UNIVER­SAL CROSSWORD

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Fun & Games - Meta­mor­pho­sis By Paul Coul­ter, edited By David Stein­berg

ACROSS

1 Viet­nam’s cap­i­tal

6 Coal car­rier

10 God in the Ko­ran 15 Shine’s part­ner

19 Some kind of a nut

20 Trig func­tion

21 City near Giza

22 Ac­tress ___ Rachel Wood 23 Moth? (think Kafka)

26 “You ___ seen nothin’ yet!” 27 See 49-Across

28 Had had­dock, say 29 Vas­sar VIP 30 “Good­ness gra­cious!” 32 Stinks

35 Sights un­der tired eyes 37 “Ac­cord­ing to con­ven­tional wis­dom ...”

38 What makes the voice tem­po­rar­ily re­gal?

(think Broth­ers Grimm) 43 Salami va­ri­ety

44 Many of­fer free break­fasts 45 “The Mur­ders in the ___ Morgue” 46 Ten­nis ball chasers

49 With 27-Across, “Broke­back Moun­tain” di­rec­tor 50 Singer Eas­ton

53 Mosque of­fi­cial

55 Hindu hero 57 Cow­ardly B-team? (think “Which came first?”) 61 C-wor­thy

64 Ti­tle for a baronet

65 Alias let­ters

66 Punc­tual

67 First 30-day month 69 Ex­pen­sive Bud­dha statue fea­ture? (think alchemy) 74 De­crease

75 Tank en­gine of kid­die lit 77 Feel­ing less than 100% 78 Horse’s morsel

80 A deadly sin

81 Bac­chus’ motto? (think bi­b­li­cal mir­a­cle)

87 Score af­ter deuce

88 Like an aban­doned case 89 An­noy­ance 90 Ap­pre­hend

93 Dundee denizen

95 Boot tip

96 Miller ___

97 Good, in Guadala­jara 99 Mile­stone for a spooky fic­tion genre? (think Stoker) 104 Spar­tan

107 Grps. such as Amnesty In­ter­na­tional

108 Ex­te­rior

109 Used pack­ing tape

110 Pa­cific is­land na­tion

112 At­lanta-based chan­nel

113 Soc­cer leg­end Hamm

116 Voice on some phones 117 Cleat mark on the in­field? (think graphite)

123 Puts the ki­bosh on 124 Mix­ture such as pewter 125 Egg (on) 126 Basil-based blend 127 Quiz’s big­ger rel­a­tive 128 What egg-white omelets lack 129 Drag queens’ wraps 130 Net­work ad­min

DOWN

1 Loud pre­cip­i­ta­tion

2 Zits and the like

3 Piece of fa­cial jew­elry 4 Bo­nanza find

5 CEO’s mag­a­zine

6 2005 Best For­eign Lan­guage Film set in South Africa 7 Abound­ing

8 Queen of the hill

9 So-so

10 Con­nect to, as the in­ter­net 11 In ___ land

12 Pride mem­ber

13 The “A” of MOMA 14 Santa laugh syl­la­bles

15 All set

16 Cor­nell and Columbia 17 Ye­men’s cap­i­tal 18 Sweep­stakes sub­mis­sion 24 Help your­self to 25 Barely beats 31 Prin­ci­pal, for a school 33 “Mu­sic for Air­ports” mu­si­cian Brian

34 On­line cur­rency

35 “___ chance!”

36 For­mer diplo­mat Kofi 37 Milk-Bone bis­cuit, e.g. 38 Tour grp.

39 Stimpy’s ca­nine pal

40 Hall of Fame knuck­le­baller Phil 41 Of the Chero­kee or Cree 42 Dron­ing sounds

47 Rich cake

48 Re­fines 4-Down

51 ___ Master’s Voice

52 Juul, e.g. 54 Cam­bridge sch. 56 Hereto­fore

57 Agatha Christie or Pa­tri­cia Corn­well

58 Marten with dark fur 59 Is­land in­stru­ment, in­for­mally 60 Aca­pulco aunt

61 Is­lamic de­cree 62 Rose­bush pests

63 Like a butcher go­ing ve­gan 68 Judge’s field

70 Songs, in Stuttgart

71 555, to Oc­tavia

72 Stocky

73 Deri­sive cries

76 “___ ’em!” (at­tack dog com­mand) 79 Busi­ness card abbr. near ext. 82 Sex­ist, say

83 Mor­lock munchies 84 Thick-skinned sa­fari beast 85 For­mer Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Sally

86 Make a coun­ter­ar­gu­ment 90 Close call

91 Dowd of “The Hand­maid’s Tale”

92 Physique, in­for­mally

94 ’60s ac­tress Sharon 96 En­ter your pass­word

98 ___ as di­rected

100 Noon

101 Rel­ishes

102 Box­car rid­ers 103 Re­move from of­fice 104 Good point?

105 River by the Lou­vre 106 Hall­mark pur­chases 110 When tem­per­a­tures start to drop

111 “Noth­ing’s bro­ken”

112 A Latin teacher may wear one 114 Dig­ging, so to speak 115 Rest­ing upon

118 1969 Peace Prize grp. 119 Give a name

120 Way to sway 121 Bot­tom-of-let­ter abbr. 122 Lead role in “Star Wars: The Rise of Sky­walker”

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