Here is the complete list of clues and answers for the Sunday May 7th 2023, LA Times crossword puzzle.
1 Wafer brand : NECCO
NECCO is a brand of wafer candy that has been around for more than 170 years. The name stands for “New England Confectionery Company,” which was founded in 1847 in Boston, Massachusetts. NECCO wafers are thin, disc-shaped candies that come in a variety of flavors and colors, and they are known for their chalky texture and unique taste.
6 Con : SCAM
In the context of crossword clues, “con” is often used as a shorthand for “scam.” A scam is a fraudulent or deceptive scheme designed to take advantage of someone, often by convincing them to give up money or personal information. Examples of common scams include phishing emails, fake lottery or sweepstakes scams, and fraudulent investment schemes.
10 Count in jazz : BASIE
“BASIE” refers to Count Basie, a legendary jazz pianist and bandleader who was active from the 1920s through the 1980s. Basie was known for his swinging, bluesy style of jazz, and he led a number of influential big bands throughout his career. Some of his most famous recordings include “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” “April in Paris,” and “One O’Clock Jump.”
15 Artisan’s online marketplace : ETSY
Etsy is an online marketplace that specializes in handmade, vintage, and unique items. It was founded in 2005 and has grown to become a popular platform for independent artists, craftspeople, and designers to sell their wares. Some of the types of items you can find on Etsy include handmade jewelry, clothing, home decor, and artwork.
19 Charity golf tourney : PRO-AM
A “PRO-AM” is a type of golf tournament that features both professional and amateur players. The term stands for “professional-amateur,” and it refers to the fact that the tournament is open to both types of players. In a typical PRO-AM, each team consists of one professional golfer and several amateur golfers, and the teams compete against each other over the course of the tournament.
20 “Otello” baritone : IAGO
“IAGO” is a character in the opera “Otello” by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The opera is based on the play “Othello” by William Shakespeare, and it tells the tragic story of a Moorish general in the Venetian army who is manipulated by his jealous ensign, Iago. Iago is a complex and villainous character who is known for his scheming and treacherous ways.
21 Build up : AMASS
To “amass” something means to gather or collect it in large quantities over time. The term can be used in a variety of contexts, such as amassing wealth, amassing knowledge, or amassing a collection of rare objects. In the context of the crossword clue, “build up,” “amass” refers to the act of accumulating something gradually over time.
22 “I like it!” : NICE
This clue refers to the word “nice,” which is often used to express admiration or approval. It’s a common word that can be used in many contexts, such as complimenting someone on their outfit or expressing enjoyment of a meal.
23 Illumination in the Sugarhill Gang’s car? : RAPPERS’ DOME LIGHT
The Sugarhill Gang was a pioneering hip-hop group from the late 1970s, and their hit song “Rapper’s Delight” is widely considered to be one of the first commercially successful rap songs. The clue plays on the term “dome light,” which is the light on the ceiling of a car that illuminates the interior. In this case, it’s the “Rapper’s Dome Light” because the Sugarhill Gang were rappers.
26 Michael of “The Lego Batman Movie” : CERA
This clue refers to Michael Cera, the actor who provided the voice for the character Robin in the animated film “The Lego Batman Movie.” Cera is known for his roles in other popular films and TV shows, such as “Arrested Development” and “Juno.”
27 __ pan : SAUTE
This clue refers to a type of cooking pan called a sauté pan. A sauté pan is typically wider and shallower than a frying pan, with sloping sides that make it easier to toss and stir food as it cooks. It’s commonly used for sautéing vegetables, searing meats, and making sauces.
28 Source of many quotes, for short : ANON
This clue is a play on the term “anonymous,” which means “of unknown authorship or origin.” In this context, “ANON” is a shortened form of the word, and the clue suggests that anonymous sources are often the basis for many famous quotes, particularly in journalism and historical writing.
29 Apple device? : CORER
This clue plays on the word “apple,” which can refer to both the fruit and the technology company. In this case, the answer is “corer,” which is a tool used to remove the core from an apple. It’s a simple device that can be used to prepare apples for cooking or eating.
30 Bones, perhaps : DOG TREATS
This clue plays on the fact that many dog treats are shaped like bones. Dogs love to chew on bones, and giving them bone-shaped treats can be a fun way to provide them with something to chew on. There are many different types of dog treats available, ranging from crunchy biscuits to soft, chewy treats.
34 Critique of an overstuffed pillow? : TOO MUCH DOWN
This clue is a play on words. “Down” can refer to the soft feathers from birds that are commonly used as filling for pillows and comforters. In this case, the clue is suggesting that the pillow has too much “down” stuffing, which could make it uncomfortable to use. The answer to this clue is “TOO MUCH DOWN,” which means that there is an excessive amount of down filling in the pillow.
38 Advance : INROAD
The word “advance” can be used as a noun or a verb. As a noun, it means a forward movement or progress. In this crossword clue, “advance” is a noun that refers to a step forward in progress or achievement. The answer to this clue is “INROAD,” which means progress or advancement made in a particular area or field.
39 Vientiane language : LAO
Vientiane is the capital city of Laos, a country in Southeast Asia. The language spoken in Vientiane, and throughout most of Laos, is called “Lao.” This crossword clue is asking for the name of the language spoken in Vientiane, and the answer is “LAO.”
41 Tirades : SCREEDS
A “tirade” is a long, angry speech or outburst of criticism. In this crossword clue, the answer is “SCREEDS,” which is a synonym for tirades. A screed is a long, often rambling speech or piece of writing that is full of complaints, criticisms, or accusations.
42 Floor : STUN
The word “floor” can have multiple meanings, but in this crossword clue, it is a verb that means to surprise or shock someone so much that they are temporarily unable to react. The answer to this clue is “STUN,” which means to shock or overwhelm someone with surprise or disbelief.
43 “Gosh!” : DEAR ME
“Gosh!” is an expression of surprise or astonishment. In this crossword clue, the answer is “DEAR ME,” which is a similar expression that is used to express surprise or concern. It’s often used when something unexpected or troubling happens.
46 Toi et moi : NOUS
“Toi et moi” is a French phrase that means “you and me.” In this crossword clue, the answer is “NOUS,” which is the French word for “us” or “we.” It’s used to refer to a group of people that includes the speaker and at least one other person.
47 Scriptures published in a garage? : HOME-BREW BIBLE
This crossword clue is a play on words. “Scriptures” can refer to religious texts, such as the Bible, and “published in a garage” is a reference to the early days of many technology companies, including Apple, which famously started in a garage. The answer to this clue is “HOME-BREW BIBLE,” which means a self-published religious text created independently, often using non-professional equipment and materials.
51 Vexes : NETTLES
To “vex” someone means to annoy, irritate, or provoke them. The answer to this crossword clue is “NETTLES,” which is a verb that means to irritate or annoy someone. Nettles are also a type of plant that has stinging hairs, which can cause a rash or irritation on the skin.
56 Casual agreement : YEP
In this crossword clue, the answer is “YEP,” which is a casual way of saying “yes.” It’s often used in informal conversations, such as between friends or acquaintances.
57 Fish bait : LURES
A “lure” is an object or device that is used to attract and catch fish. In this crossword clue, the answer is “LURES,” which are typically artificial baits that are designed to mimic the appearance and movement of real prey, such as insects or small fish.
58 Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
Ivan Pavlov was a Russian physiologist and psychologist who is best known for his work in classical conditioning, which involves training animals to respond to specific stimuli. In this crossword clue, the answer is “IVAN,” which is his first name.
60 Some Indian music : RAGA
A “raga” is a melodic framework used in traditional Indian music. It consists of a set of notes, known as a scale or mode, that are used to create melodies and improvisations. In this crossword clue, the answer is “RAGA,” which is a type of Indian music.
61 Heredity unit : GENE
A “gene” is a unit of heredity that is passed down from parents to their offspring. It contains the instructions for building and maintaining an organism’s physical and functional traits, such as eye color, height, and susceptibility to certain diseases. In this crossword clue, the answer is “GENE,” which is the fundamental unit of heredity.
62 Anglican minister: VICAR
A “vicar” is a type of Anglican minister who is in charge of a parish or church. In the Anglican Church, vicars are appointed by the bishop and are responsible for leading services, providing pastoral care to members of the congregation, and managing the day-to-day operations of the church.
64 Porch seats: SWINGS
A “swing” is a type of seat that is suspended from ropes or chains and is used for sitting, relaxing, or playing. Swings are often found on porches or in gardens, and can be made of a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, or plastic.
66 Headline announcing a generous Butterball donation by an Oscar winner? : TOM HANKS GIVING TURKEYS
This crossword clue is a playful play on words. The answer is “Tom Hanks giving turkeys,” which is a headline that could be used to describe an imaginary news story about the actor Tom Hanks donating turkeys to charity. The phrase “giving turkeys” sounds similar to the phrase “giving thanks,” which is a common expression of gratitude during the Thanksgiving holiday.
72 Snobbish: SNOOTY
Someone who is “snooty” is arrogant, condescending, or pretentious, often because they believe they are superior to others in some way. This crossword clue is a straightforward definition of the word “snooty.”
73 Aspect: FACET
An “aspect” is a particular feature or part of something, often one that is important or noteworthy. In this crossword clue, the answer is “facet,” which is a synonym for aspect.
74 Tahiti sweetie: AMIE
“Amie” is a French word that means “friend” or “sweetheart.” In this crossword clue, the answer is “Amie,” which is a name that could be given to a sweetie from Tahiti.
75 Athletic tear spots, for short: ACLS
The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the major ligaments in the knee joint that provides stability and support during physical activities. When the ACL is torn, it can cause pain, swelling, and instability in the knee. In this crossword clue, the answer is “ACLS,” which is a shortened form of “anterior cruciate ligaments,” or the plural form of ACL.
76 Carnival ride destination: PORT
In this crossword clue, the answer is “port,” which is a destination that a carnival ride might take you to. A “port” is a place where ships can dock and unload cargo, passengers, or other goods, and can also be a point of departure or arrival for transportation.
77 Schism results: SECTS
A “schism” is a division or split within a group or organization, often due to differences in beliefs or opinions. The answer to this crossword clue is “sects,” which are groups of people who share similar beliefs, practices, or customs within a larger religious or cultural community. “Sects” is a result of a schism because they often form when a group breaks away from a larger organization due to differences in interpretation or ideology.
79 Corner PC key: ESC
In this crossword clue, the answer is “ESC,” which is an abbreviation for “escape.” The “ESC” key is a button on a computer keyboard that is typically located in the upper left corner and is used to exit or cancel a current operation or task.
82 Cause of some delays: RED TAPE
“Red tape” is a term used to describe excessive bureaucracy or paperwork that can slow down or delay processes. In this crossword clue, the answer is “red tape,” which can cause delays in a variety of contexts, such as government agencies, businesses, or legal procedures.
85 All-clear announcement near the Colosseum?: ROMAN RIOT OVER
This crossword clue is another playful play on words. The answer is “Roman riot over,” which is a phrase that could be used to describe an all-clear announcement that a riot in Rome is over. The phrase “Roman riot” sounds similar to the phrase “all-clear,” which is a common announcement made after a dangerous or threatening situation has ended.
89 Tikka masala bread: NAAN
“Naan” is a type of flatbread that is commonly eaten in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It is typically made with flour, yeast, and water, and is cooked in a tandoor oven, which gives it a crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior. In this crossword clue, the answer is “naan,” which is a type of bread that might be served alongside tikka masala, a popular Indian dish made with spiced chicken in a creamy tomato sauce.
91 Least likely to be found: RAREST
In this crossword clue, the answer is “rarest,” which refers to something that is the least common or least likely to be found. The word “rarest” can be used to describe anything from a rare disease or condition, to a rare gemstone or artwork, to a rare occurrence in nature or society.
92 Kotb of “Today”: HODA
“Hoda Kotb” is an American television personality who is best known as a co-anchor of the NBC morning show “Today.” She has been a part of the show since 2008, and has also worked as a correspondent and anchor for other news programs throughout her career.
93 Literal and metaphorical danger spot: THIN ICE
“Thin ice” is a term used to describe a precarious or risky situation, both literally and metaphorically. In its literal sense, “thin ice” refers to ice that is not thick enough to support the weight of a person or object, and can be dangerous to walk or skate on. In its metaphorical sense, “thin ice” can refer to a situation that is fragile or uncertain, and can be easily disrupted or broken.
96 Not quite the worst grade: DEE
In this crossword clue, the answer is “dee,” which is a grade that is slightly better than an “F” but still indicates a failing grade. In some educational systems, a “dee” grade might be used to indicate a score between 60% and 69%, depending on the grading scale.
97 Pickleball smashes: SPIKES
“Pickleball” is a racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. In pickleball, players use a paddle to hit a lightweight ball over a net, with the goal of making it difficult for their opponent to return the ball. A “spike” in pickleball refers to a powerful shot that is hit with a downward trajectory, often aimed at the opponent’s feet or body.
99 Trite remark of the future?: BROMIDE TO BE
In this crossword clue, the answer is “bromide to be,” which is a playful play on words that combines the phrase “bromide to be” with the phrase “to be.” A “bromide” is a trite or overused statement that is often repeated without much thought or originality, and can be considered a cliche or platitude. The phrase “to be” is often used to express existence or identity, and can also be used in a variety of other contexts, such as indicating future events or potential outcomes. Together, the phrase “bromide to be” suggests a trite or overused statement about the future, or a cliche prediction or expectation.
102 Press corps members: REPORTERS
In this crossword clue, the answer is “reporters,” which refers to journalists who work in the field of news reporting. Reporters are responsible for gathering and presenting information about current events, often through written articles, video reports, or audio segments. They may work for newspapers, television networks, radio stations, or online media outlets, and may specialize in a particular area of coverage, such as politics, sports, or entertainment.
105 Cheek colorer: ROUGE
“Rouge” is a French term that refers to a cosmetic product used to add color to the cheeks, often in the form of a powder or cream. Rouge is typically used to create a natural-looking flush on the cheeks, and can come in a range of colors and finishes to suit different skin tones and preferences.
106 Squat: NADA
In this crossword clue, the answer is “nada,” which is a Spanish word that means “nothing” or “zero.” In this context, “squat” is being used as a synonym for “nothing,” indicating that the answer to the crossword clue is a word that means “nothing.”
108 Filing jobs, briefly: MANIS
In this crossword clue, the answer is “manis,” which is a shortened form of the word “manicurists.” Manicurists are professionals who specialize in the care and grooming of nails, including filing, shaping, polishing, and applying nail art or designs.
109 Lhasa __: APSO
In this crossword clue, the answer is “apso,” which is a shortened form of the breed name “Lhasa Apso.” The Lhasa Apso is a small dog breed that originated in Tibet, and is known for its long, flowing coat and playful personality. Lhasa Apsos are often kept as pets, and require regular grooming to maintain the health and appearance of their coat.
110 Employee’s explanation for intentional incompetence?: JUST DOOMING MY JOB
In this crossword clue, the answer is a playful play on words that combines the phrase “just doing my job” with the word “dooming.” The phrase “just doing my job” is often used to explain or justify actions that may be unpopular or difficult, but are necessary in the performance of one’s duties. The addition of the word “dooming” suggests that the employee is intentionally sabotaging their job performance, possibly due to dissatisfaction or a desire to leave the position.
117 Invite information: WHEN
In this crossword clue, the answer is the word “when,” which is being used to indicate a specific time or date for an event or gathering. When used in the context of an invitation, “when” may be used to provide information about the timing or schedule of the event, such as the start time, duration, or dress code.
1 “Sunday Puzzle” airer: NPR
This is a crossword clue that refers to a popular radio show on National Public Radio (NPR) called “Sunday Puzzle.” The show features a variety of word games and puzzles that challenge listeners to think creatively and solve problems. Hosted by Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times, “Sunday Puzzle” has become a beloved fixture of weekend programming on NPR.
2 The Carter __: ERA
This clue is a reference to a period in American history known as the Carter Era. It refers specifically to the time when Jimmy Carter was President of the United States, from 1977 to 1981. This was a time of great change and turmoil in the country, with issues such as inflation, energy crises, and international tensions dominating the headlines.
3 “What a __-out!”: COP
This is a crossword clue that refers to a common phrase used to describe a chaotic or unruly situation. The phrase is “What a cop-out!” and it is often used to express frustration or disappointment with someone who has failed to live up to their responsibilities or promises. The clue is a play on words, using “cop-out” to refer to a police officer, which is a common slang term in some parts of the world.
4 Crowning achievement: CAPSTONE
This clue is a reference to a term used in architecture and engineering to describe the final stone or block that is placed at the top of a structure, such as a building or bridge. The capstone serves as a crowning achievement, representing the culmination of the construction process and the achievement of the builders’ goals. The term is also used more broadly to refer to any significant achievement or milestone, regardless of whether it is related to construction.
5 Mark in the World Golf Hall of Fame: O’MEARA
This crossword clue refers to Mark O’Meara, a professional golfer who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015. O’Meara had a successful career on the PGA Tour, winning two major championships and more than 30 professional tournaments overall. He is also known for his charitable work, including his support for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and other organizations.
6 Blues great __ Monica Parker: SISTA
This clue is a reference to a musician named Sista Monica Parker, who was a well-known blues singer and performer. Parker grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and began singing in church choirs at a young age. She went on to become a respected figure in the blues community, releasing several albums and performing at venues around the world. She passed away in 2014 at the age of 58.
7 Academy trainee: CADET
This clue is a reference to a term used to describe a student at a military academy or other training institution. Cadets are typically young men and women who are preparing for careers in the armed forces or other areas of public service. The term can also be used more broadly to refer to any student or trainee who is undergoing a rigorous and structured program of education or training.
8 In the past : AGO
This clue refers to the adverb “ago,” which means before now or in the past. It is often used to describe how much time has passed since a particular event. For example, “I saw that movie two weeks ago.” The answer to this clue is “AGO.”
9 NYC cultural center : MOMA
This clue refers to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which is a world-renowned art museum located in New York City. The museum is known for its collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol. The answer to this clue is “MOMA.”
10 “The Jungle Book” bear : BALOO
This clue refers to the character Baloo, a friendly and laid-back bear from the classic children’s book “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling. Baloo is also a popular character in various adaptations of the story, including the Disney animated film and its live-action remake. The answer to this clue is “BALOO.”
11 __ acid : AMINO
This clue refers to amino acid, which is a type of organic compound that is essential for building proteins in living organisms. Amino acids contain both an amino group (-NH2) and a carboxyl group (-COOH), which gives them their name. There are 20 different types of amino acids that are commonly found in proteins. The answer to this clue is “AMINO.”
12 Droop : SAG
This clue refers to the verb “sag,” which means to sink or droop downwards, often due to the weight of something. For example, a heavy bag may cause a person’s shoulders to sag. The word can also be used to describe a decline or deterioration in quality, such as a sagging economy. The answer to this clue is “SAG.”
13 “Kinda” : ISH
This clue refers to the suffix “-ish,” which is often used in informal speech to indicate a degree of approximation or uncertainty. For example, “I’ll be there around 3-ish” means that the person will arrive sometime close to 3 o’clock, but not exactly at that time. The suffix can also be used to indicate a similarity or resemblance to something, such as “yellowish-green” or “sweetish.” The answer to this clue is “ISH.”
14 Approximate fig. : EST
This clue refers to the abbreviation “est,” which is short for “estimated.” In crossword puzzles, it is often used to indicate that a particular number or amount is an approximation or rough estimate. For example, “the temperature outside is around 70 degrees est.” The answer to this clue is “EST.”
15 Make secret, in a way: ENCODE
This crossword clue refers to the process of encoding, which means to convert information into a code or cipher to keep it secret or secure. Encoding can be used for a variety of purposes, such as protecting confidential information, transmitting data securely over the internet, or encoding messages in a secret language. The answer to this clue is “ENCODE.”
16 Steering system part: TIE-ROD
This clue refers to a component of a vehicle’s steering system known as the tie-rod. The tie-rod connects the steering knuckle to the steering gear or rack, and is responsible for transferring the motion of the steering wheel to the wheels of the vehicle. The tie-rod is an essential part of the steering system, and any damage or wear can affect the vehicle’s handling and steering performance. The answer to this clue is “TIE-ROD.”
17 Threaded fasteners: SCREWS
This clue refers to a type of fastener called a screw. Screws are used to join two or more objects together by creating a threaded connection between them. They are commonly used in woodworking, metalworking, and construction, among other applications. Screws come in a variety of sizes and shapes, including flat head, round head, and pan head, and can be made of various materials, including steel, brass, and plastic. The answer to this clue is “SCREWS.”
18 Thirst (for): YEARN
This clue refers to the verb “yearn,” which means to have a strong desire or longing for something. It can be used to describe a range of emotions, from a simple desire for something pleasant, to a deep longing for something unattainable. For example, a person might yearn for a cold drink on a hot day, or they might yearn for a lost love. The answer to this clue is “YEARN.”
24 Wished for a do-over: RUED
This clue refers to the verb “rue,” which means to regret or feel remorse for something. When a person wishes they could have a do-over, they may rue their past actions or decisions. The word can also be used to describe a feeling of sadness or disappointment about something that has happened. The answer to this clue is “RUED.”
25 Lay to rest: ENTOMB
This clue refers to the verb “entomb,” which means to place a dead body in a tomb or burial chamber. Entombment is a common form of burial in many cultures, and can involve elaborate rituals and ceremonies. The word can also be used more broadly to describe the act of enclosing or confining something within a structure or container. The answer to this clue is “ENTOMB.”
29 Lungs locale: CHEST
This clue refers to the anatomical location of the lungs, which are located in the chest cavity of the human body. The chest is protected by the ribcage and contains vital organs such as the heart and lungs, as well as major blood vessels and the esophagus. The answer to this clue is “CHEST.”
30 Full of gossip: DISHY
This crossword clue refers to the adjective “dishy,” which means full of gossip or scandalous information. It can also be used to describe a person who is attractive or stylish. The word has its origins in the early 20th century and is still in use today. The answer to this clue is “DISHY.”
31 Doing a pirouette, say: ON TOE
This clue refers to a ballet term used to describe a dancer balancing on the tips of their toes while spinning, also known as a pirouette. “On toe” is a shortened version of the phrase “on the tips of their toes,” which is used to describe this technique. Pirouettes are a staple of classical ballet and require a great deal of skill and balance to perform correctly. The answer to this clue is “ON TOE.”
32 Oscar the Grouch, e.g.: GRUMP
This clue refers to a character from the popular children’s television show, Sesame Street. Oscar the Grouch is a green, furry creature who lives in a trash can and is known for his grumpy demeanor and love of all things trash-related. The word “grump” is a noun used to describe a person who is bad-tempered or irritable, similar to Oscar’s personality. The answer to this clue is “GRUMP.”
33 Hunks: SLABS
This crossword clue refers to the noun “slab,” which can be used to describe a thick, flat piece of material, such as stone, concrete, or wood. In this context, “hunks” is used to describe a group of these slabs, often used in construction or building projects. The answer to this clue is “SLABS.”
35 AOL rival: MSN
This clue refers to two popular internet service providers that were popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. AOL (America Online) and MSN (Microsoft Network) were both providers of internet access, email, and other online services. While AOL was known for its iconic “You’ve got mail” greeting, MSN offered a variety of online content, including news, entertainment, and sports. The answer to this clue is “MSN.”
36 The NCAA’s Huskies: UCONN
This crossword clue refers to the University of Connecticut’s sports teams, known as the Huskies. The University of Connecticut is a well-known American university with a strong athletic program, particularly in basketball. The Huskies have won numerous national championships in men’s and women’s basketball, making them one of the most successful college basketball programs in history. The answer to this clue is “UCONN.”
37 One of two words with an umlaut in a metal band’s name: CRUE
This clue refers to the heavy metal band Motley Crue, which is known for its use of umlauts over the letter “u” in both words of its name. The umlaut is a diacritical mark used in Germanic languages to indicate a change in vowel sound. In the case of Motley Crue, the umlauts are used purely for visual effect, as the band has no connection to the German language or culture. The answer to this clue is “CRUE.”
40 Shapiro of 1-Down: ARI
This crossword clue refers to ARI Shapiro, an American journalist and radio personality. The clue mentions “1-Down,” which means that the answer to this clue is related to the answer for the crossword clue directly above it. Without knowing the clue for 1-Down, it’s difficult to know the full context of this clue. However, the answer to this specific clue is “ARI.”
43 Actor Jacobi: DEREK
This clue refers to the British actor Derek Jacobi. Jacobi is a well-known actor with a long and distinguished career, having appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. Some of his most notable roles include the title character in the BBC series “I, Claudius” and Professor Yana/The Master in the revived series of “Doctor Who.” The answer to this clue is “DEREK.”
44 Lea grazer: EWE
This clue refers to a type of animal that grazes on grass in a field or pasture. The word “lea” is an old-fashioned term for a meadow or pasture, and “grazer” is a noun used to describe an animal that feeds on grass or other vegetation. The answer to this clue is “EWE,” which is a female sheep.
45 Call forth: ELICIT
This crossword clue refers to the verb “elicit,” which means to draw out or evoke a response or reaction from someone or something. It can be used in a variety of contexts, such as in the phrase “to elicit a response” or “to elicit a smile.” The word has its origins in Latin and is still in use today. The answer to this clue is “ELICIT.”
48 44-Down’s sound: BLEAT
This clue refers back to the answer for the clue at 44-Down, which is “EWE.” A “bleat” is the sound that a sheep makes, usually when it is calling out to other members of its flock. The sound is often described as a high-pitched, nasal bleat or bleating noise. The answer to this clue is “BLEAT.”
49 Far from hard-boiled: RUNNY
This crossword clue refers to the texture of an egg that has not been cooked all the way through. “Hard-boiled” refers to an egg that has been boiled for an extended period, resulting in a fully cooked yolk and a solid, firm texture. “Runny” is used to describe an egg that has been cooked for a shorter period or not at all, resulting in a liquid or semi-liquid yolk and a soft, runny texture. The answer to this clue is “RUNNY.”
50 Evan Rachel Wood of “Westworld”: EVAN
This crossword clue refers to Evan Rachel Wood, an American actress and musician. She is perhaps best known for her role as Dolores Abernathy in the HBO series “Westworld.” Wood has also appeared in a number of films, including “Thirteen,” “The Wrestler,” and “Across the Universe.” The answer to this clue is “EVAN.”
52 Tot’s transport: TRIKE
This clue refers to a type of three-wheeled vehicle that is often used by young children as a means of transportation. The word “tot” is a colloquial term for a small child, and a “trike” is a shortened form of the word “tricycle.” Trikes are designed to be stable and easy to ride, making them a popular choice for young children who are learning to ride bikes. The answer to this clue is “TRIKE.”
53 Alley assignment: LANE
This crossword clue refers to a specific section of a bowling alley, where the bowlers stand to roll their balls towards the pins. A “lane” is a long, narrow section of the alley, usually with a length of around 60 feet. The lanes are marked with arrows and dots to help bowlers aim their shots, and they are typically oiled to help the balls roll smoothly. The answer to this clue is “LANE.”
54 Like soufflés: EGGY
This clue describes the taste and texture of a type of dish that is often made from eggs. A “soufflé” is a light and airy dish that is made from a mixture of eggs, milk, and other ingredients. It is typically baked in a dish and served as a dessert or savory dish. The word “eggy” is used to describe the taste and smell of foods that contain a lot of eggs, such as soufflés. The answer to this clue is “EGGY.”
55 Lip: SASS
This crossword clue refers to a type of behavior that involves being disrespectful or impudent towards someone else. To “lip” someone is to talk back to them in a rude or sarcastic manner. The word “sass” is a shortened form of the word “sassy,” which means to be disrespectful or insolent towards someone else. The answer to this clue is “SASS.”
59 Evita’s land: Abbr.: ARG
This clue refers to the country of Argentina, which is located in South America. The clue specifically mentions “Evita,” which is a reference to Eva Perón, a prominent political figure in Argentine history. She was the wife of President Juan Perón and served as First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. The answer to this clue is “ARG,” which is an abbreviation for Argentina.
61 Drop without warning, in a way: GHOST
This crossword clue refers to the practice of suddenly cutting off contact with someone without any explanation or warning. This is often done in the context of romantic relationships, where one person may abruptly stop responding to calls or messages from the other person. This behavior is sometimes called “ghosting,” and it can be hurtful and confusing for the person who is left wondering what happened. The answer to this clue is “GHOST.”
62 Triumphant one: VICTOR
This clue refers to a person who has achieved victory in some sort of competition or contest. The word “triumphant” implies a sense of celebration and pride that comes with winning, and a “victor” is someone who has succeeded in this way. This word can be used in a variety of contexts, from sports to politics to business. The answer to this clue is “VICTOR.”
63 “__ seen better”: I’VE
This crossword clue is a phrase that is often used to express disappointment with the current state of something. The phrase “I’ve seen better” implies that the current situation is not up to par with what the person has experienced in the past. This phrase can be used in a variety of contexts, from evaluating a meal at a restaurant to assessing the quality of a performance. The answer to this clue is “I’VE.”
64 Total: SUM TO
This clue refers to the act of adding up a series of numbers or values to arrive at a final result. The phrase “sum to” implies that the individual values are being combined to create a larger total. This phrase can be used in a variety of contexts, from calculating the total cost of a shopping trip to adding up the scores on a test. The answer to this clue is “SUM TO.”
65 Place for a bangle: WRIST
This crossword clue refers to a specific part of the body where a piece of jewelry is commonly worn. A “bangle” is a type of bracelet that is typically circular in shape and made of metal or other materials. This type of jewelry is often worn on the wrist, which is the joint that connects the hand to the forearm. The answer to this clue is “WRIST.”
66 Nicholas II title: TSAR
This clue refers to a specific historical figure and his title. Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia, ruling from 1894 until 1917. The word “tsar” is a variant spelling of the word “czar,” which is a title that was used by the rulers of Russia before the revolution of 1917. The answer to this clue is “TSAR.”
67 Previously: ONCE
This crossword clue refers to a period of time that has already passed or an event that has already occurred. The word “previously” implies that something has already happened before the current moment. The word “once” can be used in a similar way, to describe something that happened at a specific point in the past. The answer to this clue is “ONCE.”
68 Orthodontist’s creation: MOLD
This crossword clue refers to a common tool used by orthodontists to help correct misaligned teeth. A “mold” is a plastic or rubber impression of the teeth and gums that is used to create custom-fitted dental appliances such as braces or retainers. The mold allows the orthodontist to create a precise replica of the patient’s teeth, which can be used to create the dental appliance. The answer to this clue is “MOLD.”
69 Airport with a BART station: SFO
This clue refers to a major airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is served by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. The airport code for this airport is “SFO,” which stands for San Francisco International Airport. BART is a rapid transit system that connects the airport to various locations throughout the Bay Area, making it a convenient transportation option for travelers. The answer to this clue is “SFO.”
70 Teri of “Oh, God!”: GARR
This crossword clue refers to an actress who appeared in the 1977 film “Oh, God!” alongside George Burns. Teri Garr is an American actress who has appeared in a variety of films and television shows over the course of her career. In “Oh, God!” she played the role of a woman who is visited by God, played by Burns. The answer to this clue is “GARR.”
71 Unspoken: TACIT
This clue refers to something that is not expressed or spoken aloud, but rather understood without being stated explicitly. The word “tacit” implies a level of implicit understanding or agreement between two parties, rather than a formal or explicit communication. This word can be used in a variety of contexts, from business agreements to social interactions. The answer to this clue is “TACIT.”
76 Harmony: PEACE
This crossword clue refers to a state of tranquility and agreement between individuals or groups. The word “harmony” implies a sense of cooperation and mutual understanding, in which different elements come together to create a unified whole. This word can be used in a variety of contexts, from music to politics to interpersonal relationships. The answer to this clue is “PEACE.”
77 Show scorn: SNEER
This clue refers to a facial expression that is often used to convey contempt or disdain for someone or something. A “sneer” involves curling the upper lip and exposing the teeth in a way that suggests contempt or derision. This expression can be used to show disapproval or disdain for a wide range of things, from a person’s behavior to a political policy. The answer to this clue is “SNEER.”
78 Hosp. areas: ERS
This crossword clue refers to a specific area within a hospital where patients receive medical care. “ERs” stands for emergency rooms, which are staffed by medical professionals who are trained to provide immediate care to patients who are experiencing acute medical problems or injuries. This area of the hospital is typically the first point of contact for patients who require urgent medical attention. The answer to this clue is “ERS.”
79 Call forth: EVOKE. This term is often used to describe the act of bringing up or calling forth a particular feeling, memory, or response in someone or something. It can be used in a wide range of contexts, such as describing a song that evokes a sense of nostalgia, or a smell that evokes a particular emotion.
80 Meal with vegetables dipped in salt water: SEDER. A Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that is held on the first two nights of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Seder includes a symbolic meal that features a variety of foods, including bitter herbs and vegetables dipped in salt water, which are meant to represent the tears and suffering of the Jewish people during their time as slaves in Egypt.
81 Boorish: CRASS. This term is often used to describe someone who is insensitive, vulgar, or lacking in social graces. It can be used to describe behavior that is rude, crude, or offensive.
83 “Little Girls” musical: ANNIE. Annie is a popular Broadway musical that tells the story of a plucky, red-haired orphan who is determined to find her parents. The show features several memorable songs, including “Little Girls,” which is sung by the character Miss Hannigan, who is the cruel and abusive head of the orphanage where Annie lives.
84 Took care of dinner, say: PAID. This term is often used to describe the act of covering the cost of a meal or other expenses. When someone “pays for dinner,” for example, they are covering the cost of the meal for themselves and possibly others who are dining with them.
86 Got by: MADE DO. This term is often used to describe the act of making the best of a difficult situation or working with limited resources. When someone “makes do,” they are finding creative solutions to problems or working with what they have to achieve their goals.
87 “__ we there yet?”: ARE. This phrase is often used by children on long car rides to ask if they have arrived at their destination yet. It can also be used more broadly to express impatience or frustration with a situation that seems to be taking too long.
88 Cold open? : OH, IT’S YOU
This clue is a play on words. A “cold open” is a term used in television and film to refer to the beginning of a show or movie that starts without any preceding scenes or titles. It’s a way to draw the audience in right away. In this case, the answer is “OH, IT’S YOU,” which could be something someone says when they unexpectedly run into someone they know. It’s like a surprise opening for a conversation.
90 Pickleball barrier : NET
Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It’s played with a paddle and a small plastic ball on a court that’s about a third the size of a tennis court. The net in pickleball is lower than a tennis net and it’s used to separate the two sides of the court. The answer to this clue is “NET.”
93 Prize for a 62-Down : TROPHY
This clue is referring to another answer in the crossword puzzle that is six letters long and starts with the letter “M.” The answer to that clue is “MEDAL,” and the answer to this clue is “TROPHY.” Both medals and trophies are commonly awarded as prizes in competitions or contests.
94 Green Monopoly pieces : HOUSES
Monopoly is a popular board game where players buy and sell properties, build houses and hotels, and collect rent from other players who land on their properties. The green pieces in Monopoly represent houses, while the red pieces represent hotels. The answer to this clue is “HOUSES.”
95 “That’s it for me!” : I’M GONE
This is a common phrase people use when they’re ready to leave a conversation or a gathering. It means that they’re finished and they’re ready to go. The answer to this clue is “I’M GONE.”
97 Playlist unit : SONG
A playlist is a collection of songs that someone has put together, usually for a specific purpose or mood. The individual items in a playlist are called “units,” and in this case, the answer is “SONG,” which is the basic building block of any music playlist.
98 In a rigidly formal way : PRIMLY
To be “prim” means to be overly proper or formal. It’s a way of behaving that can come across as stiff or unapproachable. The answer to this clue is “PRIMLY,” which is an adverb that describes someone or something that is behaving in a prim manner.
99 Muscle: BRAWN
Brawn is a term used to describe the physical strength or power of a person or animal. It is often used to refer to the muscular strength of an individual. The answer to this clue is “BRAWN.”
100 Handy: ON TAP
To have something “on tap” means to have it readily available or easily accessible. The phrase originally referred to beer that was stored in kegs and available for pouring from a tap. The answer to this clue is “ON TAP,” which suggests that something is readily available and easy to access.
101 “This’ll end __”: BADLY
The phrase “this’ll end badly” is a common expression used to suggest that a situation is likely to have a negative outcome. It is often used in a humorous or ironic way to acknowledge that things are not going well. The answer to this clue is “BADLY.”
103 Post of propriety: EMILY
The name “Emily” can be used as a reference to a person who is seen as having qualities of propriety and good manners. The answer to this clue is “EMILY,” which suggests that the person holding this post is expected to maintain high standards of etiquette and behavior.
104 Trousers: PANTS
In British English, “trousers” is the term used to refer to what Americans commonly refer to as “pants.” Both terms describe a garment worn on the lower half of the body that covers each leg separately. The answer to this clue is “PANTS,” which is the American English term for trousers.
107 Astronaut’s go-aheads: A-OKS
“A-OK” is a term used to indicate that everything is good or satisfactory. It has its origins in the language used by NASA astronauts and is often associated with space travel. The answer to this clue is “A-OKS,” which suggests that an astronaut might give multiple go-aheads or approvals during a mission.
110 Prime rib au __: JUS
“Jus” is a French term used to refer to a type of sauce made from the juices of roasted meat. It is often served with prime rib or other types of beef. The answer to this clue is “JUS,” which completes the phrase “prime rib au jus.”
111 Forever Stamp letters: USA
“Forever Stamps” are a type of postage stamp that was first introduced by the United States Postal Service in 2007. They are designed to remain valid for the current first-class postage rate even if that rate increases in the future. The answer to this clue is “USA,” which suggests that the letters “U,” “S,” and “A” might appear on a Forever Stamp.
112 “Yo”: SUP
“Sup” is a shortened version of the word “what’s up?” It is a casual greeting commonly used among friends or acquaintances. The answer to this clue is “SUP,” which suggests that the greeting “yo” might be used in a similar way.
113 Actress Wasikowska: MIA
Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress who is known for her roles in films such as “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Kids Are All Right,” and “Stoker.” The answer to this clue is “MIA,” which is a shortened version of her name.
114 Triangular sail: JIB
A jib is a type of triangular sail that is typically located at the front of a sailing vessel. It is used to help steer the boat and can be adjusted to catch the wind at different angles. The answer to this clue is “JIB,” which refers to this type of sail.
115 British singer Rita: ORA
Rita Ora is a British singer and actress who has released several hit songs, including “Hot Right Now” and “I Will Never Let You Down.” The answer to this clue is “ORA,” which is a shortened version of her last name.
116 Big __: London landmark: BEN
“Big Ben” is the nickname given to the Great Bell of the clock located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, England. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city and is often used as a symbol of London or the United Kingdom as a whole. The answer to this clue is “BEN,” which completes the nickname “Big Ben.”
Leave a Reply