1. Band booster AMP
An amp (amplifier) is an eleectronic device which is used to modulate the power supply’s output, increasing the power of a signal, like how it’s done in electric guitars.
4. Fig. that rarely exceeds 4 GPA
GPA stands for Grade Point Average.
7. “Drive for show, __ for dough”: golf adage PUTT
Arthur D’Arcy Locke, or Bobby Locke, a South African professional golfer who won 4 Open Championships was the one who coined this phrase, as he had a very outstanding putting skill. This was also the reason why so many golfers were annoyed at him, as he always played the game with a slow yet deliberate pace.
11. Steam whistle sound TOOT
15. Fútbol cheer OLE!
18. Rapper Big __ BOI
Big Boi is Antwan Andre Patton in real life. He was one half of the hip hop duo, OutKast, but is now a solo artist who has released albums with respectable sales. He got divorced in October 2013 from his wife of 11 years, Sherlita. They have two children together.
19. Sinuous swimmer EEL
20. Cross letters INRI
INRI is a representation of the Latin inscription placed above Jesus’ head at his cross, “Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum,” which means “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews” in English.
21. They may be even or long ODDS
22. 106-Across rival, for short UAL
UAL stands for United Airlines
23. Italian dressing herb OREGANO
Oregano is a member of the mint family, and is grown on warm temperate Mediterranean and Eurasian countries in the western and southwestern parts.
The leaves are dried up and used as a culinary herb for different recipes like pastas, salads, and meat dishes.
25. ESPN datum STAT
26. James Joyce accessory EYEPATCH
James Joyce wrote Ulysses in 1922, one of his novels that are considered to be avant-garde and influential in his time. He went through several surgeries to fix a problem in his eye, which is why he would sometimes wear an eyepatch to cover it up.
28. Nearly 40 inches METER
29. Masseur’s bottleful HOT OIL
31. End-of-missive extras, for short PSS
PS’s are always placed at the end of the letter.
32. Scope opening? PERI-
33. Fly, in fly-fishing BAIT
34. Bearded impressionist CAMILLE PISSARRO
Camille Pissarro is a painter who was regarded as the “dean of Impressionist painters” by John Rewald, an art historian, because he was warm-hearted and full of wisdom.
37. “The Art of War” author SUN TZU
Sun Tzu wasn’t just a famous Chinese philospher, he was also a military general and strategist. He is one of China’s most known historical figures due to the impact he had in its culture and history.
39. Montreal-based shoe retailer ALDO
Aldo was founded by Aldo Bensadoun in 1972. He grew up in a family who had a history of making and selling shoes, from his grandfather to his father.
40. Mountaineer’s tool ICE AX
41. Mogul-dodging path ESS
43. Brutal HARSH
45. Evil-smelling FUNKY
47. “Not interested” I PASS
49. Near East product RICE PILAF
A rice pilaf is cooked in broth, and stirred with a mix of spices.
53. Poetic monogram TSE
TS Eliot, or Thomas Stearns Eliot, was a famous poet, playwright, and essayist of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1948.
54. Evening affair SOIREE
55. Sound-activated infomercial gadget CLAPPER
56. It’s a real knockout ETHER
58. Webmaster’s code HTML
HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language
59. __ circus MEDIA
60. “__ Shoes”: 2005 Cameron Diaz film IN HER
In Her Shoes was a comedy-drama film based on a novel by Jennifer Weiner. Its story was about the relationship of a grandmother to her two grandchildren who had very different personallities.
61. Abstains from LAYS OFF
64. Monet subject PARC
Parc Monceau is one of Monet’s favorite places in Paris. It was the subject of 3 landscape paintings he made in 1876.
65. It may be a sign of chilling GOOSE PIMPLE
Goose pimples are also called as goose bumps or goose flesh. It occurs each time a person feels different kinds of strong emotions.
68. O’Hara home TARA
The Tara Plantation is a place in the novel “Gone With The Wind.” It was founded by Scarlett O’Hara’s father. It’s where she and Rhett Butler occasionally see each other.
70. Construction site sights DETOURS
72. Moon-related phenomena TIDES
Ocean movement is called “tides,” an occurrence caused by the gravitation forces of the Sun and the Moon during the Earth’s rotation.
73. Postgame postmortem RECAP
74. Gorbachev’s land: Abbr. USSR
Gorbachev established two political policies during his time as General Secretary in the USSR from 1985 to 1991 (also the year it was dissolved): Perestroika (restructuring) and Glasnost (openness), policies which were aimed to improve socialism in society and decrease corruption in the government.
75. Perfume, as at High Mass CENSE
76. Parts of some baby splits TWO PINS
Baby splits is a term in the sport of bowling. When 2-7 pins or 3-10 pins are left standing, that’s when baby splits occur.
78. Laundry supply STARCH
81. 2012 Stanley Cup champs, initially LAK
The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012, a first in history.
82. Swatch, e.g. TIMEPIECE
Swatch was founded by Nicolas Hayek in 1983. It produces and distributes high-quality watches on different countries all over the world. It is known for most of the funky, youthful designs of its watches.
84. Port of Crete CANEA
Canea, or Chania, is the second largest city in Crete, located along the island’s north coast.
85. It can be used in dating STAMP
87. Baseball teams NINES
88. Ducked down, say HID
89. Some IRAs ROTHS
Roth IRAs or Roth Individual Retirement Accounts are retirement plans introduced in 1997 which are not taxed, under certain conditions.
91. Some hieroglyphic squiggles ASPS
94. Top parts CROWNS
98. “Call me” LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH
102. “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” singer DION
Rene Angelil mortgaged his house to finance Celine Dion’s album. The rest, as they say, is history. He is now her husband, and they have 3 children together.
103. Grimm menace OGRE
104. Maple yield SAP
105. Plays guitar chords, in a way STRUMS
106. Atlanta-based airline DELTA
107. Sandwich order PASTRAMI
Pastrami is smoked meat (usually beef, but can also be mutton, turkey, or pork) usually brined, dried, and seasoned with herbs.
109. Flimsy THIN
110. Biweekly stub, perhaps PAYSLIP
112. Somme summer ETE
113. “Sometimes you feel like __ …” A NUT
114. Let use for now LEND
115. Fruity quencher ADE
116. Post-op stop ICU
ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit.
117. Retreat DEN
118. Welcome center offerings MAPS
119. Work measures ERGS
Erg is derived from “ergon,” a Greek work that means “work.”
120. Go-ahead NOD
121. Talk Like a Pirate Day mo. SEP
Talk Like A Pirate Day happens every 19th of September, every year, since 1995. It was promoted by Dave Barry, a columnist for The Miami Herald, author, and Pulitzer Prize winner. It came from an idea from two Oregon natives who only meant it to be a joke.
1. Los Alamos test subjects, informally A-BOMBS
Los Alamos was built so the employees of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which developed the very 1st atomic bomb, can live and build their lives here.
2. Wells’ island doctor MOREAU
The Island Of Dr Moreau is a novel by HG Wells written in 1896. It was made into a film in 1977, and then again in 1996, starring Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando.
3. Baker’s container PIE TIN
4. Transmission selection GEAR
5. Pocket protector insert PEN
6. Tropical hi ALOHA
Aloha is a very popular word in the Hawaiian language used as a greeting for peace, compassion, and affection. It can also be used as a means to say goodbye, or ask for mercy.
7. Flower part PISTIL
8. Not yet shared UNTOLD
9. Peter Sellers film that began production after his death TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER
The Trail Of The Pink Panther was composed of the past Panther films’ deleted scenes, to which Peter Sellers’ widow thought was a way to exploit her late husband’s works. She sued the producers and won the case.
10. Spine line TITLE
Titles on the spine of a book are usually shorter than what is found on the front cover or the title page.
11. Figure skate feature TOEPICK
12. Epic with a trip home to Ithaca ODYSSEY
The Odyssey is a sequel to Iliad, Homer’s Greek epic poem. His works have resulted to him being regarded as the greatest of the Greek epic poets.
13. Texas oil city ODESSA
Odessa was founded in 1881 with a population of almost a hundred thousand in 2010. It is a city driven by its rich oil industry. Today, steps are being done to ensure the city would still exist should the day come Odessa will no longer be abundant in oil.
14. Kitchen meas. TSP
Tsp is short for teaspoon
15. Where to catch the sound of music? OUTER EAR
16. Game with meshed sticks LACROSSE
Lacrosse is a contact sport played by Native Americans originally. Lacross has 4 types: Box Lacrosse, Intercrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, and Men’s field Lacrosse.
17. Pre-coll. ELHI
Anything that is related to Elementary to High school use.
24. “Capisce?” GET THE PICTURE?
27. Busy time for a CPA APR
April is tax month, which is what keeps CPAs (certified public accountant) on their toes the entire time.
30. __ Steaks OMAHA
Omaha Steaks International is founded in 1917 and is famous for marketing meats and pet foods, as well as cookbooks and food seasonings in the US. It also owns the World Port Seafood, and is one of the privately owned family businesses in the country.
34. Nobelist of 1903 and 1911 CURIE
Marie Curie is a distinguished chemist and physicist. She became the first of many things in her time. She was the first woman in history to win a Nobel Prize, and the first woman to be a professor in the University of Paris, and the first woman entombed for her contributions to Science. To date, she is also the only woman to win the Nobel Prize in 2 fields, and in multple sciences.
35. Missing person? PINER
36. Universally accepted principles AXIOMS
38. “Valley Girl” co-songwriter Frank or Moon ZAPPA
Despite Frank Zappa’s success as an adult in the world of music, he was very sickly as a kid. He suffered from bouts of earaches, asthma, and sinus issues. Growing up, his parents kept gas mask at home, because they lived close to a chemical warfare facility which stored mustard gas.
42. Toronto-to-D.C. dir. SSE
44. 35mm shooter SLR
SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex
46. They’re often email addresses USER IDS
48. TV prototypes PILOT EPISODES
49. Law gp. in red serge tunics RCMP
RCMP stands for Royal Canadian Mounted Police
50. “The Life __”: “Mary Poppins” tune I LEAD
This song was composed by Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman for the Walt Disney version of the film in 1964.
“A British nanny must be a gen’ral!
The future empire lies within her hands
And so the person that we need to mold the breed
Is a nanny who can give commands!”
51. Leadership nucleus CADRE
Cadre is French for “frame.” A cadre is a core group who assumes control and trains others.
52. Swamps FENS
54. Cause of eyelid redness STYE
57. What one may be taken for? THE TEAM
58. “I’m sorry, Dave” speaker of sci-fi HAL
HAL stands for Heuristically-programmed ALgorithmic computer in the Space Odyssey series novels written by Arthur C. Clarke.
60. Moths with colorful eyespots on their hind wings IOS
The Automeris io moth can be found in some parts of North America, in Quebec, Canada, and some US states.
61. CD precursors LPS
62. Prima __ case FACIE
Prima Facie is a popular Latin expression which means “at first sight,” “first blush,” or “on its first encounter.” It’s a term used for legal purposes or proceedings.
63. Euro forerunner FRANC
The French Franc was replaced by the Euro in January 1, 1999.
65. Spout GUSH
66. Boston Garden legend ORR
Robert Gordon Orr, or Bobby Orr, is a Canadian ice hockey player from 1966 to 1978. He has two sons with wife Peggy Wood. He now has 2 grandchildren.
67. Convene MEET
69. Cathedral part APSE
The apse, by definition, is the semicircular termination to the church aisles.
71. Nominees for them are announced in January OSCARS
73. Rodeo performer ROPER
75. Brooch fastener CLASP
76. Texter’s “Don’t go there!” TMI!
TMI stands for “Too Much Information,” a term often used to warn an individual that what they’re sharing is inappropriate or embarrassing.
77. Barmaid, to the Bard WENCH
A wench is a young woman who is working as a prostitute.
78. Learning ctr. SCH
Sch is short for “school”
79. Pickup feature TAILGATE
80. Guam Air Force base ANDERSEN
The Andersen Air Force Base was established in the year 1944, and had gone through many name changes before it became what it is now, for Brigadier General James Roy Andersen, who was killed in action over the Pacific Ocean in February 1945.
83. “To recap …” IN SUM
85. Anger STEAM UP
86. Rock bottom THE PITS
“The Pits” or “Rock bottom” is often used as a term to describe when you’re in the lowest, unhappiest state in your life.
90. 1994 Olympic gold medalist skater Baiul OKSANA
Ukranian Oksana Baiul also became the World Champion in the 1993 World Figure Skating Championships.
92. Piano part STRING
93. Hits with force POUNDS
95. Award-winning sci-fi writer Connie WILLIS
Connie Willis became a part of the Science Fiction Hall Of Fame in 2009. He has won numerous awards for his novels, including 11 Huge Awards and 7 Nebula Awards. She has also written a lot of essays and short stories.
96. Perceive NOTICE
97. Buy quickly SNAP UP
99. Vietnamese holiday TET
Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet, is the Vietnamese New Year and the most important celebration in its culture.
100. Basketry fiber ISTLE
The istle is a strong fiber obtained from some tropical plants and is used to make nets, cordage, and carpets, among others.
101. Place to follow politics C-SPAN
C-SPAN stands for Cable-Satellite Affairs Network, a non-profit cable TV network that started in 1979. It televises public affairs and federal government proceedings.
103. Page with sentiments OP-ED
106. Applied henna, e.g. DYED
108. Colorado State athlete RAM
111. Bustle ADO