NEW YORK TIMES CROSS­WORD

No. 1230

The News & Observer (Sunday) - - Weather - ‘NO DUH!’ BY LUKE VAUGHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ

ACROSS

1 Fix­ture on a ski-lodge deck 7 Sound qual­ity 13 West African cap­i­tal

19 Like count­ing your chick­ens be­fore they’ve hatched 20 Go­ing great guns, as busi­ness 22 Come to terms with 23 “Good golly!” across the pond 24 Close enough 25 Cloak­like gar­ment 26 Nosh 27 Goes around 29 Hardly a right-minded in­di­vid­ual? 31 NCAA ri­val of Duke 32 To which one might re­spond, “Salud!” 33 Su­perla­tive suf­fix 34 Sum­mer set­ting in Seat­tle: abbr. 36 Rea­son for an R rat­ing? 39 Mc­Gre­gor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi 42 Gob­ble 44 Quaint pho­tos 45 Cuban or Zucker­berg? 48 Archie’s pal at Riverdale 51 Dry as a bone 52 Largest species of the genus Leop­ar­dus 53 Fight­ing 54 Sprang 57 More ready to go 60 Show stop­per? 62 Pure and sim­ple

64 Part of the eye where vi­sion is sharpest 65 Old hand 68 Maker of the MDX lux­ury SUV 69 Need­ing cer­tain ink for a color printer? 71 Epit­ome of lazi­ness 73 Freestyle, e.g. 74 Har­bor city of NW France 76 Went to court, say 77 It may be right un­der your nose, in­for­mally 78 Fix­ture be­hind the bar 80 IHOP or­der 82 Billy of in­fomer­cial fame 83 Only Euro­pean cap­i­tal on both a river and an ocean 86 Kind of vi­sion 88 Fit for the job 90 Im­pe­tus be­hind a pa­ter­nity test? 93 Not so far 95 “Straight Outta Comp­ton” group 96 “The path to the dark side,” per Yoda

97 On a Pa­leo diet, say? 102 Slow boat 104 ____ Stud­ies (col­lege ma­jor) 106 Big Star­bucks orders 107 Year the Of­fice of Home­land Se­cu­rity was cre­ated 108 Some paints 111 Rum­bles 112 “The world’s great­est ...,” e.g. 113 Op­po­site 115 Cap­i­tal of Thes­saly 117 Wash­ing­ton air hub 119 Post-work­out ac­tiv­ity 120 Un­usu­ally short

121 Start to take off, in a way 122 Shang­hai 123 Ac­cents and Sonatas 124 100-me­ter and 200-me­ter

DOWN

1 Com­mo­tion 2 Con­nected 3 Re­ac­tion to a re­ally bad pun 4 Some­thing you might need to kill 5 Treat like an ob­ject 6 Re­ally, re­ally need­ing some sun? 7 Neigh­bor­hood north of the World Trade Cen­ter 8 Charges 9 Weasel’s rel­a­tive 10 Beach tops 11 ____ Tin Tin 12 2003 Eco­nomics No­belist Robert 13 One’s most ar­dent sup­port­ers 14 Fin­isher of cakes

15 86

16 Buy one cir­cus an­i­mal, get one cir­cus an­i­mal free? 17 Most news­pa­pers have one 18 Sport-____ 21 Theodor ____ (Dr. Seuss’ real name) 28 Live 30 Stealth bomber, fa­mil­iarly 32 Part­ner of snick 33 French Alpine river

35 Root of Poly­ne­sia 37 Me­sopotamian mother god­dess 38 Fe­male in a pen

40 In front of, old-style 41 Cow­boys’ home, for short

43 It’s more than a warn­ing: abbr. 46 Street hand­out, maybe 47 View from la plage 48 “Aladdin” vil­lain

49 City be­tween Al­bany and Rochester 50 Stim­u­late 51 2017 World Se­ries win­ner, for short 55 Some­thing re­quired 56 Dog or cat trans­porter 58 Of­ten-smoked cheese 59 First lady 61 Shia of “Trans­form­ers” 63 Be­gin­nings of fame and for­tune? 65 Some SAT study 66 Kind of al­co­hol 67 “____ Days” (1990s plat­inum Bon Jovi al­bum) 69 An­them con­trac­tion 70 On an­other call

72 Hedy ____, sub­ject of the 2017 doc­u­men­tary “Bomb­shell” 75 Woman’s name mean­ing “born again” 77 In­stall­ment of a women’s cloth­ing cat­a­log? 78 Com­mon po­tato chip fla­vor, in brief 79 Hy­brid tour­ney style 81 Pure 83 Worker at a hosp. 84 Water­loo’s home 85 Some­thing up for grabs on a fish­ing boat? 87 Direc­tor Lee 89 Rules, in­for­mally 91 Un­tagged 92 Quaver­ing sounds 93 Rat­ing some­body? 94 The Supreme Court and the Muses 98 Zoroas­tri­an­ism’s sa­cred text 99 Au­thor of “The Joy Luck Club” 100 Col­li­sion 101 Bar­bara and Jenna Bush, to Jeb 103 Fa­mous 105 Ex­ams for fu­ture J.D.s 109 Trav­el­ing from coast to coast, maybe 110 Car-sticker fig. 111 “Do you ____?” 112 Ro­bust 113 Part of AMA 114 X 116 Medic­i­nal plant

118 Part of SASE: abbr.

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