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I am on vacation in Ireland until October 9th. I plan on doing the puzzle each day (with a pint, no doubt), although I may be a little late due to time zone differences. I am sure that you understand. Happy puzzling, and slainte!

Bill

0624-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 24 Jun 12, Sunday





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CROSSWORD SETTER: Elizabeth C. Gorski
THEME: Element of Surprise … today’s puzzle has an environmental theme, with a reference to C, the atomic symbol for carbon. Joining the letters C in the grid produces the outline of a “carbon” footprint:
42D. Global warming calculation whose shape is suggested by connecting 14 squares in this puzzle in a closed loop based on the appropriate 23-Across : CARBON FOOTPRINT
23A. Every chemical element has one : ATOMIC SYMBOL

40A. Worrisome Arctic and Antarctic developments : OZONE HOLES
69A. Conservationist's catchphrase : SAVE WATER
94A. Arborist's catchphrase : PLANT A TREE
117A. Environmentalist's catchphrase : CONSERVE FUEL
8D. Potential landfill pollutants, for short : PCBS
9D. Car opener? : ECONO-
14D. Atmospheric worries : GREENHOUSE GASES
44D. Kind of society that is careless of the environment : THROW-AWAY
97D. Green vehicle : ECOCAR
COMPLETION TIME: 25m 33s
ANSWERS I MISSED: 0


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15. Nurse : SIP
One sipping a drink might be said to nurse it.

18. 18th-century Russian emperor : PETER II
Peter II was the son of Peter I and Emperor of Russia. Peter II took over as Emperor on the death of Catherine I, wife of Peter I.

20. "___ homo" : ECCE
According to the Gospel of John, when Pilate presented a scourged and beaten Jesus to the crowd, he used the words, "Ecce homo", Latin for "Behold the man".

21. Media executive Bob : IGER
Robert Iger is currently the president and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, the successor to Michael Eisner. Iger worked for ABC when it was taken over by Disney in 1996, and in 1999 he was named president of Walt Disney International. He is doing okay for himself. He earned more that $29 million in 2009.

22. Mobile info organizer : PDA
A device like perhaps an iPhone, Droid, or Treo, can be termed a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

23. Every chemical element has one : ATOMIC SYMBOL
The chemical element carbon has the atomic symbol “C” and the atomic number of 6.

27. "Tough-actin'" medication : TINACTIN
Tolnaftate is an anti-fungal agent, sold under the Merck brand name "Tinactin", as well as others. Tolnaftate can be purchased over the counter, and is found to be effective against jock itch, athlete's foot and ringworm.

28. Ginger cookie : SNAP
"Ginger snap cookies" are known as "ginger nut biscuits" back in Ireland where I come from.

32. 2012 Mark Wahlberg comedy : TED
“Ted” is a movie that is about to be released that was written, directed, produced and stars Seth MacFarlane. In the story, MacFarlane voices a teddy bear who is the best friend of a character played by Mark Wahlberg.

37. Antlered animal : ELK
The elk (also known as the wapiti) is the one of the largest species of deer in the world, with only the moose being bigger. Early European settlers were used to seeing the smaller red deer back in their homelands, so when they saw the "huge" wapiti they assumed it was a moose, and gave it the European name for a moose, namely "elk". The more correct term then is "wapiti", the Shawnee name for the animal, which means "white rump". It's all very confusing ...

40. Worrisome Arctic and Antarctic developments : OZONE HOLES
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are the propellants that were once used in aerosols. They make their way up into the ozone layer and trigger a chain reaction that converts ozone (O3) into regular oxygen (O2). That conversion creates “holes” in the ozone layer. Regular O2 is good stuff, but we need O3 to absorb harmful UV radiation raining down on us. CFC ... not good stuff ...

42. ___ anglais (English horn) : COR
The English Horn is also known as the Cor Anglais, and is a double-reed woodwind instrument.

46. Sue Grafton's "___ for Outlaw" : O IS
Sue Grafton writes detective novels, and her "alphabet series" features the private investigator Kinsey Millhone. She started off with "A Is for Alibi" in 1982 and is working her way through the alphabet, most recently publishing "U Is for Undertow" in 2009. What a clever naming system!

47. Popular Caribbean destination, informally : ST BARTS
The correct name for the island we often call St. Barts is Saint Barthélemy. St. Barts is in the Caribbean, one of the French West Indies.

51. "___ 1138" (1971 sci-fi film) : THX
“THX 1138” is a 1971 movie directed by George Lucas, his first feature-length film. THX 1138 is the name of the movie’s hero, played by Robert Duvall. THX 1138 is a factory worker living in the future, in a world in which the society is controlled by administering drugs that suppress emotions and sexual desire.

56. Sommelier's pick : CLARET
“Clairet” is a dark rosé wine. Although it is uncommon today, clairet used to be the most common wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. For centuries now, English consumers have used the derivative term “claret” to describe all red wine from Bordeaux.

“Sommelier” is the French word for a wine steward.

74. Falls for married women? : NIAGARA
For well over a century now, the twin cities of Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario have been popular honeymoon destinations. Niagara Falls got a boost as a honeymoon destination in 1953 with the release of “Niagara”, a film noir starring Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton.

76. Roker and Pacino : ALS
Al Roker is best known as the meteorologist on the “Today” show on NBC. He has successfully branched out from that platform though, and even co-wrote a novel called “The Morning Show Murders”, about a celebrity chef and TV host who get entangled in mystery. Topical stuff …

Al Pacino seems to be best known for playing characters on either side of the law. His big break in movies came when he played Michael Corleone in “The Godfather”, a role that grew for him as the series of films progressed. But his Oscar-winning role was that of a blind ex-military officer in “Scent of a Woman”.

82. In the arms of Morpheus : ASLEEP
Morpheus was the Greek god of dreams and sleep, and is my favorite of the Greek gods. Morpheus of course gave his name to morphine, the sedative.

85. ___ Diego : SAN
The California city of San Diego sits on the border with Mexico, right on the Pacific coast. The city is named for Spanish Mission San Deigo de Alcalá.

86. Harangues : SCREEDS
A screed is a long speech or piece of writing, usually full of emotion.

88. Arm of the U.S. Cong. : GAO
The Government Accounting Office, established as a branch of the US Congress in 1921, was renamed the Government Accountability Office in 2004. A much better name, I think ...

89. Big tippler : SOT
Our word "sot" comes from the Old English "sott", meaning a fool. The word "sot" started to be associated with alcohol, and not just foolery, in the late 1500s.

98. Gemini and Virgo : SIGNS
Each of the twelve astrological signs is associated with one of the classical elements:
- Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth signs: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo
- Air signs: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
- Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

100. Exchange purchase: Abbr. : STK
A stock (stk.) is traded on a stock exchange.

103. Dutch exports : TULIPS
We usually associate the cultivation of tulips with the Netherlands, but they were first grown commercially in the Ottoman Empire. The name “tulip” ultimately derives from the Ottoman Turkish word “tulbend” which means “muslin, gauze”.

The world's first ever speculative "bubble" in the financial markets took place in 1637, when the price of tulip bulbs sky-rocketed out of control. The tulip had been introduced into Europe a few years earlier and demand for tulips was so high that single bulbs were selling for ten times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. The climb in prices was followed quickly by a collapse in the market that was so striking that the forces at play were given the term "tulip mania". To this day, any large economic bubble may be referred to as "tulip mania".

104. Sight on an Alaskan cruise : ORCA
The taxonomic name for the killer whale is Orcinus orca. The use of the name "orca", rather than "killer whale", is becoming more and more common. The Latin word "Orcinus" means "belonging to Orcus", with Orcus being the name for the Kingdom of the Dead.

107. Transnational cash : EUROS
The European Union today stands at a membership of 27 states. The Euro is the official currency of only 16 of the 27. The list of states not using the Euro includes the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

110. N.Y.C. home of van Gogh : MOMA
The founding of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City was very much driven by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, the wife of John D. Rockefeller, son of the oil magnate. Working with two friends, she managed to get the museum opened in 1929, just nine days after the Wall Street Crash. The MoMA's sculpture garden bears the name of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and has done so since 1949.

114. Seltzer bottle capacity : ONE LITER
The name “seltzer” comes from the village of Selters in Germany. Selters has natural springs of carbonated mineral water that is bottled and sold as Selters water. In English-speaking countries the name has morphed into “Seltzer” water.

121. Band with a juiced-up name? : AC/DC
If you have a laptop with an external power supply, then that big “block” is an AC/DC converter. It converts the AC current you get from a wall socket into the DC current that is used by the laptop.

The Heavy Metal band known as AC/DC was formed by two brothers in Australia. The group is usually called "Acca Dacca" down under.

124. Edible root : TARO
The corm of some taro plants is used to make poi, the traditional Hawaiian dish (that I think tastes horrible). When a taro plant is grown as an ornamental, it is often called Elephant Ears due to the shape of its large leaves.

125. ___ Hashana : ROSH
Rosh Hashanah is loosely referred to as "Jewish New Year". The literal translation from Hebrew is "head of the year".

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3. Like much avant-garde music : ATONAL
People described as being avant-garde are especially innovative. "Avant-garde" is French for “advance guard”.

5. Dampier of the N.B.A. : ERICK
Erick Dampier is a professional basketball player. He plays for the Atlanta Hawks.

6. Webster's ref. : DICT
Not only is Noah Webster's name inextricably linked with his series of dictionaries, but he is also renowned as an advocate for English spelling reform. He argued that "traditional" English is hard to learn, and that it should be simplified and standardized. He published spelling books that were used in schools, and from edition to edition he changed the spelling of words in order to simplify the language. Examples are the use of "s" over "c" in words like "defense" (in Ireland we have defence and defense depending on usage), "-re" became "-er" as in center instead of centre (reversing the influence of French), and he dropped one of the Ls in words like traveler (I learned "traveller"). Mind you, he also spelled "tongue" as "tung", but he didn't get very far with that one.

8. Potential landfill pollutants, for short : PCBS
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) ...

10. Presidential middle name : DELANO
FDR was the only child of Sara Delano and James Roosevelt Sr. The Delano family history in America goes back to the pilgrim Phillippe de Lannoy, an immigrant of Flemish descent who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. The family name "de Lannoy" was anglicized here in the US, to "Delano".

11. Signature piece? : BIC
Société Bic is a French company, based in Clichy in France. The first product the company produced, more than fifty years ago, was the Bic Cristal ballpoint pen that is still produced today. Bic also makes other disposable products such as lighters and razors.

14. Atmospheric worries : GREENHOUSE GASES
Greenhouse gases are gases that act can both absorb and emit heat. The most abundant greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide and methane. Without these gases in the atmosphere, the mean temperature of the earth would be significantly lower. Since the Industrial Revolution man has caused dramatic shifts in the amount of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere in particular, causing the mean temperature of the earth to rise. Not a good thing, I hear …

24. California's Santa ___ Mountains : YNEZ
The Santa Ynez Mountains from the southern border of the Santa Ynez Valley in California.

The Santa Ynez Valley is a winegrowing region in Santa Barbara County in California. The Santa Ynez Valley was the setting and location for the wonderful 2004 film “Sideways”.

26. "Girl With a Hoop" and "The Umbrellas" : RENOIRS
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French painter, very much at the forefront of the Impressionist Movement. Renoir was a prolific artist, with several thousand works attributed to him. The largest collection of Renoirs is actually in the United States. You can see 181 of his paintings at the Barnes Foundation just outside Philadelphia.

29. "The Last Don" author : PUZO
The novelist and screenwriter Mario Puzo, was best known for his book “The Godfather”, which he also co-adapted for the big screen. His name is less associated with some very famous screenplays that he wrote, including “Earthquake”, “Superman” and “Superman II”.

38. 45th American vice president : GORE
Al Gore was born in Washington DC, the son of Al Gore, Sr., then a US Representative for the state of Tennessee. After deferring his military service in order to attend Harvard, Gore became eligible for the draft on graduation. Many of his classmates found ways of avoiding the draft, but he decided to serve and even took the "tougher" option of joining the army as an enlisted man. Actor Tommy Lee Jones shared a house with Gore in college and says that his buddy told him that even if he could find a way around the draft, someone with less options than him would have to go in his place and that was just wrong.

42. Global warming calculation whose shape is suggested by connecting 14 squares in this puzzle in a closed loop based on the appropriate 23-Across : CARBON FOOTPRINT
The carbon footprint of a person, family or organization say, is defined as the total set of greenhouse gases caused by the presence and activities of that entity. More simply it is a measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide and methane emitted by the entity.

47. Éclat : SPLASH
Éclat can mean a brilliant show of success, or the applause or accolade that one receives. The word derives from the French "éclater" meaning "to splinter, burst out".

48. 1998 Alanis Morissette hit : THANK U
Alanis Morissette is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After releasing two pop albums in Canada, in 1995 she recorded her first album to be distributed internationally. Called "Jagged Little Pill", it is a collection of songs with more of a rock influence. The album was a huge success, the highest-selling album of the 1990s, and the highest-selling debut album by any artist at any time (selling over 30 million units).

52. Woman warrior : XENA
Lucy Lawless is a New Zealand actress (and singer), famous for playing the title role in TV's "Xena: Warrior Princess". Lawless first played the Xena character in a made-for-TV movie called "Hercules and the Amazon Women", and later reprised the role in a series called "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys". Xena became so popular that a series was built around her character, with Lawless retained for the role.

55. Jack who's a picky eater : SPRAT
Jack Sprat was a nickname given in the 16th century to people of small stature. Jack featured in a proverb of the day:
Jack will eat not fat, and Jull doth love no leane. Yet betwixt them both they lick the dishes cleane.
Over time, this mutated into a nursery rhyme that is still recited heard in England:
Jack Sprat could eat no fat. His wife could eat no lean. And so between them both, you see, they licked the platter clean.

57. Montreal suburb : LAVAL
Laval is the largest suburb of Montreal.

64. Like pre-1917 Russia : TSARIST
The former Soviet Union (USSR) was created in 1922, not long after the Russian Revolution of 1917 that overthrew the Tsar. Geographically, the new Soviet Union was roughly equivalent to the old Russian Empire, and was comprised of fifteen Soviet Socialist Republics.

66. Shoulder muscles, in gym-speak : DELTS
The deltoid muscle is actually a group of muscles, the ones that cover the shoulder and create the roundness under the skin. The deltoid is triangular in shape resembling the Greek letter delta, hence the name.

75. ___ in igloo : I AS
The Inuit word for "house" is "iglu", which we usually write as "igloo". The Greenlandic (yes, that's a language) word for "house" is very similar, "igdlo".

81. Tolkien forest creatures : ENTS
Ents are those tree-like creatures that live in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, in his series of books "The Lord of the Rings". “Ent” is an Old English word for “giant”.

82. Scroll holders : ARKS
The Torah ark is found in a synagogue, and is the ornamental container in which are stored the Torah scrolls.

84. One frequently being waved at : TORO
Spanish bullfighting is known locally as “corrida de toros”, literally "race of bulls".

88. Part of the Spanish Armada : GALLEON
The most famous Armada was the Spanish fleet that sailed against England in order to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I in 1588. It failed in its mission, partly due to bad weather encountered en route. Ironically, the English mounted a similar naval attack against Spain the following year, and it failed as well.

94. Mosquito fleet vessel : PT BOAT
Collectively, a group of WWII PT boats was referred to as a mosquito fleet.

PT Boats were motor torpedo boats: small speedy vessels that used torpedoes as their primary weapon against large surface ships. The "PT" stands for "Patrol Torpedo". The most famous PT Boats that served during WWII were probably PT-41 that carried General Douglas MacArthur and his family from Corregidor to Mindanao in his escape from the Philippines, and PT-109 that was commanded by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, future President of the United States.

95. Angola's capital : LUANDA
Luanda is the capital city of Angola. Luanda is a large seaport that was founded by the Portuguese in 1576. For centuries, Luanda served as the main center of the slave trade from Africa to the Portuguese colony of Brazil.

96. "Law & Order" figure: Abbr. : ASST DA
“Law & Order” ran for many, many years on NBC, from 1990 to 2010. “Law & Order” is a police drama that spawned a huge franchise of shows both here in the US and overseas. I am probably a bit biased, but my favorite is the version shown in BBC America called “Law & Order: UK”.

99. Marvin who sang "Let's Get It On" : GAYE
“Let’s Get It On” is a song by Marvin Gaye, first recorded in 1973. The song’s lyrics have to be among the most sexually charged in the popular repertoire, and helped to earn Gaye a reputation as a sex icon.

101. Father, Son and Holy Spirit : TRIUNE
A triune is another word for a trinity, three beings in one.

102. Seoul soul : KOREAN
Seoul is the captial city of South Korea. The Seoul National Capital Area is home to over 25 million people and is the second largest metropolitan area in the world, after Tokyo, Japan.

105. Old brand whose logo featured a torch : AMOCO
Amoco is an abbreviation for the American Oil Company. Amoco was the first oil company to introduce gasoline tanker trucks and drive-through filling stations. I wonder did they know what they were starting ...?

107. Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
Elemi is a tree native to the Philippines. The tree gives its name to the resin that is harvested from it. Elemi resin is used in varnishes and printing inks.

113. Ukrainian city, formerly : LVOV
Lviv (also Lvov) is a city in western Ukraine. One of Lviv’s more famous sons here in the US is Emmanuel Ax, the classical pianist who has lived here in the US since he was 12 year old.

115. Bud holder : EAR
Ear buds are headphones.

116. "King Kong" studio : RKO
The RKO Pictures studio was formed when RCA (RADIO Corporation of America) bought the KEITH-Albee-ORPHEUM theaters (and Joe Kennedy's Film Booking Offices of America). The RKO acronym then comes from the words “Radio”, “Keith” and “Orpheum”.

“King Kong” really is a classic movie. It stars Fay Wray as the young woman (Ann Darrow) for whom Kong falls. Wray was very interested in the role as she was told she would be playing opposite the "tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood". She thought it might be Clark Gable. At least that’s how the story goes ...

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. Went easy on : SPARED
7. Went 90, say : SPED
11. Pop's relative? : BANG
15. Nurse : SIP
18. 18th-century Russian emperor : PETER II
20. "___ homo" : ECCE
21. Media executive Bob : IGER
22. Mobile info organizer : PDA
23. Every chemical element has one : ATOMIC SYMBOL
25. Stalks in a soup kitchen : CELERIES
27. "Tough-actin'" medication : TINACTIN
28. Ginger cookie : SNAP
30. Eye salaciously : LEER AT
31. Bare : STARK
32. 2012 Mark Wahlberg comedy : TED
34. Load to bear : ONUS
36. Present from birth : INNATE
37. Antlered animal : ELK
38. Goggled : GAZED
40. Worrisome Arctic and Antarctic developments : OZONE HOLES
42. ___ anglais (English horn) : COR
43. Congratulations indicator : PAT
45. Have loans : OWE
46. Sue Grafton's "___ for Outlaw" : O IS
47. Popular Caribbean destination, informally : ST BARTS
51. "___ 1138" (1971 sci-fi film) : THX
53. Search with a fine-tooth comb : SCOUR
55. Realm : SPHERE
56. Sommelier's pick : CLARET
59. Drapery adornments : TASSELS
63. Backup procedure : PLAN B
64. Chorus line leader? : TRA
65. Seeing someone socially : ON A DATE
67. Fan sound : RAH
68. Cost : RAN TO
69. Conservationist's catchphrase : SAVE WATER
71. Slope : GRADE
73. Pose : ASK
74. Falls for married women? : NIAGARA
76. Roker and Pacino : ALS
77. Supermarket datum : AISLE
78. To date : THUS FAR
80. Like puns among all forms of humor, it's said : LOWEST
82. In the arms of Morpheus : ASLEEP
83. Place : POSIT
85. ___ Diego : SAN
86. Harangues : SCREEDS
88. Arm of the U.S. Cong. : GAO
89. Big tippler : SOT
91. Financial page abbr. : YTD
93. Some nods : OKS
94. Arborist's catchphrase : PLANT A TREE
98. Gemini and Virgo : SIGNS
100. Exchange purchase: Abbr. : STK
103. Dutch exports : TULIPS
104. Sight on an Alaskan cruise : ORCA
106. Animal pouch : SAC
107. Transnational cash : EUROS
109. Farm machines : BALERS
110. N.Y.C. home of van Gogh : MOMA
112. Cause panic in a theater, perhaps : YELL FIRE
114. Seltzer bottle capacity : ONE LITER
117. Environmentalist's catchphrase : CONSERVE FUEL
119. Hubbub : ADO
120. Neighbor of Sask. : N DAK
121. Band with a juiced-up name? : AC/DC
122. Tokenish : NOMINAL
123. Vacation acquisition, maybe : TAN
124. Edible root : TARO
125. ___ Hashana : ROSH
126. Flirtatious lot : VIXENS

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1. Tiffs : SPATS
2. Tiny : PETITE
3. Like much avant-garde music : ATONAL
4. Comment : REMARK
5. Dampier of the N.B.A. : ERICK
6. Webster's ref. : DICT
7. Theological inst. : SEM
8. Potential landfill pollutants, for short : PCBS
9. Car opener? : ECONO-
10. Presidential middle name : DELANO
11. Signature piece? : BIC
12. Century, say : AGE
13. Nervous ___ : NELLIE
14. Atmospheric worries : GREENHOUSE GASES
15. Pasta shapes : SPIRALS
16. Brainstorm : IDEATE
17. Wallops : PASTES
19. Question to a museum visitor : IS IT ART?
24. California's Santa ___ Mountains : YNEZ
26. "Girl With a Hoop" and "The Umbrellas" : RENOIRS
29. "The Last Don" author : PUZO
33. Bank statement abbr. : DEP
35. Farm females : SOWS
38. 45th American vice president : GORE
39. Processed material : DATA
41. Fruity drinks : NECTARS
42. Global warming calculation whose shape is suggested by connecting 14 squares in this puzzle in a closed loop based on the appropriate 23-Across : CARBON FOOTPRINT
44. Kind of society that is careless of the environment : THROW-AWAY
47. Éclat : SPLASH
48. 1998 Alanis Morissette hit : THANK U
49. Out of line? : BENT
50. Beanpole : SCRAG
52. Woman warrior : XENA
54. Nibble for Dobbin : OAT
55. Jack who's a picky eater : SPRAT
57. Montreal suburb : LAVAL
58. Farewells : TATAS
60. Cleared : ERASED
61. Soup servers : LADLES
62. Followers : SHEEP
64. Like pre-1917 Russia : TSARIST
66. Shoulder muscles, in gym-speak : DELTS
70. Love personified : EROS
72. Antagonize : RILE
75. ___ in igloo : I AS
79. Droopy-eared pet : SPANIEL
81. Tolkien forest creatures : ENTS
82. Scroll holders : ARKS
84. One frequently being waved at : TORO
87. Worry : CONCERN
88. Part of the Spanish Armada : GALLEON
90. Semester, e.g. : TERM
92. Put down : DIS
94. Mosquito fleet vessel : PT BOAT
95. Angola's capital : LUANDA
96. "Law & Order" figure: Abbr. : ASST DA
97. Green vehicle : ECOCAR
99. Marvin who sang "Let's Get It On" : GAYE
100. Follow-up letters? : SUFFIX
101. Father, Son and Holy Spirit : TRIUNE
102. Seoul soul : KOREAN
105. Old brand whose logo featured a torch : AMOCO
107. Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
108. Unloads : SELLS
111. English connections : ANDS
113. Ukrainian city, formerly : LVOV
115. Bud holder : EAR
116. "King Kong" studio : RKO
118. Educ. facility : SCH

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