October 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

October 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Across

1. Get around

6. Goes after

12. Sacred beetles

19. Corner store

21. Live

22. Rant

23. He warned of “irrational exuberance”

25. Where a person may be told to go jump

26. “What is it?”

27. Crow’s cry

28. Nunnery resident

30. Robust red wine, for short

31. Relaxing places

33. Fail to be

36. Highest number in sudoku

37. Ashcroft or Holder

42. Penalizes, in slang

43. Nielsen of slapstick

44. Pick something off the menu

45. Getting on film

47. Most Eastern Europeans

48. Special-effects letters

49. Can’t stop laughing

52. Painting with a pitchfork

57. Messenger material

58. Strikebreaker

61. Sunoco stuff

62. Victor on piano

63. Carrier that added “ways” to its name in 1997

65. Summons

67. Spassky or Yeltsin

68. Class for crickets and moths

70. Split

71. Singing Eydie

72. Metro stop: abbr.

73. Commits a swimming-pool no-no

74. Singer DiFranco

75. Home to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

80. One way to think

82. Whatever number of

83. Unnecessary complications

87. Italian desserts

88. Where Kreyòl is spoken

91. DC Council member Jim

92. Picnic side dishes

94. Instruments without amps

97. Shucked ears

98. How a mountain may be covered

99. Different

100. Bobby of NHL fame

101. Canada’s capital

104. Comic actress Gasteyer

105. Make a hole

108. Use your hand stamp at a club, e.g.

110. Inspiration for much of DC’s architecture

116. Give a privilege to

117. Common text-file name

118. Chemical element whose symbol is the initials for this puzzle’s theme entries—and whose color is Washington’s newest Metro line

119. Filthy place, in metaphor

120. Put in the sunlight

121. Struck

Down

1. Site with a four-color logo

2. Little rodent

3. ____ Israel (DC synagogue)

4. Lion’s home

5. One of 12

6. Rowing team

7. Lady lobster

8. Complete jerk

9. Nurse

10. Roots Emmy winner

11. 17-year-old, often

12. Emulate a baseball player, perhaps

13. Scoop holder

14. Banned apple spray

15. Cath., e.g.

16. Its lyrics were written by English clergyman John Newton

17. Capital Crescent Trail activity

18. Movie parts

20. Not widely known

24. Relax

29. Law

31. Like a good crossword

32. Light refractor

33. Cabinet dept.

34. Color in Maryland’s flag

35. Compass pt.

36. One of Columbus’s ships

37. Franken and Pacino

38. ____ Aviv

39. DCA or BWI org.

40. Flexible people

41. Lid extension

42. Decathlon event

46. Kornheiser/Wilbon show, for short

48. Prefix in many fruit drinks

49. Places to find peat

50. Come together

51. Reid and Lipinski

53. Self-importance

54. End, as a mission

55. ____ Rae

56. “In the Hall of the Mountain King” composer

58. Go at it

59. Michael of The Cider House Rules

60. He caught a touchdown in the Redskins’ Super Bowl XVII victory

64. Put some room between

66. Noted slowpokes

67. Like some fish

68. Coy response to “Nicely done!”

69. Henpeck

71. Region of Spain

72. Fast-food place known for tater tots

76. FDR program

77. “Don’t ____ good thing pass you by”

78. “Weird Al” parody

79. Actor ____ Elba of The Wire

81. Stitched

84. “Now it makes sense!”

85. Ruin

86. Mornings, for short

88. More kind

89. “____ understand it . . .”

90. “____ true!”

91. Prison camps

92. Movie composer

93. Infamous Bobbitt

95. “Let’s keep going!”

96. Fella

101. Mr. Preminger

102. Differentiate

103. Bough’s place

104. Without ____ (dangerously)

105. “Whip It” band

106. Law & Order: SVU actor

107. Pretty Woman costar

109. Bethesda complex

111. Caribbean island

112. Words that start a marriage

113. Big bird

114. Eponymous West End chef ____ Lacoste

115. Shady figure?

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Matt Gaffney blogs about crosswords at gaffneyoncrosswords.com.

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