THEME: HOLIDAY MOVIES


ACROSS


1. Group of pupils


6. Fossil fuel


9. Dust arachnid


13. Abdominal muscle, pl.


14. Grass bristle


15. Like a ballerina


16. Deflect


17. *She played wife and mom in 21 Across


18. Lazybones


19. *It happened on 34th Street


21. *Nicholas Cage ‘s “The ____ Man”


23. Wednesday’s child issue?


24. Mouthful, swallowed


25. ____ Francisco


28. ____ Verde National Park


30. Adorn the halls with holly, e.g.


35. Singer Tori


37. Jailbird’s home


39. Tax of one tenth


40. Popular e-reader


41. DNA half


43. Inmate’s weapon


44. Loose-fitting top


46. “____ and sound”


47. Performed alone, pl.


48. Madison Square Garden and STAPLES Center, e.g.


50. Snouts or beaks


52. *”____ Takes a Holiday” with Basil Rathbone (1930)


53. Inoffensive manner


55. Long time


57. *Jim Carrey’s green grump


60. *Holiday movie time traveler


64. Courtroom excuse


65. Bo Peep’s follower


67. Bus commuter


68. Object of Tiny Tim’s affection


69. Corn piece


70. Twig of a willow tree


71. Aquatic snakes


72. Pastrami partner


73. Proceeds


DOWN


1. Pack like sardines


2. Denim innovator


3. Maple, to a botanist


4. Scarecrow stuffing


5. “The Goldbergs,” e.g.


6. Arc de Triomphe, e.g.


7. Leave speechless


8. Big mess


9. Between mini and maxi


10. Short for “it will”


11. He plus she


12. “Ever” to a poet


15. Marine gastropod


20. Olden day blood-drawing equipment


22. Priest’s vestment


24. Like a knight in shining armor?


25. *Billy Bob Thorton’s was bad


26. Love, to Napoleon and Josephine


27. Nobody


29. ____ Candies, chocolatier


31. Treat without respect


32. ____ vs. pathos


33. Popular cook-off dish


34. *”Home Alone” main character


36. *Jim Carrey’s was green when he stole Christmas


38. *It’s wonderful?


42. Three-masted vessel


45. Tabby’s favorite herb


49. Pollen ____


51. Feeling at a funeral


54. Holiday feeling


56. Hustle and bustle sound


57. Tar to feathers


58. Tiny river


59. Wading bird


60. Dried up


61. Norse deity


62. Turned to the right


63. Makes mistakes


64. Gobbled up


66. *”Jingle All the ____”