December 2013 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

By: Matt Gaffney



Across

1. Uses performance-enhancing drugs

6. Small amounts

10. Get-rich-quick schemes

15. Hand over

19. Pal

20. Port of Pennsylvania

21. Namely

22. Bar orders

23. When Washington crossed the Delaware

26. Kerfuffle

27. Doctors Without Borders, e.g.

28. Mr. Flanders

29. "Nice job!"

30. In need of cleaning

32. The ___ Verses

35. Coffee addition

37. Clarifying phrase

38. New Republic or Time workers

41. Actress Dickinson

44. Monsieur's counterpart

47. Fellows

48. Unfair attack

50. Eight-sided sign

51. Love, in Latin

52. Golf-course shout

54. Mexican civilization known for giant stone head sculptures

56. Musical Yoko

57. Up to the point that

58. Dining option at Union Station

62. Cancel

63. Wild women

67. Tusk stuff

68. Seasoning for crabs

70. States for the record

71. Pitching honors?

72. Free, in old Rome

73. Waterfront business

75. Religious offshoots

76. Excellent

79. Finale

80. Liquor produced by NE DC distillery, the city's first since Prohibition

83. One of the Seven Dwarfs

84. Enjoy Wisp or Seven Springs

85. Make changes

86. Oodles

88. Breakfast brand

89. Setting for ten Winter Olympics

91. Hog homes

93. Polished off

94. Make a judgment regarding

96. Palindromic tennis champ

98. Annual DC protest that attracted 650,000 people in 2013

101. Greek-salad ingredient

103. Longtime ABC newswoman Lynn

104. Guacamole source

108. Actress Anderson

110. Ring king

111. Prefix with cycle or sex

112. ___ Maria (liqueur)

113. Apple product

114. People come to DC to build them

121. Agreement between nations

122. Boston Red Sox great David

123. Duncan in Obama's Cabinet

124. Take ___ from (borrow an idea)

125. Ben & Jerry's rival

126. Diameter halves

127. Ralph once of People for the American Way

128. What the eight theme entries end in

Down

1. Works on socks

2. Final letter

3. Swivel

4. Narcissist's problem

5. Mexican beer that means "sun"

6. Sense the presence of

7. Barren

8. Dust-jacket words

9. Misters of Madrid

10. Word after winning or losing

11. Playfully shy

12. Reaction to a picture of kittens

13. Farrow or Hamm

14. Play a banjo

15. Long-sleeved coats

16. It connects Adams Morgan and Woodley Park

17. Out of juice, like a battery

18. Clinton Cabinet member Mike

24. Change-gathering org.

25. Guinness or Baldwin

31. Largest union in the USA

33. In the distance

34. 1960s-'70s war site, for short

35. ___ Whiz

36. Autobiography

37. Architect Noguchi

39. Ruth's ___ Steak House

40. Race with several legs

42. Region for which a sea off the Mediterranean is named

43. Strong adhesive

44. Subtraction and such

45. Girlfriend, in Paris

46. Bedrock of President Taft's foreign policy

49. "The Bathers" painter

53. Makes a decision

55. Wisconsin cheese

59. Nada

60. Musical set in Argentina

61. Sit like a chicken

64. 56, once

65. Dance in a line

66. Honors

69. Dict. entry

71. Wes Unseld and Manute Bol, for two

72. Jocular Jay

73. Arizona sights

74. Low joint

75. Brown shade

76. More repugnant

77. "Mission canceled"

78. "The dismal science," briefly

81. Words on the cake in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

82. Croc's cousin

87. Fun with questions

88. Part of GE

90. Chooses

92. Sweetheart

93. Zambian or Zimbabwean

95. Scary sky sighting

97. The Sopranos role

99. Prefix with pad or copter

100. Jousting weapons

102. Steam

105. Top crew

106. Funeral song

107. Desert stops

108. Part of a Sherlock Holmes costume

109. Make ___ dash for it

111. Arm bone

115. ". . . man ___ mouse?"

116. Inc., across the Pond

117. Rocky ___

118. "Where ___ we?"

119. Cloth for cleaning

120. Govt. arm headed by Gina McCarthy

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