0111-15 New York Times Crossword Answers 11 Jan 15, Sunday

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CROSSWORD SETTER: Peter A. Collins
THEME: Personal Statements … each of today’s themed answers IS the name of a famous person whose family name starts with an S. that letter S CAN be tagged onTo the end of the given name to form a possessive, leaving the balance of the family name to make up a word(s) that also goes with the clue:

23A. The makeup affected the appearance of all the cast of “Casino,” including ___ : SHARON STONE (Sharon’s tone)
35A. After the 1946 World Series, the dugout was filled with the Cardinals and their happy sounds, including ___ : ENOS SLAUGHTER (Enos’s laughter)
51A. She said that when it comes to ’60s teen idols, all you need to know is one thing: ___ : BOBBY SHERMAN (Bobby’s her man)
67A. The bartender poured beers for all the action movie stars, including ___ : SYLVESTER STALLONE (Sylvester’s tall one)
85A. The members of the Metropolitan Opera were hit with a host of problems, including ___ : BEVERLY SILLS (Beverley’s ills)
99A. At Thanksgiving the Indians were impressed with the Pilgrims and their earth-toned platters, especially ___ : MYLES STANDISH (My less tan dish)
116A. While trading barbs during the filming of “M*A*S*H,” no one was able to match ___ : LORETTA SWIT (Loretta’s wit)

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1. “Aladdin” antagonist : JAFAR
Jafar is the bad guy in the animated film “Aladdin”. Jafar was important enough to get his name front and center in the sequel called “Aladdin 2”, which is usually referred to as “The Return of Jafar”.

6. “___ God of hosts, hear my prayer” : O LORD
The full text of Psalm 84, Verse 8 is:

Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob.

11. Beam splitter : PRISM
When light passes through a prism, it is split up (“disperses”) into differing wavelengths. It then becomes clear that white light is actually a mixture of different colors, which show up as beautiful spectra.

20. People of Kenya : MASAI
The Masai (also “Massai”) are a semi-nomadic people found in Kenya and Tanzania. They are semi-nomadic in that over the years they have been migrating from the Lower Nile Valley in northwest Kenya, and are moving into Tanzania.

21. Powerball, for one : LOTTO
The Powerball lottery game is available in most states of the US, as is its major rival called Mega Millions.

22. Uganda’s Amin : IDI
Idi Amin received most of his military training in the British armed forces, eventually achieving the highest rank possible for a Black African in the British Colonial Army in 1959, that of Warrant Officer. On his return to Uganda Amin joined his country’s military and quickly rose to the rank of Deputy Commander of the Army. During that time he was quite the athlete. He was a noted rugby player and swimmer, and for nine years held the Ugandan national light-heavyweight boxing title. By the early seventies, Amin was commander of all the armed forces of Uganda and in 1971 seized power in a military coup, displacing the country’s president Milton Obote. There followed seven years of brutal rule by Amin during which it is estimated that between 100,000 and 500,000 people were murdered. Amin was ousted from power in 1979 after a war with Tanzania, and fled to Libya where he stayed for a year. He then moved to Saudi Arabia, where he was financially supported by the Saudi Royal Family for the remainder of his life. Amin died in 2003.

23. The makeup affected the appearance of all the cast of “Casino,” including ___ : SHARON STONE (Sharon’s tone)
Actress Sharon Stone’s big break came with her appearance in the erotic thriller “Basic Instinct” released in 1992. Stone really hasn’t landed huge roles in big movies since then, other than the role of Ginger in “Casino”, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination. Personally I enjoyed her performance in 1994’s “The Specialist”, an entertaining action film in which she played opposite Sylvester Stallone and James Woods.

27. Singer Nina : SIMONE
Nina Simone was the stage name of Eunice Waymon. Simone was very much associated with jazz music, although she really wanted to be a classical musician early in her career, inspired by a love for the music of Bach.

28. “Think different,” e.g. : SLOGAN
Apple Computer introduced its “Think Different” advertising slogan in 1997. It was a very clear play on the longstanding motto used by IBM, namely “Think”.

32. Op-___ : EDS
Op-Ed is an abbreviation for “opposite the editorial page”. Op-Eds started in “The New York Evening World” in 1921 when the page opposite the editorials was used for articles written by a named guest writer, someone independent of the editorial board.

33. Court figs. : DAS
District Attorneys (DAs)

35. After the 1946 World Series, the dugout was filled with the Cardinals and their happy sounds, including ___ : ENOS SLAUGHTER (Enos’s laughter)
Enos Slaughter had a remarkable playing record in Major League Baseball over a 19-year career. Slaughter’s record is particularly remarkable given that he left baseball for three years to serve in the military during WWII.

40. Son of Isaac : ESAU
Esau, was the grandson of Abraham and the twin brother of Jacob, the founder of the Israelites. When Esau was born to Isaac and Rebekah, the event was described, “Now the first came forth, red all over like a hairy garment”. Esau is portrayed later in life as being very different from his brother, as a hunter and someone who loves the outdoor life.

43. Ice dam sites : EAVES
Ice dams are buildups of ice along the edge of a roof. The term “dam” is used because the ice can trap water on the roof as snow melts or rain falls. That “dammed” water might get under the shingles and inside the house.

51. She said that when it comes to ’60s teen idols, all you need to know is one thing: ___ : BOBBY SHERMAN (Bobby’s her man)
Bobby Sherman was a singer, actor and teen idol during the sixties and early seventies. Sherman became famous as an actor of the TV series “Here Come the Brides”, which originally ran from 1968 to 1970.

57. Dawn goddess : EOS
In Greek mythology, Eos is the goddess of the dawn who lived at the edge of the ocean. Eos would wake each morning to welcome her brother Helios the sun. The Roman equivalent of Eos is Aurora.

58. Allen’s successor on late-night TV : PAAR
Jack Paar was most famous as the host of “The Tonight Show”, from 1957 to 1962. When he died in 2004, “Time” magazine wrote that Paar was “the fellow who split talk show history into two eras: Before Paar and Below Paar”. Very complimentary …

Steve Allen was a television personality who always seemed to be on air in the fifties, sixties and seventies. Famously, Allen was the original host of “The Tonight Show”. He also played a little piano and composed over 10,000 songs, perhaps more than anyone in history. His best known song is probably “This Could Be the Start of Something Big”.

60. 2008 Obama catchword : HOPE
Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign focused on the themes of hope and change. The future-president also wrote a book called “The Audacity of Hope”, which was first published in 2006.

61. Break up, as concrete : SPALL
The verb “to spall” is used to describe chipping or splintering, especially stone or ore.

62. Opa-___, Fla. : LOCKA
Opa-Locka is a rather interesting city in Florida. Opa-Locka is located near Miami, and has a themed city plan that is based on “One Thousand and One Nights”. The city hall has a very Arabian look, and some examples of street names are Ali Baba Avenue and Sesame Street.

64. Early Mexican : OLMEC
The Olmec were an ancient civilization that lived in the lowlands of south-central Mexico from about 1500 BC to about 400 BC.

67. The bartender poured beers for all the action movie stars, including ___ : SYLVESTER STALLONE (Sylvester’s tall one)
If ever there was a movie that defines a career breakthrough for an actor, it would have to be “Rocky” for Sylvester Stallone. Stallone was a struggling actor in 1975 when a Muhammad Ali fight inspired Stallone to write a screenplay for a boxing movie, which he did in just three days. His efforts to sell the script went well but for the fact that the interested studios wanted a big name for the lead role, and Stallone was determined to be the star himself. Stallone persevered and “Rocky” was eventually made with him playing title role of Rocky Balboa. The movie won three Oscars, and “Sly” Stallone had arrived …

71. I.M. sent to a construction site? : PEI
I. M. Pei (full name: Ieoh Ming Pei) is an exceptional American architect who was born in China. Of Pei’s many wonderful works, my favorite is the renovation of the Louvre in Paris, especially the Glass Pyramid in the courtyard.

73. Co-founder of the Black Panthers : SEALE
Bobby Seale is the civil rights activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party with Huey Newton.

74. “Star Trek” crew member : UHURA
Lt. Nyota Uhura is the communications officer in the original “Star Trek” television series, played by Nichelle Nichols. The role was significant in that Uhura was one of the first African American characters to figure front and center in US television. In a 1968 episode, Kirk (played by William Shatner) and Uhura kiss, the first inter-racial kiss to be broadcast in the US. Apparently the scene was meant to be shot twice, with and without the kiss, so that network executives could later decide which version to air. William Shatner says that he deliberately ran long on the first shoot (with the kiss) and fluffed the hurried second shoot (without the kiss), so that the network would have no choice.

75. Bedouin : NOMAD
Bedouin tribes are Arab ethnic groups that predominantly live in the Middle East, in desert areas. Bedouin tribes tend to be nomadic, not settling permanently in one location.

78. ___ Lee, singer with the 2011 #1 album “Mission Bell” : AMOS
Singer Amos Lee’s 2011 album “Mission Bell” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts. However, “Mission Bell” also holds the record for the lowest number of sales of any number-one album.

80. “And giving ___, up the chimney he rose” : A NOD
The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was published anonymously in 1823, and is better known today by its first line “‘Twas the night before Christmas”. Most scholars believe that the poem was written by Clement Clarke Moore, a theologian from New York City. Others say that it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr. a poet from Upstate New York.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash …

81. French bloom : LIS
“Lys” (also “lis”) is the French word for “lily”, as in “fleur-de-lys”, the heraldic symbol often associated with the French monarchy.

83. SAT needs : PENCILS
Today the standardized test for admission to colleges is known as the SAT Reasoning Test, but it used to be called the Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test, which led to the acronym SAT.

85. The members of the Metropolitan Opera were hit with a host of problems, including ___ : BEVERLY SILLS (Beverley’s ills)
Beverly Sills was an operatic soprano from Brooklyn, New York. Sills retired from singing in 1980 to become the general manager of the New York City Opera. She later became Chairman of the Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan opera.

89. It’s east of S.A. : AFR
The continent of Africa (Afr.) lies east of the continent of South America (S.A.).

91. Schwarzenegger, informally : ARNIE
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Graz in Austria, the son of the local police chief. Schwarzenegger’s family name translates into the more prosaic “black plough man”.

93. Prior listings? : RAP SHEET
A rap sheet is a criminal record. “Rap” is a slang term dating back to the 1700s that means “blame, responsibility” as in “to take the rap” and “to beat the rap”. This usage morphed into “rap sheet” in the early 1900s.

97. C. S. Lewis’s lion : ASLAN
In the C. S. Lewis series of books “The Chronicles of Narnia”, Aslan is the name of the lion character (as in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”). “Aslan” is actually the Turkish word for lion. Anyone who has read the books will recognize the the remarkable similarity between the story of Aslan and the story of Christ, including a sacrifice and resurrection.

99. At Thanksgiving the Indians were impressed with the Pilgrims and their earth-toned platters, especially ___ : MYLES STANDISH (Myles’s tan dish)
Myles Standish was one of the passengers on the Mayflower, and had been hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for their planned colony in the New World. Standish served as commander of the Plymouth Colony from its founding until his passing in 1656, at the age of 72.

105. Hundred Acre Wood denizen : ROO
Hundred Acre Wood is where Winnie the Pooh lives with his friends. According to a map illustrating the books by A. A. Milne, Hundred Acre Wood is part of a larger forest, with Owl’s house sitting right at the center.

108. Backdrop for many Bond films : COLD WAR
The phrase “Cold War” was coined by the novelist George Orwell in a 1945 essay about the atomic bomb. Orwell described a world under threat of nuclear war as having a “peace that is no peace”, in a permanent state of “cold war”. The specific use of “cold war” to describe the tension between the Eastern bloc and the Western allies is attributed to a 1947 speech by Bernard Baruch.

113. Market initials in a red oval : IGA
IGA stands for Independent Grocers Alliance, a chain of supermarkets that extends right around the world. IGA’s headquarters is in Chicago.

114. Justice Kagan : ELENA
Elena Kagan was the Solicitor General of the United States who replaced Justice John Paul Stevens on the US Supreme Court. That made Justice Kagan the fourth female US Supreme Court justice (there have been 108 men!). I hear she is a fan of Jane Austen, and used to reread “Pride and Prejudice” once a year. Not a bad thing to do, I’d say …

116. While trading barbs during the filming of “M*A*S*H,” no one was able to match ___ : LORETTA SWIT (Loretta’s wit)
Loretta Swit started playing “Hot Lips” Houlihan on “M*A*S*H” in 1972. She and Alan Alda were the only actors who appeared in both the pilot and the series finale. Swit has written a book on needlepoint, would you believe? It’s called “A Needlepoint Scrapbook”.

118. Game of logic : NIM
Nim is an ancient entertainment, a simple mathematical game of strategy. Nim involves removing items from distinct piles (say matchsticks). Each player must remove at least one item per turn, and the last person to remove an item is the loser.

119. With full force : AMAIN
“Amain” is an old term meaning “at great speed” or “of great strength”.

121. Battier of the N.B.A. : SHANE
Shane Battier is a retired NBA basketball player. Battier is the only person to have been named both Naismith Prep Player of the Year (1997) and Naismith College Player of the Year (2001).

122. Cookie-selling org. : GSA
The Girl Scouts of America (GSA) was a scouting organization that only existed from 1910 until about 1913. I am not sure that the GSA ever sold cookies. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), which was founded in 1912 and still exists today, does sell Girl Scout Cookies every year.

124. Like a neutron star : DENSE
Neutron stars are extremely dense, and extremely small. They may have the mass of two of our suns, and yet measure only 14 miles in diameter. Neutron stars are composed almost entirely of neutrons and are the result of the gravitational collapse of a massive star after a stellar explosion known as a supernova.
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125. Radioer’s “T” : TANGO
The NATO phonetic alphabet is also called the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) phonetic alphabet. It goes Alfa, Bravo, Charlie … Zulu.

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1. Eisenberg of “The Social Network” : JESSE
If you’ve seen the 2010 movie “The Social Network”, you’ll know about the turmoil that surrounded the launch of the website Facebook. The company’s co-founders are Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). The way things are portrayed in the movie, Saverin was poorly treated by Zuckerberg after the “sharks” moved in, i.e. the professional investors. Supposedly Saverin’s stock position in the company was diluted “without his knowledge” from 34% to about 5%, to the benefit of the remaining investors.

2. Ladybug’s prey : APHID
Aphids are called “greenfly” back in the British Isles where I come from. The most effective way to control aphids in my experience is to make sure there are plenty of ladybugs in the garden (called ladybirds in Ireland!).

4. “-phobia” start : ACRO-
Our prefix “acro-” comes from the Greek “akros” meaning “at the top”. Examples are “acrophobia” (fear of heights) and “Acropolis” (“city at the top”).

5. Title woman in a Beach Boys hit :
“Help Me, Rhonda” is a Beach Boys hit written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, released in 1965. When the song was first issued as a track on the album “Today!”, the song was titled “Help Me, Ronda” (note the spelling of “Ronda”). When the song was released as a single a month later, the title used the spelling with which we are familiar: “Help Me, Rhonda”.

6. Meditation sounds : OMS
“Om” is a sacred mystic word from the Hindu tradition. “Om” is sometimes used as a mantra, a focus for the mind in meditation.

7. Back muscles, briefly : LATS
The muscles known as the “lats” are the latissimi dorsi, the broadest muscles in the back. “Latissimus” is the Latin for “broadest” and “dorsum” is Latin for “back”.

8. “___ Mio” : O SOLE
“‘O sole mio” is a famous Italian song from Naples, written in 1898. The song’s lyrics are usually sung in the original Neapolitan, as opposed to Italian. The title translates from Neapolitan into “My Sun” (and not into “O, My Sun” as one might expect). It’s a love song of course, sung by a young man declaring that there is a sun brighter than that in the sky, the sun that is his lover’s face. Awww …

10. Painters Rivera and Velázquez : DIEGOS
Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter, famous for his murals. His wife was an equally famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.

Diego Velázquez was a Spanish painter during the Baroque period. He was a member of the court of King Philip IV in the first half of the 17th century, and as such was commissioned to paint many portraits and scenes of historical importance.

12. Children’s author Asquith : ROS
Ros Asquith writes the “Teenage Worrier” books aimed at teens, as well as cartoons for “The Guardian” newspaper in the UK.

13. 1994 film based on an “S.N.L.” skit : IT’S PAT
The androgynous character known as “Pat” on “Saturday Night Live” was played by the comedienne Julia Sweeney. Pat appeared in a 1994 movie called “It’s Pat”, which is one of the worst films of all time, I am told …

16. “Carmen” composer : BIZET
Georg Bizet was a French composer active in the Romantic era. Bizet’s most famous work has to be his opera “Carmen”. “Carmen” initially received a lukewarm reception from the public, even though his fellow composers had nothing but praise for it. Sadly, Bizet died very young at only 36, before he could see “Carmen’s” tremendous success.

18. Al Kaline, for his entire career : TIGER
Al Kaline is a former Major League Baseball player. Kaline played his whole career with the Detroit Tigers, and then became a sportscaster for the team when he retired. He now works as a front office official for Detroit. Given the years that Kaline has devoted to the same team, it’s perhaps not surprising that he has the nickname “Mr. Tiger”.

31. Do some farmwork : THRESH
Years ago I was taking a tour of a beautiful Elizabethan manor house in England, and was told a little “threshing” story by the guide as we stood in one of the rooms. She reminded us that threshing was the removal of seeds from chaff, and told us that back in the day the “chaff” was sometimes called the “thresh”. Thresh would be used on the floors, particularly in the kitchen areas where it would soak up spills and provide some thermal insulation, much as sawdust was used in my favorite pubs many moons ago. She pointed to two slots at the bottom of the door jambs where she said a low board was placed upright on the floor, to hold the thresh in the room. The board was called a “thresh hold”, giving us our contemporary word “threshold”. I am not sure if all of that is really true, but it makes a nice story.

34. World leader in 1979 headlines : SHAH
The last Shah of Iran was Mohammed-Reza Shah Pahlavi, as he was overthrown in the revolution led by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. The post-revolution government sought the extradition of the Shah back to Iran while he was in the United States seeking medical care (he had cancer). His prolonged stay in the United States, recovering from surgery, caused some unrest back in Iran and resentment towards the United States. Some say that this resentment precipitated the storming of the US Embassy in Tehran and the resulting hostage crisis.

36. Record : LOG
The word “logbook” dates back to the days when the captain of a ship kept a daily record of the vessel’s speed, progress etc. using a “log”. A log was a wooden float on a knotted line that was dropped overboard to measure speed through the water.

48. Half of half-and-half : WHOLE MILK
Half and half is a dairy product consisting of half milk and half light cream.

54. Original name of Motown Records : TAMLA
Tamla Records was started in 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. Gordy started a second record label the following year, called Motown …

55. Hershiser who once pitched 59 consecutive scoreless innings : OREL
Orel Hershiser is big into poker now that he has retired from Major League Baseball. Hershiser lives in Las Vegas and when he isn’t working for ESPN, apparently he is at the poker tables.

58. High-minded sort? : POT USER
“Potiguaya” is the Mexican-Spanish word for “marijuana leaves”. The slang name “pot” comes from “potiguaya”.

59. Old orchard spray : ALAR
The chemical name for Alar, a plant growth regulator and color enhancer, is daminozide. Alar was primarily used on apples but was withdrawn from the market when it was linked to cancer.

63. City in Los Lobos? : OSLO
The city name “Oslo” appears as a string of letters in “Los Lobos” (l-OS LO-bos).

65. Steers, as a ship : CONNS
The “conn” is the responsibility for steering a ship. “Mr. Spock, you have the conn.”

68. Osso buco need : VEAL
“Osso” is the Italian word for bone as in the name of the dish Osso Buco: braised veal shanks.

69. Hindu deity : SHIVA
The Hindu Trinity is composed of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva (also Siva) the destroyer or transformer. Shiva is a Sanskrit word meaning “auspicious, kind, gracious”.

71. ___ John’s : PAPA
Papa John’s is the third largest takeout and delivery pizza chain in the US, with Pizza Hut and Domino’s taking the top spots.

72. Part of FEMA: Abbr. : EMER
Federal emergency management has been structured for over 200 years, but what we know today as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was created in 1979 in an Executive Order issued by President Jimmy Carter.

76. Woody offshoot? : ARLO
Arlo Guthrie is the son of Woody Guthrie. Both father and son are renowned for their singing of protest songs about social injustice. Arlo is most famous for his epic “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”, a song that lasts a full 18m 34s. In the song Guthrie tells how, after being drafted, he was rejected for service in the Vietnam War based on his criminal record. He had only one incident on his public record, a Thanksgiving Day arrest for littering and being a public nuisance when he was 18-years-old.

82. Bit of cosmetic surgery : EYELIFT
An eyelift is a surgical procedure for the eyelids, removing excess skin and/or fat. The technical term for the operation is blepharoplasty.

85. Dutch treaty city : BREDA
The Treaty of Breda was signed in the Dutch city in 1667, and brought to an end the Second Anglo-Dutch War. The treaty was signed by England, the Netherlands (then, the United Provinces), France and Denmark-Norway.

86. Cell component, for short : RNA
Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) is an essential catalyst in the manufacture of proteins in the body. The genetic code in DNA determines the sequence of amino acids that make up each protein. That sequence is read in DNA by messenger RNA, and amino acids are delivered for protein manufacture in the correct sequence by what is called transfer RNA. The amino acids are then formed into proteins by ribosomal RNA.

95. Run out of gear? : STREAK
People have been running around naked for an awfully long time, but the application of the word “streaking” to the phenomenon only dates back to 1973. A journalist was reporting on a mass nude run of 533 people at the University of Maryland in 1973, and used the words “they are streaking (i.e. moving quickly) past me right now. It’s an incredible sight!”. The Associated Press picked up the story the next day, and interpreting “streaking” as the term to describe “running naked”, and we’ve been using it that way ever since.

99. Hosting, informally : MCING
Master or mistress of ceremonies (MC)

100. Some meditation teachers : YOGIS
A yogi is a practitioner of yoga.

In the West we tend to think of yoga as a physical discipline, a means of exercise that uses specific poses to stretch and strengthen muscles. While it is true that the ancient Indian practice of yoga does involve such physical discipline, the corporeal aspect of the practice plays a relatively small part in the whole philosophy. Other major components are meditation, ethical behavior, breathing and contemplation.

101. Cousin of a camel : LLAMA
The wool from a llama is much softer than that from a sheep, and it is also free from lanolin.

105. Martin’s partner of old TV : ROWAN
Dan Rowan was the straight man to funny guy Dick Martin on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”. “Laugh-In” was originally recorded as a one-off special for NBC in 1967, but it was so successful that it was brought back as a series to replace the waning “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Personally, back then I loved both shows!

112. Workplace welfare org. : OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 during the Nixon administration. OSHA regulates workplaces in the private sector and regulates just one government agency, namely the US Postal Service.

115. Never, in Neuss : NIE
Neuss is a German city located on the west bank of the Rhine, opposite Düsseldorf. Founded by the Romans in 16 BC, Neuss jointly holds the title of “Germany’s oldest city”, along with Trier.

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. “Aladdin” antagonist : JAFAR
6. “___ God of hosts, hear my prayer” : O LORD
11. Beam splitter : PRISM
16. Face an ace : BAT
19. Historic time : EPOCH
20. People of Kenya : MASAI
21. Powerball, for one : LOTTO
22. Uganda’s Amin : IDI
23. The makeup affected the appearance of all the cast of “Casino,” including ___ : SHARON STONE (Sharon’s tone)
25. Guilty ___ : AS SIN
26. Bit of evasive maneuvering : ZAG
27. Singer Nina : SIMONE
28. “Think different,” e.g. : SLOGAN
30. Mentored one : PROTEGE
32. Op-___ : EDS
33. Court figs. : DAS
35. After the 1946 World Series, the dugout was filled with the Cardinals and their happy sounds, including ___ : ENOS SLAUGHTER (Enos’s laughter)
37. Wash : BATHE
39. Card a 72, maybe : SHOOT PAR
40. Son of Isaac : ESAU
43. Ice dam sites : EAVES
46. Grade school subj. : ENG
47. Whimpers : MEWLS
51. She said that when it comes to ’60s teen idols, all you need to know is one thing: ___ : BOBBY SHERMAN (Bobby’s her man)
54. Doll house? : TOYSHOP
56. One might be made over a beer : BAR BET
57. Dawn goddess : EOS
58. Allen’s successor on late-night TV : PAAR
60. 2008 Obama catchword : HOPE
61. Break up, as concrete : SPALL
62. Opa-___, Fla. : LOCKA
64. Early Mexican : OLMEC
66. Headed up : LED
67. The bartender poured beers for all the action movie stars, including ___ : SYLVESTER STALLONE (Sylvester’s tall one)
71. I.M. sent to a construction site? : PEI
73. Co-founder of the Black Panthers : SEALE
74. “Star Trek” crew member : UHURA
75. Bedouin : NOMAD
78. ___ Lee, singer with the 2011 #1 album “Mission Bell” : AMOS
80. “And giving ___, up the chimney he rose” : A NOD
81. French bloom : LIS
82. Complete : ENTIRE
83. SAT needs : PENCILS
85. The members of the Metropolitan Opera were hit with a host of problems, including ___ : BEVERLY SILLS (Beverley’s ills)
88. Cause for an insurer’s denial, maybe : ARSON
89. It’s east of S.A. : AFR
91. Schwarzenegger, informally : ARNIE
92. “Enough, I get it!” : OK OK!
93. Prior listings? : RAP SHEET
97. C. S. Lewis’s lion : ASLAN
99. At Thanksgiving the Indians were impressed with the Pilgrims and their earth-toned platters, especially ___ : MYLES STANDISH (Myles’s tan dish)
104. Quarry, e.g. : PIT
105. Hundred Acre Wood denizen : ROO
108. Backdrop for many Bond films : COLD WAR
109. More recent : LATTER
111. Wows : FLOORS
113. Market initials in a red oval : IGA
114. Justice Kagan : ELENA
116. While trading barbs during the filming of “M*A*S*H,” no one was able to match ___ : LORETTA SWIT (Loretta’s wit)
118. Game of logic : NIM
119. With full force : AMAIN
120. Form a secret union? : ELOPE
121. Battier of the N.B.A. : SHANE
122. Cookie-selling org. : GSA
123. Showed some disapproval : TSKED
124. Like a neutron star : DENSE
125. Radioer’s “T” : TANGO

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1. Eisenberg of “The Social Network” : JESSE
2. Ladybug’s prey : APHID
3. Gets a head? : FOAMS
4. “-phobia” start : ACRO-
5. Title woman in a Beach Boys hit : RHONDA
6. Meditation sounds : OMS
7. Back muscles, briefly : LATS
8. “___ Mio” : O SOLE
9. Went long : RAN ON
10. Painters Rivera and Velázquez : DIEGOS
11. Expects : PLANS ON
12. Children’s author Asquith : ROS
13. 1994 film based on an “S.N.L.” skit : IT’S PAT
14. Provoke : STIR UP
15. Challenge for a playboy : MONOGAMY
16. “Carmen” composer : BIZET
17. “Better safe than sorry,” e.g. : ADAGE
18. Al Kaline, for his entire career : TIGER
24. Best at an inspection, say : NEATEST
29. Pale : ASHEN
31. Do some farmwork : THRESH
34. World leader in 1979 headlines : SHAH
36. Record : LOG
37. What toasters often hold : BUBBLY
38. Work night for Santa : EVE
40. Pulls back : EBBS
41. It’s found in cakes : SOAP
42. Scrapes : ABRASIONS
44. Put up : ERECTED
45. Cig : SMOKE
48. Half of half-and-half : WHOLE MILK
49. Run easily : LOPE
50. Ran : SPED
52. Cheerleaders’ practice : YELLS
53. Generally : AS A RULE
54. Original name of Motown Records : TAMLA
55. Hershiser who once pitched 59 consecutive scoreless innings : OREL
58. High-minded sort? : POT USER
59. Old orchard spray : ALAR
62. Is biased : LEANS
63. City in Los Lobos? : OSLO
65. Steers, as a ship : CONNS
68. Osso buco need : VEAL
69. Hindu deity : SHIVA
70. Idea : NOTION
71. ___ John’s : PAPA
72. Part of FEMA: Abbr. : EMER
76. Woody offshoot? : ARLO
77. News station : DESK
79. Like sports games and musical works : SCORED
82. Bit of cosmetic surgery : EYELIFT
84. Really bothered : IN A SWEAT
85. Dutch treaty city : BREDA
86. Cell component, for short : RNA
87. Have trouble with sass? : LISP
89. ___ moment : AHA
90. Marshy region : FENLAND
94. Source of the quote in 6-Across : PSALMS
95. Run out of gear? : STREAK
96. Like nobles : TITLED
98. “Finally!” : AT LAST!
99. Hosting, informally : MCING
100. Some meditation teachers : YOGIS
101. Cousin of a camel : LLAMA
102. Nicked : STOLE
103. Long-legged fisher : HERON
105. Martin’s partner of old TV : ROWAN
106. Gasket variety : O-RING
107. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO-
110. Gym count : REPS
112. Workplace welfare org. : OSHA
115. Never, in Neuss : NIE
117. Tick (off) : TEE

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