0209-20 NY Times Crossword 9 Feb 20, Sunday

Constructed by: Brian Kulman
Edited by: Will Shortz

Today’s Theme: The Emoji Movie

Themed clues are emojis that point us to well-known movies:

  • 1A With 115-Across, 🦍 👩 🏢 : KING …
  • 115A See 1-Across : … KONG
  • 16A 🎅 🌃 🎁 : ELF
  • 23A 💍 🧝 🌋 : THE LORD OF THE RINGS
  • 26A 👨 💗 📱 : HER
  • 38A 🚢 🧑‍🎨 🧊 : TITANIC
  • 42A 📰 💰 🛷 : CITIZEN KANE
  • 55A 🐘 🐁 🎪 : DUMBO
  • 60A 🚀 🦧 🗽 : PLANET OF THE APES
  • 72A 🚌 🚧 💣 : SPEED
  • 82A ☂️ 👜 🎠 : MARY POPPINS
  • 87A ⚰️ 🦇 🏰 : DRACULA
  • 101A 👨‍👦 🎹 🔮 : BIG
  • 102A ⚾ ♀️ 😢 : A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
  • 112A 🧸 🍺 🚬 : TED
  • 30D 🧚 ☠️ 🐊 : PAN
  • 88D 🥊 🦋 🐝 : ALI

… a complete list of answers

Bill’s time: 16m 20s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

1 With 115-Across, 🦍 👩 🏢 : KING …
(115A See 1-Across : … KONG)

When RKO released the 1933 movie “King Kong”, the promotional material listed the ape’s height as 50 feet. During filming, a bust was created for a 40-foot ape, as well as a full-size hand that went with a 70-foot Kong.

5 Energy-efficient Navajo structure : HOGAN

The traditional dwellings built by the Navajo people are known as hogans. “Hogan” is the anglicization of a Navajo word meaning “the home place”.

16 🎅 🌃 🎁 : ELF

“Elf” is a comedy movie that was released for the 2003 Christmas season. “Elf” was directed by Jon Favreau and stars Will Ferrell in the title role, with James Caan supporting and Ed Asner playing Santa Claus. It’s all about one of Santa’s elves who finds out he is human and goes to meet his father in New York City.

19 On the briny : ASEA

The briny is the sea, with “brine” meaning “salty water”. The term “briny” was originally used for “tears”.

20 Grecian hub : AGORA

In early Greece, an agora was a place of assembly. The assemblies held there were often quite formal, perhaps for the reading of a proclamation. Later in Greek history, things became less formal as the agora evolved into a marketplace. Our contemporary word “agoraphobia” comes from these agorae, in the sense that an agoraphobe has a fear of open spaces, a fear of “public meeting places”.

22 Corporate honcho : CEO

“Honcho” is a slang term meaning “leader”. The word comes to us from Japanese military, in which language a “hancho” is a “squad” (han) “leader” (cho).

23 💍 🧝 🌋 : THE LORD OF THE RINGS

“The Lord of the Rings” is a series of three epic fantasy films adapted from the novels of J. R. R. Tolkien. The films were produced and directed by Peter Jackson in a project that lasted a full eight years. All three movie were shot simultaneously, and entirely In New Zealand, which is Jackson’s homeland. “The Lord of the Rings” series is his the highest-grossing film series of all time. The third of the three movies in the series is “The Return of the King”, which won 11 Oscars. That ties the record for the most Academy Awards won by a movie, alongside “Ben-Hur” and “Titanic”.

26 👨 💗 📱 : HER

2003’s “Her” is a rather unusual film. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man who develops a relationship with a computer operating system called “Samantha”, which is voiced by Scarlett Johansson.

28 Looked over before knocking over : CASED

Case the joint before knocking it over, robbing it.

35 80-Down android : DATA
(80D Space program : STAR TREK)

Actor Brent Spiner plays the android named Lieutenant Commander Data on television’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. Spiner also played the eccentric Dr. Brackish Okun in the 1996 movie “Independence Day”.

38 🚢 🧑‍🎨 🧊 : TITANIC

When James Cameron made his epic movie “Titanic”, released in 1997, it was the most expensive film ever made and cost about $200 million. It was a good investment for the studio as it became the highest-grossing film of all time, bringing in over $1.8 billion. “Titanic” remained the highest-grossing film until 2010, when Cameron eclipsed the prior record with “Avatar”.

42 📰 💰 🛷 : CITIZEN KANE

1941’s “Citizen Kane” was the first film made by Orson Welles, and is considered by many to be the finest movie ever made. It’s a remarkable achievement by Wells, as he played the lead and also produced and directed. Despite all the accolades for “Citizen Kane” over the decades, the movie was far from a commercial success in its early run and actually lost money at the box office.

47 What a future attorney must now take by tablet, for short : LSAT

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

48 ____ on a log (healthy snack) : ANTS

“Ants on a log” is a snack food prepared by spreading something like peanut butter or cream cheese on celery and placing raisins on top. If you leave out the raisins, the snack becomes “ants on vacation”.

49 Wapitis : ELKS

The elk (also “wapiti”) is one of the largest species of deer in the world, with only the moose being bigger. Early European settlers were familiar with the smaller red deer back in their homelands, so when they saw the “huge” wapiti they assumed it was a moose, and incorrectly gave it the European name for a moose, namely “elk”. The more correct name for the beast is “wapiti”, which means “white rump” in Shawnee. It’s all very confusing …

51 QB Manning : ELI

Eli Manning plays as quarterback for the New York Giants. Eli’s brother Peyton Manning retired from football as the quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2015. Eli and Peyton’s father is Archie Manning, who was also a successful NFL quarterback. Eli, Peyton and Archie co-authored a book for children titled “Family Huddle” in 2009. It describes the Mannings playing football together as young boys.

52 Outbacks taken back, e.g. : REPOS

Repossession (repo)

Subaru is the automobile division of Fuji Heavy Industries, Japanese conglomerate. “Subaru” is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster. As a result, the Subaru logo is also a cluster of stars.

55 🐘 🐁 🎪 : DUMBO

The 1941 Disney animated film “Dumbo” was made a year after the feature called “Fantasia” was released. “Dumbo” was largely a commercial venture. The film was made quickly and released in theaters as soon as possible, the idea being to recoup the financial losses incurred by “Fantasia”.

56 Get the bugs out of : DELOUSE

Lice (singular “louse”) are small wingless insects, of which there are thousands of species. There are three species of lice affecting humans, i.e. head lice, body lice and pubic lice. Most lice feed on dead skin found on the body of the host animal, although some feed on blood. Ick …

58 Cinque x due : DIECI

In Italian, “cinque” (five) times “due (two) is “dieci” (ten).

60 🚀 🦧 🗽 : PLANET OF THE APES

The “Planet of the Apes” franchise was based on a French novel by Pierre Boulle called “La Planète des singes”. The book was published in English as “Monkey Planet”, but was re-released as “Planet of the Apes” when Hollywood had made its choice for a movie title.

67 Slow, in music : LENTO

A lento passage is a piece of music that has a slow tempo. “Lento” is Italian for “slow”.

68 Bug-eyed primates : LORISES

The loris is a nocturnal primate found in the forests of southeast Asia.

72 🚌 🚧 💣 : SPEED

“Speed” is an entertaining 1994 action film starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, as well as the late Dennis Hopper as the bad guy.

76 Cartoon character voiced by Hank Azaria : APU

The fictional Kwik-E-Mart store is operated by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on “The Simpsons” TV show. Apu is married to Manjula, and the couple have eight children. The convenience store owner doesn’t seem to be making much use of his Ph.D in computer science that he earned in the US. Apu’s undergraduate degree is from Caltech (the Calcutta Technical Institute), where he graduated top of his class of seven million students …

78 Kerfuffle : STIR

“Kerfuffle” comes from the Scottish “curfuffle”, with both words meaning “disruption”.

79 Rendezvous : MEET

A rendezvous is a meeting. The noun used in English comes from the French phrase “rendez vous” meaning “present yourselves”.

80 Yacht spot : SLIP

A “slipway” or “slip” is a ramp on the shore in which boats can “slip” into the water. This “slipping” into the water is literally the case in a shipyard, where a vessel’s hull slips off the ramp after it is coated with grease.

82 ☂️ 👜 🎠 : MARY POPPINS

The “Mary Poppins” series of children’s novels were written by Australian-born English writer and actress P. L. Travers. Mary Poppins is a magical children’s nanny with a best friend Bert. In the famous 1964 musical film adaptation of the Mary Poppins stories, Poppins is played by Julie Andrews and Bert is played Dick Van Dyke.

87 ⚰️ 🦇 🏰 : DRACULA

“Dracula” is a novel written by the Irish author Bram Stoker and first published in 1897. Dracula wasn’t the first vampire of literature, but he certainly was the one who spawned the popularity of vampires in theater, film and television, and indeed more novels. Personally, I can’t stand vampire fiction …

90 Titular host of TV’s “Game of Games” : ELLEN

Ellen DeGeneres is a very, very successful TV personality, having parlayed her career in stand-up comedy into lucrative gigs as an actress and talk show host. Back in 1997 DeGeneres chose the “Oprah Winfrey Show” to announce that she was a lesbian. Her character on “The Ellen Show” also came out as a lesbian in a scene with her therapist, who was played by Oprah Winfrey. Nice twist!

92 Sled supinely : LUGE

A luge is a small sled used by one or two people, on which one lies face up and feet first. The luge can be compared to the skeleton, a sled for only one person and on which the rider lies face down and goes down the hill head-first. Yikes!

93 Water spirit : NAIAD

The Naiads of Greek mythology were water nymphs associated with fountains, wells, springs and streams. The saltwater equivalents of the freshwater Naiads were the Oceanids.

94 Like the Magi : ADORING

“Magi” is the plural of the Latin word “magus”, a term applied to someone who was able to read the stars. Hence, “magi” is commonly used with reference to the “wise men from the East” who followed the star and visited Jesus soon after he was born. In Western Christianity, the three Biblical Magi are:

  • Melchior: a scholar from Persia
  • Caspar: a scholar from India
  • Balthazar: a scholar from Arabia

101 👨‍👦 🎹 🔮 : BIG

“Big” is a fun movie that was released in 1988. It is a romantic comedy with an unusual plot involving a young boy who is aged to adulthood overnight (played by Tom Hanks). Who can forget the scene where Hanks and the owner of a toy store hop around on a giant piano keyboard. Remember what they played? “Heart and Soul” and “Chopsticks” …

102 ⚾ ♀️ 😢 : A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

“A League of Their Own” is a comedy drama film released in 1992 that tells a tale about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League active during WWII. The lead actors were Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. The film spawned one of the most famous quotes in movie history: “There’s no crying in baseball!”

108 “The Loco-Motion” singer Little ____ : EVA

Carole King and her longtime partner Gerry Goffin have been writing hit songs since the early sixties. Carole and Gerry had a babysitter, one Eva Narcissus Boyd, who was always bopping around the house in an unusual dance style. They wrote a song about her dance and they called it “The Loco-Motion”. Then they gave it to the babysitter to record. Ms. Boyd chose as a stage name a character in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” called Little Eva …

109 Need for curdling milk into cheese : RENNET

Rennet is an enzyme complex that is produced in the stomach of mammals. Rennet is used by children to digest a mother’s milk. It is also used to coagulate milk in cheese production.

111 Buffalo’s county : ERIE

There are three Erie Counties in the US:

  • Erie County, New York (with Buffalo as the county seat)
  • Erie County, Ohio (with Sandusky as the county seat)
  • Erie County, Pennsylvania (with Erie as the county seat)

Buffalo is the second-most populous city in the state of New York. The city takes its name from Buffalo Creek that runs through the metropolis (although the waterway is called Buffalo River within the city). The source of the name Buffalo Creek is the subject of much speculation, but one thing is clear, there were never any bison in the area.

112 🧸 🍺 🚬 : TED

“Ted” is a 2012 movie written, directed, produced and starring Seth MacFarlane. In the story, MacFarlane voices a somewhat irreverent teddy bear who is the best friend of a character played by Mark Wahlberg. The audiences liked the film, and “Ted 2” followed in 2015.

114 Object of a Kickstarter campaign : FUNDS

Kickstarter.com is an increasingly popular “crowdfunding” website. Kickstarter is a contemporary version of the traditional model in which artists sought out patrons from among their audiences to fund their work. The website brings together individuals willing to fund projects, usually in exchange for some reward from the artist.

Down

1 Kit ____ bar : KAT

I grew up eating Kit Kat bars as a kid, as the chocolate confection has been around since the thirties. Kit Kats didn’t hit the shelves in the US until the seventies. I’ve seen new varieties of Kit Kat over in the UK, such as an orange-flavored version, but haven’t seen anything like that over here.

4 Wonder Woman portrayer : GAL GADOT

Gal Gadot is an actress and former Miss Israel. She plays Gisele Yashar in the “Fast & Furious” film franchise, and then began portraying Wonder Woman in superhero movies.

5 ____ Productions (media company) : HARPO

Oprah Winfrey’s multimedia production company is known as Harpo Studios. “Harpo” is “Oprah” spelled backwards, and is also the name of the husband of the character who Winfrey played in the movie “The Color Purple”.

6 Poet Nash : OGDEN

Ogden Nash was a poet from Rye, New York who is remembered for his light and quirky verse. Nash had over 500 such works published between 1931 and 1972.

12 “Metamorphoses” poet : OVID

“The Metamorphoses” is a narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid that deals with a lofty subject. It describes the history of the world from creation until the “present day”, that is Ovid’s “present day”, the era of Julius Caesar. A lot of the storyline makes use of Greek mythology (rather than Roman).

13 Sardine holder : TIN

Sardines are oily fish related to herrings. Sardines are also known as pilchards, although in the UK “sardine” is a noun reserved for a young pilchard. Very confusing …

15 Former Spanish coin : PESETA

The peseta is the former currency of Spain, and the de facto currency of Spain’s neighbor, the Principality of Andorra. The peseta was replaced by the euro in 2002.

24 Like Cheerios : OATY

Cheerios breakfast cereal has the distinction of being the first oat-based cereal introduced into the market, hitting the grocery store shelves in 1941. Back then, Cheerios were known as CheeriOats.

25 ____ couture : HAUTE

“Haute couture”, literally “high dressmaking” in French, is a name given to the creation of exclusive fashions. A couturier is someone who creates or sells such fashions.

30 🧚 ☠️ 🐊 : PAN

“Pan” is a 2015 movie about J. M. Barrie’s character Peter Pan. Young actor Levi Miller plays Peter Pan, supported by Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara. This one did not do well in theaters …

31 Hunted à la Ahab : WHALED

Captain Ahab is the obsessed and far from friendly captain of the Pequod in Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick”. The role of Captain Ahab was played by Gregory Peck in the 1956 John Huston film adaptation. Patrick Stewart played Ahab in a 1998 miniseries in which Peck made another appearance, as Father Mapple.

34 Airline to Geneva : SWISS

Genève (“Geneva” in English) is the largest city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. I’ve been to Geneva only once, and sadly what I remember most is how expensive it is. It is in fact the fourth or fifth most expensive city in the world.

35 Penny-ante : DINKY

Penny Ante poker is a game in which bets are limited to a penny, or some other small, friendly sum. The expression “penny-ante” has come to describe any business transaction that is on a small scale.

37 Chancellor von Bismarck : OTTO

Germany first became a country of her own in 1871 when the Princes of the various independent German states met at Versailles outside Paris to proclaim Wilhelm of Prussia as the Emperor of the German Empire. The man behind this historic development was Wilhelm’s Ministerpräsident, Otto von Bismarck. Von Bismarck was a powerful figure in Prussia and indeed on the world stage, and earning him the nickname “Iron Chancellor”.

39 Prayer leaders : IMAMS

An imam is a Muslim leader, and often the person in charge of a mosque or perhaps a Muslim community.

42 Who famously declared “The die is cast” : CAESAR

Supposedly, when Julius Caesar marched back to Rome from Gaul, he defiantly “crossed the Rubicon” with his army while uttering the words “Alea iacta est” (“The die is cast”).

46 Lowly worker : PEON

A peon is a lowly worker who has no real control over his/her working conditions. The word “peon” comes into English from Spanish, in which language it has the same meaning.

50 Rwanda minority : TUTSI

The Tutsi are the second-largest population in Rwanda, with the Hutu being the largest. The bloody conflict that has existed between the Tutsi and Hutu peoples dates back to about 1880 when Catholic missionaries arrived in the region. The missionaries found that they had more success converting the Hutus than the Tutsi, and when the Germans occupied the area during WWI they confiscated Tutsi land and gave it to Hutu tribes in order to reward religious conversion. This injustice fuels fighting to this very day.

53 Manhattan avenue known for its Museum Mile : FIFTH

Fifth Avenue in New York is sometimes referred to as the “most expensive street in the world” as the section that runs through Midtown Manhattan is home to upscale stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue.

54 Mother of Apollo and Artemis : LETO

In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of the goddess Artemis. Among other things, Apollo was worshiped as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, as well as healing and plague.

55 Major mower manufacturer : DEERE

John Deere invented the first commercially successful steel plow in 1837. Prior to Deere’s invention, farmers used an iron or wooden plow that constantly had to be cleaned as rich soil stuck to its surfaces. The cast-steel plow was revolutionary as its smooth sides solved the problem of “stickiness”. The Deere company that John founded uses the slogan “Nothing Runs Like a Deere”, and has a leaping deer as its logo.

61 New York city where Mark Twain was married and buried : ELMIRA

Elmira is a city in the southern tier of New York State located close to the border with Pennsylvania. Elmira was also the family home of Olivia Langdon, wife of Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). Mark Twain and family are buried in Elmira’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

62 Lachrymose : TEARY

“Lachrymose” means “teary”, from the Latin “lacrima”, the word for “tear”.

63 John on the Mayflower : ALDEN

John Alden is said to have been the first person to disembark from the Mayflower and to have set foot on Plymouth Rock in 1620. Alden himself was not a Pilgrim as such, and was a carpenter working on the Mayflower before it sailed. He apparently decided to travel with the ship at the last minute, perhaps in pursuit of the passenger who would become his wife, Priscilla Mullens. Alden ended up in a love triangle with Priscilla and Captain Miles Standish, a relationship which is recounted in the Longfellow poem “The Courtship of Miles Standish”. John and Priscilla were the parents of a son John Alden, who was later to be accused during the Salem witch trials.

64 Capital on a fjord : OSLO

The Norwegian capital of Oslo is located at the northern end of a fjord known as Oslofjord. The fjord is home to 40 islands that lie within the city’s limits. Oslo also has 343 lakes.

69 Ingredient in an Italian sandwich : SALAMI

The Norwegian capital of Oslo is located at the northern end of a fjord known as Oslofjord. The fjord is home to 40 islands that lie within the city’s limits. Oslo also has 343 lakes.

70 Reaction shot? : EPIPEN

EpiPen is a brand of epinephrine auto-injector. An EpiPen delivers a measured dose of epinephrine, which is a common treatment for an extreme allergic reaction.

71 Race with gates : SUPER G

Super Giant Slalom (Super G) is an alpine skiing event introduced in 1982. The Super G isn’t as fast as its sister event the Downhill, but is faster than the more technical Giant Slalom.

74 Looked over slides at home, say : UMPED

Back in the 15th century, “an umpire” was referred to as “a noumpere”, which was misheard and hence causing the dropping of the initial letter N. The term “noumpere” came from Old French “nonper” meaning “not even, odd number”. The idea was that the original umpire was a third person called on to arbitrate between two, providing that “odd number” needed to decide the dispute.

80 Space program : STAR TREK

When Gene Roddenberry first proposed the science fiction series that became “Star Trek”, he marketed it as “Wagon Train to the Stars”, a pioneer-style Western in outer space. In fact, his idea was to produce something more like “Gulliver’s Travels”, as he intended to write episodes that were adventure stories on one level, but morality tales on another. Personally, I think that he best achieved this model with the spin-off series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (TNG). If you watch individual episodes you will see thinly disguised treatments of moral issues such as racism, homosexuality, genocide etc. For my money, “The Next Generation” is the best of the whole franchise …

83 Charles Schulz strip : PEANUTS

Charlie Brown is the main character in the long-running comic strip called “Peanuts”, created by Charles Schulz. Charlie’s catchphrase is “good grief”. He has several persistent frustrations in his life, including an inability to fly a kite. The focus of his kite-flying frustration is the dreaded Kite-Eating Tree.

84 They block for the QB, informally : O-LINE

Offensive line (O-line)

88 🥊 🦋 🐝 : ALI

“Ali” is a 2001 biographical movie about Muhammad Ali, with Will Smith in the title role. Among other things, the film is noted for its realistic fight scenes. The scenes were realistic because Smith was really being hit, as hard as his opponents could manage.

89 Cruise line that owned the Lusitania : CUNARD

The RMS Lusitania was a Cunard ocean liner that was sunk off the coast of Ireland in May 1915 during WWI. The Lusitania was on its traditional route between Liverpool and New York City, having departed New York six days before the sinking. She was attacked by a German U-boat, with 1,198 of the 1,959 people on board being killed. The main result of the sinking was to turn public opinion against Germany, greatly contributing to the US entering the war.

91 Seaweed used to wrap sushi : NORI

Nori is an edible seaweed that we used to know as “laver” when I was living in Wales. Nori is usually dried into thin sheets. Here in the US, we are most familiar with nori as the seaweed used as a wrap for sushi.

93 Brexit politician Farage : NIGEL

British politician Nigel Farage used to be the leader of UKIP, the UK Independence Party. Farage is a noted “Eurosceptic” and was a leading voice in the movement that led to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. I note that Farage seems to have some credibility here in the US, but quite frankly he is the subject of considerable ridicule in the UK. He is a Member of the European Parliament, but has never managed to win a UK parliamentary election.

94 Garden pest : APHID

Aphids are called “greenfly” back in Britain and Ireland 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!).

96 Aid in illegal activity : ABET

The word “abet” comes into English from the Old French “abeter” meaning “to bait” or “to harass with dogs” (it literally means “to make bite”). This sense of encouraging something bad to happen morphed into our modern usage of “abet” meaning to aid or encourage someone in a crime.

99 Onetime iPod model : NANO

The iPod Nano was the successor to the iPod Mini and was introduced to the market at the end of 2005. There were seven versions of the Nano, until it was discontinued in 2017.

100 Laurel of Laurel and Hardy : STAN

Stan Laurel was an English comic actor (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson), who made a great career for himself in Hollywood. Laurel ended up at the Hal Roach studio directing films, intent on pursuing a career in writing and directing. However, he was a sometime actor and was asked to step in when another comic actor, Oliver Hardy, was injured and couldn’t perform. Laurel and Hardy started to share a stage together during that time and when it was clear they worked so well together, their partnership was born. Oh, and the oft-quoted story that Clint Eastwood is the son of Stan Laurel … that’s just an urban myth.

103 Brian in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ENO

Brian Eno started his musical career with Roxy Music. However, Eno’s most oft-played composition (by far!) is Microsoft’s “startup jingle”, the 6-second sound you hear when the Windows operating system is booting up. Eno might have annoyed the Microsoft folks when he stated on a BBC radio show:

I wrote it on a Mac. I’ve never used a PC in my life; I don’t like them.

104 Ailment with a “season” : FLU

Influenza (the “flu”) is an ailment that is caused by a virus. The virus is readily inactivated by the use of soap, so washing hands and surfaces is especially helpful in containing flu outbreaks.

105 El Dorado gold : ORO

The original El Dorado was a Muisca chief who was covered with gold dust in a tribal ritual and then dove into Lake Guatavita in present-day Colombia. Later, “El Dorado” was adopted as the name for a mythical “Lost City of Gold” that became a quest from many Spanish Conquistadors who explored the Americas.

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Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 With 115-Across, 🦍 👩 🏢 : KING …
5 Energy-efficient Navajo structure : HOGAN
10 “Take this bit of advice …” : PROTIP
16 🎅 🌃 🎁 : ELF
19 On the briny : ASEA
20 Grecian hub : AGORA
21 Gorge : RAVINE
22 Corporate honcho : CEO
23 💍 🧝 🌋 : THE LORD OF THE RINGS
26 👨 💗 📱 : HER
27 Gawked : GAPED
28 Looked over before knocking over : CASED
29 Arrive for duty : REPORT
31 Illinois city or its college : WHEATON
34 Closes : SHUTS
35 80-Down android : DATA
36 Close by : HANDY
37 Have because of : OWE TO
38 🚢 🧑‍🎨 🧊 : TITANIC
41 Regarding : AS TO
42 📰 💰 🛷 : CITIZEN KANE
45 Unruly head of hair : MOP
47 What a future attorney must now take by tablet, for short : LSAT
48 ____ on a log (healthy snack) : ANTS
49 Wapitis : ELKS
50 Not spicy, so to speak : TAME
51 QB Manning : ELI
52 Outbacks taken back, e.g. : REPOS
53 Mentally erratic : FLAKY
55 🐘 🐁 🎪 : DUMBO
56 Get the bugs out of : DELOUSE
58 Cinque x due : DIECI
59 Places atop : SETS ON
60 🚀 🦧 🗽 : PLANET OF THE APES
64 Removal from power : OUSTER
67 Slow, in music : LENTO
68 Bug-eyed primates : LORISES
72 🚌 🚧 💣 : SPEED
73 Runaway #1 : SMASH
74 Not called for : UNDUE
76 Cartoon character voiced by Hank Azaria : APU
77 Rhyme for rude and crude, appropriately : LEWD
78 Kerfuffle : STIR
79 Rendezvous : MEET
80 Yacht spot : SLIP
81 Gender-neutral pronoun : ONE
82 ☂️ 👜 🎠 : MARY POPPINS
86 Word with recorder or measure : TAPE …
87 ⚰️ 🦇 🏰 : DRACULA
90 Titular host of TV’s “Game of Games” : ELLEN
91 Parent of a newborn, typically : NAMER
92 Sled supinely : LUGE
93 Water spirit : NAIAD
94 Like the Magi : ADORING
96 Unavoidable process : AGEING
99 Goose : NINNY
100 ____ climbing, new medal event at the 2020 Olympics : SPORT
101 👨‍👦 🎹 🔮 : BIG
102 ⚾ ♀️ 😢 : A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
108 “The Loco-Motion” singer Little ____ : EVA
109 Need for curdling milk into cheese : RENNET
110 Knack : FLAIR
111 Buffalo’s county : ERIE
112 🧸 🍺 🚬 : TED
113 Shows signs of hunger : DROOLS
114 Object of a Kickstarter campaign : FUNDS
115 See 1-Across : … KONG

Down

1 Kit ____ bar : KAT
2 Ending with brack or Black : -ISH
3 Originally : NEE
4 Wonder Woman portrayer : GAL GADOT
5 ____ Productions (media company) : HARPO
6 Poet Nash : OGDEN
7 “Well done” : GOOD
8 Pet sound : ARF!
9 First capital of Mississippi : NATCHEZ
10 “Sergeant ____ of the Yukon” (old radio and TV series) : PRESTON
11 Some steak orders : RARES
12 “Metamorphoses” poet : OVID
13 Sardine holder : TIN
14 Unappreciative sorts : INGRATES
15 Former Spanish coin : PESETA
16 Quick comeback? : ECHO
17 Impolite look : LEER
18 Snow construction : FORT
24 Like Cheerios : OATY
25 ____ couture : HAUTE
30 🧚 ☠️ 🐊 : PAN
31 Hunted à la Ahab : WHALED
32 Pain in the rear : HASSLE
33 Necessitate : ENTAIL
34 Airline to Geneva : SWISS
35 Penny-ante : DINKY
37 Chancellor von Bismarck : OTTO
38 Superseder of a silent : TALKIE
39 Prayer leaders : IMAMS
40 Fast-food option : COMBO
42 Who famously declared “The die is cast” : CAESAR
43 Indelibly, say : IN PEN
44 Actor Stacy : KEACH
46 Lowly worker : PEON
50 Rwanda minority : TUTSI
52 Like notebook paper and monarchies : RULED
53 Manhattan avenue known for its Museum Mile : FIFTH
54 Mother of Apollo and Artemis : LETO
55 Major mower manufacturer : DEERE
57 Chose : OPTED
58 Puts on : DONS
59 Features of teapots : SPOUTS
61 New York city where Mark Twain was married and buried : ELMIRA
62 Lachrymose : TEARY
63 John on the Mayflower : ALDEN
64 Capital on a fjord : OSLO
65 Tip over : UPEND
66 Underground channel : SEWER
69 Ingredient in an Italian sandwich : SALAMI
70 Reaction shot? : EPIPEN
71 Race with gates : SUPER G
73 Old and worn : STALE
74 Looked over slides at home, say : UMPED
75 German refusal : NEIN
78 Customs target : SMUGGLER
80 Space program : STAR TREK
83 Charles Schulz strip : PEANUTS
84 They block for the QB, informally : O-LINE
85 Postseason game : PLAY-OFF
88 🥊 🦋 🐝 : ALI
89 Cruise line that owned the Lusitania : CUNARD
91 Seaweed used to wrap sushi : NORI
93 Brexit politician Farage : NIGEL
94 Garden pest : APHID
95 People of action : DOERS
96 Aid in illegal activity : ABET
97 Bestow : GIVE
98 “Zoinks!” : EGAD!
99 Onetime iPod model : NANO
100 Laurel of Laurel and Hardy : STAN
103 Brian in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ENO
104 Ailment with a “season” : FLU
105 El Dorado gold : ORO
106 Take first : WIN
107 Below zero: Abbr. : NEG