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December 2015 Crossword Answer Key

Across

1. Kelly of daytime talk

5. Falls short

11. Gives a bad review to

15. Early video game

19. Weight often used exaggeratedly

20. Fan

21. Fleshy plant

22. Dubai boss

23. Court pair*

25. Ocean hazard

27. Hyphen’s cousin

28. Greenlanders?

30. OMG or LOL

31. Not pos.

32. Injera bread grains

35. Delta announcement*

38. Spring perennial

42. Hit it big

43. What a shearer hears

44. To be, in Bordeaux

45. “Slammin’ Sammy”

47. Brontë title word

49. “Dear fellow”

53. David Mamet play of 1988*

57. Free time

59. Judy Jetson’s brother

60. Galaxy download

61. Numbers book

63. Place to get pampered

64. Blind singer Ronnie

66. Part of the Great Basin is there

67. Infielder for the Yanks

68. Cabinet dept.

69. Brian of music and crosswords

70. Raiser of red flags*

74. Took a chair

75. Alternative to 80 across

76. Church section

77. Stand against something

78. Super Bowl champs three seasons ago

80. Alternative to 75 across

81. “With a Little Help From My Friends” lead singer

82. Actor McKellen

83. Sci-fi creature

84. Of no value

86. “Understand?” in the ’60s*

90. Winegrowing region of France

91. Deposed Iranian

94. Squad

95. Nagasaki noodles

96. Hive buzzer

98. Bring together

100. ____ Hank (baseball nickname)

103. Vehicle for Type A people?*

107. Summer-camp craft

108. Cheer from the stands

109. Head protrusion

110. His goal is coal

112. The Incas domesticated them

117. The Ethiopian Empire

120. Spooky sphere*

123. Third letters

124. Sit (around)

125. “Doesn’t matter which”

126. Name as a source

127. Different

128. Shares in the co.

129. Skedaddles

130. December DC sight, which can precede the last part of each starred theme entry

Down

1. Be active on Yelp

2. Object

3. Fisherman’s place

4. Tolstoy title name

5. Got clean

6. Has too much, briefly

7. Traditional Japanese theater

8. Les ____ Mousquetaires

9. Headlights freezer

10. Twelfth Night duke

11. Route

12. Rope-a-dope practitioner

13. Acknowledge wordlessly

14. 1960s US Navy program

15. Bench

16. Person with a view of the Arabian Sea, maybe

17. David of The Pink Panther

18. US senator from New Hampshire, 1993–2011

24. What a colon may mean, in math class

26. Wyoming city

29. Not many, emphatically

33. Suspicious

34. Piece of ice

36. Vowelless word heard in December

37. Fortnight’s 14

38. ____ Moines Register

39. Its middle letter stands for Tennis

40. Didn’t pay one’s fair share

41. Has the sense

42. Best girl

46. Go all over, as oil from a pan

48. Room or grease preceder

50. 41st prez

51. Eleanor Roosevelt became one at age nine

52. Rising forces?

54. Stalemate or threefold-repetition result

55. Posh covers

56. Shakespearean Dane

58. Wise about the world, often

61. Gymnast’s need

62. Fe, to chemists

64. T-shirt size

65. Should it occur

66. Nation until 1991

71. “Skip me”

72. Reds director

73. Sneak attack

79. Elegant lines

81. Leaves the country?

83. Mideast capital

85. Juan’s wolf

86. Cook-off food

87. “Hilarious!”

88. Letters seen on dark windbreakers

89. Get beamed up?

92. Nexus

93. Lions and tigers and bears

97. Pixelated letters

99. Yard markers

101. Some choppers

102. “Momma” cartoonist Lazarus

103. “____ yourself!”

104. Put a name on

105. “Now I remember . . .”

106. “. . . but we can just do something else instead”

107. Seek sympathy from

111. Former Virginia congressman Cantor

113. Basic information, with “the”

114. Street through downtown

115. Chamber-singers voice

116. Whole bunch

118. Potomac-to-Alexandria dir.

119. Type

121. HBO rival, in listings

122. Hanoi holiday

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