NEW YORK TIMES SUN­DAY CROSS­WORD

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Puzzles - By Tracy Gray / Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS 1 Large dec­o­ra­tive let­ter at the start of a chap­ter 8 Wood for crafts and rafts 13 Rap­per Aza­lea with the 2014 hit “Fancy” 17 Farm stat 18 Weep for 19 Com­peti­tors in a clas­sic ad­ver­tis­ing “war” 21 Sa­lon bed ac­qui­si­tion, per­haps 22 Give a nudge 23 Dis­carded com­put­ers and such 25 Main­tain the im­pres­sion of well-be­ing 28 [Grrr!] 29 Gen­eral on Chi­nese menus 32 Put in or­der, in a way 33 On­line in­sti­ga­tor 35 “____ minute” (“Be pa­tient”) 36 An­cient re­gion of Asia Mi­nor 38 Lopes of R&B’s TLC 39 Rec­on­ciled, as a cou­ple 41 Ab-tar­get­ing ex­er­cise equip­ment 43 To the point 45 ____ Chex (old break­fast ce­real) 46 With 12-Down, “Isle of Dogs” di­rec­tor 47 Work at a mu­sic school 49 When dou­bled, band with the 1984 No. 1 hit “The Re­flex” 51 MGM ri­val of the ’30s 53 Money han­dler on a ship 55 Am­ber, orig­i­nally 56 Minia­ture spring bou­quet 60 Pum­mel with snow­balls, say 61 Roulette choice 63 “I be­lieve,” in Latin 65 Some­thing that comes with a sock 66 Screen-min­i­miz­ing key 67 Method for iden­ti­fy­ing mys­tery call­ers 70 MLB stat 71 Downed 72 O’Con­nor’s Supreme Court suc­ces­sor 73 Fu­tur­is­tic de­liv­erer of pack­ages 74 Flank or shank 75 Ath­lete’s knee in­jury, fa­mil­iarly 77 Bit­ter fruits 79 – 82 Ma­te­rial for clas­sic hockey sticks 83 Bou­quet of­fer­ers, maybe 84 Deep dis­tress 85 Ar­ti­cle in Paris Match 87 An­i­mal mimic? 89 Re­sponse to “Who’s there?” 91 Some cheese­cake pho­tos 95 Ac­cel­er­ated al­ter­na­tive to broad­band 98 “Pop­py­cock!” 100 Rain­wa­ter di­vert­ers 101 Diez menos nueve 102 “Au con­traire!” 103 Hairstylin­g icon Vi­dal 105 What it is to kill a mock­ing­bird, in “To Kill a Mock­ing­bird” 106 “I feel the same way!” 108 Volt­age-in­creas­ing elec­tri­cal de­vice 111 An­i­mal mimic? 113 Ask too much 114 Brand in the dessert aisle 118 Char­ac­ter in “Grease” who sings “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” 119 Like many mea­sur­ing cups and spoons 120 Doc­tor Doom and Galac­tus, to the Fan­tas­tic Four 121 Homer, for one 122 “Yecch!” 123 Puts to rest, as ru­mors DOWN 1 2010s dance move in­volv­ing dip­ping the head to the el­bow 2 Inits. on 30 Rock­e­feller Plaza un­til 1988 3 Surgery sites, for short 4 Christ­mas Eve no-no 5 Large wa­ter­falls 6 Slack-jawed 7 Dis­tant cor­re­spon­dent 8 Ok­to­ber­fest lo­cales 9 Mideast cap­i­tal once known as Philadel­phia 10 Ten­der en­der? 11 Holy, in Latin phrases 12 See 46-Across 13 Treat to re­duce swelling 14 Run amok 15 Flamboyant rock genre 16 Woman’s name that’s one let­ter off from a fra­grant flower 18 Pre­pare, as pot roast 20 Road­side pro­duce sell­ers 24 Cheese with a red cov­er­ing 26 Top-drawer 27 Sammy with 609 ca­reer home runs 29 Bard’s con­trac­tion 30 Cry a river 31 A quar­ter to four? 34 Ig­nore for the time be­ing 37 Like xenon or neon 39 Pop­u­lar mois­tur­iz­ing lo­tion 40 Subj. of Ar­ti­cle 86 of the Uni­form Code of Mil­i­tary Jus­tice 42 Paint choice 44 Solved 48 Foe of Austin Pow­ers 50 Dried chile pep­pers 52 ____-Aid 53 Tagli­atelle top­per 54 Rea­son for some belly­ach­ing? 55 Got up again 56 Outer layer 57 Weapons that are about 3½ feet long 58 Five books of Moses 59 Whack 60 Fuel com­mon in Scot­land 62 Doc at a clinic 64 Red-headed friend of Harry Pot­ter 67 Los­ing Su­per Bowl LIII team 68 Former leader of the Si­naloa drug car­tel 69 Door open­ers for jour­nal­ists 74 Fam­ily name? 76 “A bit of tal­cum/Is al­ways wal­cum” writer 78 Set (down) 80 Chill in the air 81 Host of the Os­cars, Gram­mys and Em­mys 83 Api­arist’s haz­ard 84 Oil painter’s primer 85 One-di­men­sional 86 Act of self-ag­gran­dize­ment 88 They might get col­lared 90 Like a jammed prin­ter 92 KOA vis­i­tors 93 Waipahu wreath 94 Form 1099 fig. 95 Dis­tinc­tive part of a zebu 96 Kind of but­ton 97 Fea­ture of many a Cape Cod house 99 Played (around) 103 Lit­tle brats 104 Mus­cat cit­i­zen 107 Pasta also called risoni 109 Lhasa ____ (dog) 110 Aid for get­ting a boat in the wa­ter 112 Lit­tle ’un 115 Many an alibi 116 This may shock you 117 It’s twice twisted

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