UNI­VER­SAL CROSS­WORD

Belleville News-Democrat (Sunday) - - Puzzles - YOU’VE BEEN SLIMED By Tim­o­thy E. Parker

ACROSS

1 Sun­dance’s co­hort

6 “That’ll be ___ day!”

9 Coral islet

12 To­tally ver­ti­cal 17 Ravel­mu­si­cal clas­sic

18 Dory mover

19 Had a bone to pick? 20 Hu­mon­gous power of 10 21 Slimy ex­pla­na­tion (pt. 1) 25 Some soft leathers

26 ATV word

27 Cer­ti­fies un­der oath 28 Hym­nal holder

29 The whole nine yards

31 Sit mov­ing back? 32 Re­fresh­ing breeze

36 Mock­ing birds 37 Mid­dle-aged dude, e.g. 38 Ar­cade lo­cale

42 Hall’s sound ef­fect

43 Word to a king

44 Not the present or fu­ture 45 Highly spiced stew

46 Slimy ex­pla­na­tion (pt. 2) 52 Ac­quire bronzed skin 53 Berry of health sup­ple­ments

54 Gos­sipy one

55 Ninth hour af­ter sun­rise 56 Cork, essen­tially 58 Direc­tor’s fo­cus

59 Pre­pare for one’s day 60 Def­i­nitely not up-to-date 61 Key­board key

63 Poppa

64 En­emy

65 Edge side­ways

68 Bas­soon in­serts

70 Flap­jack cooker 74 Blue-dye plants

75 Bos­ton Gar­den, e.g. 76 Hymn of praise (var.)

77 Be a snitch

78 Slimy ex­pla­na­tion (pt. 3) 83 Equine pace

84 “Don’t say a word!” 85 Play­ful kiss

86 Western plateau

87 Make blades sharper 88 Leg­endary gi­ant out­fielder Mel

89 Golf or bad­minton, e.g.

91 Bar reg­u­lar

93 Type of valu­able col­lec­tion

94 Coast-to-coast travel en­abler

95 Sleep-clinic study abbr. 96 Grif­fith of “Work­ing Girl” 100 Whis­tle blower?

101 With no trou­bles

106 BONUS PUN

110 Made-to-or­der

111 Am­bu­lance let­ters

112 List-cur­tail­ing let­ters

113 Ten­nyson’s “___ of the

King”

114 Colorado tourist at­trac­tion 115 Suf­fix that max­i­mizes 116 “Hey, ewe” ut­ter­ance? 117 Beasts that bray

DOWN

1 Hog­wash

2 El­bow-wrist link

3 Squad

4 Like pie crusts

5 More vir­tu­ous than thou 6 Play horse­shoes

7 “A likely story!”

8 “Be­fore” ofy­ore

9 Growth of hard­work?

10 Not per­fectly ver­ti­cal

11 “May I help you?” 12 “De­sign­ing Women” woman

13 Rob of “The Grinder” 14 Dis­grun­tled sounds

15 Cas­tle’s means of de­fense 16 Some deli or­ders

17 Some un­der­grad­u­ate degs. 20 Be­came en­thu­si­as­tic about 22 ___ up (clinch)

23 Ti­betan priest

24 Boris’ car­toon side­kick 29 Greek sand­wich

30 Over, once more

32 Le­mon peel pieces

33 Fancy dis­play 34 Type of graph?

35 “By what means?”

36 Long skirt

37 Like thick, com­pacted hair

38 Was in an auto race 39 With­out ac­com­pa­ni­ment 40 Rulers’ cre­ations 41 Fine-grained soil de­posit 43 Dwarf in the sky? 44 Ex­ter­nal part of the ear 47 Dry, as amaple

48 Like sum­mer tea 49 Lin­coln Ctr. lo­cale 50 Gar­dener’s banes 51 Cause of ruin 57 Con­tam­i­nate wa­ter­ways 58 Old type of pad

61 Col­lar, as a fugi­tive 62 Blood sucker

64 One in a Ger­man house­hold

65 Speaks like King James? 66 Pre­lude, briefly

67 Fancy mus­tard choice 69 Spill­way lo­cale

70 Goos on fol­li­cles

71 Dish towel user

72 Roper’s tool

73 “Boy­hood” ac­tor Hawke 75 Land or prop­erty owner 76 “Over here!”

79 El­e­ment No. 90

80 Black, in very old poetry 81 “Yeah, why not!”

82 Clock time std.

89 Most up-to-some­thing? 90 Le­gal pre­fix

91 Old name for Iran 92 De-faults?

93 “Three Sis­ters” writer Chekhov

94 Con­ceals, as am­a­gi­cian 95 “Their Finest Hour” fight­ers

96 Min­eral used in auto paint

97 Some big birds

98 Say “thumbs” for “sums,” e.g.

99 Cost of a poker hand

101 Cola name?

102 Bain­ter andWray

103 Anger

104 Some sharp-an­gled

let­ters

105 Ser­pen­tine char­ac­ter? 107 Peg un­der a ball

108 Spi­der’s net­work

109 Land­ing ap­prox.

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