The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.22 (December 2015)

by DARIN McDANIEL, edited by John Chaneski

ACROSS

1
Love, Italian-style
6
1962 Patsy Cline classic
11
"I'll have _____ of vanilla"
17
Mardi Gras giveaway
22
Fat-free half of 28-Across
26
Card featuring a star or a square
27
Sixty years before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem
28
Nursery rhyme couple
29
Outfit
30
1969 self-titled jazz album
31
Group whose song "I Can't Help Myself" contains a very 67-Down chorus
33
Some urgent texts
34
67-Down 1969 hit song by The Archies
36
Airport posting, in short
37
Large family
38
Dueling tool
39
Skylit rooms
41
Homemade soap ingredient
42
First name in college coaching
43
Nonchalant
46
Target competitor
49
With 67-Down, "pink" alternative to 34- or 86-Across
51
Dwight's two-time opponent
53
One of approximately 500 million daily
55
Washington, e.g.
57
Aided the Tin Man
59
Supersized
61
100 simoleons
63
Chocolate substitute
66
PGA and NBA, e.g.
68
Oodles
70
Must
72
More of a snoop
76
Poem of praise
77
NC State's org.
79
Coffee cup quote: "_____ to please"
81
Survivalist's stockpile
83
Oodles
85
Soft & ____
86
67-Down 1974 ABBA song featured in "Mamma Mia"
89
One of baseball's Alous
91
1964 film featuring a song with a very 67-Down chorus
95
Still snoozing, perhaps
96
Plant firmly
97
"Green" alternative to 34- or 86-Across
98
Put it to _____
99
Mall stand
100
Must-have
101
Knife brand
102
Bone-related
103
Polished off
104
Industrialist J. Paul

DOWN

1
Montezuma, e.g.
2
Maestro Zubin
3
Prime draft targets
4
Ump
5
Suffix with ranch
6
Lower-left keyboard key
7
Photo do-overs
8
"That's _____!" ("Don't!")
9
Hit with high voltage
10
QB's stat
11
"Right away!"
12
"Yellow" alternative to 34- or 86-Across
13
Angler's accessory
14
Crew team's need
15
Home of the NHL's Senators
16
Whispered "hey!"
17
In addition
18
"Blue" alternative to 34- or 86-Across
19
Mo. in which Barack Obama was born
20
Join a teleconference
21
Surprisingly agile
22
Game, in Grenoble
23
Aquarium buildup
24
Irish county
25
Fort Knox unit
32
Jackie Robinson's alma mater
35
Fracas
38
Subj. for U.S. citizens-to-be
40
Bit of Indian music
44
Hope's grp.
45
Held in check
47
Hubby's chore with a 67-Down sound
48
Simpson sis
50
Capital on Puget Sound
52
Devoted follower
54
"Scream" director Craven
56
Puget Sound city, 30 miles ENE of 50-Down
58
Ants, archaically
60
P, to Pythagoras
62
Savvy about
63
Cagney played him in "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
64
Southwestern building material
65
Actress Zellweger
67
How some like their coffee
69
Unsuspecting
71
Card featuring a star or a fool
73
Green Day album/song: "American _____"
74
Young accounting partner
75
Uncertain
78
Corn ____
80
"In that case..."
82
Corn ____
84
Still serving
87
Middle name in the title of a long-running Cartoon Network show
88
"Meet the Press" network
90
Tennis umpire's call
91
West of old Hollywood
92
Gardner of old Hollywood
93
FedEx pickup: Abbr.
94
Don McLean album/song: "American ____"

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.