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August 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Across

1. Serious sculptor, say

8. Flower-store buy

13. Popular Toyota

20. Made a terrible golf shot

21. Ross or Nyad

22. Extreme happiness

23. Frequent subject of Washington-area discussions

25. Money for later

26. Train mover, once

27. Put up

29. Joe and others

30. Speedy

34. ___ Lanka

35. Sight from the driver’s seat

39. Had ___ (quarreled)

41. Carpet problem

43. Skedaddle

44. Everything

46. Computer-programming pioneer Lovelace

47. Former USA rival

49. Enter your username and password

53. “Wow!”

56. No gentleman

57. When a CEO gets rich, perhaps

58. Before

59. Early Beatle Sutcliffe

60. Wide receiver Owens

62. Proactive attitude

63. Important notifications

67. Still with us

68. Low joint

69. Hit 1990s sitcom

72. One of two on the body

75. Irritating grin

76. Paratroopers go behind it

80. Chesapeake Bay bobber

81. More fog-covered

83. Zero

84. Jazz great Beiderbecke

85. Hurdle for law grads

86. Angels & Demons novelist Brown

87. Type A personality?

91. One of seven

93. Herzliya is there: abbr.

94. Buzzing stinger

95. Movie-music maker

96. Bound maps

98. Sex appeal

100. Pirates of the Caribbean actress Knightley

101. Boxy car

106. Bill

108. Talk back to

109. Mimic

110. Car arrangement

111. ___ Point (Baltimore area)

113. Wordy

117. Sentence often heard in Washington in the summer . . . or a description of each of this puzzle’s six theme entries

123. Not chaotic

124. Attorney general under Reagan

125. Contacted digitally

126. Shopping-cart parts

127. Religious offshoots

128. Calms down

Down

1. Cigarette stuff

2. Letter before sigma

3. Letter after sigma

4. ___ and outs

5. Park City pair

6. Fair structures

7. Gardening tools

8. Eden guy

9. “Pardon me, mister”

10. Go toe-to-toe with

11. First month, for Francisco

12. Gave four stars to, say

13. Capital ___ (former Landover arena)

14. “Wonderful job!”

15. GW workers

16. Mel with 511 home runs

17. Feudal superior

18. See 49 across

19. Nervous energy

24. Drink with an umbrella

28. RC, e.g.

30. Word for a priest

31. Not at sea

32. Gushed forth

33. Soft powder

35. Longtime Washington Post columnist Fred

36. Like some voices or congestion

37. Enthusiastic

38. Ryan of Sleepless in Seattle

40. Not in time

42. They pop up from time to time

45. ___ pole

47. Monte ___

48. Exert oneself

50. Offerman or Nolte

51. October birthstone

52. Zippo

54. Tries to trap

55. Listen attentively

56. Seven-time Cy Young winner Roger

61. All tied up

62. Part of IMF

64. Sailor’s greeting

65. Curry and Rice

66. Metalworkers

68. “How’d things go?”

70. Like some convictions

71. Gives off

72. Goes back

73. Hawaiian fun

74. Brought into the world

77. Portugal’s peninsula

78. Gold diggers, for short

79. Non-speaking actors

81. A Year in Provence author Peter

82. Unthinking worker

86. Just the facts

88. Band formed in Athens, Ga.

89. Two duos and a trio

90. Performs

92. June 15, 2014, honoree

93. “That’s very interesting”

97. Back streets

98. “Be right there”

99. Angelic tops

101. Confusion and destruction

102. Tommy or Aida

103. Future CEOs, perhaps

104. Grievously injures

105. Lauder of perfume

107. Judy who wrote Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

111. Archnemeses

112. Immediately

114. Put cash on it

115. Valuable rock

116. Kind of camera, for short

118. Prez between FDR and DDE

119. Dog-park command

120. Not feeling your best

121. Late actress Ruby ___

122. Mag shapers

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Matt Gaffney blogs about crosswords at gaffneyoncrosswords.com.

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