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February 2015 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Across

1. Its last letter stands for “missile”

5. Cairo hello

11. Where beekeepers work

19. Clarinet cousin

20. One of the Three Tenors

21. One of a clicking pair

22. Able to work well with others

24. Roll of Life Savers, e.g.

25. Weapons caches

26. Moment

28. Bad, in Bordeaux

29. Mini-albums, for short

30. Enterprise rival, in full

37. Fail to show up on time

41. ____-rock

42. E-mail program command

43. iPhone assistant

44. Certain Arabian Peninsula resident

45. European “you’re welcome”

46. Wrestling needs

47. It thrills on hills

48. West Side Story star

50. Tempranillo and Malbec

51. Banks of Paris

52. Mr. Manning

53. Concert, for example

54. Back muscles, for short

55. Track stars

56. Bausch & Lomb brand

58. Big bird

59. Best Picture winner of 1958

60. “Just fine” signs

61. Preamble phrase

66. Like Dr. Phil and Ben Kingsley

67. Butter amounts

68. O.J. trial judge

69. Protesting Parks

72. Late baseball manager Anderson

75. eBay tries

76. Ploy for publicity

78. Deep philosophy

79. Van Gogh’s “Hospital in ____”

80. Head of France?

81. Painted as desirable

83. Lounge (around)

84. Japanese noodles

85. Wilson of The Office

86. 1980s sitcom partner of Kate

87. Class for immigrants, briefly

88. Stage item

89. Desire Under the ____ (O’Neill play)

90. Nice cuts

91. Major changes

94. Soak (up)

95. Sometimes called, as a crook

96. Occupied a throne

97. With a grin

102. Full-bodied, as a voice

107. Its bark is mottled

110. Grandeur

111. Draws out

112. Grandma

113. Swallows swallow it

114. Relaxed

115. Latin word for “love,” hidden in each of the seven theme entries

Down

1. Tiny amount

2. Talking trucker

3. Snakes that squeeze

4. Viral phenomenon

5. Farmers want them rich

6. Iowa city

7. Jeremy of the NBA

8. Crawling colonist

9. In the distant past

10. Digital device

11. The Hokies play in it

12. Checks and such

13. Honshu and Great Britain

14. Slanted, poetically

15. Hightailed it

16. State that borders Mich.

17. Wide shoe size

18. Narrow waterway: abbr.

20. Place (over)

23. Former

27. Superficial

30. Fail to be

31. Google’s has four colors

32. Looks at books

33. Tax worker

34. Palindromic US Open tennis champ of 2014

35. ____ Stage

36. Metro passenger

37. Tunnel-digging tool

38. Novelist Zola

39. Quinceañera celebrant

40. Santa ____, Calif.

41. Agreement before the wedding

45. Future doctor’s study

49. Too

50. Goes ballistic

51. H.H. Munro’s nom de plume

54. Unplanned rides

55. Enthusiastic disagreement

57. Drop blocker

59. A- or B+

60. One out of four

62. Fair ____ Mall

63. Grave words

64. Some Greek gods

65. Spray-paint can feature

70. Magic Eye puzzle question

71. Peruvian’s range

72. Capital of Oregon

73. DC bookstore Politics and ____

74. Set aside

75. Thelonious Monk genre

76. Virginia ____

77. Walk wearily

80. California city

81. Dorothy’s last name in The Wizard of Oz

82. Under the weather

84. Washington city

85. Give a makeover

90. Golf-course scores

92. Pride of lions?

93. Stops in the Sahara

94. Struck

97. Ugandan strongman

98. Sicilian volcano

99. Unit of mass

100. Fallon’s predecessor

101. Once around the sun

102. Thieve

103. Prefix with phenomenon

104. Big ____, Calif.

105. Ancient

106. Talk series

108. Westmoreland or Dupont: abbr.

109. Big heart?

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Matt Gaffney blogs about crosswords at gaffneyoncrosswords.com.

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