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Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Classified­s - By Natan Last / Edited by Will Shortz

Natan Last, 28, is a stu­dent at Columbia Univer­sity work­ing on a mas­ter’s in pub­lic pol­icy. For this puz­zle’s theme, Natan says, “I wrote a com­puter pro­gram to help me find words that [ ] once you

[ ].” You’ll know what goes in the blanks once you’ve fin­ished it. — W.S.

ACROSS

1 World cap­i­tal with the his­toric Tem­ple of Her­cules 6 Re­sponses to an of­fer, col­lo­qui­ally 11 ____ Dun­phy, “Mod­ern Fam­ily” ma­tri­arch 12 Slow Wi-Fi woe 15 Ac­tor Don of old Hol­ly­wood 17 Un­in­ter­est­ing and self-ab­sorbed 18 One-named elec­tronic mu­si­cian and D.J. with mul­ti­ple Gram­mys 20 Para­noid types, slangily 22 Fu­ton al­ter­na­tives 23 Stand that an artist might take 24 Vil­lain­ous brother of Pros­pero in “The Tem­pest” 25 E-sports en­thu­si­ast 26 Melt down, as fat 29 Oc­ca­sion to sing “Dayenu” 30 Long nar­ra­tive poem 31 Ice-skat­ing spot 32 Crew 34 Faux pas 35 Picasso’s “____ De­moi­selles d’Avi­gnon” 36 Base­ball hit just be­yond the in­field 37 “No kid­ding!” 39 Malawi-to-Kenya dir. 40 El­e­ment used in old tele­vi­sion tubes 42 Cre­ator of a philo­soph­i­cal “razor” 46 Best friend of Pot­ter and Weasley 48 Ban­quet ves­sels 49 Speechify 50 One fre­quently say­ing “Sorry, I missed that” 51 Like clas­sic Dis­ney films 54 Golfer’s ve­hi­cle 56 “No fight­ing!” 60 Ge­o­logic pe­riod 61 Eye roll ac­com­pa­nier, of­ten 63 Muscle Beach sight 64 Their eggs are in­cu­bated by males 66 Eldest of the “lit­tle women” in “Lit­tle Women” 67 Wet­tish 69 It’s al­ways some­thing 71 What may fol­low big­ger or bet­ter 72 Far­rah Fawcett’s sig­na­ture do 73 Siko­rsky of avi­a­tion 74 “Mes­sage re­ceived” 76 Rabid en­thu­si­ast 77 War­rior, e.g., in yoga 78 Ac­tress Roberts of “Ev­ery­body Loves Ray­mond” 80 Home­owner’s need 82 Like most stan­dard­ized tests 83 Tribe fa­mous for weav­ing and sand paint­ing 85 Crème de la crème 86 Re­ally tick­les 88 Rus­sian ruler known as “the Money­bag” 90 It’s in the bag 91 Fruit in an of­ten-par­o­died Wil­liam Car­los Wil­liams poem 92 Dark fore­bod­ings 96 NBA fran­chise whose mas­cot is the fire­ball Burnie 100 Kind of tuna 101 Troglodyte 105 Base of a col­umn 106 Juul, e.g. 107 It can open a lot of doors for you 110 His­tor­i­cal role for Peter Lorre in “The Story of Mankind” 111 Party that might not start till mid­night 112 Clas­sic kids’ game in­volv­ing re­moval of body parts ... with a hint to this puz­zle’s theme 113 Qatari leader 114 102-Down, af­fect­edly 115 Mi­nus­cule, in­for­mally 116 “It is the ____, and Juliet is the sun” 117 Ac­tress Can­non

DOWN 1 Top celebs 2 Red wine from France 3 Mid­dle-dis­tance run­ner 4 Nick­name for an ESPN base­ball com­men­ta­tor 5 Post pro­duc­tion lo­cales? 6 Weapons thrown by the Dark Knight 7 Vol­un­teer’s phrase 8 Sights on many mu­sic fes­ti­val grounds 9 Sec­onded, so to speak 10 Karaoke se­lec­tion 11 Gift that grows on you? 12 Fab­u­list 13 Semidomed church area 14 Se­cluded val­ley 16 Saint-____, cap­i­tal of the Loire depart­ment 17 With wis­dom 18 Wise­crack­ing Marvel su­per­hero 19 Ex­pe­ri­enced one 21 Worker at a re­cy­cling plant 27 Bri­tish rocker Brian 28 Cry of ter­ror 31 Con­tact elec­tron­i­cally 33 Mid­dle of a di­a­mond 36 Hawks, e.g. 38 They might be hawked 41 Lament 43 Mo­bile home? 44 Ukulele ac­ces­sory 45 Not much 47 Writer Anaïs 51 Fixed up 52 Old king­dom of Spain 53 Au­thor Pierce of the fan­tasy se­ries “The Song of the Lioness” 54 Way down 55 Re­sponse to tick­ling 57 “Hi, honey!” fol­lower 58 Fin­ishes 59 Urged (on) 62 “Now that was funny!” 65 Peace No­belist who went on to be­come pres­i­dent 68 Out­houses 70 Well, I’ll be dammed! 71 Drain 72 Treated meanly 75 In­cli­na­tion 76 Brine-cured cheese 79 Clas­sic Har­lem ball­room, with “the” 81 Go (for) 82 Lan­guage from which “curry” comes 84 King who lent his name to a Bi­ble 87 Like most oat­meal 89 Plant, as an idea, mod­ern-style 91 Com­mu­nist sym­pa­thiz­ers, pe­jo­ra­tively 92 He was “thumb” critic! 93 Bishop’s deputy 94 “Mercy!” 95 Met­ric of cor­po­rate suc­cess 96 Frenzy 97 Other side 98 Fea­tures of many malls 99 Part of an aca­cia tree 102 See 114-Across 103 Subj. of a “De­layed” sign 104 Speck 108 Dec­o­ra­tive fish 109 “The Lord of the Rings” tree crea­ture

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