THEME: CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS


ACROSS


1. Hang around for


6. Is no longer


9. *”____ Come Undone” by Wally Lamb


13. Food from heaven


14. Not square


15. Annoy a bedfellow


16. Mountaineer’s tool


17. Anger


18. Length of a forearm


19. *Author of best-selling book series ever


21. *”The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” Pulitzer-winning author


23. Mele Kalikimaka wreath


24. ____-friendly


25. Stout relative


28. Small town or hamlet


30. *Many of his novels were made into romantic drama movies


35. Long John Silver’s walk


37. Designer Hugo


39. A way to sell tickets


40. “Ali ____ and the 40 Thieves”


41. Community spirit


43. Hip bones


44. Euphoric way to walk


46. Oscar De La ____


47. Bad impression


48. Bone filler


50. Locker room supply


52. “Get the picture?”


53. Conclusion starter


55. Sigma Alpha Epsilon


57. *Speculative fiction Booker Prize winner


60. *”One Hundred Years of Solitude” Nobel Prize-winning author


64. One of “12 Angry Men,” e.g.


65. Placeholder surname


67. Prevention measure?


68. Black and white cookies


69. Opposite of WSW


70. Like a gymnast


71. Gamecock’s spur


72. Expose to moisture


73. Leopard marks


DOWN


1. Gulf V.I.P.


2. TV’s “Fixer Upper” location


3. All over again


4. Completely


5. What airplane did after landing


6. Patriot, a.k.a. American ____


7. “____” Jordan


8. Four-eyes’ gear


9. Give the cold shoulder


10. Great Depression drifter


11. Sportscaster Andrews


12. Group of something


15. Escarpments, for short


20. She was turned into Weeping Rock, Greek mythology


22. “For ____ a jolly…”


24. Final results


25. *Sports columnist turned inspiration novel writer


26. Tarzan’s swing


27. Bar


29. *”American Pastoral” Pulitzer-winning author


31. Battery fluid


32. Pneumonia symptom, pl.


33. *”Orphan Train” by Christina Baker ____


34. Great deal


36. Lucy and Ricky, e.g.


38. Miso bean


42. Pico de gallo, e.g.


45. Rotating parts


49. One of the five W’s


51. Wassailing compositions


54. Bovine milk dispenser


56. Outfit


57. Mystique


58. Not kosher


59. Kennel sound


60. Swim or track contest


61. “Do ____ others as you would do…”


62. Genuine


63. Last letter, pl.


64. Run for exercise


66. *Ken Kesey’s “____ Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”