SUN­DAY CROSS­WORD:

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1 Late Queen of Soul 7 Places for bears or vil­lains 12 What a recipe may be writ­ten on 20 Puts up 21 Veep un­der Nixon 22 For­mal de­fense 23 Photo cap­tion for the win­ning team’s M.V.P. be­ing car­ried off the field? 25 Get an F in physics? 26 Bert of “The Wizard of Oz” 27 Pow­er­ful swell 28 In the style of 30 First-gen­er­a­tion Ja­panese-Amer­i­can 31 Hou­dini feat 33 Rey, to Luke, in “The Last Jedi” 36 Place for a stud to go 38 What you’re ef­fec­tively say­ing when you sign a waiver? 41 Long­time ath­lete on the U.S. Davis Cup team 45 Line through one’s teeth? 47 Tor­ment 48 Full of sub­tlety 50 Cap­i­tal of Al­ba­nia 52 At­las or Ti­tan, for short 53 Street through the mid­dle of town 54 En­ergy sec­re­tary Chu un­der Obama 55 ____ neu­tral­ity 56 Ac­tress Long 58 Ex­tended di­a­tribe 59 Moon race? 61 Router at­tach­ments 63 It’s just be­low 0: Abbr. 64 Me­dieval po­ets 67 Piece of writ­ing that’s half in verse? 70 Some paid rides, in­for­mally 71 First leg of an itin­er­ary 72 Aveng­ing spir­its in Greek myth 73 Bad thing to hit with a ham­mer 75 “Casey at the Bat” poet Ernest 77 Wee bit 78 “I’m f-f-freez­ing!” 80 Coined money 84 Aids for deter­min­ing preg­nancy, e.g. 86 Pizazz 87 Fellini’s “La ____” 88 In­duc­ing for­get­ful­ness 89 Out­look al­ter­na­tive 91 Dol­lar signs with­out the bars 92 Word af­ter who or how 93 Drop­ping the ba­ton in a re­lay race, e.g.? 98 Bit of ink 99 Op­ti­mum 101 Sen­a­tor Fe­in­stein 103 Blues le­gend Waters 106 “____ com­pli­cated” 107 Area near the shore 109 Publi­cans’ serv­ings 112 Area near the shore 115 Warn­ing not given on a golf course? 118 Some­thing on the rise to­day 119 Ac­tress Be­la­fonte 120 Start to in­habit 121 Baja Cal­i­for­nia city 122 “The Zoo Story” play­wright 123 Movie trailer, e.g.

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1 Name of what was once the world’s sec­ond-largest saltwater lake 2 Tab­ula ____ 3 “He­matite, mag­netite — take your pick”? 4 Line that ended with Ni­cholas II 5 “____ Grace” (ti­tle of ad­dress) 6 “To quote my­self …” 7 Los An­ge­les neigh­bor­hood next to Bev­erly Grove 8 Wide-eyed 9 Memo starter 10 Half of a car­toon duo 11 Make of­fi­cial? 12 Su­per Bowl III M.V.P. 13 Nail pol­ish brand with the col­ors Teal the Cows Come Home and Berry Fairy Fun 14 Talk­ing-____ (rep­ri­mands) 15 Big fe­male role on HBO’s “West­world” 16 Two things you might find in Sher­wood For­est? 17 As long as one can re­mem­ber 18 Work (up) 19 “The Hal­lu­cino­genic Tore­ador” painter 24 Apart­ment build­ing V.I.P. 29 Men­tally slug­gish 32 Pro­ducer of “60 Min­utes” 33 Se­niors’ big night out 34 Euro­pean stra­to­vol­cano 35 As­tro­nauts’ wear 36 Young newts 37 Came down 39 Spike 40 Hu­man Rights Cam­paign inits. 42 Mi­nor al­ter­ca­tion 43 Soc­cer shot re­sult­ing from a cor­ner kick, of­ten 44 Lawn tools 46 Like Tara, sev­eral times in “Gone With the Wind”? 49 Singer DiFranco 51 Multi-time mu­sic col­lab­o­ra­tor with Bowie 52 Some mag­a­zine per­fume ads 53 Con­duc­tor 56 Coun­try on the Arc­tic Cir­cle: Abbr. 57 “Yes for me” 60 The Wild­cats of the Big 12 Conf. 61 Brit. leg­is­la­tors 62 [Shrug] 64 Forcibly op­pose 65 Fol­low­ing close be­hind 66 Some celebrity char­ity events 68 Shirk­ing work, maybe, for short 69 “The Hurt Locker” men­ace, briefly 70 Scads of 72 Club known for 66-Down 74 En­ter­prise starter 76 Barely make (out) 78 Two-masted ves­sel 79 Small stream 81 Places for spe­cific so­cial classes to park? 82 “Any ____?” 83 Head­ing in the right di­rec­tion? 85 Fas­tener with a flange 86 Bête noire 89 Small bother 90 Pageant whose 1986 run­ner-up was Halle Berry 94 Pro­ce­dural spinoff star­ring LL Cool J 95 Antarc­tic pen­guin 96 Per­son who’s hard to take 97 Most con­ser­va­tive 100 Page of a movie script? 102 1994 tri­par­tite treaty 103 De bene ____ (le­gal phrase) 104 In those days 105 Tommy of ten­nis 107 Tem­po­rary cover 108 Hop­per 110 Writer ____ Stan­ley Gard­ner 111 Tire­sias, in “Oedi­pus Rex” 113 Some ga­metes 114 Join 116 Cap­i­tals’ org. 117 Ruby of “A Raisin in the Sun”

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