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BIG X AMERICA’S BIGGEST CROSSWORD

- By JOHN McCARTHY

ACROSS

1 NASA liftoff precursor 6 Ten-event Olympic competitio­n 11 Spaghetti go-with 16 Crow color 18 Yankee

slugger Judge 19 Muscles 20 Hereditary

factors 21 Quagmire 23 Lyricist

Gershwin 24 Morse dash 25 Summary 28 Fat

30 One who says

“uncle”

33 Veil fabric 35 Agassi of

tennis 37 Televise 38 Omani ruler 40 W. Texas city 42 Emulate

Eminem 43 Bravery 44 Vertical 45 Funny one 48 Golfer Watson 49 Modeled 50 Garfield

pooch 52 Haphazard 55 Sandwich

bread 56 Pekoe 57 Painter’s

stand-on 60 City E of

Syracuse 61 Reverie 64 “Hi!”

66 Talk show

host Megyn 67 Casino sign 68 Ryder Cup

team

69 Tree ID 71 What “&” is

called 74 Emerge again 77 Choose 80 Police alert 81 4th letter 83 Schoolsupp­ort org. 84 Lady of Spain 87 Not long ago 89 Dreadful 90 Not boastful 92 Cello relative 93 ___ Aviv 94 Scamp 95 Speak 96 Piggy bank

coin

99 Like many

health foods 102 Eased up

105 Lend an ear 107 Sea eagle

109 Seaman’s “sure!” 110 French toast ingredient 112 James of the Lakers 114 Confuse

115 Like return envelopes

116 Pizzazz

118 Goof

119 Donate

121 One of a flight 123 Mile’s 1,760 125 Epsom ___ 128 Mother of Norman Bates 130 Near the rudder

132 Abel’s mother 133 Nanny’s asset 134 Borrower’s friend

137 English

nobleman

139 “___ by the bell!”

141 Service a banquet 142 Orinoco Flow singer

144 Nebraska city 145 Alumnae

146 Senator Cruz 147 Lustful

150 Explodes

154 Dessert choice 155 Notions

157 Senseless

158 Anglican priest 160 Houston

ballplayer 161 Kingdom

163 Genetic

evidence

164 For Me and

My ___

165 Despised

168 Time being 169 Jousting

spear

170 Homer Simpson’s wife 171 Minute

173 High schooler’s age 174 Times Square locale 175 Jurassic Park animals

DOWN

1 Hack 2 Thurman in

Pulp Fiction 3 “Mustn’t do

that!” 4 Sacred opus 5 Jitters 6 Boone or

Radcliffe 7 Beach house 8 Tantalize 9 Touched

down 10 Evenings 11 Brown paper 12 Responded 13 Subway

alternativ­e 14 Grassland 15 Labor Day

month

17 Spy org. 22 Triumph 26 Clive in

Frankenste­in 27 Pirate’s bird 29 Filled in for a teacher 31 Ancient Peruvian 32 Poultry pen 34 Familiar with

(2 wds.) 35 Petition 36 Pagan priest 39 ___ tennis 41 Studio stand 46 Be a copycat 47 Gad about 50 NFL Raiders

city 51 Sickness 53 Beer 54 Dummy 58 Welsh poet

Thomas 59 Epoch 62 Coarse file 63 Like dirt roads after a rain 64 Pasha’s wives 65 Lummox 67 Grand Ole

Opry city 70 Perfume 72 Diamondbac­k 73 Large shell 75 Joined wires 76 Wild spree 78 Detroit NFL

team 79 Whooping

bird 82 Compositio­n 85 Piano

practice piece 86 Weasel

relative 88 Roman 300 91 Scarf down 97 Hoosier State 98 Small falcon 100 Microsoft founder 101 Closes in 103 Missed day 104 Along in years 106 Keyed-up 108 Hayworth in Gilda 111 Sandpaper surface

113 Commenced 117 Guitarist Paul 120 Compete

122 Goodies

123 Toady (hyph.) 124 “Nevermore” bird

126 Soda bottle size

127 Walks proudly

129 Piddling

130 Eliminates

131 Swap

135 Prince

Harry’s mom 136 Looks like

138 Glowing

quality

140 Salami seller 141 Havana

locale 143 Waterloo loser

147 Artillery piece 148 Exchange for cash

149 Toyota sedan 151 Pressing

152 Alaskan fish 153 Gazed

156 Honest name 159 “1-2-3-kick”

dance

162 Tall tree

166 “Mazel ___!” 167 Draper of

Mad Men

171 Coast Guard

alert

172 Kwik-E-Mart

owner

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