CROSSWORD

PUZ­ZLE NO. 978

The Western Star - - PUZZLES -

ACROSS

1. “Long, Long ____” 4. Cam­pus group, for short 8. In­sult 12. Seize 13. Went by horse 14. To the shel­tered side 15. Stain 17. Cow­boy’s gear 18. Slum­ber 19. Most un­com­mon 21. Cor­ro­sive sub­stance 22. Re­duce 23. United 25. Grad­u­ate’s cer­tifi­cate 29. Clev­er­ness 30. Leaf ribs 32. Sheaf of notepa­per 33. Dig­ni­fied 35. ____ of the line 36. Crawl­ing in­sects 37. Cozy room 39. Vis­i­tor 42. Ac­claim 45. Oc­to­ber gem 46. Not deserved 48. Short let­ter 49. Large bag 50. Joke 51. Wheat husk 52. Tod­dler 53. Porky’s pen

DOWN

1. Ifs, ____, or buts 2. In­crease 3. Out-of-date 4. Turned to ice 5. Ac­tor’s quest 6. Hus­tle and bus­tle 7. Land 8. Cask 9. Medic­i­nal herb 10. Sales­men 11. Source of sugar 16. Af­fect­edly shy 20. Egyptian snakes 22.Prepares to pub­lish 23.Be obliged to pay 24. Ci­pher 26. Em­ploy­ment va­can­cies 27.Part of BMOC 28. Re­mark fur­ther 30. Wind in­di­ca­tor 31. Give re­spon­si­bil­ity for 34. Liq­uid mea­sure 37. Sir Fran­cis ____ 38. Cau­li­flower ____ 39. Hairstylin­g tool 40. Par­rot 41. Dalai ____ 42. Quick kiss 43. Sofa or bench 44. Ner­vous 47. Neg­a­tive an­swer

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