December 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

December 2014 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Across

1. Standing on

5. Campus drillers

9. Putting two and two together?

13. Vanzetti’s codefendant

18. All there

19. Cheers curmudgeon

20. One of the woodwinds

21. Evita name

22. 2000 George Clooney movie

25. Improper

26. Promise of payment

27. Brooklyn squad

28. Devour

29. Eldest of the Baldwin brothers

30. Meals

32. Tony the Tiger’s cereal

36. ____-fi

37. Donkey’s bray

38. One of two in Hawaii

39. Red-cup brand

40. Sign in a car window

45. Shoe parts

47. Wordplay that can be groan-inducing

48. Unfamiliar

49. Late Meet the Press host

51. Titus Andronicus, for example.

53. Put a match to

54. Pie part

56. Spheres of control

58. DNA sequences

59. Start to act?

61. Purple Heart, e.g.

62. Enthusiast

63. Pilot’s prefix

64. Newspaper that John Sununu writes for

67. Capital on a fjord

71. They rush for TDs

73. Boston song “Hitch ____”

74. Let out a wail

76. Police-blotter item

79. Maker of the game Breakout

80. Group of lions

81. Totally cool

82. River race

84. Dojo masters

86. The ones I’m pointing at

88. ____ Pizzeria & Grill (Union Station dining option)

89. Heavy-handed

91. Hot artist?

93. Bathroom-floor items

95. He’s buried in Baltimore

96. Potsdam pronoun

97. Reversible grin

98. Police cruiser, casually

103. Personal info

107. Votes against

108. Fail to be

109. Quaker stuff

110. ____ Osos, Calif.

111. Play for time

113. Costing more than is affordable

116. Singer Mann

117. Fibbing type

118. Affliction actor

119. Its tail moves in the wind

120. Mary-Louise Parker show

121. Sounds of reproach

122. Jennifer of Dirty Dancing

123. It falls in winter—and can precede the last word of each theme entry

Down

1. Moving around, poetically

2. Resort lake out west

3. Outdo pettily

4. Vigor

5. Simple vessels

6. Mining finds

7. Kindness, in three letters

8. Party people

9. Apple-juice brand

10. Roughly

11. Sub missile

12. Skirt part

13. Table mistake

14. Title character for Virgil

15. Get at, like a walnut

16. Officer

17. Neighbor of Mich.

19. No genius

23. Completely surround

24. ____ Paulo

29. In pursuit of

31. “____ sow . . .”

32. Lots of food

33. Nimrods

34. Avoid being captured by

35. Some flat-screen TVs

37. Discouraged burglars

40. Light wood

41. 1990 Woody Allen movie

42. Dangerous dog

43. Sacha Baron Cohen movie of 2009

44. Standing up for

45. Shoplift, for instance

46. Long tale

50. Blue ____ Mountains

52. Columbus’s city

55. Engages in plunder

57. Do very well

60. ____ Rae

61. Clothing pattern

62. Family ____

65. Stuff in a can

66. Ignorance, it’s said

68. Scatter

69. What a tenant signed

70. Less normal

72. The Walking Dead role

75. Release

76. Bottom-of-the-toaster piece

77. Of the kidneys

78. Jim Croce hit of 1973

79. Homer-hitting Henry

80. Nobel category

83. Jaleo dishes

85. Cutting a long hole in

87. Wait for someone to get back on the phone

90. Me Talk Pretty One Day author

92. Unconcerned

94. Climbed

99. MacLachlan and Beckerman

100. Inflict, as havoc

101. Catches word of

102. Tattooist’s stuff

103. Wacko

104. French actor ____ Delon

105. Jay Silverheels role

106. Off

109. Be a starer

111. Got a look at

112. Father’s Day gift

113. Sandwich on white bread

114. “Conjunction Junction” conjunction

115. Bible pts.

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