The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.18 (August 2015)

by George Barany

ACROSS

1
Woolgather?
6
Urban social site
11
Come to terms with
17
"Awakenings" drug
22
Stocking shade
26
Subject of "The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century"
27
One leading a charmed life?
28
"Camptown Races" refrain
29
Charged, to a chemist
30
Pull in
31
A First Couple
33
Bring on, as labor
34
A First Couple
36
Chemical suffix
37
Defeats regularly, in sports lingo
38
Await a baby?
39
Blue-chip chip company
41
Laudatory lines
42
No-win situation
43
A First Couple
46
Basket for a ball
49
Qom home
51
Dawn
53
Stop by
55
Bears legend Mike
57
A First Couple
59
A First Couple
61
Plant ___ (give an idea)
63
Throng
66
Synthetic fabric
68
Koosh competitor
70
"___ is human ..."
72
A First Couple
76
Eponymous gun
77
Limit
79
Ouzo flavoring
81
Nonchalance
83
Singers James or Jones
85
Yvette's "yes"
86
A First Couple
89
Kiddie lit piglet
91
A First Couple
95
Aware of, as a hoax
96
Vinegar: Prefix
97
Like many bakers' hands
98
One using a saucer?
99
Derby bouquet
100
Legendary Loch
101
One going downhill
102
Levy
103
Boy in a song title
104
Abrasive

DOWN

1
Toklas's companion
2
Swiss miss
3
"___ House" overlooking Central Park
4
It has a head and hops
5
Wasn't fast ... or was fast?
6
Garbage barge
7
Big wheel's wheels
8
Having a lot to lose
9
Revered name in Boston sports
10
Dance step
11
Hit song with the line "We are born innocent"
12
Short and sweet
13
Many a software engineer
14
End of some e-mail addresses
15
"Scarface" star
16
Not now
17
It may be poetic
18
Guys' partners
19
Atomic number for hydrogen
20
Takes turns?
21
Sailed through
22
Pitcher's pride
23
Elements of change?
24
Lines in geometry or bones in anatomy
25
Fittingly, the only horse to beat Man o' War
32
E. coli to a bacteriophage, e.g.
35
Seesaw, e.g.
38
Sidekick
40
List heading
44
Quirky
45
Sofia Coppola, to Talia Shire
47
Word provider?
48
"Beloved" author Morrison
50
They may be catered
52
With feet of clay?
54
Winner of 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award
56
Dinar : rial :: ___ : ruble
58
Mournful chimes
60
66, e.g.: Abbr.
62
He served between O'Connor and Dolan
63
Superior neighbor
64
It absorbs solar radiation
65
Laughfests
67
Milk, in Milano
69
Musical mélange
71
Pine sap
73
Slipknot
74
One fixing flats?
75
She played Loretta in "Coal Miner's Daughter"
78
Ms. Gardner and others
80
Parlor piece
82
Verb for Simon
84
Barely perceptible
87
Help-wanted notice?
88
Hula hoop?
90
Cyclades island
91
Bread roll?
92
It's put before the carte
93
Ph.D. hopeful's exam
94
Musical Major

George Barany is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. His first New York Times puzzle, a collaboration with Michael Shteyman, appeared on a notable Sunday anniversary in January 2006. He has published additional puzzles in The New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Wall Street Journal, among other venues. George leads a virtual community of crossword puzzle enthusiasts, and their work may be found at the Barany and Friends website (http://tinyurl.com/gbpuzzle).