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           RELEASE DATE—Sunday, July 18, 2021 RELEASE DATE—Sunday, July 18, 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 11
90 “It is a __ told
123 Most trifling
17 NBA’s Steph
54 Consume 91
Freshened up,
90 “It is a __ told by an idiot”:
123 Most trifling 124 Fail to take
17 NBA’s Steph Curry, frequently
54 Consume 91
Freshened up, inaway
55 Kitty
by an idiot”: Macbeth
124 Fail to take seriously
Curry, frequently 18 Early photograph
55 Kitty
56 Beethoven’s __
in a way Slowpoke
94 What chatty tongues do?
125 Red-skinned root
20 Sea anemone, e.g.
58 Response to the sublime
Often titled stretch
tongues do? 95 Poke fun at
126 Current events?
23 Gives out
59 Largest English-
stretch Massaged
1 Wretched
1 Wretched
7 Mount Rainier
95 Poke fun at 96 Mrs., in Madrid
126 Current events? 127 Soaked through
23 Gives out
28 “__ of robins ... ”:
59 Largest English- speaking country
95 96
Massaged Excalibur, e.g.
7 Mount Rainier gateway
96 Mrs., in Madrid 98 Apply a new
127 Soaked through 128 Demands and
28 “__ of robins ... ”: Kilmer
speaking country 60 Google operating
96 97
Excalibur, e.g. Put back as it
13 Hoops statistic
98 Apply a new hue to
128 Demands and gets
33 Refrains from
60 Google operating system
Put back as it was
13 Hoops statistic 19 Taste
hue to
99 A navel ring is
33 Refrains from 35 The Eiger, for
61 Cook, as much
Not sensible
19 Taste
20 In favor of
99 A navel ring is a piercing one
35 The Eiger, for one
61 Cook, as much county fair fare
100 101
Not sensible Pecorino __
20 In favor of Mideast unity
a piercing one may __
1 Following
37 Secure, as a job
county fair fare 62 Announcer Hall
Pecorino __ cheese
Mideast unity 21 Arty
may __
105 It has pipes and
1 Following
2 Business end of
37 Secure, as a job or a role
62 Announcer Hall 66 Gauge on the
__ Kingdom
21 Arty
22 The drive-
105 It has pipes and keys
2 Business end of an ax
or a role
38 “Get __”: James
66 Gauge on the dash
102 103
__ Kingdom Laughing
22 The drive- through diner
keys 106 Source of
an ax
3 “North and
38 “Get __”: James Brown biopic
68 Opposite of
103 104
Laughing Its capital is
through diner scene that was
106 Source of some overhead
3 “North and South” trilogy
Brown biopic 39 Choose at the
68 Opposite of trans
Its capital is Kigali
scene that was
cut became a __ footage
39 Choose at the polls
69 Hot temper
Gelatin garnish
cut became a __ 24 Right after this
some overhead
South” trilogy author John __
40 Shipping hazard
69 Hot temper 70 Inane
24 Right after this 25 Fall garden?
107 Apple operating
author John __ 4 Track contests
40 Shipping hazard 41 Bread-making 41 Bread-making
70 Inane
71 Lowdown
109 110
Gelatin garnish “Not in the __”
25 Fall garden? 26 Riverbank
107 Apple operating system
4 Track contests 5 Bill’s partner
71 Lowdown
73 “Give __ minute”
110 111 111
“Not in the __” Framework Framework strips
26 Riverbank residue
system 108 Hadrian’s
5 Bill’s partner 6 Confided in
grain grain
73 “Give __ minute” 76 Often “old”
Book after Book after John
John Nine-time U.S. Nine-time U.S. skating champ skating champ Michelle Michelle
Gift with an Gift with an aloha
Brief afterthoughts afterthoughts Metal source Metal source Become more Become more intense, as the intense, as the moon
27 Parisian season 112 Follow (along)
76 Often “old” eccentric eccentric
27 Parisian season 112 Follow (along) 28 Vote of support closely
8 One lining up for food?
known as the known as the “Queen of Pop”
77 Big deal 77 Big deal
28 Vote of support closely 29 What Jill has that 113 “It totally
for food?
9 Took care of the
80 Like fireplace 80 Like fireplace
29 What Jill has that 113 “It totally
9 Took care of the food
“Queen of Pop” 49 Cause to
Jack doesn’t? Jack doesn’t?
happened!” happened!”
10 Strong speaker
49 Cause to become become
logs logs
30 Break 30 Break
115 Memorable first 115 Memorable first
10 Strong speaker 11 Be resourceful
82 Within 82 Within
31 Stab 31 Stab
name in soccer name in soccer
11 Be resourceful 12 Prez on a penny
50 Mae West’s 50 Mae West’s “I used to be
83 Plant stem joint 83 Plant stem joint
32 1956 title film 32 1956 title film
116 Small racer 116 Small racer
12 Prez on a penny 13 Feeling it after a
“I used to be Snow White, but Snow White, but
84 Final Four org. 84 Final Four org.
monster monster
117 Sailing 117 Sailing
13 Feeling it after a workout
85 Moriarty, to 85 Moriarty, to Holmes Holmes
87 __ longlegs 87 __ longlegs
34 Smart 34 Smart
118 Indicating stress 118 Indicating stress
workout 14 Lusters
I drifted,” e.g. I drifted,” e.g.
36 The girls who 36 The girls who spent the night
120 The fast-learning 120 The fast-learning
14 Lusters
15 Honorary title
51 Icelandic literary 51 Icelandic literary
spent the night prioritized chat
police cadet had police cadet had
15 Honorary title 16 Picnic pitcherful
work work
90 Cheat on one’s 90 Cheat on one’s
prioritized chat time at the __
the __ the __
16 Picnic pitcherful
52 Sidelong glance 52 Sidelong glance
sweet, say sweet, say
time at the __ 41 LP’s 33 1/3
Macbeth 94 What chatty
seriously 125 Red-skinned
18 Earlyphotograph 20 Sea anemone,
56 Beethoven’s __ 58 Response to the
92 93
Slowpoke Often titled
108 Hadrian’s defense
6 Confided in
7 Showing strain
42 Locket, for one 42 Locket, for one
114 114
116 116
119 119
120 120
121 121 122 122
7 Showing strain 8 One lining up
43 Singer/actress 43 Singer/actress
    41 LP’s 33 1/3 44 Browsing
44 Browsing annoyances
annoyances 45 Wordless
45 Wordless agreement
agreement 46 Sugary ending
46 Sugary ending 47 Reduce
47 Reduce 48 Long
48 Long 50 Shot __:
50 Shot __: competitive
competitive event
51 Privileged people 51 Privileged people
53 When the dog 53 When the dog
got loose, some got loose, some
house plants __ house plants __
57 False front 57 False front
63 Get into 63 Get into
64 What a 64 What a
stationary stationary
orrery part may orrery part may
represent represent
65 Clarifying Latin 65 Clarifying Latin
words words
67 Grew dimmer 67 Grew dimmer
68 Sweetens, as 68 Sweetens, as
yams yams
70 Iraqi currency 70 Iraqi currency
72 Modified for the 72 Modified for the
better better
74 Private 74 Private
75 Barely sufficient 75 Barely sufficient
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 Mr. Clean
 You may not believe this, but I take an active role in keeping our house clean. I do feel I share an equal part of this responsibility, and I’m pretty sure my wife will vouch for me on this. Only as long as doing the laundry doesn’t count.
Growing up, since my dad was hardcore Army, we each had specific cleaning chores we had to perform every day before we could even breathe. Of course, he would inspect our work to make sure we didn’t “Beetle Bailey” the tasks.
Our mom pretty much set the bar for the level of cleaning. She also instilled in me many of the methods and products that I continue to use to this very day. Even though there are probably hundreds of products available in the modern world for cleaning that are environmentally friendly or prod- uct safe, I still use her arsenal of cleaning products.
Clorox, Comet and Windex will basically clean anything that comes your way, including an oil tanker leak or nuclear power plant meltdown. If I throw in my Portuguese mother- in-law’s weapon, Lysol, I could probably sanitize a landfill.
                                             My mom also insisted on specific household products, which I can only imagine she used because of successful ad campaigns. We used Charmin toilet paper, Bounty paper towels, Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil, saran wrap, Dawn dishwashing liquid, Pledge furniture polish and Brillo scour- ing pads. My dad contributed the use of Kiwi shoe polish and Brasso metal polish because, of course, Army.
          This is not to say I haven’t tried to modernize our cleaning tools. For instance, I can confidently say that by far the best thing I have ever bought for the upkeep of our home has been a Dyson vacuum cleaner. It truly sucks and I mean that in a good way. I have always been able to suck up a loose thread on the carpet in one pass. (Unlike with past vacuums where I had to run over it a thousand times but ultimately have to pick it up with my fingers and then manually feed it into the vacuum.)
            On the other end of the modern cleaning tools spectrum is the Swiffer wet mop. I have never been successful at using it, for I can’t get the wet pad to stay on the mop head. It takes me 10 minutes to secure it on the mop, leaving my hands wet with the cleaning solution on the pad. After the first push on the floor, the pad comes off and I’ll attempt to secure it on the mop head. Again, the pad comes off. Profusely swearing, I’ll place the pad on the floor and push it around with my foot. That’s when my wife walks onto the scene making me look like the laziest man in America. “Ron, really? If you don’t want to mop the floor, just leave it for me!”
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