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           RELEASE DATE—Sunday, February 14, 2021 RELEASE DATE—Sunday, February 14, 2021
Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle
   Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
Answers are on page 7
 “LOVE IS ... ” By
89 “... an act
125 Bad way to be
16 Greek “i”
57 Tamblyn of
87 “Sing it, Sam”
89 “... an act of endless
125 Bad way to be led
16 Greek “i”
17 Cake topping
57 Tamblyn of “West Side
87 “Sing it, Sam” speaker
of endless forgiveness”
126 Oakley skill
17 Cake topping 18 Childcare
“West Side Story” (1961)
speaker 88 DA’s aide
forgiveness” 92 Bleachers
126 Oakley skill 127 Model railroad
18 Childcare employee employee
Story” (1961) 59 Iowa State city 59 Iowa State city
88 DA’s aide
90 “Xanadu” rock 90 “Xanadu” rock
1 Honshu high pt. 1 Honshu high pt.
92 Bleachers critiques
127 Model railroad scale
19 Place to putt 19 Place to putt
63 Monastery VIP gp. 63 Monastery VIP gp.
7 King of Maine 7 King of Maine
93 First U.S. space
128 Ideal partner
25 Top medal 25 Top medal
64 Sign of a slow 64 Sign of a slow
91 Suffix with 91 Suffix with
14 Alpine Olympics 14 Alpine Olympics
Swears to
28 Orders from on 28 Orders from on
leak leak
event event
94 Court 94 Court
130 Password 130 Password
high high
66 Honey and 66 Honey and
Catholic 92 Jargon 92 Jargon
20 Playground 20 Playground
conference the conference the
partner partner
32 Way more cool 32 Way more cool
Sugar Sugar
67 80-pound 67 80-pound
95 Very small role 95 Very small role 98 Starring role
98 Starring role
99 Ad astra per __: 99 Ad astra per __:
denial denial
jury doesn’t jury doesn’t
33 “By Jove!” 33 “By Jove!”
21 Former SAG 21 Former SAG
hear hear
34 Bonnie Blue’s 34 Bonnie Blue’s
concert concert
president Gilbert president Gilbert
96 Bay State sch. 96 Bay State sch.
1 Yoga needs 1 Yoga needs
dad dad
instruments instruments
Kansas motto
22 Like many 22 Like many
97 Source of 97 Source of
2 Cafeteria 2 Cafeteria
36 Place to have a 36 Place to have a
68 Turkic native 68 Turkic native 69 Like winds in 69 Like winds in
Kansas motto 102 Phased-
garages garages 23 Discipline
emergency light emergency light
convenience convenience
meal meal
102 Phased- out Apple out Apple
23 Discipline involving slow
100 Tats 100 Tats
3 Sinn __ 3 Sinn __
38 Queen of the 38 Queen of the Nile, familiarly
storms storms
71 Gambler’s 71 Gambler’s
messaging tool
involving slow movement
101 Used for a tryst 101 Used for a tryst
4 Auntie’s hubby 4 Auntie’s hubby 5 “... a flower, you
Nile, familiarly 39 Campus mil. 39 Campus mil.
messaging tool 103 Wade noisily 103 Wade noisily
24 “... the beauty of
102 AOL, e.g. 102 AOL, e.g.
5 “... a flower, you got to let it grow”
calculation calculation 72 Raoul Dufy,
104 Florence’s __ 104 Florence’s __ Vecchio
24 “... the beauty of 105 Makes stuff up
the soul” 106 Elite tactical the soul” 106 Elite tactical
6 Rock memoir 7 Texting format,
40 Screenwriter 40 Screenwriter
107 Pixar title robot 108 Wood shapers 108 Wood shapers 109 Half-serious 109 Half-serious
26 Equivalent wd. units 26 Equivalent wd. units
7 Texting format, briefly
James James
73 Silly goose 73 Silly goose 76 Continental 76 Continental travel pass travel pass 80 “... the truth 80 “... the truth
27 22.5 deg. 110 Congeal 27 22.5 deg. 110 Congeal
8 Perforated orb
43 Horn of Africa 43 Horn of Africa
29 Spam-spreading 112
29 Spam-spreading 112 Pitch-raising
program guitar device program guitar device
holding leaves 9 “Cats” poet
44 Pirate’s cry 44 Pirate’s cry
sequence? 111 Spanish bull 111 Spanish bull
30 Games gp. that 114 Payroll service 30 Games gp. that 114 Payroll service
9 “Cats” poet 10 Spotted horse
47 “Burnt” pigment 47 “Burnt” pigment
more first than more first than sun, more last sun, more last
113 Final notice 113 Final notice 116 Sightseeing trip 116 Sightseeing trip 117 Christmas trio 117 Christmas trio 118 Fingered
added a “P” to co. added a “P” to co.
10 Spotted horse 11 Post-WWII pres.
48 Oregon’s 48 Oregon’s
its initials in 2019 115 Agnus __ its initials in 2019 115 Agnus __
11 Post-WWII pres. 12 Genesis twin
highest point highest point
than star” than star”
31 Frank behind a 31 Frank behind a
116 Response to
bookcase bookcase 32 Colosseum
Response to
12 Genesis twin 13 Whale-watching
50 Absorb in class 50 Absorb in class
83 Limelight 83 Limelight 84 Salon cuts
118 Fingered
120 Operated 120 Operated 121 Back at sea 121 Back at sea 122 Hall of Famer 122 Hall of Famer
32 Colosseum
119 “... eternal, 119 “... eternal,
52 Kid’s assertion 52 Kid’s assertion
warrior warrior
infinite ... equal infinite ... equal
14 Wouldn’t go 14 Wouldn’t go
54 Road to the 54 Road to the
master, perhaps master, perhaps
35 Sommer of 35 Sommer of
and pure” and pure”
back on back on
Forum Forum
86 Line above the 86 Line above the
Young et al. Young et al.
cinema cinema
123 Hostile advance 123 Hostile advance
15 Elec. units 15 Elec. units
56 Goof or gaffe 56 Goof or gaffe
equator: Abbr. equator: Abbr.
124 Issa of “Insecure” 124 Issa of “Insecure”
37 Literally, the sci. 37 Literally, the sci.
93 First U.S. space 128 Ideal partner
station station
129 Swears to
Makes stuff up
got to let it grow” 6 Rock memoir
unit unit
72 Raoul Dufy, stylistically stylistically
107 Pixar title robot
8 Perforated orb holding leaves
country: Abbr. country: Abbr.
overhearing? overhearing?
13 Whale-watching woe
51 “... __ to come” 51 “... __ to come”
84 Salon cuts
85 Warned one’s 85 Warned one’s
    of women of women
38 Origami bird 38 Origami bird
41 Manhattan, e.g.: 41 Manhattan, e.g.:
Abbr. Abbr.
42 Progress 42 Progress
45 Airport not 45 Airport not
far from the far from the
Common Common
46 Native 46 Native
ceremonial pipe ceremonial pipe
49 Emphatic type 49 Emphatic type
53 Forever, with 53 Forever, with
“an” “an”
55 “... a fruit in 55 “... a fruit in
season at all season at all
times” times”
58 Leopardlike cats 58 Leopardlike cats
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  WOrganized Chaos
 ell, it’s the beginning of February and I still have not taken down or put away our Christ- mas decorations. I guess in some ways I uncon-
sciously tried to extend the holiday season as we’ve just come off one of the worst years in history.
I’m not the only one trying to extend the feel-good sea- son. I normally take down the decorations when the 24/7 Hallmark channel Christmas shows end. That’s the signal to my wife that it’s time to move on and get on with a new year.
However, she told me that Hallmark is going to continue this “hook” by playing a Christmas show once a week until the new 24/7 season starts. In 2020, the season started just before Halloween, so this year I’m thinking it will start right after Easter. That’s not a bad thing, but it certainly threw off my decoration storage schedule.
In years past, I admit to procrastinating. However, our neighborhood association has rules about how long these things can stay up. I once just unplugged all the lights ex- cept for the red ones and tried to pass it off as Valentine’s Day decorations, but it didn’t fly.
                                               I think I am now being monitored by satellite. Seriously, if you look up my address on Google Maps satellite street view, my house still has Christmas decorations on it.
     Anyway, I plan to put everything away this weekend. If you think that’s a simple task, then you’ve never decorated your house the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation way!
     I have 10 Rubbermaid storage containers in my garage specifically for this monumental undertaking. The problem I have every year is making everything fit back into the containers. It would probably fit, if I packed it like my wife does for her assigned containers.
        Namely, hers are the tree decorations and Christmas ce- ramic village containers. She carefully wraps each decora- tion in a paper towel and lovingly places them in a recycled gift box. The village pieces are put back in their original boxes and, like a puzzle, fit into the container perfectly.
      I’m in charge of everything else, which includes the nearly billion strings of Christmas lights. I just want to get it done in order to go back to being a couch potato, so I merely ball up the lights in a tangled mess and deal with it 11 months from now.
        So, when my neighbors wonder why there’s so much swearing coming from my house so near to Christmas, this is the reason why.
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