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Next Up: The Dangers of Oversized Novelty Checks Often the most useful information on local television news is which household item is most likely to kill you. (If the bathtub doesn’t, the tap water will.) But it was thanks to local TV reporting on an unclaimed lottery ticket that Alexandria’s Karen Gentry collected $100,000 just four hours before her ticket expired on Oct. 29, according to the Virginia Lottery. PALEO THIEVES

Ronald McDonald Enters the Witness Protection Program Either the Hamburglar unmasked is not what we expected McDonald’s Most Wanted to look like, or the meat thief has some new recruits. According to WUSA9, last month two women stole $500 worth of hamburger, steak and other meats from a Giant in Frederick, Md. At press time, the two were still at large. THE CRIMINAL MIND

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It all started with an unfortunate omission. Maurice Hines was reading an article about tap dancing and noticed someone was missing — his late younger brother, Gregory Hines. “I said, ‘Really, how soon they forget,’ ” says the dancer, singer, choreographer and Tony-nominated actor. The 69-year-old developed “Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life” as a tribute to Gregory, who died in 2003, and as a history of American tap dance — of which he’s seen plenty: The brothers started their careers together as child stars, performing with their father alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. We spoke to him ahead of his show’s Nov. 15 opening at Arena Stage.

Are those the kinds of lessons you try to pass on to the next generations?

Only if they want them. Most of them don’t. They see the Madonnas or the Beyonces and they think that’s show business — but that’s not the show business we learned. You can love the Beyonces, you can love the Rihannas, but they are not in the class of Lena Horne. I’m sorry. They’re great for right now, but to have a legendary career like a Judy Garland? I don’t see it. Why not?

They don’t have the learning curve. Most of them have a hit record, sud-

I thought I would do a tribute to Gregory and my family. I always talked about them in my act anyway; it just wasn’t structured. I really wanted to thank all the great performers because we became really great entertainers and performers by the people that we learned from. People come up to me and say, “You are just fabulous!” And I say, “Yes, I am fabulous, but I’m not fabulous because of me. I’m fabulous because I watched Nat King Cole and I watched Sammy Davis and I watched Lena Horne, and [Gregory and I] worked with Judy Garland.” But you are fabulous.

Ever y per for mer k nows t he tricks to get the audience up — modulate the song here or say, “Oh, you’re such a great audience!” I don’t do that. I don’t say it unless I mean it. I love being out there so much. I can’t wait to get out there. Even if I’m not in great voice, I have a little laryngitis, I don’t care. The minute you get out there, it’s fabulous. How did you learn those lessons from the legends you talked about?


Is the show just about you and your brother?

“I thought I would do a tribute to Gregory and my y family. I always s talked about them in my act anyway.” — M AURICE HINE S, ABOVE LEFT,, WITH HIS FATHER, GREGORY SR., ORY, MIDDLE, AND HIS BROTHER GREGORY, SHOWN DURING THEIR DAYS PERFORMING AS “HINES, HINES & DAD”

My father told us, “When you’re around them, you have nothing to say. You don’t know nothing.” They’re legendary because of what they give to the audience and what the audience gives back to them.

denly they’re in arenas trying to perform for 30,000 people. You just don’t do that. You can’t be fabulous like that. It takes years to learn how to do that. The theater forces you to train — that’s why I love the theater so much. Records don’t force you to train. What keeps you going? What makes you try for one of those legendary careers?

I am always inspired by the audience. My mother always said, “Give everything you can to the audience. Love them and really mean it, because without them, you might as well be in the rehearsal studio.” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS)

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A trip to a cidery may change your idea of what fermented apple juice can be.

Along Came a Cider Local cideries are putting alcoholic apple juice back on the map — and in your cup Diane Flynt had an orchard full of apples and a piein-the-sky idea: to return cider — hard, alcoholic cider — to its rightful place as America’s favorite beverage. She’s one of a handful of Johnny Appleseed-style evangelists across the country who have spent the past decade plotting a revival of the drink. (Appleseed’s famous fruit trees were, in fact, for cider.) In 2005, when Flynt and her husband, Chuck, opened Foggy Ridge Cider off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Dugspur, it was the only cidery in the commonwealth of Virginia. Today there are eight. And that’s a perfectly good excuse to raise a glass of something bubbly, says Flynt, who’s spearheading Cider Week Virginia (Nov. 15-24, Nearly 50 events throughout the state — including cider-food pairings, home cider-making workshops and cider

cocktail tastings — are on tap for the second annual festival, which is designed to open minds as well as mouths. “Cider isn’t one thing. It’s like beer and wine,” Flynt says. “If I lined up five Virginia ciders now, you could have five different fla-

vors, as different as Champagne and pinot grigio.” To experience the full range of local cider — single varietals, ice ciders, cider ports, hop-infused ciders and more — you need a map. (And an impressive tolerance.) That’s why Flynt recently put together a brochure with information on all eight of Virginia’s cideries. What she’s dubbed the Virginia Cider Trail already features more stops than anyone could pack into a single day. It extends from Foggy Ridge’s outpost in far southwestern Virginia, through a cluster of cideries around Charlottesville, over to Richmond’s Blue Bee (Virginia’s first urban cidery) and north to Winchester Ciderworks. Maryland’s cider scene is lagging behind, with just three cider-

Hard Work Anyone can make cider. Leave out a jug of unpasteurized apple juice (available for sale at several cideries) and it will naturally ferment. Wait too long, though, and it will turn to vinegar. Making a cider worth swigging is half science and half art. It starts with apple selection, picking varieties that possess the right balance of three qualities: sugar, acid and tannin. Next is the chemistry test: Which yeast to use? Then comes carefully monitored fermentation. The result is a drink that’s glutenfree, typically with an alcohol content between 5 and 10 percent. V.H.

ies in the state: Distillery Lane Ciderworks near Frederick, Great Shoals Winery in Silver Spring and Millstone Cellars north of Baltimore. But the trio are close together geographically and eager to establish a similar cider trail. As a first step, they’re hosting a scavenger hunt this weekend to encourage visitors to trek to all of their tasting rooms. With people interested in buying locally and drinking experimentally, the market is ripe for cider, says Kyle Sherrer, co-owner and fermentologist for Millstone Cellars. Everything he bottles is limited to ingredients found within 150 miles and packs surprises, such as gingerroot, fresh raspberry juice, cranberry honey and Baltimore fish peppers. (“Why let craft brewers have all the fun?” Sherrer says.) Fermented apple juice has come a long way since its heyday in the Colonial era, when cider’s strongest selling point was that it was safer and more palatable than water. In the late 1800s, as the soft drink industry emerged and beer competed for American taste buds, cider fell out of favor. Then attitudes about alcohol shifted. “Prohibition put the nail in cider’s coffin,” says Charlotte Shelton, co-founder of Albemarle Ciderworks, near Charlottesville, Va. Teetotalers co-opted the term “cider” to refer to juice, which is why the alcoholic version is called “hard” today.

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cover story Overlooked for a century, the hard stuff is finally getting the hard sell. Several big-name beer manufacturers have recently jumped into the cider business, rolling out products such as Stella Artois Cidre, Michelob Ultra Light Cider and Angry Orchard Hard Cider (from the Boston Beer Co., best known for Samuel Adams). These and other mass-produced “macro ciders” tend to be sweeter and blander than what local cideries produce. But they help whet customers’ palates for more artisanal, adventurous stuff, says Rob Miller of Distillery Lane Ciderworks. “Maybe then they’ll try a dry cider,” Miller says. “Or something not sparkling.”

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Or maybe they’ll even swing by Distillery Lane, where folks are invited to take a self-guided tour through the orchard (with a satchel, if they’re inclined to pick fruit to haul home). They can nibble on apple slices to get familiar with some of the lesserknown but best-tasting varietals. And then it’s $5 to belly up to the bar and sample from a rotating crop of ciders. Tastings, naturally, are at the core of the cider trail initiatives in Virginia and Maryland. Vineyards have become destinations where visitors can kick back with a drink and a stunning view, and cideries are striving for the same reputation with many of the same tricks. So, at a cider tasting, a guest can expect to get a wine glass and then a series of splashes from winesize bottles. The person behind the counter will happily discourse on the merits of certain fruits and food pairings and possibly encourage the purchase of a bottle to enjoy on the spot. (Take it to a picnic table along with some local cheese, Shelton suggests.)

The cider tasting ($5) at Distillery Lane Ciderworks includes four samples so drinkers can experience a range of flavors.

At Distillery Lane Ciderworks, visitors explore the orchard, left, while owner Rob Miller, right, presses juice for cider.

If you’re worried about drinking and driving, Great Shoals Winery’s tasting room, which opened in June, is accessible by Metrobus. On a recent Friday evening, a constant flow of people perched at the bar. The cider tasting flight started with a pour of the Spencerville Red Hard Apple, made from a varietal discovered in Montgomery County. The best thing about cider tasting, Flynt says, is that “it’s simple — not fussy like wine.” So how do you know if a cider is any good? “W hen you dr ink it,” she says. “You like it right away.” VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

Can’t Make the Trip? Here are a few local spots that really know their cider: Cowgirl Creamery (919 F St. NW; As part of Cider Week Virginia, a cider tasting will replace the usual weekly beer tasting 4-6 p.m. Nov. 21. Three ciders from Albemarle Ciderworks will be paired with cheeses. “Classic apples and cheddar — it’s an old-school concept,” manager Joyce Miller says. Pizzeria Paradiso (Georgetown, Dupont Circle and Old Town locations; Beer director Greg Jasgur says locally produced ciders from Foggy Ridge Cider and Millstone Cellars are hitting the spot with his customers. “They’ve had sweeter, simpler flavors,” he says. “Now they want something acidic with blue cheese notes.” The Pig (1320 14th St. NW; The Pig just hosted the D.C. release party for Orchard Ale, a collaboration between Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and Distillery Lane Ciderworks. On the menu: bottles of DLC’s Celebration Cider and Bold Rock Cider (from Nellysford, Va.) on draft. V.H.

If you only spy a couple of apple varieties for sale at your grocery store, blame Prohibition. With cider verboten, orchards were no longer profitable, and many were chopped down. The next few decades were a rotten time, says Tom Burford, 78, a fifth-generation apple grower from Lynchburg, Va., known as “Professor Apple.” But the resurgence of cider — along with the farmto-table movement — is ushering in a new heyday for his favorite fruit. “We have the potential to be the greatest apple producers in the world,” says Burford, who just released the book “Apples of North America: 192 Exceptional Varieties For Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks” ($30, Timber Press). It serves as a primer of which apples to hunt down at a farmers market near you. Here are a few cider staples that are just as nice in your lunchbox as they are in a bottle: Newtown Pippin. Called the Albemarle Pippin in the mid-Atlantic, this apple is so juicy and crisp that it found favor with Queen Victoria’s court: It was the only foodstuff exempt from import taxes. It’s complex enough to make a single varietal cider, a rare feat. Winesap. The name tells you exactly what this firm, succulent apple was celebrated for originally. But bakers know it as the secret sweet-but-tart ingredient in their prize-winning pies. GoldRush. Modern-day pomiculture has produced some lip-smacking new varieties, including the Honeycrisp. “It’s a wonderfully expressive apple and people are riding the trendiness of it,” says Burford, but he suggests passing on any grown in this region. (They’re best from the upper Midwest.) Instead, he recommends the perfectly tart GoldRush, with its ideal balance of tannin and sugar. V.H.

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Local restaurants turn to uncommon root vegetables to enrich fall’s flavors

Sweet potato? Yawn. Turnips? Snooze. This fall, local restaurants are embracing lesser-known species of root vegetables that are now coming into season. These atypical subterranean edibles are not only packed with nutrients and minerals, but they also bring a depth of flavor. One of them, salsify, is a fiberrich root that looks like a carrot that

went on a Caribbean cruise. Some compare the subtly sweet taste of the brown vegetable to raw oysters (hence the nickname “oyster root”). At Table (903 N St. NW; 202588-5200,, you can sample the vegetable with wildcaught salmon, borscht sauce and beets ($29). At Dupont Circle’s Urbana (2121 P St. NW; 202-9566650,, chef Ethan McKee pairs caramelized salsify with handmade tagliatelle and braised lamb shank ($14). “It adds texture and that certain flavor,” McKee says of the salsify. “You’re like, ‘What is that?!’ ”


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“[Salsify] adds texture and that certain flavor. You’re like, ‘What is that?!’ ” — E T H A N McK EE , A CHEF AT URBANA, WHO SAYS THAT THE SUBTLE SWEETNESS AND CRUNCH OF SALSIFY COMPLEMENTS THE BRAISED LAMB PASTA DISH

The calcium-loaded veggie is simmered in soy sauce, oil, sugar and Mandu’s special sauce, which makes the woody, fibrous vegetable soft and palatable. Like sunchokes, burdock root graces few menus: “It’s a time-consuming job,” Lee says of the prep work. “Korean moms hate making it.” Fat and hairy, the malanga is a traditional South American potato packed with potassium that looks like an oblong coconut. Fritters made from the root, fried in lard, are a traditional Cuban street food. Cuba Libre (801 Ninth St. N W, Suite A; 202-408-1600, serves a version of the snack made with cilantro, water, eggs and pureed garlic, fried in soybean oil and served with a spicy-sweet tamarindinfused ketchup ($5.75). The restaurant also serves malanga chips — sliced fine and still showing the root’s sporadic purple fibers — with a trio of dips ($9). “[Malanga] has a natural sweetness to it that I really like,” says executive chef Matt Zagorski. Though malanga is not particularly hard to source, Zagorski still encounters confused suppliers. “Sometimes when I order it [for the restaurant], the guy I’m ordering it from will go, ‘What is that?’ ” ALISON BAITZ (FOR E XPRESS)


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Here, You Grit and Bear It

Team Effort Instead of holding drop-in Grit classes for members, Arlington’s True Health and Wholeness (2444 26th Road South; 571-4212774, offers sevenweek sessions ($350). Folks will be tested before and after the twice-a-week program to get a snapshot of their results. “They can look at how much higher they can jump and how much faster they can run,” says True’s Kate Finamore, who recommends Grit only to people who are active and looking for a challenge. “If you’re coming to this, you’re going to smash yourself,” she says. V.H.


Instructor Sarah Hippert keeps the energy high at a Les Mills Grit Cardio class by moving from pushups directly into sprints.

Grit Strength uses the Les Mills Smartbar weight system to test students’ muscles.

is planned,” she says. That approach appealed to Angela Meyer, the D.C. regional director of group exercise for the YMCA, which is why she arranged

Grit’s District debut this fall. “This isn’t somebody just making up stuff,” says Meyer, who appreciates the structure and quality control of Les Mills offer-

Don’t let it keep you up at night, but new research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea can injure your heart. The brief pauses in breathing caused by a blocked airway are associated with damage to heart tissue, says lead researcher Dr. Amil M. Shah of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “If you’ve been told you’re a snorer, or that you stop

ings. At the end of each 30-minute class, she knows exactly how students will feel: “If you do it to your fullest potential, you’re worn out.” Whether it’s Cardio (just body weight moves), Strength (with barbells) or Plyo (which gives students a step to jump over), all Grit series classes are designed to raise heart rates and tax muscles to the beat of a thumping soundtrack. “The music is timed so perfectly, I can’t give them a break,” Hippert says not-so-apologetically about the constant barrage of moves she throws at students. Instructors make up for the pain by acting like coaches who just want to see students triumph. During Hippert’s Cardio class, after an exhausting series of leaping squats, hopping pushups, sprints


“Run and dodge!” Sarah Hippert roared, whipping her students into a frenzied dash. Suddenly she gave the order to halt and demanded squat jumps, lunges and pushups. Then the whole routine repeated again and again. When it seemed like the group at the YMCA Anthony Bowen (ymcadc .org) was on the verge of collapse, Hippert yelled out one more command: “Stop and recover.” And that was just the warmup for Les Mills Grit Cardio, a new class from the international fitness company that’s developed many of the most popular formats in gyms today, including Bodypump, which is taught at Gold’s Gym, Sport & Health and countless other health clubs in the D.C. area. Les Mills’ Grit series classes — Cardio, Strength and Plyo — are designed to introduce the masses to “high-intensity interval training.” Often shortened to HIIT, this athletic style is behind such trends as CrossFit and P90X and can produce better results faster than typical workouts. The problem? Many instructors throw together random moves and don’t understand recovery, which can lead to bad experiences, or even injury. What Les Mills does, says Erin Myers, the company’s mid-Atlantic marketing specialist, is develop classes that are safe and effective. In a Grit session, “every time you take a rest, it’s strategically planned, and the range of motion


A trio of high-intensity workouts from the creators of Bodypump comes to Washington

and lunges left people gasping for air, she got them back in the game by reminding them, “You’ve got to play in the second half to win.” Arnold Gaither, another YMCA Grit instructor, says the first time he took a Grit class, it reminded him of winter conditioning from his days as a college football player. So he borrows from the techniques that worked for him back then. “When someone’s given their max effort, I go over and ask for one more,” says Gaither, who offers a palm for students to high-five as they jump. The motivational component makes it feel like personal training, said Camille Sabbakhan, 43, after finishing a Strength session that had her hoisting weights above her head, squatting forever and completing a ridiculous number of burpees. “The intensity of the exercise with the minimal recovery pushes you beyond your comfort level,” Sabbakhan said. That’s why sticking with Grit, she added, requires showing some. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

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“Superman” Yvonne Blake’s iconic superhero cape, boots and one-piece are part of a new exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Made of stretchy fabric, the suit is one of several Christopher Reeve, above, wore while shooting the 1978 film.


Blockbuster Ensembles ‘Hollywood Costume’ proves that clothes make the character Superheroes, Elizabethan royals and Hitchcock heroines don’t normally travel together by ship (or in any other manner). But that’s exactly how dozens of the clothed mannequins starring in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibit “Hollywood Costume” arrived in the country. (Since the textiles are fragile, they must be stored on dummy forms, in huge crates too large to fit on a plane.) The decades-spanning cinematic show — a blockbuster from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum — uses glamorously outfitted figures to delve into how clothes make the (fictional) man or woman. Nearly 100 ensembles and garments — Indiana Jones’ jacket and fedora, Scarlett O’Hara’s flouncy bonnets from “Gone with the Wind” — dwell in a space set up like an old-timey soundstage. “These costumes provide the chance to see the textures and

finishes you wouldn’t see on film up close,” says Doug Fisher, coordinating curator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit goes to visually arresting lengths to show the major role costuming plays in creating a character. One section explores how costumes helped Meryl Streep morph into Margaret Thatcher for “The Iron Lady” via prim suits, and helped Robert De Niro become Jake LaMotta using spot-on, in-the-ring outfits in “Raging Bull.” It’s hard not to be a bit starstruck wandering past a dummy dolled up in Marilyn Monroe’s sexy white “subway” dress from 1955’s “The Seven Year Itch.” And that’s the point, really. “These costumes are iconic objects, all that remains in some cases from these movies,” says Robin Nicholson, deputy director for art and education at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. “People identify so strongly with them.”


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unions Maureen Higgins, Isaac Salazar

THE MAIN EVENT: They will wed Dec. 7 at a venue in downtown Annapolis. Isaac’s longtime mentor will officiate. HOW THEY MET: On the job, working on the same political campaign in Annapolis. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “She had beautiful eyes.” “We liked the same music and TV shows, so we hit it off as friends right away.” FIRST DATE: Dinner at Ray’s the Classics, then The Roots at the Fillmore. FIRST KISS: At the show. “We were dancing when Isaac spun me around then kissed [me]. It was pretty cute.” HOW HE PROPOSED: In Annapolis, after a day of shopping. He asked a tourist to take their picture in front of the sunset. “I just told the person just to keep snapping pictures. Pretty soon everyone on Main Street was clapping for us,” Isaac says. MOST STUPID FIGHT: Whether the Golden Globes are as important as the Oscars. WEDDING JITTERS: “I don’t want anyone to request the chicken dance song,” Maureen says.


Maureen, 26, is a PR professional. Isaac, 33, is a political consultant. They live in Chevy Chase.

Trevor Fraser, Altagracia Ventura Trevor, 34, is a dentist. Altagracia, 32, is a registered nurse. They will live in Burtonsville, Md. THE MAIN EVENT: They tied the knot Oct. 27 in the Dominican Republic. Trevor’s father, a pastor, officiated. HOW THEY MET: At church. “I had seen her around, involved with the children, and she had a great personality. She played coy and hard to get until I finally got her number,” Trevor says. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “She was beautiful, with a great smile and seemed to be a nice Christian woman.” “His devoted service caught my attention … and, yeah, he seemed handsome, too!” FIRST DATE: Macaroni Grill. HOW HE PROPOSED: After dinner at Grace Mandarin at National Harbor.

Elizabeth, left, 28, is a software support specialist. Susan, right, 28, is a customer service representative. They live in Burke, Va.

The waiter brought a box filled with love letters, Boston Baked Beans (her favorite candy) and a smaller box with the ring. He dropped to one knee and proposed in Spanish. “OMG, Sì!” PET NAMES: “I call him Pookie.” “I sarcastically call her Pookie.” WHEN SHE KNEW: When she realized Trevor was “a man of God who didn’t fear being vulnerable with me.”

Share Your Big Day If you’d like to see your wedding or commitment ceremony in Express, send an informal photo (wacky is fine, but please don’t send a formal engagement shot), plus your names and ceremony date to weddings Please contact us at least one month before your wedding. We’ll get back to you with questions.

THE MAIN EVENT: The couple wed at the D.C. courthouse Oct. 25 and had a reception the next day. HOW THEY MET: Craigslist. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “I literally tripped on the sidewalk when I first saw her,” Elizabeth says. “I was so amazed by how pretty she was that I forgot where to put my feet.” FIRST DATE: Outback Steakhouse and a movie at Susan’s place. “We clicked so easily,” Elizabeth says. HOW SHE PROPOSED: Susan pro-


Elizabeth Kalmus, Susan Solebello

posed on the beach in California. THEIR SONG: “Candlelight” by Relient K. “As soon as I heard it, I thought of Susan.” WHEN SHE KNEW: Susan knew “when we took our first trip to Orlando so she could see the Harry Potter theme park.”

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fun & games ACROSS 1 Flightless South American bird 5 Sport ___ (Ford Explorer model) 9 Find ___ for the common cold 14 Something tossed on the last day of school 17 Correo ___ (airmail to Mexico) 19 Pledge or promise 20 Fish that hitches rides 22 Render speechless 23 Vessel for viewing sea life 26 Wrestling site 27 Utmost or extreme 28 Vertical stair piece 29 Unnamed others 31 Magazine section 32 Lister’s abbr. 33 Attorney’s filing 36 Abbr. for the health-conscious 39 Short snort container 43 Landlords, e.g. 46 Debates 48 Anger or fury 49 Stymie 51 “Once upon a midnight dreary” poet

52 Wherewithal 53 Equine’s right-hand turn command 54 Give a speech 55 Bad spot for dandelions to appear 56 Boo-boo 57 Asian and bird, for two 58 Neighbor of a Finn 59 Group customs 60 Golf hazards 62 Turner in Atlanta 63 Pancake cooking surface 65 “Stupid ___ stupid does” 66 Father, affectionately 67 Oft-flubbed thing 68 Canine collar attachments 71 Squealing rooter 72 Blueprint person 77 Less common 78 Diving bird 80 Take it easy 81 Spanish bull 82 Just ___ (tiny amount) 83 First name in the Bible, alphabetically 84 Threesome per inning? 85 Nursery rhyme knave’s loot 86 Dudes

87 Mean-spirited 88 Take unfair advantage of 89 Late comedian Mac 90 Moderately slow, in music 92 Pitchers, tumblers, etc. 95 Sound of deflation? 96 Eyeball covering 98 Another dude 99 Movie theater 101 School’s musical club 102 Tree with fragrant wood 105 Spreads the Word 109 Feathery garb 110 Good thing to have on a highrise 114 Something up your sleeve 115 Turn on the charm 116 Hearing things? 117 “___ apple a day to keep the doctor away” 118 Verbal nod 119 Second-year coeds 120 Whiskey choices 121 Consequently

DOWN 1 Tomato sauce brand 2 “The Divine Comedy” locale

3 Middle of Q.E.D. 4 Norse gods 5 Overly 6 Frequency 7 ABA member 8 Chuckle softly 9 War god, to the Greeks 10 Surrender possession 11 Celestial shadow 12 Pooh’s friend 13 Significant time span 14 Giraffe’s former name 15 Where the game is, if not at home 16 Four-footed friend 18 Absorbs gradually 21 Testify in a court of law 24 Nightly rituals for some 25 Isinglass 30 Partakes of 32 Means of exit 34 Window material 35 Father, in France 36 Sarah of “Parenthood” 37 ___ blank (had no idea) 38 A second time 40 Gridlock consequence 41 Warehoused 42 Amount of evidence? 44 Sharp spur wheel

45 Feel the presence of 47 Like raw film 50 Big spender’s roll 53 Rene Lalique, notably 55 Navigational aid 57 Dangerous grenade, to a GI 58 Theater platform 59 Julep flavoring 61 Winter Palace denizen 64 Start of many a feud 66 Dress with a tight bodice 68 Film or TV genre 69 Like certain cereals 70 Four-run homers 71 Tine 72 Like formal parties 73 Extend, as a magazine subscription 74 Daybreaks, poetically 75 End of MGM’s motto 76 They’re often held under water 79 Geller who messes with minds 83 Help to create a nice pot 85 Like the “wasteland” in a classic Who song


87 ___ otherwise specified 88 One who seizes power 89 Short and sweet 91 Valuable club 93 Petri dish filler

94 Crossword direction 97 Behave badly 100 Success and acclaim 101 Horror film staple 103 Engrave 104 Unwelcome


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grades 105 It’s opened in saunas 106 “... ___ no fury like a woman scorned” 107 Biblical twin who sold his birthright


108 Nine-digit IDs 109 Miami’s Biscayne ___ 111 “___ making a list ...” 112 Trouble 113 Bit of sunshine

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