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By Warren Manners

Editor’s Note: A previous puzzle, “Crossoku,” was published without some important structural information, confusing many puzzlers. A corrected version of this puzzle is available here.

1              Simulated

5              Noxious vapor

11           Tommy, e.g.

16           White poplar

21           Capital of Vanuatu

22           Gimpy one

23           Indy entrant

24           Kind of nose

25           Capital of Samoa

26           River on the Texas/Louisiana border

27           Dweeb

28           It’s a long story

29           Pool or wave

31           Ancient Phoenician city

32           Occur afterwards

33           Kind of poll

34           British secondary school exam

36           Trillion prefix

37           Cleaning, as if for military inspection

38           Coronet

39           Dwelled

41           Dorm VIPs

42           Years, to Yves

43           Univ. figure

45           Stab

46           Sufi ascetic

48           Jet or time follower

49           Make public

50           Grasslands

51           IV measurements

54           Crow relative

55           Extinct flightless bird

56           Suffers in the sun

58           Type of moth

62           Gods of Asgard

64           Ballpark figure?

65           Real ______

69           NATO or OPEC

71           Anjou kin

72           Spanish red wines

74           Plastic ____ Band

75           #2 on the list

77           #8 on the list

79           Senior living facility: Abbr.

80           Soph, Jr, and Sr

81           Venom

83           Harvey and Irma offering

84           Guy

85           Within ___ a hell: Shakespeare

87           #10 on the list

89           Tapered but not sharply pointed

93           Heavy Metal lead character

94           It may be drawn

95           Swiss shoe brand

97           Bar mixer

98           Gold bricks

100         ____ Enterprise

101         Scopes Trial prosecutor

103         Usurper

104         Island in the Bay of Naples

106         Demure

107         Small power sources

109         Binges, briefly

110         Dumbstruck

113         Indian bean

114         Opposite of dis

115         Anthology

119         Thai tongue

120         Bulgarian currency

121         Newswoman Lindstrom

122         Prog. interruption

123         Vexes

127         Soupçon

129         Stat. method used to test differences between means

131         Greek vowels

133         #5 on the list

134         People who are partially of Asian descent

135         Works on the floor

136         Gives a hand

138         Egg containers

139         Navigational aids, abbr.

140         Snafu

141         Luxury carmaker from early 1900’s

143         Pizzazz

144         Peculiar

145         A Bantu language

146         Egyptian god

147         Zamboni milieu

148         Eastern confed.

149         Lake Titicaca’s range

150         Covered ground

151         Tests for srs.

Down   

1              Self-image?

2              Bird species native to Trinidad and Tobago

3              Skips a phoneme

4              Also #8 on the list

5              D.C. United org.

6              Point-of-sale technology used with HSA debit cards

7              Boundary

8              Some Pig billboard

9              Holy candelabrum

10           Some bowls

11           #4 on the list

12           Hocking

13           Ecological transplant

14           Same old story?

15           Musical run

16           Grain bristle

17           Nile tilapia

18           Qatar, Kuwait or Dubai

19           #7 on the list

20           Lengthwise

30           News article introduction

35           Irish sea god

40           VHS displacer

44           Cousins in Madrid

47           Actuarial assoc. of assoc’s.

48           City in SE Spain

49           Happy Days setting

50           Trip agent

51           Bird feature

52           La La Land’s, pishy _____

53           Gushing

55           Oral Torah document

56           Scottish child

57           Musical notes

59           Winter coats

60           Univ. out of Quebec

61           Firth of Clyde port

63           Gatherings

64           Weakness

66           Messi’s maiden name

67           There are approximately 64 of these in a USD

68           Happy companion?

70           Wife of Zeus

73           Peter, Paul and Mary manager

76           Owlet moth

78           Fatigued

79           Saguaros

82           Zulu relative

84           Tom, Dick or Harry

85           Roman 1501

86           Poetic dusk

87           Mistake

88           Brothers’ keeper?

90           Egyptian god of war

91           Prepared to drive

92           Mistakes

94           Sports stat.

96           #3 on the list (his company)

99           HHS oversight division

102         Indian flatbread

105         Croatia to a Croat

106         #6 on the list

108         Military address

110         Marshmallow plant

111         #1 on the list

112         Fungal zygote

114         Veer

115         Benign bone tumor

116         Mah-jongg piece

117         Tree sloth

118         Masters of spin?

120         Attenuate

121         Chopin’s nationality

122         Travelling salesman (var.)

124         Orchid species

125         Off the mark

126         Gecko cousins

128         Patty Hearst alias

130         Curtain fabric

132         David’s device

137         Desiccated

142         Way cool!

 

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