The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.23

by Christopher Adams, edited by John Chaneski

ACROSS

1
Insurance giant with a spokesduck
6
Heart parts
11
Cognizant (of)
17
Joltless joe?
22
Salinger girl
26
Commit to memory
27
Sag
28
Teed off
29
Tony-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical
30
"Cosmos" host ____ deGrasse Tyson
31
Continually
33
Rub the wrong way?
34
Big Easy bacchanal
36
Handy way to speak, for short
37
"Famous" cookie maker
38
Memo
39
Like some rights
41
Rose of Guns N' Roses
42
They're longer than 22-Down
43
____ Island Ferry
46
City near Syracuse
49
Nobel Peace Center's home
51
Year of the Immaculate Conception
53
Eagle's home
55
Uneasy feeling
57
Golf legend Walter
59
Spanish literary legend
61
Butler of "Gone With the Wind"
63
Station
66
Word before or after "to", in a David Bowie hit
68
Zilch
70
Dairy mascot
72
"Short and stout" object in a kids song
76
"Pulp Fiction" actress Thurman
77
H.R.E. part: Abbr.
79
Physics for Poets, perhaps
81
Lhasa ____
83
Rowing implements
85
Post-punk music genre
86
With "We Can Work It Out", 1965 double A-side by the Beatles
89
Big name in appliances
91
Weekend talk show whose original lineup included Maria Shriver
95
"____ kleine Nachtmusik"
96
Disreputable
97
Shoulder muscles, for short
98
Hands and feet
99
Cockamamie
100
Hillside thrill-ride need
101
Composer of "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
102
Die Welt, to Wittgenstein
103
Starbucks order
104
Platonic polyhedron

DOWN

1
Sighed line?
2
Extravagant get-together
3
Syllables sometimes sung by Eric Clapton
4
NPR's Shapiro
5
Anderson Cooper's channel
6
Co. in "The Informant!"
7
Whitlings, brookies, and steelheads
8
Perch
9
Promise to pay
10
Fitting
11
Best Picture winner directed by Ben Affleck
12
Auto race place
13
Some money transfers
14
Mode or king preceder
15
Modernize machinery
16
Garden in the fall?
17
Sticks up for
18
Lose successfully
19
Op. or loc. follower
20
Paper-clip or pin
21
Ersatz
22
They're shorter than 42-Across
23
One might use tea leaves
24
Actress Rogers
25
Otherwise
32
"Life of Pi" director Lee
35
Delight
38
Annoy
40
Annoy
44
Mathematician Terence
45
Key in or go in
47
"Amen to that!"
48
Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas
50
February 29...and a hint to what 24 answers in this puzzle do
52
It might be taken away
54
Hellenic H
56
Poet of Lesbos
58
Canine's coat
60
Apple's Tim Cook, e.g.
62
GRE grp.
63
Fraternal collection
64
Actor Jannings
65
Window part
67
Pays attention to
69
"Inferno" writer
71
Like some bonds
73
Ring
74
Directional prefix
75
Got close to, as a line
78
Whiff
80
One third of a Seinfeld catchphrase
82
Cheek or lip
84
2010 World Cup host country, for short
87
Red Sox legend Williams
88
Gasol of the Bulls
90
The whole kit and caboodle
91
Put two and two together, perhaps
92
Game whose name is spoken during play
93
"____ but a scratch"
94
"Double Fantasy" singer

Adams is currently a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Iowa. He graduated in 2014 from Cornell University with a major in mathematics and minors in physics and creative writing, after which he spent a year abroad teaching physics at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. While abroad, Chris started to seriously solve crossword puzzles, after which construction was the natural next step. Most of his puzzles have themes that are of personal interest, and this puzzle is no exception. Chris would like to thank George Barany (puzzle #18) and his Friends network (http://tinyurl.com/gbpuzzle) for extensive feedback and help in revision, and hopes that you enjoy solving this puzzle as much as he enjoyed constructing it.