The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.17 (July 2015)

by Janie Smulyan

ACROSS

1
Like an alpha male
6
Behave badly
11
Makes like a 4-Down
17
Church's sky-reaching feature
22
Poet Angelou
26
Concur
27
Prizefighter's prize
28
Stetson model
29
Worrywart's woe
30
Healing plant
31
Knocked out, in a way
33
Fluffy wool
34
Potbellies, in slang
36
Due follower
37
Waking brain wave
38
Pay to play
39
Jumbo shrimp
41
Santa follower in California
42
Eponymous weapon
43
It's seen hanging around the deli
46
Unadulterated
49
Tropical, taro root
51
Throws out a line
53
Tree of Lebanon
55
Part 1 of a quote ending "...Nor any drop to drink" and a hint to the four longest answers
57
Part 2 of quote
59
Part 3 of quote
61
Part 4 of quote
63
Like Tussaud's creations
66
Encouraging words
68
Apartment building part
70
Painter's primer
72
Chillaxed
76
Farm mama
77
Go a-courting?
79
One of the Greats
81
Oscar-winner Jared
83
With 84-Down, "Easy-peasy!"
85
Her website is "imaginepeace.com"
86
Hugely popular compact car of the '80s
89
Yak, for one
91
Seasonal restlessness
95
Bout enders
96
Blender setting
97
Pain-relieving drug
98
Musical motif
99
Make changes to the copy
100
Intimate modern message
101
Make haste
102
In demand
103
Move at a crawl
104
Pal

DOWN

1
Full-rigged ships have three or more
2
Athenian marketplace
3
More than mean
4
Java that lays eggs
5
Brit. ref. work
6
Recess in church
7
It may precede shock or vulture
8
Halloween option
9
Consume
10
High spirits
11
Kilt-wearing kin
12
Jack-o'-___
13
Strongly advised
14
Union inits.
15
Grandmaster Anatoly
16
Sky light
17
Underground networks?
18
"Man ___, God laughs," Yiddish proverb
19
More than unfriendly
20
Hose the car again
21
Where to find Cork
22
Bananas
23
Audibly
24
"Mother-of-pearl!"
25
Race of Odin, Frigg, Thor, and Tyr
32
Not much at all
35
Mother-of-pearl
38
It's seen hanging around the museum
40
Plot parcel
44
Leave slack-jawed
45
Parson's place
47
Sent a quick message
48
180 degrees from west
50
Thaw in the political climate
52
Play for a fool
54
That's a moray!
56
Item for peeper-washing
58
"The Final Countdown" band and where they're from
60
Freud's "I" problem
62
Online reading material
63
Warp crossers
64
Ended a stint of being 31-Across
65
Duplicate
67
Shopaholic's delight
69
24-chapter epic
71
"Yes ___, Bob!"
73
Adored
74
How boxes may be set
75
Longwinded
78
Mail letters?
80
Jet black
82
Ready to be driven
84
See 83-Across
87
Summertime in N.Y.C.
88
Raw rock
90
Compete
91
Monogram of quote's author
92
Part of a sent.
93
Totally terrif
94
Runner from down under

Janie Smulyan has been a published puzzle constructor since 2011 and, to date, her byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Los Angeles Times. A lyricist, performer, freelance writer and crossword-blogger, Janie makes her home in Manhattan -- but she is an unapologetically proud native of (the oft-times beleaguered) Baltimore, MD. You can take the girl outta Baw'mer, but ya can't take the Baw'mer outta the girl! Hon...