The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.14 (April 2015)

by Darin McDaniel

ACROSS

1
1959 hit, with "La"
6
Dye fabric
11
Bigot, of a sort
17
Fixed chicken?
22
Crayon color
26
Midwest hub
27
The Sorbonne, par exemple
28
Joy-bringer
29
Rice-_____
30
Ladder step
31
Saltine
33
False front
34
Classic American dessert with a partially French sound
36
Old PC monitor
37
Part of an informal affirmative
38
Dixieland's Al
39
"He who _____ question is a fool for a minute; he who does not...is a fool for life" – Confucius
41
Pro ____ (acting)
42
Sawbuck
43
Caribbean capital
46
Nods off
49
Alternative to 71-Down, generically
51
Also, in Arles
53
Late film critic Roger
55
Garner's middle name
57
Cosmetician Lauder
59
Stand for a portrait?
61
"…___ as lovely as…"
63
"Fish"-y role for Jamie Lee
66
Show flexibility
68
Concept
70
Vote in
72
Prominent feature of a 75-Down
76
Swear words?
77
Guevara who ousted Batista from 43-Across
79
What all businesspeople are trying to get?
81
Alternative to 71-Down, specifically
83
Raise
85
Voluminous ref.
86
Flaky popover
89
Meriwether Lewis' dog, the only animal to complete the entire Lewis & Clark expedition
91
Wisconsin favorite, known for its "squeak"
95
Robert of the C.S.A.
96
Cabinet department
97
Discount store offerings, for short
98
Intended
99
In _____ (furious)
100
Wineglass feature
101
Drescher and Tarkenton
102
How a tea service may be sold
103
Reply to "You are not!"
104
iPhone display unit

DOWN

1
Dutch painter Hieronymus
2
Now, in Nogales
3
Fox's long-running SNL rival
4
Word after sports or training
5
Nuclear org.
6
Schnozz
7
Yielded (to)
8
Edo, now
9
Suffix with project
10
Prefix with plunk
11
New mortgage deal, familiarly
12
Spooked
13
Tucson sights
14
"Ain't ____ shame?"
15
Singer of the 1975 #1 hit "Laughter in the Rain"
16
Siete menos cuatro
17
Word with space or time
18
Divas' offerings
19
"Lenore" author
20
How the FBI might investigate someone
21
Backdrop for "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
22
Aid, as rebels
23
39-Across, for example
24
Anesthetized
25
Jay or Kay from "Men in Black"
32
Flecked horse
35
Mideast ruler
38
FDR's successor
40
Late film critic Pauline
44
See 78-Down
45
Org. for Benjamin Jealous
47
Gentle winds
48
Durango direccion
50
Plumbing issue
52
Lustrous fabrics
54
Songwriters' org.
56
Sid or Julius
58
Ducks that help you get down?
60
Part of a school yr.
62
Shrek, for example
63
Diaper bag supply
64
Grown-up
65
Like some credit cards
67
Character in "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
69
Salinger heroine, and namesakes
71
Something many add to coffee... which can also be added to the start of 31-, 34-, 86- and 91-Across
73
Seuss' eco-hero
74
Jumping-off point?
75
Late 50's Ford
78
When doubled and combined with 44-Down, an alternative to 71-Down comprised of equal parts of 49-Across and 71-Down (got all that?)
80
"Heat of the Moment" band
82
Part of M.I.T.: Abbr.
84
Regarding
87
Not masc.
88
Not yet on the sked
90
Coach Parseghian
91.
Early 10th-century year
92
"…or is ___ speck?" (They Might Be Giants lyric)
93
Word with shower or salary
94
Spoon-bending Geller

Darin McDaniel is a manufacturing manager by trade, and an itinerant crossword constructor by hobby, who has been fortunate enough to have puzzles published in both The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He and his wife, Kaye, have two grown sons and spend as much time as they can enjoying the spectacular sunsets of Tucson, Arizona. His idea of heaven-on-earth is sitting at a picnic table at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with a crossword puzzle in hand – a destination he's managed to reach every year since 1991.