May 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

By: Matt Gaffney

Across

1. Olympics object

7. Should it happen that

13. Gets the cheapest one

19. Sum

20. Cover with

21. Singer in the snow

23. Assateague or Chincoteague*

25. "I should really be going"

26. Secret number, often

27. Crossword-solving tool

28. J. Peterman employee

30. Money before cards

31. Six-year Senate stints

34. Nervous chuckle

36. Human example*

39. Pet Shop Boys hit

42. Hosts

43. "How is such stupidity possible?"*

48. Frau's fellow

49. "Bravo!"

52. "Fighting" Midwest college team

53. First computer

55. Tranquilized

57. Chess tactic

58. Ken or Ringo

61. Figure (out)

63. "With this ring, ___ wed"

64. Piece of cake

66. Don on the radio

67. Actress Jeanne of Basic Instinct and Waterworld*

70. Some hotels, like DC's Shoreham

72. Largest union in the US

73. Rental-car company at Dulles

74. Meet up*

78. Koran reader, often

79. Benefit

83. Shares a border with

84. Bear or Berra

85. Of the kidneys

87. Tyler of The Incredible Hulk

88. Chesapeake Bay features

91. Word before code or colony

93. "Isn't there another option for us?"

95. Rand of objectivism

96. Desperate request

98. Crisco, essentially*

101. Kitchen noisemakers

103. It's yellow on a pool table

104. Proportional*

109. Big bird

110. Criticizes harshly

114. Gusto

115. Get firmer

117. Threads for bed

119. Outdoors chain with stores in Fairfax and Rockville

120. Nelson who passed away in 2013

123. What this puzzle's starred entries hide

127. Person who doesn't want his or her message read

128. "___ With No Name"

129. Counts (on)

130. Taste and touch

131. Former Canadian PM ___ Pearson

132. Bistro

Down

1. Touch lightly, as with a tissue

2. Public persona

3. Achier

4. Mongrel

5. Mono-

6. Part of a ladder

7. Cold quality

8. Rejections

9. John of the Velvet Underground

10. To any degree

11. Parched peninsula

12. Salad green

13. Astronomy, physics, and such

14. Kit ___

15. Taxing individuals?

16. Wisdom teeth, e.g.

17. Ninth-largest city in Texas

18. ___ music (write a score for)

22. Coral formation

24. Place to dry out

29. Rockville org.

32. Cooper car

33. Surprises

35. Walking-stick carriers

37. Richard of Brooklyn's Finest

38. Daily travel allowance

40. Striking down

41. Palindromic woman

43. Sounds from little dogs

44. Lena of Casanova

45. Latin for "elbow"

46. Scope alternative

47. Michelle's predecessor

49. Seventh emperor of ancient Rome

50. Creepy look

51. Paradise

54. Show set in Las Vegas

56. One of the Three Musketeers

59. Female friend, in France

60. Out of practice

62. Ten pins with two shots

65. Annie of Designing Women

68. Scheme

69. Number-one hit from 1987 sung in Spanish

71. Dangerous area at a concert

72. Israeli desert

74. Vasco da ___

75. Company with a four-color logo

76. Go left or right

77. Use one leg

78. 1950s starlet Dahl

80. High voice

81. Aucklander or Wellingtonian

82. Daredevil Knievel

86. Down times

89. Tickled doll

90. React to a bop on the head, in cartoons

92. In the past

94. Try to make a profit on

97. Gas-station brand

99. Siren

100. Nigeria's capital

101. Achilles ___

102. Birkenstock, e.g.

104. Viral phenomenon

105. Jackson and Thicke

106. High-school event

107. Cafe con ___

108. Money in Munich

111. "The Governator"

112. Taxi feature

113. Spacek of Carrie

116. ___ Plus (shampoo brand)

118. "Whatever you say!"

121. Mag workers

122. Washington and ___ University

124. Winchester-to-Richmond dir.

125. Stephen of The Crying Game

126. Computer key

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