FINALS

A Midsummer Night's Read

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New York Times crossword constructor Finn Vigeland ’14CC scans the bookshelves for some alumni authors.

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ACROSS

1. Like True Grit or Ocean’s Eleven
7. Word with brain or poster
12. 1989 “Weird Al” Yankovic movie about a local TV station
15. College-prep exam
19. Oil-rich peninsula
20. Like some coincidences
21. Autonomy
23. Her debut novel was Swamplandia! (’06SOA)
25. Gives an approving look to
26. “. . . yadda, yadda, yadda”
27. Org. concerned with workplace injuries
28. Org. that stands between you and the 11-Down 29-Down Lounge
30. Cosmic explosions
31. Renders hopeless
33. Author of the Earthsea fantasy series (’52GSAS)
38. Influence
40. Imagine Peace campaigner
41. Talk, talk, talk
42. ___ Lupin, Harry Potter’s third professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts
45. Waikiki wear
47. Spokesperson’s nightmare
49. French condiment
51. Athenaesque
52. Lyndon B. Johnson biographer (’68JRN)
54. Maintenance cost
57. Word repeated in the postal creed
58. Posse in Poissy
59. 2016 World Series champs
60. Girl who was (spoiler!) murdered on How to Get Away with Murder
61. Not even close
63. Setting of the final scene of The Hairy Ape
64. It’s passed down
65. Erstwhile app for recording six-second videos
66. Geologist’s layers
67. March novelist (’83JRN)
70. Facebook connection
72. Book-buying category
73. Tracy Turnblad’s mom in Hairspray
74. Scientific discovery associated (not enough) with Rosalind Franklin
77. Lowest podium at the Olympics
78. Comparable
79. Knucklehead
80. Iliad figure
81. Oscar-nominated Cold Mountain song “You Will Be My ___ True Love”
82. Military band?
84. Author who wrote of Columbia’s “doubled magic” (’34CC)
86. Liver disease, for short
88. Black or Yellow, e.g.
89. Phenomenon captured by multi-week polling
91. Scenic paintings, briefly
92. Brew at a sushi bar
94. Tolkien creation
96. Hook up
97. “It ___ repeating . . .”
98. Ethiopian-born MacArthur winner who wrote The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (’05SOA)
102. #1 #2 who became the #2 #1
105. Choreographer de Mille
106. Feathery accessory
107. Indulge in rodomontade
109. Chewbacca’s friend
110. Full scholarship
112. Man Booker–winning author of The White Tiger (’97CC)
117. 1980s hairstyle with a long strand in the back
118. Group with mass appeal?
119. Key with no sharps or flats
120. Start a poker hand
121. Jet setting?
122. Jabbed in the ribs
123. Many a year-end list

 

DOWN

1. Did some yard work
2. Calliope’s sister
3. 2016 also-ran
4. Honest ___
5. Old person, slangily
6. Mr. Potato Head parts
7. Labor chief Chavez
8. “___ a Rebel”
9. Intense anger
10. ____Wayne
11. With 29-Down and “Lounge,” place to hang out when connecting in Atlanta
12. WWII naval cruiser named for a state
13. Do some tailoring
14. Summer romance
15. Sneak peek
16. Author of Evening who also adapted it for the screen (’83SOA)
17. “Bummer”
18. Holiday in Hanoi
22. Word repeated in several songs from Waitress
24. “No dice!”
29. See 11-Down
32. Some viral images
34. Really succeeds
35. Ctrl+Z operation
36. Cut short
37. Weapon allowed into Dodge Fitness Center
39. Skimp
43. Lady Liberty’s land, loosely
44. Feudal laborer
45. “I’m Yours” singer Jason
46. L’ ___ Vogue (Italian men’s fashion magazine)
47. 2006 Pitt/Blanchett movie
48. Dead broke
50. Didn’t bring home
53. Johnson & Johnson competitor
55. West Point newbie
56. REI purchase
60. It may suit you
62. Some John Jay residents
64. Gibbons of talk TV
65. Drops by
66. Whence Lot escaped
67. Tom Collins need
68. Where Melinda Gates went to college
69. Corp. makeover, for short
70. In-N-Out offering
71. Poet whose work was featured in the 2016 film Paterson (’64CC)
74. Subtly signals one’s intentions
75. ___ Galerie (Manhattan art museum)
76. Gives a Jeopardy! response
77. ___ Men (“Who Let the Dogs Out” band)
78. Danger signal
79. Diving hazard, with “the”
80. Pulitzer, e.g.
83. Persian greeting?
84. Make oneself scarce
85. March Madness event
87. Like 20% of the world
90. Sign of puppy love?
93. Stagnant
95. One in charge of a 69-Down, maybe
97. Hamilton song in which Eliza destroys Alexander’s letters
99. 87-Down, for example
100. Grp. formerly headed by Ben Jealous ’94CC
101. Car in a Beach Boys hit
103. Myopic Mr. ___
104. Eats up, slangily
105. Islands of Ireland
108. Not much at all
110. Monk’s moniker
111. “What’s the ___?”
113. Kappa Delta ___ (Columbia fraternity)
114. Just swell
115. Go (for)
116. Bad-mouth



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