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January 2015 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Across

1. Kinda

6. City next to Oakland

13. Ring shot

20. Belted hunter

21. Food served in corn husks

22. So mad

23. It comes with 15 white and 15 brown checkers

25. D-listers

26. Low jewelry

27. Finished

29. Hogs

30. Key under the X, on some computers

31. Part of a plan

35. Call ____ day

37. Leon of NFL fame

38. Coke competition

41. Hispanic celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday

44. CIA predecessor

45. Perón or Cassidy

46. Wouldn’t let go of

48. “Quit fidgeting!”

50. Young in the music world

52. Apiece

53. Implied

55. Prepare a plane in winter

58. He allegedly claimed that everyone in the future would have 15 minutes of fame

61. 12-345-6789, e.g.

62. Thespian Keanu

63. Chill out

64. It senses scents

66. The Motorcycle Diaries role

68. Kid around

69. Strange obsessions

73. Western ____ (college course)

74. Shout for

76. Its HQ is in Vienna

77. And so forth

78. Part of town

80. “It ____ Very Good Year”

81. ____ Tomb (Moscow attraction)

83. Simple home

85. Sport in which each side has 15 players

90. Slow on the uptake

91. Six-second videos

93. John Donne, for one

94. It’s a long story

95. Winter words

97. California coast creature

100. Body shot, for short

101. RNs insert them

103. She had a 2011 hit with “Fifteen”

105. Ford fiasco

107. Scarf’s spot

109. West of Hollywood

110. Computer owners

111. Be indebted to

112. Talks too sweetly

114. Snatch

116. Respond to a preacher

120. Praise too much

122. Only state with exactly 15 Electoral College votes

127. Ambitious person

128. Right on the map?

129. Watermelon covers

130. Holds in high regard

131. Patron of France

132. Deli handful

Down

1. Japanese noodles

2. The Plague city of North Africa

3. Astley or Barry

4. The Autobiography of Alice B. ____

5. Innocent

6. $20 bill distributors

7. On the ____ (fleeing)

8. “I love,” to Livy

9. Fellow

10. Ernie with four major titles

11. Clinton press secretary Myers

12. Regarding

13. Telephone-company operation

14. Brian of ambient music

15. Ticket buyers

16. Fish with a big net

17. Celeb chef with the London restaurant Fifteen

18. FBI staff

19. Afflicts

24. Telecom letters

28. ____ Nails (Trent Reznor band)

31. Drink sometimes spiked

32. Affected by, as a drug

33. Tiny colony member

34. Sean Connery, say

36. Hirshhorn stuff

38. Clinton Cabinet member

39. Level

40. Stamp on a bill

41. Jazz group, often

42. The basics

43. Helper

47. Lab holders

49. Levi’s rival

51. Bernie Taupin for Elton John, e.g.

54. Eternally

56. “____ la vie!”

57. That thing, in Spanish

59. Washington Bullets great Unseld

60. Pinpoint

62. Give, as information

65. Title for a knight

67. Nevertheless, old style

69. Make a crepe

70. Olympic sword

71. Where the first point is worth 15

72. Writer and philosopher Friedrich

75. Shaq’s alma mater

79. Nanny

82. Eagle’s hangout

84. Negate

86. Does some driving, say

87. Pet-food brand

88. Shrek is one

89. One of 20 on the body

91. Traveling types

92. Snake’s warning

96. Twin-____ engine

98. Reversible sheep

99. Acela city

101. Should that happen

102. African grasslands

104. Kill, in mobster lingo

106. Sell

108. Minogue or Jenner

111. Rower’s blade

113. Computer command

115. “No ifs, ____, or buts!”

116. Scores a univ. might look at

117. Cooper car

118. Winds up

119. A Beautiful Mind subject

121. President pro ____

123. Color in Maryland’s flag

124. Kickoff tool

125. World’s largest ethnic group

126. Show set in Las Vegas

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Matt Gaffney blogs about crosswords at gaffneyoncrosswords.com.

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