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1 3 M c Av o y w h o p l a y e d half of 24-Across

6 7 A i r a l l o f o n e ’s grievances, say 68 Dude 6 9 Wi t h 8 - D o w n , deposer of Milton Obote 70 Safety squeeze result, for short

108 Late comic Richard 109 Somewhat, in music 11 0 S t r i p p e d - d o w n laptop 111 D i C a p r i o w h o played half of 67Down 11 3 A m m u n i t i o n g i a n t

71 Future race of fiction

11 4 L i k e t h e s t r i n g s o n many tennis rackets

72 Moppet of blackand-white TV

11 6 S m a l l s o n g b i r d s

73 Made of a sturdy wood

11 7 Ve h i c l e t o t a k e over a jump

75 Sub for

11 8 E x p r e s s e d a u d i b l e admonishment

77 “Not broccoli again!” 78 Shoot up

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49 Umm al-Quwain, e.g.

6 6 Te r r e i n t h e e a u zone?

87 Gable who played half of 105-Across

6 7 “ Ti t a n i c ”

88 Financial shellacking

40 Feared force

50 Novelist who translated “Alice in Wo n d e r l a n d ” i n t o Russian

41 “1984” superstate

52 Clear tables

42 Smash

5 3 Wi s e g u y

1 Anonymous female in a court case

44 Colorful perennial 45 Besmirch

5 5 Te n t a c l e d “ S p i d e rMan” meanie

81 Something taken by a scout

2 From Assisi, e.g.

47 ___ Americana

61 Snow cap?

3 “Doctor Zhivago”

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69 ___ minute 74 Parts of some bonds 76 Hunky-dory 80 Leigh who played half of 105-Across

99 Subject of a 1982 best seller on sexuality

89 Lobster trap

100 Cause for a health panic

91 Clique

101 Assumed, say

92 Changed in popularity

1 0 2 C a f e t e r i a w o r k e r ’s headgear

93 Snowbird, typically

103 Summer ermine

83 ___-80 (early home computer)

9 5 C a l d e r C u p o rg .

1 0 6 Te x t e r ’s “ c i a o ”

96 Ate

1 0 7 Ta l e n t e d

86 Is a good friend, in a way

97 “Symphony in Black” and others

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64 “Casablanca”

1 0 5 “ G o n e Wi t h t h e Wi n d ”

1 5 “ Ta k e _ _ _ b r e a t h ”

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6 3 M o n i k e r f o r I s r a e l ’s Netanyahu

104 Guess in Battleship

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102 Ushers

62 Needlework, for short?

14 Double-bridged instruments

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38 Lighthouse, e.g.

11 C o u s i n o f t h e r u m b a

10 Pony

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37 Signature followers, for short

94 Nitpicks

60 Mac platform

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33 Kind of bar 35 Honshu city devastated by the 2 0 11 t s u n a m i

54 Psyched (up) 56 Floundering

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30 Equine shades 32 Section of the Medicare law covering hospital and nursing care

9 Pea body?

99 Lead-in to a juicy rumor

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90 Developers’ purchases

58 Baba au ___

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29 Some clerics

8 7 To r o n t o m e d i a inits.

6 Hanging tapestry 7 Vi n d i c t i v e o n e , i n myth

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28 Holy ones are hard to handle

85 Phrase of resignation

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20 Picked some fruit 22 Religious scholar

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17 Indian melody 18 Promotes recessive traits, say

84 Golfer Ballesteros

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1 4 J o h n O ’ H a r a ’s “Appointment in ___”

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STAR-CROSSED LOVERS By Timothy Polin / Edited by Will Shortz

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