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The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - COMMUNITY - BY RAN­DOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ

Ran­dolph Ross, of New York City, is a re­tired prin­ci­pal for high schools in Queens, Great Neck and Plain­view, N.Y. Crosswords helped him get one of his jobs. He says his fi­nal in­ter­view with the Great Neck Board of Ed­u­ca­tion was de­voted mainly to cross­word con­struct­ing rather than how to run a school. Having had one of his puz­zles pub­lished in The Times shortly be­fore ‘‘was good tim­ing and made for a happy in­ter­view.’’ This is Randy’s 50th Sun­day cross­word for the pa­per and his 113th Times puz­zle over­all. — W.S.

ACROSS

1 Lack of this re­sults in bald­ness 6 Al­co­hol 13 Scenes from action movies 19 Old foun­da­tion 21 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi thriller 22 Get back 23 Par­ent­ing: A+ 25 Night demons 26 Main­tain 27 Num­ber of people in an of­fice? 29 “Step ____!” 30 Bye word 33 Ner­vous stress 34 Chip-on-one’sshoul­der out­looks, in slang 35 Taming wild horses: D40 Re­flex mes­sen­gers 42 Heavy metal 43 Some kitchen appliances 44 Wildlife con­ser­va­tion­ist’s de­vice 47 Union sta­tion? 49 Valet skills: B+ 54 You can dig it 55 Spain and Eng­land in the 16th cen­tury 57 Like a sure bet 58 Watch chains 59 Do an old print­ing­house job 60 Skills, in Sevilla 61 Heart 62 Host­ing a morn­ing news show: C+ 67 Photo fin­ish 70 First draft picks 71 It makes steal­ing pay off 75 “See you later!” 76 Cheer­ful 78 Nor­man Lear se­ries star 80 Spots 81 Stuff­ing tip jars: D 83 Chip away at 84 Bot­tom-line fig­ure 86 Alternativ­e to a Maxwell 87 Indy win­ner Luyendyk 88 Hot stuff 91 Em­ployee ef­fi­ciency: D+ 95 Sor­cerer 97 Much, in­for­mally 99 Sup­ply-____ (eco­nomic the­o­rist) 100 Grow­ing room 101 Do a P.R. makeover on 103 16501–16511 107 Put on hold 109 Base­ball skill: C 113 Pro­tect, as fresh­ness 114 What to do once you’ve made your bed, per a say­ing 115 Skirts 116 Nueva York, e.g. 117 After­word 118 Bi­b­li­o­graph­i­cal abbr.

DOWN

1 Chan­nel on which to see some b&w films 2 Fleece 3 Noted Deco de­signer 4 1975 Wim­ble­don champ 5 New Age au­thor Cho­pra 6 Apt name for a cook? 7 Lulu 8 Used Gchat, e.g. 9 Went back through a pas­sage 10 Hockey in­frac­tion 11 “Yer darn ____!” 12 Clear soda 13 Lit ____ 14 Farm set­ter 15 Story 16 Stereo qual­ity: B 17 Blake who wrote “Mem­o­ries of You” 18 Roast ro­ta­tors 20 Fan­tasy au­thor Cana­van, au­thor of the “Black Ma­gi­cian” tril­ogy 24 Whirl 28 Pro­duc­ers of the most Mideast oil 31 Ac­tress Sa­man­tha 32 Rides since 2011 34 Burned rub­ber 35 De­signer Bill 36 U. S. Grant ad­ver­sary 37 Trou­ble ter­ri­bly 38 Learns to live with 39 Set a price of 41 Malodor­ous 45 Metro ar­eas, in­for­mally 46 Sticks together? 48 Lux­ury-car pi­o­neer Henry 49 One may ex­ert pressure 50 Sig­nif­i­cant ad­vances 51 The other guys 52 Diver Louga­nis 53 Porgy and bass 56 F.D.R. pro­gram 58 Dan­ger­ous struc­ture 60 Com­bat zone 61 Angli­can head­wear 63 Strong brew 64 “Movin’ ____” 65 Call at­ten­tion to, as a po­ten­tial problem 66 Small power source 67 Clas­sic shoe name 68 Start­ing job in Wash­ing­ton, say 69 Fash­ion sense: A 72 Lead-in to fare 73 Part of a TV trans­mis­sion 74 ____ Gar­son, Os­car win­ner for “Mrs. Miniver” 76 Solomon­like 77 78 One-eighth Funeral stands part 79 Mush­room that might be served in ra­men 81 Un­civil greet­ings 82 Sign of a smash hit 85 ____ de Vil, Dis­ney vil­lain 89 Patch (together) 90 Way to get to Har­lem, per Duke Elling­ton 91 Desire a piece of the action 92 Con­cep­tion 93 Chutz­pah 94 Mourn 95 Snooker shot 96 Flu symp­toms 98 Full 101 Clin­ton’s at­tor­ney gen­eral for all eight years 102 Rat Pack nick­name 104 Quod ____ fa­cien­dum 105 Sta­tioner’s stock 106 “Let Us Now Praise Fa­mous Men” writer 108 Kid-____ (TV for tots) 110 Tiny crit­i­cism 111 Pi­o­neer cell­phone co. 112 Fancy-look­ing name ap­pendage

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