UNI­VER­SAL CROSS­WORD

Belleville News-Democrat (Sunday) - - Local - FIRST THINGS By Tim­o­thy E. Parker

ACROSS 1 Fixes se­curely

7 Jumped right, on a key­board

13 Pre­ven­tive shot

20 Ac­quire via work 21 Moun­tain cabin de­sign 22 Borderer of Peru

23 Four “first” things 26 Coun­cil meet­ing for ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal busi­ness 27 Mil­lions of years (var.) 28 Lady­bug fea­ture

29 “I’d rather be some­where ___” 30 Pros­per­ity

32 Goblet part

34 Mod­ern English song, “___ With You”

36 But­ler or Aykroyd

39 Win, lose or ___ 41 For­bid­den scent? 43 Award for Al­li­son Jan­ney 47 A wad­ing bird 49 Co­or­di­nated and

quick-footed

52 Snap pro­ducer

55 Myrna of old Hol­ly­wood 56 Four “first” things 60 Walked the floor

61 A coin for some

62 New en­tries to so­ci­ety,

briefly

63 Cae­sar’s bru­tal day 64 On­line pe­ri­od­i­cal 65 “Who ___ you?”

66 Who has vis­ited Mars? 68 Ti­tled anew

70 ___ down (loses weight) 73 Tow­ered over 77 “Nev­er­more” claimer 79 Su­per wet, as ground 81 Morn­ing step-on 82 Spell­ing of “Bev­erly

Hills, 90210”

85 “Hard ___!” (ship com­mand)

87 Three-piece en­sem­ble 88 Palin­dromic ide­ol­ogy 89 Five “first” things

94 “Long, long ___ ...” 95 Fire­place

96 Bizet opera char­ac­ter 97 Is liti­gious

98 Cer­tain Ja­maican sect mem­ber

100 “An ap­ple ___ keeps ...” 102 Sash rel­a­tives

104 Ex­plod­able let­ters

105 Los ___, Calif.

108 Ducky shade

111 Egyp­tian god­dess with

horns

113 Carve, as in­tomem­ory 116 Driver of Miss Daisy

118 Sect suf­fix

120 Fine net for veils

124 Four “first” things

128 Bliss

129 Good-na­tured and mild 130 Pro­vid­ing help

131 Like yet-to-be-de­vel­oped

land

132 Way to thicken a lawn

133 U.S. cab­i­net depart­ment

DOWN 1 Break­fast serv­ing

2 Pi­eta fig­ure

3 Source of fiber

4 Fund, as a schol­ar­ship

5 Like trans­ferred prop­erty 6 In­dian sir

7 Sprinter’s des­ti­na­tion 8 Roundish hair­styles 9 An­nouncer Mus­burger 10 Hound va­ri­ety

11 Ty­pog­ra­phy widths

12 Agnus ___ (mass prayers) 13 Cop­per­head fluid

14 Type of pain or an­gle 15 Hockey’s Stan­ley, e.g. 16 Ci­tadel stu­dents

17 Word with teen or mati­nee 18 “___ as good a time ...” 19 Fish-lov­ing ea­gle 24 An­dalu­sian cap­i­tal

25 Dope-y place of old

31 Quick horse

33 Me­dieval war club 35 Thing to be re­paid

36 La­dle, e.g.

37 Go­ing up in flames 38 B vi­ta­min type

40 Cir­rus cloud for­ma­tions 42 Half­time en­ter­tain­ers 44 Hunk of dirt 45 Best-of-the-best

46 Bar whiskeys 48 Screen­writer’s de­scrip­tion 50 Gar­den bulbs

51 Artist’s frame

53 Per­son­ify

54 Plant new crops

57 Plant swelling

58 Fash­ion dress­maker

59 Male pere­grines (var.) 65 Plant in the spurge fam­ily 67 Far beyond un­pleas­ant 69 Avoid, as cap­ture 71 Sto­ry­book end­ing, some­times

72 Cathe­dral top­per

74 Spread, as a search party 75 De­sired dice roll

76 Hate

78 Corn­husker’s place

80 Salk’s 13-Across tar­get 82 Alpine lift

83 Kor­but of gym­nas­tics 84 Lit­tle bound­ing Aus­tralians 86 Founded, en­graved 90 Len­til-based In­dian dish 91 Steps lead­ing to the

Ganges

92 Rare ape

93 Raised speaker’s plat­form 99 Gau­guin’s is­land

101 Has crav­ings

103 At­tends ameet­ing

(with “on”)

106 “And ___ you have it!”

107 Made sounds of

ad­mi­ra­tion

109 Sharp, nar­row moun­tain

ridge

110 Tightly twisted thread

112 Blue shoes ma­te­rial of song 113 Tan rel­a­tive

114 “Bet­ter you ___ me!”

115 The po-po

117 Ga. Tech. grad, per­haps

119 Acted like

121 Haven for big wildlife

122 Weak con­clu­sion?

123 Touchy and oh-so

sen­si­tive

125 Use a knife

126 Pass­ing grade

127 Not among Scots

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