The Crossword Puzzle Mug

Puzzle No.9 (October 2014)

by Jeremy Horwitz, edited by John Chaneski

ACROSS

1
Ill-fated tower locale
6
Relish
11
Shiv alternative for bumping off a stoolie
17
Analogous
22
Eddie Van Halen's brother and bandmate
26
Vice President Stevenson
27
Eye shade?
28
Bat better than
29
Pine sap
30
TV journalists Logan or Spencer
31
#1 hit by 34-Across featuring the lyrics "I had some dreams / They were clouds in my coffee / Clouds in my coffee and ..."
33
Takes second or third, perhaps
34
See 31-Across
36
Choose
37
Endor native
38
___ book (collection of musical charts)
39
Sasquatch and Nessie, e.g.
41
Academy Award-winning role for Field
42
BlackBerry, e.g.
43
Shangri-La, for one
46
Flipped one's lid
49
___ mater
51
Link with
53
Favoured earl of Elizabeth I
55
Shenanigan
57
Takes home
59
Pastrami's place (for some)
61
Marriott competitor
63
Boobs
66
"Between Two ___ with Zach Galifianakis"
68
School attended by Prince William and Bear Grylls
70
Famous cow mascot
72
Museum housed in a palace
76
Part of an eon
77
Dir. from Rome, NY, to Rome, Italy
79
Insurance company that paid the first Medicare claim
81
Instruments played by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
83
Bacon quantity
85
Cartesian conclusion
86
Singer with the 1970 breakthrough album "Tea for the Tillerman"
89
Wiped
91
Classic musical with the hit "Tea for Two"
95
"Airplane!" automatic pilot
96
___-wip (Cool Whip alternative)
97
Like fondue cheese
98
Kindle material
99
Brown's predecessor
100
Lou of The Velvet Underground
101
Trounces
102
Ukrainian port city
103
Mike of da Bears
104
Bronze or brass, e.g.

DOWN

1
Marshy backwater
2
Rescue, as a puppy
3
Restaurateur stiffed by Popeye in "What--No Spinach?"
4
Listening device?
5
Perjure, perhaps
6
"But I made me ___ to the moon and stars / I'd search the honky-tonks and bars / and kill that man that give me that awful name" (Johnny Cash)
7
Spelled-out Tammy Wynette song title
8
Headquarters for Sanyo and Panasonic
9
"Vive le ___!"
10
White-tailed eagle
11
Parks in front of a bus?
12
Duo whose 2004 hit "Hey Ya!" was knocked out of #1 by their "The Way You Move"
13
Kind of wool
14
With 14-Down, a Cuban ballroom dance
15
Drill instructor?
16
Site with a Craft Supplies section
17
60s cartoon band
18
Parody of the musical "Rent" in the film "Team America: World Police"
19
Neighbor of Syr.
20
"___ Was Here" (Styx album)
21
New age artist who has sold over 75 million albums
22
"I've wrestled with an alligator / I've tussled with a whale / I done handcuffed lightning / and thrown thunder in jail" speaker
23
Tiffany products, e.g.
24
Wear away
25
Palindromic anti-anxiety drug
32
Word with box or car
35
Handle
38
US pres. at Yalta
40
Texter's ta-ta
44
Benatar whose "You Better Run" was the 2nd video aired on MTV
45
Where to find Alaska and Hawaii sometimes
47
Band that shares its name with a book of the bible
48
River spanned by the Brooklyn Bridge
50
Band whose four chart-topping albums in one year (1967) is still a record
52
1989 breakthrough #1 single for Roxette
54
Original Beatles bassist Sutcliffe
56
"___ You're in My Arms Again" (Peabo Bryson hit)
58
Got close to
60
Hi-___ monitor
62
Jessica of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For"
63
Interior-design concern
64
Toast, perhaps
65
Cappuccino cousin
67
Mary J. Blige's genre
69
Boots
71
"War ___ the answer" (MLK)
73
Indispensable
74
20/20, e.g.
75
Mani-pedi board
78
MC Frontalot, for example
80
Titular Pixar fish
82
Source of much Norse mythology
84
"Put Your Head on My Shoulder" composer Paul
87
Greenskeeper's buy
88
End of an academic address?
90
Sierra Nevada, e.g.
91
Homer's neighbor
92
Kimono sash
93
League whose logo features Jerry West's silhouette
94
Tail end?

Jeremy Horwitz