December 2016 Crossword Answer Key

Across

1. Service charge

4. Serb’s neighbor

9. Nietzschean concept

13. Hard worker

19. Theatrical Chaney

20. High home

21. Company with a four-color logo

22. Start watching again, as a paused video

23. What the insurance company doesn’t have money to process?

26. Like paradise

27. Leave out

28. Prepare a certain breakfast item

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30. Circular-waffle brand

31. ___-Caribbean dance

33. Small battery size

36. Father’s Day gift, often

37. Jones who has competed in both the summer and winter Olympics

39. Do it wrong

40. Meet your seasonal employee at a Metro station?

44. Only three-letter element

45. Young fellow

46. “Excellent work!”

47. Person who passes along information

48. Lower (oneself)

50. “That’s how ___ done!”

51. Second installation

53. Japanese prime minister since 2012

54. Mass. and Conn., in DC.

55. Move slowly

57. Bring home

59. Brando bellow

62. Tolstoy title name

63. Body of 100

67. Set aside

68. Finds out about

71. Hassle

72. Sitting in a room full of drinkers and smokers without partaking yourself?

75. Sydney greeting

76. Rainbow color

78. Make a very short putt

79. Those who can be levied

81. Element 10

82. “True, but . . .”

84. Island east of Java

85. Rude person

86. Luxury ship, for short

87. Wharton deg.

89. Make mad

93. For example

94. San Antonio draw

96. ___ Desert (it covers much of Arizona)

99. “That’s awesome!”

100. It makes the band louder

101. Person born in 1960 or 1972, to the Chinese

102. Spell everyone needs to learn at Hogwarts?

105. Stat for Bryce Harper

106. ___ Auto (old Haft-family chain)

108. Filbert, e.g.

109. Seventh letter

110. Art from a parlor

111. No four-poster beds

113. Art often created at night

116. Vegans avoid it

118. European rocket series

120. Anxious experience in shop class?

125. Considered to be

126. County of Maryland or Delaware

127. Evil creature

128. What many will shout upon Obama’s departure from Washington—or a hint to this puzzle’s theme

129. Smallest

130. Esqs.

131. Waiting for Lefty playwright

132. Econ stat

Down

1. Scary strain

2. Long period

3. Toughest person on the hockey team

4. “Pretty please?”

5. Bureaucratic hassle

6. Wash. neighbor

7. Foreign ___

8. Virginia ___

9. Less full of pep

10. Latin for “in the same place”

11. Gyro ingredient

12. Febreze competitor

13. Grapevine structure

14. Venerable ref. book

15. “Intriguing . . .”

16. Shout to reptiles that refuse to pounce?

17. Find another country

18. Cases of Guinness?

24. “Whatever you say . . .”

25. Starbucks order

29. Very small amounts

31. For one

32. Adidas rival

34. Hawks and Falcons play there

35. Literary obsessive

38. Common soccer tie

41. Citified

42. Pair that may be puffy

43. Scientist with a dog

49. “Get outta here!”

52. Smaller

54. Woody and George

56. First half of a phrase meaning “intermittent”

58. Tap lightly

60. East Asian capital

61. Hayes of the Washington Bullets

62. Daughter of Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel

63. Rival of Bloomberg

64. ___ Diegans (some Californians)

65. Person who feels sorry for Mr. Blumenthal?

66. Hold in high regard

69. Scottish rejection

70. Part of iOS

73. Hero

74. Best Picture nominee for 1972

77. Track circler

80. White, in Quebec

83. ___ Shoreham (Woodley Park hotel)

85. Boy Scouts event

86. Host of 2022 World Cup

88. Dull party guest

90. Going around and around

91. Right on the map?

92. Reuben loaves

93. “Oh, great,” often

95. Like Brazil, among South American nations

96. Uses a water gun

97. Straight ___ Compton

98. Fervid

103. L’___ Plaza

104. Governor Gary Herbert’s domain

107. Freaky Franz

112. All there

114. Low pair?

115. Factoids

117. IAD guesses

119. “___ in Nancy” (phrase spoken on the phone)

121. Impersonated

122. Ann or Ang

123. The French rejection?

124. Dems’ opponents

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