stack of folded sweatshirt­s

18 Make a big fuss

20 Auburn, to Alabama

21 Skerry, e.g.

22 Con current?

24 Bradbury genre

25 Brotherly sort

26 Blackpink genre

27 December quaff

29 River near Shakespear­e's birthplace

30 Argentine grassland

33 Con tour?

37 Con quest?

41 Hardly any

42 Squeaky toy?

43 With

52-Across, some midriffbar­ing attire

44 “Star Trek: TNG” counselor Deanna

45 Leg bone

47 System connecting OAK and SFO

50 Patella spots

52 See 43-Across

54 Con sorts?

57 Plays chords, in a way

59 Aristotle's teacher

61 Fictional Amelia who, when asked to remove spots from a dress, cut out all the polka dots

62 Maui's Road to __

63 Iranian money

64 Chart-topper

65 “Shucks!”

66 “Black-ish” dad

68 Con note?

73 Tic-tac-toe side

74 Slitherers in the sea

76 Freedom Rider's ride

77 Scuffle

78 As concerns

80 Code names

82 “See what I did there?”

84 Drives too fast

86 Con text?

88 Half of quatorze

90 Spousal term of endearment

92 Toss, slangily

93 Performed miserably

95 Put pen to paper

97 “Aida” river

98 Classic film about a football-kicking mule

100 Swing about

101 Con figure?

103 Con script?

108 False move

109 Capital of Italia

110 Lacking freshness

111 “... __ I thought”

113 Saint-Saëns's “__ Macabre”

117 Conscious

119 Con form?

124 Seeds, weeds, and feeds

125 Asteroids publisher

126 “Wait, what happened?”

127 Come up

128 Nave-y bases?

129 “Divine Comedy” poet

130 Greek vowel

Down

1 Tennis great Steffi

2 Skating team

3 iPhone speaker

4 Reorganize a hard drive, familiarly

5 Cocktail sphere

6 “Yakety __”: hornheavy novelty hit

7 Algonquian­speaking people

8 Manicure sound

9 Salt garnish locale

10 Letters after Madison or before Maria

11 Source of hemp

12 John who completed an EGOT in 2024

13 That fella's

14 Name on a Wienermobi­le

15 Tapenade fruit

16 Crusoe's creator

17 Stay

19 Major drama

20 Two bars and two dots, on a staff

23 Actor Hardy

28 Macroecono­mics abbr.

31 Actor born Laurence Tureaud

32 Components

34 Proclamati­on

35 Hasbro's “game of unspeakabl­e fun”

36 Turn

37 “Cathy” cry

38 Vessels in a pharaoh's tomb

39 Follow the rules

40 1960s nonconform­ist

46 HS exam with a cellular energetics section

48 Dadcore jeans specificat­ion

49 Lacking freshness

51 Olympic gold medalist Lee

53 Tear it up

55 Unleash

56 Spunk

58 Many an Argentine red

60 Up in the air

63 Campground sights, briefly

64 Rte.

66, e.g.

66 The “D” of CODA

67 Baton-passing event

69 Boots

70 Novelist Leon

71 Like the Resident Evil games

72 Had more than an inkling

75 Rails against failure?

79 Put back

81 Crunch cousin

82 Actor Elliott

83 Jaded feeling

84 Big name in Apple history

85 Ward of “Gone Girl”

87 “See you then!”

89 As per routine 91 “__ outta here!”

94 Skywalker mentor

96 GameCube successor

99 Cheap ticket spec

102 Final applicatio­n

103 Persona non __

104 Scull mover

105 Bahla Fort visitor, perhaps

106 Yosemite peak free soloed in “Free Solo,” informally

107 Miracle-__

112 Came out with

114 Vertex, in graph theory

115 Clubs, but not cabarets

116 Jazz singer Jones

118 Kampala-to-Nairobi dir.

120 Unedited, as footage

121 OBs, e.g.

122 Racket

123 Chicago winter hrs.

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