The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.6 (July 2014)

by Mike Nothnagel, edited by John Chaneski

ACROSS

1
Confess
6
Valance alternatives
11
Moistens a bird with natural juices
17
Hybrid workout system
22
Salad that usually has eggs, avocado, bacon, chicken, tomatoes, and blue cheese
26
Hobbits' home
27
Songs for the masses?
28
Cozy reading spot, perhaps
29
It might say: "Kiss the Cook"
30
Hairstyle that gets picked a lot?
31
Pastry often served with a confectioner's sugar glaze
33
Completely mess up
34
Breakfast food often made from cereal
36
Cream ___
37
Event won by the French team at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic summer games
38
City where the Lumière brothers filmed their first motion picture in 1895
39
Word before dog or bowl
41
Dict. entry
42
End of a university president's address: Abbr.
43
Knock over the king, say
46
Exhausted fighter's call
49
Result of getting hit by a pitch
51
"Change Is: ___" airline
53
Empire centers
55
It's above the mantle
57
Saw
59
Resource that can be tangible or intangible
61
Manipulate with skill
63
Subject of few studies?
66
Plot holes, maybe
68
Doc's determination
70
Company that made the first all-electric compact calculator
72
Ceremonial presentations
76
Org. that uses an 85-Across
77
Upsilon follower
79
Rest area?
81
Way into one's office?
83
Word said over 130 times in a famous Monty Python sketch
85
Shots are taken from it
86
Pastry that often has a crumb topping
89
Target of a navel-gazer?
91
Loaf made with mashed fruit
95
Flat
96
Element of a backup security system
97
"Nick at Nite" programming
98
Go around
99
Put down
100
Banks who wrote the 2011 young adult novel "Modelland"
101
Shrimp, in Sussex
102
Persisted with
103
Rebound from a failure
104
Track meet sight

DOWN

1
Award since 1929
2
During
3
Ballpark units
4
Buffet server
5
Shepherd's pie piece
6
Pro ___
7
"I Don't Wanna Play House" singer
8
Fly trap?
9
Even-toed ungulate
10
Official ID, often
11
Pamper
12
"I'll take care of it"
13
Biscuit often served with tea
14
Auto club service
15
Asks for the keys back
16
Myers of "Late Night" fame
17
Nooks, e.g.
18
Boston Marathon month
19
It's divided into periods
20
Literally, "plantings in tray"
21
"___ honor!" (I swear)
22
Lunch locale, for short
23
eBay proposal
24
One exchanging rings
25
Money at Christmas, perhaps
32
It might drop down after a click
35
Word that stops play
38
Clark's boyhood friend, in the comics
40
Product of an R&D department meeting
44
Unsafe for driving, in a way
45
Merlot or Syrah
47
Bazillion
48
House in Acapulco
50
Layered dish
52
Kings and queens, perhaps
50
Layered dish
52
Kings and queens, perhaps
54
Like all but one prime number
56
Cheese board attachment
58
Outside line?
60
RPI or UCLA: Abbr.
62
Literary character about whom Jane Austen said, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like."
63
Universe of Energy home
64
Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, for example
65
Colleague of Kroft and Stahl
67
Tipped
69
Pastry often filled with cream
71
Petulant rejoinder
73
Starters
74
Agreement that requires a flat fee?
75
Where charoset is eaten
78
Computer command often represented by a question mark
80
Reason for a split decision
82
Trial
84
"Toy Story" boy
87
The National Center for Toxicological Research is part of it: Abbr.
88
Richard and Deborah's co-star in "The Night of the Iguana"
90
"Birds in an Aquarium" artist, 1920
91
It can be passed or raised
92
Mad ___
93
Echolocating mammal
94
Reward for someone getting home: Abbr.

Mike Nothnagel