December 2017 Crossword Answer Key

December 2017 Crossword Answer Key

Across

1. Candidate for elective office

8. Small pellets

11. “Dancing Queen” quartet

15. Lowers, as lights

19. Mass figure

20. Brother of George Gershwin

21. Sesame Street Muppet

22. Opera number

23. Campfire entertainment staged by U. of Washington students?

25. Improvisational singing style

26. 2017 NL East champs

27. Pub pint

28. Glistens

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30. Spring flower

32. “Yes, yes!” in the Yucatán

34. Billy portrayed by Brad Pitt in Moneyball

35. Org. with a tepee logo

37. The Motorcycle Diaries role

38. Former US senator Barbara, unafraid of a fight as always?

45. ___ Rouge! (Best Picture nominee of 2001)

48. Deed holders

49. Cat identifier

50. Guts

52. Undoes, as legislation

54. Enrique Peña ___ (Mexico’s president)

56. Something the Hogettes would have worn?

58. Evening meal

59. Water, in western Switzerland

60. Devoured

61. Pacific weather phenomenon

64. Dogs may pull it

66. For one

67. Musical taste

68. Agent Scully of The X-Files

72. Hank who voices many Simpsons characters

75. Sheet fabric

78. Gadot of Wonder Woman

79. Oklahoman

82. Ability to handle the Chesapeake Bay’s signature boat?

87. Wasn’t indifferent

88. Mocking works

90. The two of us

91. “Now I get it!”

92. Cory Booker’s group

93. Root

94. Maryland congressman Jamie, doing lots of things at once?

101. Highest heart

102. ___ Ho Lee (wrongly imprisoned scientist in an early-2000s case)

103. Doesn’t own the house

104. Sunrise setting

108. Lyon loaf

112. Literary magazine since 1889

114. Luxury-hotel feature

115. Classic Monopoly token

116. Fleetwood Mac hit of 1979

118. What many area residents are bringing to Wisp, Wintergreen, or Snowshoe these days—and what’s hidden in the five theme entries

122. Borscht vegetable

123. Ready for business

124. The ___ State (Idaho)

125. Geneva Convention subject

126. Geddy Lee plays it

127. Zippo

128. Function

129. Hit the mall

Down

1. Laughing sounds

2. Circular windows

3. Mugs for the camera

4. Rocky Mountain mammals

5. “Just so it’s known . . .”

6. Member of a Western tribe

7. ___ Antilles (part of the Caribbean)

8. Revealing swimwear

9. Preserving solutions

10. Give more than enough

11. Stomach muscles

12. Sauce on a croque monsieur

13. Donkey’s sound

14. Goes after

15. There Will Be Blood actor Day-Lewis

16. Neighbor of Turkey

17. Barack beat him in 2012

18. Robe closer

24. Bogus

29. Kebab stick

31. Obama Cabinet member with a Nobel Prize

33. Las ___ Galápagos (Ecuadoran chain in the Pacific)

34. Forehead mark

36. Intricately decorated

39. Shatner played him

40. Offer of a ride

41. Its HQ is on Constitution Ave.

42. Part of a process

43. Leo’s Titanic costar

44. Sikorsky of aviation fame

45. Swampy grasslands

46. Shaquille of basketball

47. Not deserved, as criticism

51. Derisive look

52. Q–U connectors

53. ___ out a living

54. Convent occupant

55. Apple creation

57. Washington Post Pulitzer winner Horwitz

58. Title for Mick Jagger

62. Carrie’s most famous role

63. Drew of mysteries

65. Native of Copenhagen

66. Score at Avenel

69. Ongoing process

70. Silent-era star Nita ___

71. Texas Hold ’Em declaration

73. Last letter, in London

74. Have ___ in (be part owner of)

75. Fire-truck feature

76. Chimpanzee, e.g.

77. Fictional Maxx and Hooker, for two

79. Phishing e-mail

80. Honolulu’s island

81. Of the mouth

83. Knowingly writing bad checks

84. Nutty types

85. TomKat’s kid

86. Clinton’s running mate

88. Red or Caspian

89. Gave a response

92. Cowboy’s hat

95. Makes fun of

96. Milieu for the Capitals

97. Chardonnay source

98. Change the title of

99. Not pro

100. Kicks off

105. Invite to one’s apartment, say

106. Church feature

107. Subdued, in a way

108. ___ lettuce

109. Part of town

110. “Anything ___”

111. Jaleo dish

113. Rival of Newman’s Own

117. Santa ___ , Calif.

119. “That’s impressive!”

120. To’s counterpart

121. NASCAR sponsor