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The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Fun & Games - AU­THOR’S PREFACE By Zhouqin Burnikel, edited By David Steinberg

ACROSS

1 Frolic

5 Re­spond to an in­dict­ment 10 Civil rights icon Parks 14 Lux­ury hand­bag brand 19 Solo for the Three Tenors 20 “___-daisy!”

21 In per­pe­tu­ity

22 Knock down 23 *Cou­ple’s two-wheeler (“The Joy Luck Club”) 25 *Took ad­van­tage (of) (“To Kill a Mock­ing­bird”) 27 Crea­ture that bu­gles

28 Pick out of a crowd 29 Chicken coop lay­ers

30 Less tough

31 Get by

33 Low-carb diet name 36 Soon-to-be alums

37 Beats Elec­tron­ics Dr. 38 *Kiss-up’s credit

(“The Da Vinci Code”) 41 Rideshar­ing gi­ant 43 Au­then­tic

44 Close by

45 Long fish with toxic eggs 47 Dead­ens

51 Tube top?

53 Win­ter Olympics stick 55 Mis­souri’s ___ Moun­tains 56 This, in Toledo

57 Suf­fix for be­liev­ers 59 Skate­board move 61 Twistable cookie 62 An­gelic circle 64 *Rest­ing place at West­min­ster Abbey (“The Raven”) 66 Ore­gon Trail ve­hi­cle 69 Cap­i­tal of Si­cily 72 El­iz­a­beth of “Avengers: Endgame”

73 *Zi­ploc prod­uct (“In­di­ana”) 75 Hit the run­way

77 Turner with eight Gram­mys 78 Rap sheet en­try

79 Hanes al­ter­na­tives 81 De­vice on a jog­ger’s arm­band 85 Chris of “Avengers: Endgame” 87 Tel Aviv res­i­dent

89 Street cleaner

92 Kind of corgi

93 De­fib spe­cial­ist

94 Less spe­cific

96 Big rig 97 Su­per­model Mi­randa 99 *“Tom Doo­ley” singers, with “The” (“It”)

101 YouTube in­ter­rup­tions 104 Sink­ing ship sig­nal

105 You might put rel­ish on it 106 Slim vic­tory mar­gin

107 Chi­nese pork dish

109 T. ___ Price

110 ___ Park, Queens

112 Only even prime 115 *Agenda of life goals (“The Good Earth”) 117 Sit­com staff po­si­tion, and a hint to the start of each starred answer

120 “To re­peat ...”

121 Voice below so­prano 122 An­cient Greek re­gion 123 Bud­dies

124 Poker give­aways

125 Side with a burger 126 Nar­row-minded

127 No­bel Peace Cen­ter lo­cale

DOWN

1 Review on Yelp

2 Exam that’s hard to cheat on 3 Non­ve­gan win­ter wraps 4 Crash site

5 Big name in olive oil 6 Tim­ber wolf

7 It’s writ­ten in stone

8 “Fire away!”

9 Turn red, say

10 Back down

11 Ris­ing ac­tion set­tings? 12 Wit­nesses 13 Pen­du­lum’s tra­jec­tory 14 “By all means!” 15 Cincin­nati slug­gers 16 Steer clear of 17 Put on hold

18 Ac­tress Woodard 24 Na­tional Spell­ing Bee chan­nel 26 Sage, e.g.

29 Lan­guage de­rived from San­skrit 32 Big-eyed baby bird

34 Like a goner

35 Hose crimps

36 “Yes, in­deedy!”

38 Nurs­ing ___ (new mom’s gar­ment)

39 Russo of “Thor” 40 Alibaba’s busi­ness

42 Box cut­ter in­serts

45 Clay crea­ture of Jewish folk­lore 46 In sum

48 River near Paris

49 Primp

50 Toffee candy bar 52 “When pigs fly!” 54 Low-qual­ity 58 De­cep­tive ar­gu­ment

60 Subj. for a fu­ture MBA 63 “There’s ___ in the air” 64 Crib­bage piece 65 Nos­tal­gic tune 66 Re­lin­quish, as rights 67 His­tor­i­cal record

68 Pol­ish city where Sol­i­dar­ity orig­i­nated

70 Scrub, as a mis­sion 71 Spencer of “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica”

73 Crock-Pot meal

74 Town ___ (colo­nial news­peo­ple) 76 Car or house

79 Like un­sea­soned tofu 80 “Green Book” star Mortensen 82 Flea and fly

83 “The Mikado” and oth­ers 84 Lo­vato of pop

86 Man caves’ coun­ter­parts 88 Site with a “Party Ideas” sec­tion 90 Sign un­der Do Not En­ter, of­ten 91 Kia model

95 $50 bill prez

98 Beat soundly

99 Act ob­se­quiously 100 Queen dowa­ger of Jor­dan 101 Realm of influence

102 Pour wa­ter on

103 O.C.’s re­gion 105 Shade-tol­er­ant lily

108 Black & Decker ri­val

109 Tiny stream

111 Pre­pare for publicatio­n 113 Place to make a wish 114 Ap­prox­i­mately

116 ___ Ve­gas Strip

117 Joint by the fe­mur

118 Abbr. in a help-wanted ad 119 2019 Lyft event (Abbr.)

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