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Belleville News-Democrat (Sunday) - - Puzzles - THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT By John Guzzetta, edited By David Stein­berg

ACROSS

1 War­rior princess played by Lucy Law­less

5 Ne­tanyahu nick­name

9 Grits go-with

15 Put an end to

19 Good fighter?

20 Prin­ci­pal wa­ter car­rier

21 Type of roll

22 A violinist, vi­o­list and cel­list might form one

23 Af­ter ap­ply­ing this an­swer’s first word tot he start of the sec­ond ... United or Amer­i­can 26 Small stream

27 Sud­denly bright star 28 Orig­i­nates (from)

29 Far from fash­ion­able

31 Try

34 Ac­tress Russo

35 Col­or­ful vi­su­al­iza­tion in a weather re­port

36 Twelve, on a clock face

37 ... catches wind of

41 Shoo-___ (sure win­ners) 42 Krabap­pel of Spring­field Ele­men­tary

44 Adams with the 1991 hit

“Get Here”

45 Do a bar job

46 Raggedy ___

48 For­est an­i­mal or an­i­mals 49 Far­row of “Rose­mary’s

Baby”

50 Space­walks, in NASA lingo 52 Farm­ing pre­fix

55 ... of­ten-au­to­matic car fea­ture 61 Ja­panese noo­dles

62 Ten­nis great Arthur

64 Way in

65 “What are ___ wait­ing for?” 66 A bit

67 Des­de­mona’s Shake­speare

play

70 Ready to serve, at a bar 72 Bat­tle

74 Cus­tardy dessert

75 Health care lobby org. 77 Spit­toon sound

78 “Life of Pi” au­thor Mar­tel 79 Thing 1?

80 ... po­lite dude

85 Do part of a triathlon 86 Punch

87 Nev. neigh­bor

88 Blonde queen in “Frozen” 92 Al­bany is its cap­i­tal (abbr.) 94 Palin­dromic mag­a­zine 96 Cer­tain Ara­bian Penin­sula

dweller

98 Com­pete on “Amer­i­can Idol” 99 Pester

101 ... two cubed

105 One of the Stooges

106 It’s taken for coll. credit

108 Post-Christ­mas curb sight 109 They couldn’t string Odysseus’ bow

111 Stormer of Iwo Jima 112 Mid­size Kia model

115 Read a blog without

com­ment­ing

116 Gets 100% on

117 ... na­tives for whom a Great Lake is named 122 “The One ___ Got Away” (Katy Perry hit)

123 Fol­lows the edges of

124 Org. with the Fi­nal Four 125 Like some threats

126 Skirt lines

127 Get­ting ready to go

home, say?

128 Start of an idea

129 Pre­pare for a baby bird

DOWN

1 Gen ___ (mil­len­nial’s par­ent) 2 Twi­light

3 Vaper’s crav­ing

4 Pain re­liever brand

5 Health meas. cal­cu­lated with weight and height 6 Ac­tor Mc Diarmid or McShane 7 Dal­las, to sports fans

8 Come into, in a way 9 Pow­dery sport

10 Bring in the sheaves

11 Anger

12 Egyp­tian god­dess of mother­hood

13 “12 An­gry ___”

(clas­sic 1957 film) 14 Like bet­ter

15 Walk with a swag­ger

16 ... have the rights to

17 Bot­tom of a crank­case 18 Co­ral-form­ing an­i­mals

24 Like a re­cently used bathrobe 25 Place for am­atch

30 Tab­ula ___

31 Fired

32 Teaser trailer

33 Bell-shaped flower

35 Went berserk

38 Cer­tain tide

39 Stiletto, for one

40 Em­bassy fig­ure

43 Lord Volde­mort, for Harry Pot­ter

47 Fills with dis­gust

51 Seabird that prays on pen­guin eggs

53 An­cient Colos­seum vis­i­tor 54 Unique per­son, in old slang 56 Off­spring of Loki

57 Nup­tial vow

58 Po­ten­tially of­fen­sive, in­for­mally

59 Crime boss John, aka “The Te­flon Don” 60 Elec­tric shaver brand 62 At­tor­ney fol­lower

63 ... pa­per pur­chase

67 Switch po­si­tions

68 Me­tal­lica drum­mer Ul­rich 69 Scram­bles’ rel­a­tives 71 Sty in­hab­i­tant

73 Ob-___

76 Fi­nal but­ter­fly stage 81 Wrinkly cit­rus hy­brid 82 Fad­dish berry

83 “___ of New York”

(2002 pe­riod drama)

84 Yale of Yale

89 El­e­gant trip to a red car­pet gala

90 Tubes for shal­low div­ing 91 Eons

93 Pe­ruse

95 Restau­rant’s spe­cials, of­ten 96 Track-and-field le­gend Jesse 97 Stereo­typ­i­cally bor­ing of­fice event

99 Jets quar­ter­back who was the MVP of Su­per Bowl III 100 Navajo neigh­bor

102 Ex­pe­ri­enced with

103 Squeak squelcher

104 Scrab­ble piece

107 Youmight take thems hop­ping 110 Shroud of ___

112 It forms on a heal­ing cut

113 Whale that eats seals

114 A sin­gle time

118 Suf­fix for “north” or “south” 119 Needle­fish

120 Yosemite ___

(“Looney Tunes” char­ac­ter)

121 Harden

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