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The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No. 21 (November 2015)

by Tom Pepper

ACROSS

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Brand whose name means "wasp"
6
Eyed eagerly
11
Like some dancers and pets
17
August forecast
22
Bohemian
26
Many a Wayne flick
27
Wherewithal
28
Scrape away
29
Cockamamie
30
Olden times
31
Container for a conspiracy theorist?
33
Emulated an eagle
34
Container for Regis?
36
Priest's vestment
37
Musical temptress
38
All-thumbs missive
39
Insurer named for a volcano
41
Part of FWIW
42
Have a date, say
43
Priscilla's "Naked Gun" co-star
46
Boston maestro Seiji
49
Tuckered
51
Fix laces
53
Church or plane feature
55
Opus endings
57
Timeshare, maybe
59
Sci-fi knights
61
Holy book
63
"Surprise" symphony composer
66
It may be detected by radar
68
South African iris cousin
70
Underdog's victory
72
Protest movement with the slogan "We are the 99%"
76
The Roaring Twenties, e.g.
77
Sort
79
Early programming language
81
Scott in a landmark case
83
Patriot Day mo.
85
___ Paolo, Brazil
86
Container for south-of-the-border fare?
89
Largest U.S. tribe
91
Container for Russian horsemen?
95
"What's ___ for me?"
96
Wild's partner
97
Donny or Marie, by birth
98
Bart Simpson and others
99
Fibber of note
100
Cartoonist who popularized Uncle Sam
101
Fulton's power
102
Mazatlan misters
103
Go-ahead
104
Drops, as pounds

DOWN

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Outspoken … or spoken
2
Grammy-winning country singer Steve
3
Knifes
4
Bench press muscle, briefly
5
Indiana's quest
6
1847 Melville novel
7
"Take a hike!"
8
World's highest national capital
9
Music pioneer Brian
10
"Spring forward" setting
11
"At ___!"
12
Container for your game console?
13
Speechify
14
Tobacco smoke residue
15
Cook up, in a way
16
Give up
17
Cool factor
18
Doff one's cap
19
___ tai (rum cocktail)
20
Taking the place (of)
21
Liability
22
Author Rand
23
They're worn with boxers or by boxers
24
Court event
25
"Fiddler" matchmaker
32
Said "not guilty," say
35
Unit of force
38
Sun worshipper's goal
40
Big game-show prize
44
TV screen type
45
Column style
47
Snafu, e.g.
48
Metaphorical "oven"
50
Container that is slightly open?
52
Measures of brightness
54
Magazine that ranks the fastest growing private companies
56
Start of a classic JFK quote
58
Pupils do it in the dark
60
Failed firework
62
Campus military org.
63
Corner
64
Game venue
65
Vertical graph component
67
Florida city popular in crosswords
69
Home to the world's first ski chairlift
71
Piece of Bacon?
73
Dictionary subject
74
Wore a hole in the carpet
75
Neckwear for a farm team
78
Congressional output
80
Big burden
82
Eternities, almost
84
El ___
87
Hairy Cousin of '60s TV
88
British miler Sebastian
90
Moving vehicle
91
Network to watch with one eye?
92
___ pro nobis (pray for us)
93
Tour de France distances: Abbr.
94
It often starts in 83-Across

Tom Pepper lives in the crossword-friendly city of Edina, MN, and works as the Finance Director for the crossword-friendly city of Eagan—he had little choice but to become a friendly crossword constructor. His puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and elsewhere.