N.Y. TIMES CROSS­WORD

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Fun & Games - DON’T QUOTE ME By Seth A. Abel Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Ex­ag­ger­ated viril­ity 9 Ef­fort­less as­sim­i­la­tion 16 Al­ter­na­tives to HS diplo­mas 20 Sur­gi­cal re­moval pro­ce­dure 21 What might raise the roof? 22 Come down, in a way 23 Line never said by 58-Across 25 Colum­nist Bombeck 26 Birth-con­trol op­tion, briefly 27 “Please hold the line” 28 Shop­ping cen­ter? 29 Ex­cerpt

30 Sub­jects of ex­per­tise

33 Lay an egg, say 34 Tar­gets on “chest day” 35 Hollers

36 Line never said by 83-Across 41 Lob­ster ____ di­avolo 42 Of­fi­cial lan­guage of a

U.S. ter­ri­tory

45 Med­i­cal re­search org. 46 “Gotcha, man!”

48 Dec. 31, e.g. 49 Diminu­tive for Theresa 52 Takes the plunge

55 Will who played Grandpa Wal­ton on “The Wal­tons” 56 Big name in ap­ple­sauce 58 Film vil­lain who never said 23-Across, with “the” 61 Some pur­chasers of ex­pen­sive gowns 64 Man­hat­tan’s ____ Sta­dium 66 The “E” in QED

67 Noses out? 69 Coun­ter­part of pitch 70 Pre­fix with -lepsy

71 Ti­tle for two Bea­tles 72 ____-Locka, Fla.

73 Try, in a way 75 Wood­worker’s tool 76 Dig­i­tal-im­age for­mat 79 3:00

80 Wil­lowy 81 Washer/dryer unit 83 Com­man­der who never said 36-Across 86 For­mer Mis­sis­sippi sen­a­tor Trent

87 The first recorded one was noted by the Greek sci­en­tist Hip­parchus in 134 B.C. 89 2014 hit film fea­tur­ing Oprah Win­frey 90 An­nounce­ment from a band 92 Colorful fish 93 Sur­veil­lance aid

95 Word be­fore check or drop 96 Overnighte­r

98 Chi­nese prin­ci­ple 99 TV de­tec­tive who never said 121-Across

106 Ex­er­cise done while sit­ting 108 Wax hold­ers

109 What a plus sign may in­di­cate

110 Be­lief of Ben­jamin Franklin 114 Al­ready: Fr.

115 Lhasa ____ 116 May or­deal for some HS stu­dents

119 N.Y. en­gi­neer­ing sch. 120 Pop singer Ja­son 121 Line never said by 99-Across

125 Last of the Stu­arts 126 Thor­oughly en­joyed some­thing

127 Birth 128 Ob­sti­nate re­sponses 129 “Oh, lordy!” 130 Cor­po­ra­tions and part­ner­ships, e.g.

DOWN

1 Se­cret so­ci­ety 2 Mov­ing too quickly to be seen clearly

3 Half of an old crime duo 4 Croque-mon­sieur in­gre­di­ent 5 Plu­ral suf­fix?

6 Drinks in mod­er­a­tion 7 Post-____

8 Dif­fi­cult kind of pushup 9 Ger­man artist Dix

10 “____ Love” (Cole Porter song)

11 GI grub

12 With­out a buyer lined up 13 Seat­tle-based in­sur­ance gi­ant

14 Least pro­duc­tive

15 Some beans 16 ____-Ro­man wrestling 17 British no­ble who never said 44-Down 18 Anas­ta­sia’s love in Dis­ney’s “Anas­ta­sia”

19 Ir­ri­ta­bly an­swers 24 Pur­chase for a lorry 31 Blood-typ­ing let­ters 32 Politi­cian’s goal 34 Im­pa­tient dis­missals 35 Lon­don’s ____ Park

37 All over again

38 Not yet rented 39 Vari­col­ored

40 Like BFFs 42 For­ma­tive

43 Shade of green

44 Line never said by 17-Down 47 Iraq War danger, for short 50 Rest of the af­ter­noon 51 Econ­o­mizes 53 Com­mon land­scap­ing tree with acorns

54 Puts the ki­bosh on some­thing

57 Ac­tive in­gre­di­ent in mar­i­juana

59 Sport mak­ing its Olympic de­but in Tokyo in 2020 60 Num­ber of Span­ish kings named Car­los

62 Small boat, maybe 63 An­gel

65 Head, slangily

68 Home to the Eads Bridge over the Mis­sis­sippi: Abbr. 74 Suf­fer

77 Part of Caesar’s boast 78 Las ____, Ca­nary Is­lands 79 Op­po­site of kill 82 Elmer, to Bugs 84 “Sounds good to me!” 85 Many a north­ern Iraqi 88 Ru­bin ____

(clas­sic illusion)

91 Try for a part

93 ____ Graham, Oprah’s long­time beau 94 For­mer Penn State foot­ball coach

97 Go green, say 100 Stand­ing 101 Hi­lar­i­ous joke, in slang 102 Ti­t­il­lat­ing

103 Feu­dal es­tate 104 Cyrano de Berg­erac’s love 105 How paint is usu­ally sold 107 Stuns

111 Shi­raz na­tive

112 #, to a proof­reader 113 Per­form­ers in old-fash­ioned dumb shows

115 Stuck, af­ter “in” 116 Buzzing

117 Stinky Le Pew

118 ____ He­lens 122 Com­mu­ni­ca­tion syst. for the deaf

123 Comp ____ (coll. ma­jor) 124 Crossed

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