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“AMAZEBALLS*” By ROBIN STEARS

ACROSS

1 Takes the odds 5 Flop’s op­po­site 10 An­chored 16 Bray­ing beast 19 Au­di­tion piece 20 1988 Sum­mer Olympics site 21 From C to C 22 __ Vic­tor 23 *Con­ve­nient car­rier 25 *Small, flat legume 27 Braille bits 28 Poet Pablo Neruda, e.g. 30 “My treat” 31 Dis­tinc­tive Rolls Royce fea­ture 34 Many a text writer 36 Hikes from the cen­ter 37 Wil­son of “Pitch Per­fect” movies 38 Heinz Field player 39 Rapid __ 41 Nick­name for young Sky­walker 42 Ram­shackle shel­ters 43 One way to get you 44 *Oc­tal sys­tem 47 *Item found in a par­lor 51 Like Fran Drescher’s voice 52 Cheer­lead­ers’ hand­fuls 56 Your cousin’s 81-Across, maybe 57 Plague crit­ter 60 Pud­ding starch 61 Carne __ 63 Sub­ject of a Dean Martin clas­sic 64 *Pneu­matic silo de­clog­ger 66 “Your ta­ble’s ready” gizmo 67 Chekov on “Star Trek” 68 Di­rected 69 Last to ar­rive 70 French ar­ti­cle 71 Pro­claims 72 Pas­sion­ate 74 *Fund for fun 77 *Path for a promis­ing young exec 81 See 56-Across 82 Fouls up, as plans 85 “The Crow” ac­tress Ling 86 “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner” quar­tet 89 “Les Misérables” girl 90 __ Ste. Marie 92 Pre­fix with cen­tric 93 Bar­baric 94 Wor­ri­some en­gine sound 95 Teatro __ Scala 96 Old copiers 98 Right on the map 99 *It cov­ers the Bat­mo­bile 101 *Brie, e.g. 107 Ot­toman big­wig 108 Cool­ing-off pe­riod? 109 City of NE Italy 110 Garbage hauler 111 B-day num­bers 112 “Full House” sur­name 113 Award for “Mr. Mercedes” 114 Lift one’s spir­its?

DOWN

1 “Phooey!” 2 Sig­nif­i­cant time 3 Bronze com­po­nent 4 Tack room item 5 Ice __ 6 Shade of green 7 What In­di­ana sought 8 “What did I tell you?” 9 Chop­per 10 Calder pieces 11 Tele­scope eye­piece 12 Weasel rel­a­tive 13 Pro fol­lower 14 102-Down op­po­site 15 “__ Rosenkava­lier” 16 Spots for sports 17 Trat­to­ria en­trée 18 Least ex­treme 24 Weevil’s tar­get 26 Tied-un­der-the-chin top­per 29 Pre­fix with gram 31 Take the wrong way? 32 Sofer of soaps 33 Sa­cred Nile bird 34 Long­time “60 Min­utes” re­porter 35 Small price to pay 36 Back­talk 38 Sonic the Hedge­hog maker 39 “Mr. Cit­i­zen” au­to­bi­og­ra­pher 40 Re­grets 42 Santa has a fa­mous one 45 Ac­cli­ma­tize 46 Art sup­porter? 47 Fashion first name 48 Pixel pat­tern 49 Se­cret stuff 50 Tar­get ri­val 52 Wor­ry­wart, at times 53 Eye-fool­ing genre 54 Ex­trac­tion sites 55 Golden or Walden 57 Drink from a bowl 58 Spender of ri­als 59 Group of 13, tra­di­tion­ally 60 Ge­neal­ogy chart 61 Spaced out 62 Lust­ful de­ity 64 Port­fo­lio list­ings 65 Wee 69 Rents 71 “Frozen” princess 72 Con­vic­tion 73 “Cast Away” set­ting 75 Fa­natic 76 Anise liqueur 77 Di­eter’s con­cern 78 Lie next to 79 Bird­song 80 Toy with a tail 82 Skep­tic 83 Ital­ian noble fam­ily 84 Bud­get bin record 86 Ram­shackle 87 One tak­ing a lot of notes 88 Soothes 89 Re­act to an awk­ward mo­ment 90 Mil­i­tary band 91 Bear wit­ness 93 Queen lead gui­tarist __ May 94 Track fig­ure 96 An­i­mal lovers’ org. 97 French city where Wil­liam the Con­queror is buried 98 Ital­ian smoker 100 Many an IKEA buy 102 14-Down op­po­site 103 New­ton fruit 104 Green pre­fix 105 Sponge (up) 106 Woolly mama

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