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‘Free Shotgun Saturday’ Seven guns were stolen last month from the Leesburg, Va., restaurant The Cajun Experience, which drew national attention earlier this year for giving gun-toters 10 percent discounts on “Open Carry Wednesdays.” The crime occurred Saturday, Nov. 23, The Washington Post reported. The firearms didn’t belong to customers and were in a locked closet. Five men were later arrested. CONFUSION

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Was October, Lady A woman made headlines earlier this month when police said she robbed a Landover, Md., bank wearing all pink — and not the pastel variety, but full-on magenta, from her head scarf to her coat to, yes, even her cellphone. Whether her getaway vehicle was a sleigh pulled by unicorns was not reported. SOCIAL MEDIA

Teens Knew It Was Bad When Police ‘Liked’ Their Statuses If you’re looking for a reason to delete your Facebook account, here’s one: You might get robbed. That’s what happened to a Linthicum, Md., man who tried to sell his shoes via Facebook earlier this month, Anne Arundel Patch reports. Police said two teens who contacted the man about the shoes attacked him and ran off with the footwear. Police nabbed them using data from Facebook. Next time the seller will use eBay, we bet. (EXPRESS)

THAT’S NUTS: Chris Suspect of Hyattsville, Md., happened upon a man feeding a squirrel — and attracting an audience — outside the Pavilion Cafe at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington last month and snapped this pic. We hope the squirrel gave a proper thank you.

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When most of us think of endangered species, we think of Bao Bao and her giant panda kin. But a little known — and much littler — species recently made news. The endangered Hay’s Spring amphipod, a colorless, shrimplike creature, may reside in a Maryland section of Rock Creek Park where the planned light-rail Purple Line is slated to cross, activists say. The rare amphipods aren’t the sole endangered species found only around here. Have you seen ’em?

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The malls are too crowded, and re-gifting your 2013 Dilbert calendar isn’t an option. That’s where your local holiday market comes in. The crowds are thinner, and the stock of simultaneously hipsterworthy and grandma-appropriate items is high. How many of these items can you spot? Soap-on-a-rope shaped like a cat Vintage Christmas tree topper Hat complete with fake mustache face warmer Jewelry crafted from fine “found” materials Onesie with an ironic saying on the front For What It’s Worth is produced by Marissa Payne and Rachel Sadon. Have suggestions for the page? Email us at fwiw@wpost.com or tweet us @WaPoExpress.

“Sorry kids: The folklore of sleeping with your pajama pants inside out the night before to increase the odds of snow hasn’t been proven scientifically.” — Chris Vaccaro, a spokesman for the National Weather Service, offers some style advice to those wishing for snow this year. While Vaccaro notes that the Weather Service doesn’t give seasonal predictions, other entities have attempted to play Nostradamus this year: AccuWeather and The Washington Post both predict belowaverage snow accumulation, while the Farmers’ Almanac predicts “copious rains and/or snows.” For the kids, we hope the latter is right.

A group dressed as “Star Wars” Storm Troopers descended on the Capitol earlier this month to promote a planned Museum of Science Fiction, which an organizer say will open next year. At first blush, this seems like a very odd museum to build in D.C., a decidedly nonfiction kind of town. But there’s actually good reason for the idea: This city has been a favorite setting for sci-fi films. Directors have sent everything from aliens to futuristic crime-fighters to our fair metropolis. Here are four of our favorites.

“Mars Attacks”: Tim Burton eased our fears a bit when he released a comical look at an alien invasion of the District, featuring cartoonish big-headed creatures with less-than-massdestructive weapons. “Minority Report”: The year 2054, as depicted in this Steven Spielberg film, involves not aliens but super-human crimefighters called “precogs” in its sci-fi conceit. Things go awry when one becomes a suspect.

“Independence Day”: This film, starring Will Smith and Bill Pullman, offers the quintessential scene of D.C.’s sci-fi destruction when an ominous UFO blows up the White House with a laser. “The Day the Earth Stood Still”: Forget about the remake starring Keanu Reeves, the 1951 original is where it’s at, when an alien lands in D.C., not to destroy it, but to save it. Too bad his robot didn’t listen …

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Andrew Dice Clay

Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball

Though he’s lost a step or two since becoming the first comic to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row, Andrew Dice Clay will still delight fans of his brash, in-your-face humor. Consider, too, that Clay had a bit of a comeback in 2013. He had a well-received dramatic role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” and launched a weekly podcast, “Rollin’ With Dice and Wheels.”

What happens when you put Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Austin Mahone, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony and Flo Rida in the same room? Hearing loss from all the screaming, we’d guess, but also the Jingle Ball, a celebration of the year in pop music and the holiday season.

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Christmas at Mount Vernon George and Martha’s house gets a little wacky for the holidays. Like, there’s a camel named Aladdin, because George once rented one to amuse guests. Presidentially pardoned turkey Popcorn is also on view. More conventional activities include tours of the rarely

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Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va.; through Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $8-$17; 703-7802000, mountvernon.org.

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601 F St. NW; Wed., 8 p.m., sold out; 202-628-3200, verizoncenter.com. (Gallery Place)

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WEDNESDAY

‘Elf the Musical’

A John Waters Christmas

“Elf” is to the 21st century what “A Christmas Story” was to the past one — the only film the whole family can agree to watch on Christmas Eve. That wide appeal applies to the musical as well, a piece of pleasantly inoffensive fluff that folks who haven’t seen the 2003 film can enjoy as well. Watch as Buddy, the human raised as an elf, seeks his true identity in New York. Kennedy

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Everyone’s secret role model brings her greatest hits — along with intense dance moves and seven costume changes — to the Verizon Center with the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Tickets are gone for now, but more may be released. Verizon Center,

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‘American Hustle’ FRIDAY | Bradley Cooper, above left, wears a perm and reunites with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell and co-star Jennifer Lawrence for this crime drama about con men in the ’70s. Christian Bale, above right, and Amy Adams, who were in Russell’s “The Fighter,” also co-star, making the film a lock for Oscar recognition.

Nothing like a little filth for the holidays. As he does most years, Baltimore native John Waters drives down 95 for his Christmas celebration, a one-man show that riffs on classic holiday TV specials in a way only the off-color director can. Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria; Wed., 7:30 p.m., $49.50; 703-549-7500, birchmere.com.

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A Candlelight Christmas

‘The Pajama Men: Just the Two of Each of Us’ Improv comedy duo The Pajama Men — Mark Chavez, left, and Shenoah Allen, right — return to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre with their latest show, “Just the Two of Each of Us.” We’d tell you what the fast-paced comedy is about, but that would only be confusing. (It involves a “procrastinating King” and a woman who is searching for her missing arm, if that helps.) What you should know is that there will be plenty of jokes, physical comedy, some time warps and several seemingly unrelated characters and story lines that all manage to come together by the show’s end. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW; through Jan. 5; $20-$77.50; 202-3933939, woollymammoth.net. (Gallery Place)

Generally we don’t like open flames in crowded theaters, but an exception must be made for the Washington Chorus’ annual concert, sing-along and processional, which graces both the Kennedy Center and Strathmore. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Sun., Sat. & Dec. 22; $15-$70; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. (Foggy Bottom) and Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda; Thu. & Dec. 23, $15$70; 301-581-5100, strathmore.org. (Grosvenor-Strathmore)

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Won’t You Be My Rival? There’s nothing like ongoing animosity to fire up a team. What if you lack a nemesis? The great rivalries in sports have been forged through years of intense competition and mutual dislike, the combatants forever bonded in our minds: Lakers-Celtics, Yankees-Red Sox, Bears-Packers, Duke-North Carolina. Locally, fans have witnessed some historic feuds: Redskins-Cowboys, Nationals-Braves, Capitals-Penguins and, before conference realignment ruined it, Georgetown-Syracuse. But what about the Washington Wizards? Which NBA squad is their rival? “Um … I don’t know,” Wizards forward Trevor Ariza said. “I couldn’t really tell you. What do you think?” Well, because of a combination of irrelevance (the Wizards haven’t made the playoffs or even sniffed .500 since 2008), distance (Washington plays in the far-flung Southeast Division, where Charlotte is the closest team) and turnover (fourth-year point guard John Wall is the Wizards’ longest-tenured player), Washington is a team without an adversary. “There’s not one team that’s our rival,” second-year guard Bradley Beal said. “I guess there’s Philly, Cleveland, Charlotte and New York’s not that far, but I don’t think we view anyone that way.” The last time the Wizards scratched and

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Rivalry Matchmaker

Express polled 105 fans before a game at Verizon Center last month. Each fan was asked, “Who is the Wizards’ biggest rival?” Here are the responses:

The Wizards have been seeking a perfect match — the peanut butter to their jelly — for years. To help them in their, um, courtship, we offer this profile:

Cleveland Cavaliers

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clawed their way to relevance, they developed a heated competition with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who sported a rising young star in a guy you might have heard of: LeBron James. The teams met in the playoffs for three straight seasons, from 2005-06 to 200708, with the last showdown earning a special place in Washington lore. In 2008, then-Wizards guard DeShawn Stevenson called James “overrated,” which led LeBron to say Stevenson’s crack was akin to upstart rapper Soulja Boy dissing hip-hop mogul Jay Z. Soulja Boy then sat courtside at Game 3 of the playoff series, and Jay Z called out Stevenson in the song “Blow the Whistle.” In the end, it was a lopsided rivalry at best, as Washington lost to the Cavs in each playoff series, signaling the beginning of the end of a brief window of positive NBA vibes in D.C. And since six seasons is a long, long time in NBA years, the landscape has changed greatly. LeBron took his talents to Miami, the Cavaliers fell apart, Gilbert Arenas’ gun fiasco changed the course of the Wizards’ franchise, and Washington has been trying to find a new team to hate ever since. “I would say maybe the Sixers because we see them so much,” Wall said. “After the lockout, we played them like eight times in two months.” To some extent, rivalries work better at the college level, where playing for your school’s bragging rights goes a long way, as opposed to the NBA, where highly paid professionals who change teams every few years don’t need the extra motivation. “There’s a history behind it in college,” Beal said of his time at Florida. “Us playing Florida State or Kentucky or Tennessee, it was one of those things where you had to beat them. Those

When 105 fans were asked, “Who is the Wizards’ biggest rival?” the Cavs received the most votes with 22.

Miami Heat

Age: 53 and frisky 18

No one

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“I think that every team we play is a rivalry. That’s what it’s supposed to be about. You’re supposed to go in and get the best of another team.”

Themselves

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Type you’re looking for in a match: Young and talented. Not afraid to get involved with someone we may have a little history with.

Boston Celtics

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Faith: We have a lot before every season, but by the end of the year we start losing it.

Chicago Bulls 3 Oklahoma City Thunder 3 Detroit Pistons

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Orlando Magic

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“You don’t have rivals until you’re good. The Caps have rivals. The ’Skins have rivals.” – RON ZUCKER, OF WASHINGTON, D.C., A PARTIAL SEASON-TICKET HOLDER

Mediocrity

1 Every team

1 Practice

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Have kids: Yes, our starting backcourt is 23 or younger Last relationship: We had a little something with the Cavs, but it was so one-sided. And it just wasn’t the same when LeBron left.

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“We don’t beat anybody regularly enough to have a rival.”

Within: The continental U.S. (sorry, Toronto ) Relationship status: Wide open for a pass

Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets

Rival Notions

Location: D.C. (unwilling to move) Seeking: Archrival

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are definitely the games that go in the memory book. You play too many teams in the NBA.” But what about such classic NBA rivalries as Lakers-Celtics or such new-school showdowns as Heat-Pacers or Bulls-Heat? The defining element seems to be postseason success, of which the Wizards have had little. “You can’t say you’re like Lakers-Celtics — they have history,” Wall said. “We’ve won one championship here. You look at Miami and the Pacers. They’ve been to Eastern Conference finals and have played Game 7s.” Do the Wizards even need a rival? In theory, no, but having an enemy to rally around would help the staid crowds at Verizon Center and give fans a focal point.

Name: Washington Wizards

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Perfect date night: A nice night out at Verizon Center with 20,000 of our closest friends. We’d start off slow, with a little backand-forth. Then, things would heat up before the night ended with a swish.

“I think that every team we play is a rivalry,” Ariza said. “That’s what it’s supposed to be about. You’re supposed to go in and get the best of another team. I think it’s more so for the fans being involved in the game, but that’s a good thing. The fans being a part of the game definitely helps the players. It’s like in Portland — when the fans are into the game there, it’s a tough place to play.” Until the Wizards find a way to get back into the playoffs, they’ll have to settle for merely playing big games against Miami, the Lakers, Chicago and New York, games where there’s an influx of fans clearly rooting for the visitors. “Whenever you play a talented, upscale team, you get up for it because you know it’s either going to be a good game or a blowout quick,” Wall said. “But most of the teams who have a rivalry have been playing in the playoffs the last couple of years or they had championship battles. So, it’s kind of tough to say that we have one.” ELLIOT T SMITH (FOR E XPRESS)

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Tastes Of Home Missing your favorite regional holiday treats? Here’s where to find them nearby You may not know why your family has always eaten a yule log cake on Christmas Eve or Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day. You just feel it wouldn’t be the holidays without certain foods, drinks or novelties. If you’re from out of state — or out of the country — finding regional seasonal delicacies can be tricky. Here are some ways to keep your yuletide traditions on your plate or in your cup. GAYLE PUTRICH (FOR E XPRES S)

King Cake Depending on whether you’re from Latin America or Louisiana, you might order a King Cake to mark Epiphany on Jan. 6 or Mardi Gras, which falls on March 4 in 2014. New Orleans native David Guas of Bayou Bakery creates his version by meshing recipes from both regions: “It’s an oval-shaped cake with cinnamon and creamy filling, topped with green, gold and purple frosting representing faith, power and justice.” Customarily, a plastic baby is baked into the confection, giving whoever bites down on it good luck (or, maybe, a broken tooth). The cakes are available starting Jan. 6 (order in advance); each includes a baby for revelers to hide themselves. $40 for 14-inch cake, Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar and Eatery, 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington; 703-243-2410, bayoubakeryva.com.

Tamales

Great Lakes Brewing Company Christmas Ale D.C. is crawling with displaced Ohioans (blame all their seats in Congress). This means you might have to arm-wrestle another Buckeye for a six-pack of the spicy, honeyed, very limitedbatch ale, much of which doesn’t even make it out of the state. “It’s exciting to see people go that crazy for it,” says Marissa DiSantis, spokeswoman for the Cleveland brewery. $16 a six-pack (prices may vary), Schneider’s of Capitol Hill (300 Massachusetts Ave. NE; 202-543-9300), Georgetown Wine & Spirits (2701 P St. NW; 202-3385500), some Whole Foods stores.

Texans and other Southwesterners traditionally gobble tamales on Christmas Eve. They can order pork, chicken or sweet pineapple-raisin ones by la docena (the dozen) from Mexican Cowboy Tamales, Ofelio Crespo’s Columbia Heights-based company. Crespo relies on a secret-recipe green salsa for his pork tamales (think jalapenos, poblanos and garlic), and he’ll do what he dubs “sacred tamales” for vegan or gluten- or dairy-free diets. $20 a dozen, $36 for 24; 202-702-0637, mexicancowboytamales.com.

Stollen Ja, if you’re German or German-American, your grandmother probably plied you with this loaf-shaped dried-fruit and sugar concoction. The stuff’s been produced since as early as the 15th century. It’s good with coffee, and fries up into a decadent French, er, German toast for breakfast. And, yes, it tastes better than its distant U.S. cousin, the fruitcake. $5-$42, German Gourmet, 5838 Columbia Pike, Falls Church; 703-379-8080, germangourmet.com.

Christmas Crackers Brits pull the ends of these gift-wrapped paper tubes until they snap open with a popping sound, then excavate the paper crowns, silly jokes and cheap toys inside. A dinner-table tradition since the 1840s, crackers appeal because they’re “really kind of an old-fashioned thing,” says Lisa Lasell, owner of U.K. foodstuff store The British Pantry. “British people love tradition.” $40 for 8 “luxury” crackers, $30 for 12 traditional/kid-friendly, The British Pantry, 41153 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, Va.; 703-327-3215, thebritishpantry.us.

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‘Anchorman’ of the Hour The Newseum puts Ron Burgundy where he belongs: in a glass case of exhibition Exhibits Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow better make room atop the Mount Rushmore of television news: America has another anchorman to celebrate. He’s a man other men aspire to be. One with many leather-bound books, a love of scotch and names for both his biceps. He reads the news like no one else — and he looks damn good doing it. He’s Ron Burgundy, and he wants you to stay classy, America. As the next chapter of Burgundy’s adventures opens in theaters Wednesday, the Newseum is mak-

ing a case for the newsman’s place within — or at least next to — journalism history. “Anchorman: The Exhibit” is a tribute to the mustached newsman and the 2004 movie that birthed him, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” It’s also a way for the Newseum to have some fun with the TV news industry from the era the film so brilliantly satirized: the 1970s. “We’ve got plenty of serious stories we tell, but museums can have a sense of humor, too,” says Cathy Trost, the Newseum’s vice president of exhibits and programs. “Laughter is sometimes the best way to learn.” For those who haven’t seen the cult comedy dozens of times, “Anchorman” follows the triumphs of San Diego’s all-male Channel 4 news team and award-winning

“In any parody there’s some truth. And in the 1970s … the anchor chair was often for men only.” — CATHY TROST, THE NEWSEUM’S VICE PRESIDENT OF EXHIBITS AND PROGRAMS

A Classy Read “Written by” Ron Burgundy, the book “Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life & Other Musings” reveals the backstory behind the Burgundy legend. Did you know, for example, that Burgundy is from a small coal-mining town in Iowa or that he went hunting for jackalopes with Bobby Kennedy? Now you do. You’re welcome. R.G.

lead anchor Burgundy (Will Ferrell). When a woman, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), joins the ranks and earns a spot next to Burgundy at the news desk, the men don’t take it well. “It is anchorman, not anchorlady!” sportscaster Champ Kind (David Koechner) shouts. “And that is a scientific fact!” While the exhibit packs in plenty of “Anchorman” memorabilia — including costumes worn by Ferrell and the rest of the cast, iconic props and a re-creation of the Channel 4

news desk that visitors can sit at — it’s all juxtaposed by parallels from history. “In any parody there’s some truth,” Trost says. “And in the 1970s, there really were eyewitness news teams that wore matching polyester blazers and had big hair. More importantly, the anchor chair was often for men only and women did have to fight sexism to get to the top.” The exhibit arrived a month before “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” hits theaters, picking up the Burgundy story in the 1980s as he helms New York’s first 24-hour news network. A collection of items from the sequel will join the exhibit this week. “There’s room for pop culture in the museum,” Trost says. “The objects on display in ‘Anchorman’ are artifacts of pop culture, just like Dorothy’s slippers or Archie Bunker’s chair.” RUDI GREENBERG (E XPRESS)

Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; through Aug. 31, free with museum admission ($13-$22); 888-6397386, newseum.com. (Archives)

Match Game Think you know “Anchorman”? Match each item from the Newseum’s exhibit with the relevant quote from the movie. Answers are above Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) at left.

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From left: “Anchorman” co-stars Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and Will Ferrell. ANSWERS TO QUIZ: A-5 (STUFFED BAXTER); B-3 (SEX PANTHER COLOGNE, AVAILABLE TO BUY IN THE GIFT SHOP); C-6 (RON’S JAZZ FLUTE); D-2 (RON’S LICENSE PLATE); E-1 (RON’S MUSTACHE BRUSH); F-4 (RIVAL NEWSMAN FRANK VITCHARD’S TATTERED SUIT)

1. “Hey, everyone! Come and see how good I look!” 2. “Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means ‘a whale’s vagina.’ ” 3. “They’ve done studies, you know. 60 percent of the time, it works every time.”

4. “There were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.”

5. “Huh? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? That — actually, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing.” 6. “Jazz flute is for little fairy boys.”

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fun & games ACROSS 1 Like some evening gowns 7 Stammering Disney dwarf 10 Analyzes grammatically 16 90 degrees from vert. 19 “The Little Mermaid” villain 20 Cheerleading sound 21 Wake from sleep 22 Classification system for blood 23 They helped with reception, in the 1980s 26 South American cruise stop 27 Admiration 28 Largest active volcano in Europe 29 Intelligence 31 Fleur-de-___

THE 1980s 33 “Diff’rent Strokes” character, in the 1980s 34 Most of the world’s people 36 Lovers’ engagement 37 Digging, or word after “digging” 39 Diagnostic aids 41 Benders 43 They were put in drives, in the 1980s 47 Sheltered valley 49 Traffic sign word 52 It stretches from Maine to Florida 53 Fend off, as mosquitoes 55 She starred with Bea and Betty 56 Egg cell 57 New York’s ___ Island 61 Have a major reaction?

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63 Venomous snake 66 Nobel Peace Prize winner Le ___ Tho 68 Barbecue remnants 69 Update, as a road atlas 70 Key ___, Fla. 73 Corner conveniences, in the 1980s 76 Old West vehicle 77 Buy-one-getone-free item? 78 Cannot ___ hear (is unconscious) 79 Piggy abode 81 Homer’s nice neighbor 82 Shakespeare title character 84 Give the go-ahead 86 Univ. recruiter 89 “Do no harm” org.

90 Royal fur 92 “Universal donor” blood type 97 Window ledge 99 Tree-hugger? 100 They got rid of snow, in the 1980s 102 Like the designated driver 104 1990s skiing star Hermann 105 “You ___ Me” (Sam Cooke tune) 106 Happen 108 In large amounts 111 Audition tape 115 TiVo users may skip them 116 Gateway to the Internet 118 God, in Latin 119 Like some decals 121 Unhittable serve 122 Form of communication, in the 1980s 128 Letters seen on some TVs 129 “___ Rouge” (Kidman movie) 130 Her counterpart? 131 It suits you 132 Director Burton 133 Put a value on 134 “Even so …” 135 Searched for truffles DOWN 1 Hiker’s sockclinger 2 Reagan’s was in the 1980s 3 Workplace watchdog’s concern

4 Works on a soundtrack 5 Privileged group 6 Went out together 7 ___ personae (cast) 8 Item fitted into a thole 9 When repeated, a ballroom dance 10 LaBelle and LuPone, e.g. 11 Rock concert venue 12 Legendary Irish king 13 Natural heater 14 Those, in Madrid 15 Appear that way 16 President in 1945 17 Expiration notices? 18 Something to come home to 24 Nighttime, poetically 25 Homes made of twigs 30 “Fine” or “liberal” followers 31 “Into each ___ some rain …” 32 “To Live and Die ___” (1985 film) 34 Inquire 35 Part of a stairway 38 Prefix meaning “vision” 40 Ballpark figs. 42 Vending machine inserts 44 Plumbing flow regulator (abbr.) 45 “I knew ___ say that!” 46 Block, as a stream

47 Color of inexperience? 48 They get framed a lot 50 Delighted state? 51 Took a quick look 54 “___ and the Real Girl” (2007 film) 58 VCR inserts 59 “There was an old lady who lived in ___ …” 60 McCullough’s “The ___ Birds”

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62 Permit 63 Introductory Greek letters 64 Deli meat 65 Barbaric shout 67 Cello maestro Pablo 71 Foam alternative for shavers 72 Assayers’ samples 74 Some survey responses 75 Throat disorder 80 Downward dog discipline

83 Make docile 85 Ripped 87 ___ chi (martial art form) 88 Middles (abbr.) 91 Tennis great Bjorn 93 Least cool 94 “My comment was serious” 95 Work the bleachers 96 “To the ___ of the Earth” 98 Brutish sort 100 Ankle bones

101 Go head-tohead 103 One of the Trimurti 104 Expresses grief 106 “Perceptual abstraction” 107 Spherical bacteria 109 Nonplus 110 Jerry or Jerry Lee 112 Directional ending 113 Wisdom tooth, for example

114 “___ a customer” 117 Home to Vientiane 120 Palindromic male name 123 Some fraternity letters 124 “… ___ will be done …” 125 Even, as a score 126 Prior to, in poems 127 Tom Clancy’s “___ Storm Rising”

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