The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.13 (March 2015)

by John Chaneski

ACROSS

1
"By ___ of hands"
6
Game leader
11
It's smaller than a grand
17
Stereo control
22
It holds water
26
They hold water
27
Ululates
28
With good order
29
Overhead
30
French possessive
31
They hold water
33
Like most Jazz fans?
34
They hold water
36
Clean air org.
37
Nile deity
38
Ruler part
39
Juicy fruit
41
Deli loaf
42
Last of 26
43
King or queen
46
Long rides?
49
Masons' needs
51
Epitomes of innocence
53
Trapped, as a cat
55
Attempts
57
Cordial flavor
55
Attempts
57
Cordial flavor
59
Send in payment
61
Forum figure
63
61 Across' land
66
Titled ones
68
The Stooges, e.g.
70
Cattlemen of Kenya
72
Astronomer's reflection
76
Goose egg
77
2003 Ferrell comedy
79
Playful mammal
81
Tach readings
83
"Back in the ___"
85
Math ratios
86
They hold water
89
Mexican wrap
91
They do not hold water
95
Inclination
96
Snub follower
97
Put in ink
98
Bless, old-style
99
They hold water
100
It holds water
101
Bed supports
102
Flight parts
103
Not flabby
104
"The Gondoliers" girl

DOWN

1
Packing heat
2
Like thick fog
3
Famous Hulk
4
Nonprescription: abbr.
5
Evergreen state sch.
6
Lines in the ER
7
Actress McCarthy
8
Stop it
9
USCG rank
10
Lion tail?
11
Knock for a loop
12
It holds water
13
British Columbia neighbor
14
Fed. med. org.
15
Go by elapse
16
Daly of "Judging Amy"
17
Campaign funders
18
A unit of electrical resistance
19
Jones' partner
20
"Thanks ___ much"
21
Depend (on)
22
Account amt.
23
Render speechless
24
"We're off ___ the wizard..."
25
Followed a trail, say
32
Tasty pocket
35
First position?
38
"It ___; be not afraid": John 6:20
40
Shawkat of "Arrested Development"
44
It's used at Gallaudet U.
45
Eyelid woes
47
Fountain treats
48
Part of M.I.T.
50
It holds water
52
Display irritation
54
Sam Cooke's genre, for short
56
Hoodwink
58
Common stickball venue
60
Ruler divs.
62
Mrs. Ed?
63
Spreadsheet entries
64
Princess topper
65
Set straight
67
Man of many words?
69
Farsi speaker
71
Poet W.H.
73
Long stories
74
Attempts to lose
75
Or else, musically
78
Some hosp. staffers
80
Paranormal powers
82
Some are 4 Down
84
Tool store?
87
Albanian buck
88
CIA relative
90
Cellular stuff
91
Night flier
92
Calendario unit
93
Calendar page
94
Singer Carly ___ Jepsen

John Chaneski is a native New Yorker, born in Hoboken, who co-hosts TriviaNYC’s (and NYC’s) only Saturday evening trivia at One Star Bar in Chelsea. He has parlayed his BFA in Drama from NYU into a varied career in games, puzzles, and trivia, initially by hanging out at the offices of GAMES Magazine in the 1980s. A series of interesting gigs followed: puzzle consultant and hand stand-in for Tim Robbins in the 1994 movie “IQ”; writer of questions (and answers) for ABC’s “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire”; senior researcher for NBC’s “The Million Second Quiz”; emcee of The Poetry Brothel; Puzzle guy on the public radio show “A Way With Words.” In 2010 he was part of the team that created NPR’s newest game show “Ask Me Another.” He was, and continues to be, its first-ever Puzzle Guru. He lives in Brooklyn with his amazing philosopher-poet wife, Jennifer Michael Hecht, their two talented kids, Max and Jessie, and a black mutt named Goldie.