The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.5 (June 2014)

by Roderick Kimball, edited by John Chaneski

ACROSS

1
Tower of ____
6
Nebraska City
11
Finally!
17
Larger than large
22
"Atlas Shrugged" novelist
26
Remember this
27
Courageousness
28
Bostonian milkshake
29
Reversal
30
Downwind
31
Clue solution, part 1
33
Platforms
34
Clue solution, part 2
36
Spelling contest
37
Hodgepodge
38
Funny bunnies
39
Newton or Hayes
41
2,000 pounds
42
Bruin and Black Hawk Bobby
43
Relative of azure or cobalt
46
Where you might go after école
49
It might be tawny or ruby
51
Quiet, in music
53
Follow
55
Wet pet
57
Cognizant
59
Early Mexican
61
AKA Fezzik
63
Butcher's leftovers
66
Outward growing
68
From long ago
70
Not approximate
72
"_____ of the Killer Tomatoes"
76
A type of 58 down
77
It can be ginger
79
Fight
81
Sicilian volcano
83
Dead drummer
85
"Beware the Jabberwock, my ___"
86
Clue solution, part 3
89
____ gym
91
Clue solution, part 4
95
Eagle of the sea
96
Home of 95 across
97
Makes good
98
Place of refuge
99
Delete
100
Slope of a stage
101
What a jury should consist of
102
Come back
103
Commencement
104
Ellipses and parabolas are cross sections of these

DOWN

1
Disney deer
2
Foreigner
3
Headquartered
4
Ambulance letters
5
Opener for Gatos or Lunas
6
Pluto's path, for example
7
Manson or Monroe
8
Steel is one kind
9
Garden tool
10
Mister Carney
11
70s do
12
Jack of 80s TV
13
Rogers' prop
14
Orangutan or gorilla
15
Little squirt
16
Nastassja Kinski title role
17
A menorah, for example
18
Upstate New York city
19
Matthew McConaughey drama-thriller
20
Celt of early England
21
"I'm ___ you!"
22
Operated
23
Between tenors and sopranos
24
India's first prime minister
25
Tractor maker John
32
Hen pen
35
Like nitrogen and argon
38
Pasture
40
Nadir's opposite
44
Food store chain
45
Soviet prison
47
Jugglers make these
48
Pitcher
50
Reverberating reptile
52
Portman or Wood
54
Gross minus expenses
56
Little league
58
It can be described as 76 across
60
Cyril's afternoon meal
62
Bits and bytes
63
Edmonton team member
64
Plant life
65
Fail
67
Excited
69
Musical road sign: Dal _____
71
Fischer's game
73
Like some elephants
74
Thicket
75
The bee's ____
78
Take the plunge
80
Just opened
82
Settle down
84
Remainder
87
Formerly known as
88
Wrath
90
"Ask ___ what your country can do for you…"
91
As well
92
Smuggler Solo
93
12th mo.
94
This is weighed against a con

Roderick Kimball was born in BC, making him either ridiculously old, or simply Canadian. He loves making puzzles and recently published a book titled Path Puzzles (www.pathpuzzles.com). In his youth, Roderick was sometimes spotted on the slow end of a soccer pitch but more often on the fast end of a chess board. (Surely you've heard of the notorious Kimball maneuver, in which one opens a chess match by flipping the king's pawn into the air such that it lands, butter side up, on the king's fourth rank.) A curious child, Rod once temporarily blinded himself by connecting his top and bottom braces with a 9-volt battery. These days, Rod tours the world juggling with the Flying Karamazov Brothers and works at the National Museum of Mathematics. He is proud to say that his ancestry includes two very great grandmothers who were executed as witches and he once made bottled water come out Rosie O’Donnel’s nose.