The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.27

Puzzle by Ruth Bloomfield Margolin, edited by John Chaneski

ACROSS

1
–
6
Big name in skin care
11
Scroll scrivener
17
You need this like you need a hole in the head
22
Quirky joint
26
–
27
MTV teen toon
28
Group for friends of Friends of Bill
29
Saudi neighbor
30
Balloonists
31
–
33
Work the crowd
34
Begs the question
36
–
37
Conifers in Brooklyn?
38
It goes around
39
Big name in rap
41
Org. with a sub division
42
Extremists
43
–
46
Will have a baby
49
Earth sci.
51
Directed person
53
Treadmill trials
55
Tuned to, as a radio dial
57
It goes around
59
It goes around
61
Borscht base
63
–
66
Pandemonium
68
Water under the bridge?
70
Bridal path
72
Cause eyebrows to rise
76
–
77
Rock's Ocasek
79
Comprehension
81
It goes around
83
Jai ____
85
Resentful
86
–
89
Central word of 67-Down's famous alliterative phrase
91
Avoiding straight answers to your questions
95
–
96
Immigrant from Japan
97
Dresses with flare
98
Give it ___
99
In a risky position
100
–
101
Von Trapp family's Vermont home
102
Cafe chain
103
Hounds' sounds
104
Heat shield locations

DOWN

1
Bumps on a log
2
Gold standard
3
Sip
4
When French toast?
5
That, in Spanish
6
"Every buck needs ___"
7
Accompanied, as a fast crowd
8
Goody-goody
9
Foreign one
10
Synchronization problem
11
Laplanders
12
Hold firmly, as a parent's leg
13
Where to be "home, home"
14
End to end?
15
How to "go where no man has gone before"
16
D.O.E. part
17
Horses' mouths?
18
"That'll do me"
19
Scotland's majority Brexit vote
20
Hesitant
21
Incites to attack
22
What a 62-Down lacks
23
Come again?
24
"Yay me!"
25
Young studs
32
Dewey dec. ____
35
Orch. member
38
Title for Tevye
40
He said, "I don't do drugs. I am drugs."
44
Fed. stipend
45
Galileo's planet
47
Like a last-ditch attempt
48
Major figure in space
50
10, written out
52
High point of Egyptian architecture?
54
"Cats" monogram
56
Waylay
58
African antelope
60
Limit
62
Vaper's gizmo
63
"…___ clock scholar…"
64
European finch
65
Ceasefire
67
Second U.S. VP to resign
69
How to play Solitaire
71
Tennis great Rod
73
Touches
74
Dime-on-the-dollar donation
75
Work ___
78
Purple bloom
80
One way to begin a play
82
Greek summit
84
Picnic pests
87
Classic gaming inits.
88
It brought Hope to GIs
90
Arabic name part
91
Schmoozer's gift
92
Lyricist Gershwin
93
Hither's partner
94
"Yes, I'm a Witch" artist

Ruth Bloomfield Margolin has been delighted to see her byline on several New York Times crossword puzzles (especially the big Sunday one!), and she’ll soon be seeing it in the Wall Street Journal as well. With a career in education and community work, a love of words, and an empty nest, she takes great pleasure in the creativity of making puzzles. Most of all, she gets a kick out of the conversations that result from her unusual response to the inevitable small talk question: “So, what do you do?”