CROSSWORD PUZZLER BY JAMES BARRICK

Belleville News-Democrat (Sunday) - - Puzzles -

ACROSS

1 Fla­vor

6 Cul­ture medium 10 Drug-yield­ing plant

14 Hills

19 Al­le­vi­ate 20 Dwin­dled 22 Schol­ar­ship, e.g.

24 Pray­ing fig­ure 25 Sound loudly 26 The cream 27 Peter’s—

28 Smith or LuPone

29 Time of fast­ing

30 Yet

32 Coup—

34 Take a cruise 35 Hired

39 Fields 41 In­dus­tri­ous­ness 43 Stair post 45 Marks with a blue pen­cil 47 Fra­grant wood 48 Spring 51 Tra­di­tional story 53 Diplo­macy 55 Farm denizen 56 Wa­ger

59 A posses­sive 61 Shankar the si­tarist

62 Co­ral for­ma­tion 64 Smoothly, in mu­sic 66 Re­leases 68 Di­rected

70 Of the teeth 72 Va­ri­ety of wheat

73 Tone deaf­ness (2 wds.) 75 Mam­moth 77 Group of three 79 Cincin­nati

play­ers 80 Hand­book 82 Mil­i­tary ac­tion 84 Men­tal out­look 86 Usual food and

drink

88 TV lawyer—

Ma­son

90 Skep

91 Cut­ter of gem­stones

95 Wise guys

97 Kind of milk 101 City on the

Tiber

102 Go very fast 104 Gen­er­ous one 106 Trav­eled

through

108 Harsh in tone 110 Tex-Mex fare 112 Some­thing

easy to do

114 —-rocket

115 Talked wildly 117 Test-drive car 118 Fate­ful day in

March

120 A citrus fruit

121 An­tiq­uity

122 Cousin to

an org.

124 Front part

126 Made a point 128 Curved let­ter 129 Jewish sa­cred

writ­ings

131 Where the yeti

is found

133 Salt­peter

135 Overzeal­ous 139 Stiff

141 Terse

145 Cord of goat

hair

146 Fine in­stru

ment, for short 148 De­sire

150 Fork part

151 Un­der­ground

cham­bers

153 Inuit boat

155 Pic­ture puzzle 157 NBA player

158 Oc­cur­rence

159 Fight (hyph.) 160 Is­land near

Bon­aire

161 Bou­tique

162 River mouth

163 Tinted

164 Com­mand for a

pooch

165 Dim­ples

DOWN

1 Al­tar

2 Ethan or Gra­cie 3 In­for­mal lan­guage

4 Fab­ric de­sign 5 Look at

6 Solemn fear 7 Misses

8 Loos or Baker 9 Work­ing no more

10 Tam 11 Had bills to pay 12 Beaten

13 Frigid re­gion 14 Clean a cer­tain way 15 School­room item

16 Beelze­bub 17 Ca­per

18 Set of steps over a fence 21 Re­moved 23 Ven­dor

31 Cafe au— 33 Wave type 36 Be­gin to take

shape

37 Pitcher 38 French painter 40 Un­wa­ver­ing gaze

42 Played for stakes

44 Raze 46 Per­fume 48 Quiet 49 Jewish holy day 50 Place of con­tests

52 Foch and Simone

54 Four (pre­fix) 56 Ex­posed 57 Com­po­si­tion for pi­ano 58 Male an­i­mals 60 Viewed 63 Con­fi­dence 65 Spir­i­tual leader 67 — Ara­bia 69 Jour­ney 70 Break down 71 Dead lan­guage 74 For­ays

76 Turns to the

right

78 Chunk of grass

and soil 81 Sprang 83 Cog­ito— sum 85 Singing voice 87 Walk (on) 89 Hanker­ings 91 Not far-reach­ing 92 Make bet­ter 93 Saucy 94 Neigh­bor of Oman

96 Re­lat­ing to sound

98 Add — to the

fire

99 Shaw the

band­leader

100 Words

101 Hard to get

103 MLB’s

Johnny—

105 Ele­men­tal gas 107 Per­forms

109 Mud­dle with

drink

111 De­feated one 113 Haz­ard

116 Day of old

movies

119 Bris­tle

123 Spiny plant 125 The “Odyssey”

is one

126 Thin pieces

127 Cal­en­dar abbr. 129 In­nate abil­ity 130 Dam­aged

132 Old place of

assem­bly

134 Turn

135 Con­fronted 136 Cen­tury plant 137 Kind of or­ange 138 The non­clergy 140 First

ap­pear­ance 142 Cam­era brand 143 Slug­gish

144 Har­vest de­ity 147 Bite-size fruit 149 Mu­sic maker 152 De­pot (abbr.) 154 Punched sense­less, for short

156 Ut­ter

157 Acid

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