TO­DAY'S PUZ­ZLE SO­LU­TIONS

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“HANGERS-ON” By MARKMcCLAIN and GE­ORGE TELFER ACROSS

1 Avian mimic 5 Sell­ing point? 10 Weasel cousin 15 Passed quickly, as time 19 Pi­geon calls 20 Kind of column 21 Stands at lec­tures 22 Lead in amovie, say 23 What the ac­ro­batic land­lady liked to do? 26 Wile E. Coy­ote sup­plier 27 Run-of-the-mill 28 For­mer LeBron team, on sports tick­ers 29 Lost on pur­pose 31 Buds, pos­si­bly 32 TruTV show for board game en­thu­si­asts? 37 Soror­ity let­ter 39 For­mer LeBron team, on sport tick­ers 40 Takes a breather 41 “The Simp­sons” re­tailer 44 “Chain of Fools” name 47 Out in the yacht 49 Bite play­fully 52 When a pro might prac­tice at Au­gusta Na­tional? 56 Departed 57 “Once __ a time ...” 58 Yon yacht 59 Name in a Tol­stoy ti­tle 60 For­mal split 62 Elec­tric wheels 64 Sec­ond-tallest liv­ing bird 66 In­form 68 Skin-re­lated 69 Gym em­ploy­ees for those get­ting in shape fast? 73 Don’t hold your breath 76 An­te­lope play­mates 77 Mu­si­cal mus­cle car 78 Agave plant 82 “The wis­dom of many and the wit of one”: Rus­sell 84 Dread 86 Bigelow prod­uct 88 Of­ten painful crack 89 Cut with a small knife 90 Gold medal win­ners at the Re­nais­sance fair? 94 Th­e­saurus wd. 95 Do­ing noth­ing 96 Cab­i­net depart­ment 97 Minute 98 China’s Zhou __ 101 QB’s stat 102 Shocked text letters 104 Wed­ding chapel’s main form of ad­ver­tis­ing? 111 Va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tion 115 Caro­line Is­lands com­po­nents 116 Res­cue squad ini­tials 117 Rant 119 Fic­tional plan­ta­tion 120 Where bills should be put af­ter an au­dit? 125 “Slip­pery” trees 126 “... but I could be wrong” 127 Ce­les­tial ovine 128 Shuts down 129 Colorist’s sup­ply 130 Price en­ders, of­ten 131 Cat­e­gory 132 Oblit­er­ate, in Ox­ford

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1 Me­nial work 2 “__ it!” 3 __ plume 4 Have high hopes 5 Hindu “De­stroyer” 6 Start of an adage about hu­man­ity 7 Sand­wich shop or­der 8 Of­ten tick­led bone? 9 “Fou­cault’s Pen­du­lum” au­thor 10 Di­ag­o­nal sail ex­ten­der 11 Now 12 Pin­dar piece 13 Make widely known 14 Sam­ples 15 Sta­dium sta­ples 16 East­wood’s “Bronco Billy” co-star Son­dra 17 Fic­tional hunter in a floppy hat 18 Signs of gar­den ne­glect 24 GM­sub­sidiary 25 Guy’s girl­friend 30 Com­edy __ 33 One may be dull 34 Trek pack an­i­mal 35 Al­go­nquian lan­guage 36 Picked up 38 Tro­janWar god 41 Touch 42 Nickname for José 43 Eerie fliers 45 Old anes­thetic 46 Like many cross­words 47 “Up” star 48 WWII prison camp 49 Stan­dard 50 Sub­ject of Huás­car 51 Or­ange dis­card 53 Legally off base 54 Baited in­sect col­lec­tor 55 Beans or greens 56 Scalia’s suc­ces­sor 61 En­hanc­ing word 63 Shaft be­tween wheels 65 Handy 67 Triv­ial 70 Vi­va­cious 71 Words near an “F,” maybe 72 Mu­si­cal hand­i­cap 73 Omar of “In Too Deep” 74 Doc­tor’s or­der 75 French __ 79 Con­sider care­fully, with “over” 80 At­ten­tion 81 Basil­ica re­cess 83 Astros catcher McCann 85 Bon­nie Blue’s dad 87 2012Ben Af­fleck film 91 “Gotcha!” 92 Casino game re­quire­ment, of­ten 93 Sym­phonic disc 98 Mercedes line 99 Kings’ org. 100 City fromwhich Vasco da Gama sailed 101 NBA part 103 Driver’s li­cense info 104 Hardly fa­vored 105 Volta’s birth­place 106 Mu­si­cal Mel 107 86-Across va­ri­ety 108 Drops 109 Ger­man river, to lo­cals 110 Less risky 112 Gemini dock­ing tar­get 113 Lumps for Miss Muf­fet 114 Ger­man state 118 Climbed 121 “Exodus” pro­tag­o­nist 122 “The Sit­u­a­tion Room” airer 123 It’s game 124 Long­time Eur. realm

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