MaryEllen Uthlaut is a writer and homemaker in Charleston, S.C. Some years ago she was at her local library doing research for an article when she stumbled across a book about crosswords that had been misshelved. She checked it out, read it and started constructing. Her first-ever puzzle appeared in The Times in 2010. This is her third crossword for the paper and her first Sunday. — W.S.

Across

1 Curse

5 Unit of current

8 Developer of 1982’s E.T., a video game so bad that hundreds of thousands of unsold cartridges were secretly buried in a New Mexico landfill

13 Stealing attempts on the diamond?

19 Look extremely stylish, slangily

20 ____ People’s Democratic Republic

21 Classic actress Sophia

22 Lacking freshness

23 Always glad to be seated in the back of the boat?

26 Printed cotton fabric

27 Think of together

28 Perfectly placed ‘‘Batman’’ punch?

30 Behind the line of scrimmage

32 Pried, with ‘‘in’’

33 Look ahead

36 Unfilled spaces

40 Part of New York City’s Museum Mile, with ‘‘the’’

43 Charlatans

46 ‘‘Catch you later!’’

47 Buddhist temple structure

50 Penny going through the wash once again?

53 Subject of Walter Lord’s

‘‘A Night to Remember’’

54 Epson product

55 Facebook profile feature

56 Soup served at the church social?

58 Persuade by force

61 Sheep’s kin

63 Commencement

64 Church officer

65 Grape-Nuts maker

66 Ark groupings

68 Feudal workers

72 In a lively manner

74 What a pointless meeting probably should have been handled by

76 California in San Francisco, e.g.

77 Afternoon gatherings of Mensa?

81 Force at sea

83 Monk’s title

84 Withdrew

85 Having no feeling in one’s texting hand?

89 Assumed name

90 One of the so-called ‘‘Three Crowns of Florence,’’ along with Petrarch and Boccaccio

91 Source of the idioms ‘‘fat of the land’’ and ‘‘fire and brimstone’’

92 As we speak

93 Small anatomical opening, as in a bone

96 These can go for a lot of bucks

97 Check for mistakes

100 Party tray meat

103 Ad for heartburn medication?

109 Puts forward

114 State you’ll never get to

115 ‘‘Quit your snickering, Damon!’’?

117 Hitting the floppy disk icon, say

118 Islamic rulers

119 Hill resident

120 Soup pod

121 Dangerous fly

122 Dividing membranes

123 ____ flour

124 ‘‘No man hath ____ God …’’

Down

1 Labor-regulating org.

2 ‘‘Such a pity!’’

3 Bugs

4 Doc’s needle

5 Without reserve

6 Yucatán natives

7 Fancifully worded

8 Drink rarely drunk with a straw

9 ____ Bora, area of Afghanistan

10 ____ American Heritage Month (April)

11 Foul rulers

12 Says without feeling

13 Start of a magician’s phrase

14 Send over the moon

15 Waited at a red light, say

16 FedEx, maybe

17 Order by the border

18 ‘‘Please ____ your tray

tables’’ (plane request)

24 World-renowned

25 Sanskrit scripture

29 Part of many California place names

31 Get out of Dodge, so to speak

33 Caustic compound

34 Needing a passcode, maybe

35 Even one

37 Latin clarifier

38 Easy-to-bend metal

39 Greek vowel

40 Lead-in to rail

41 Computer menu with Undo and Redo

42 Dash gauge

43 Word with freeze or fixing

44 Choice word

45 ‘‘Don’t just ____ there!’’

47 Digital passcodes

48 Viewed optimistically

49 ____ snake

51 Japanese city where Lexus is headquartered

52 Classic muscle cars

53 Cards with the most pips

57 Bread

59 Map section

60 Irascible

62 Some Hollywood up-and-comers

65 Responded in court

67 Cowardly sort

69 Turn down

70 Units of distance in physics

71 Sticks a fork in

73 Piece of news

75 Drinks usually drunk with straws

76 Compos mentis

77 Stark who was crowned king in the ‘‘Game of Thrones’’ finale

78 Eight-year member of Clinton’s cabinet

79 State

80 Glance at, as headlines

82 Animal for which the Canary Islands are named

86 Opposite of WSW

87 -s or -ed

88 Modern prefix

90 Practices lexicography

93 One vain about his looks

94 ‘‘You ____?’’

95 Greetings to some mainlanders

97 Ground-dwelling songbird

98 Bit attachments

99 Old enough

101 Kind of acid

102 Like most mouthwashes

103 Brownish shade

104 Greek vowels

105 Classic pop-art sculpture with a slanted ‘‘O’’

106 ‘‘Personally …’’

107 Cut out

108 Male deer

110 Singer/songwriter Lee

111 Appropriate

112 ‘‘Suis’’ is part of its conjugation

113 Comic book publisher Lee

116 Where to find MA and PA

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