04.10 Sun (calendar)

April 10, 2011
Merl Reagle

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Theme: "Sweet Music" — Songs and musicians with names of fruit in their names/titles.

Theme answers:

  • 23A: Sweet hit of 1956 (BLUEBERRY HILL).
  • 28A: Sweet group that sang "Cruel Summer" (BANANARAMA).
  • 30A: Sweet group that sang "Green Tambourine" (THE LEMON PIPERS).
  • 53A: Sweet group that did the score for "Risky Business" (TANGERINE DREAM).
  • 58A/70A: Sweet hit of 1968 (I HEARD IT / THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE).
  • 88A: Sweet hit by Prince (RASPBERRY BERET).
  • 110A: Sweet soul duo of the 1960s (PEACHES AND HERB).
  • 115A/122A: Sweet hit of 1967 (STRAWBERRY / FIELDS FOREVER).
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Everything Else 1A: High-tech system on recon planes (AWACS); 6A: St. ___ Girl (PAULI); 11A: Cover some ground? (SOD); 14A: On the ___ (LAM); 17A: Pollute (BEFOUL); 19A: Swallow up (ENGULF); 21A: Bishop, for one (PRELATE); 25A: Now-computerized library feature (CATALOG); 26A: CIA precursor (OSS); 27A: Kin of "scat!" ("SHOO!"); 35A: Jazz job (GIG); 36A: ___ angle (AT AN); 37A: Carousing (ON A TEAR); 39A: Comedian Denis (LEARY); 43A: One-name singer of the 1960s (LULU); 46A: "SNL" alumnus (NEALON); 48A: Maugham's "Cakes and ___" (ALE); 50A: Green veggie (PEA); 51A: The end of ___ (AN ERA); 61A: Appearance (LOOKS); 62A: Inserts (ADDS); 63A: Little spasm (TIC); 64A: Hair color: abbr. (BRN.); 65A: "Judy's smile was ___" (from "Judy's Turn To Cry") (SO MEAN); 68A: Johnny Rivers hit, "Seventh ___" (SON); 76A: Pitching power (ARM); 77A: Music's Gibb and White (BARRYS); 78A: " ... ___ yellow submarine" (IN A); 79A: Controversial ability (ESP); 81A: Judge (DEEM); 84A: Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant (SPAGO); 86A: Sweet hit by Floyd Cramer (LAST DATE); 93A: Had lunch (EATEN); 94A: Venomous snake (ASP); 95A: Ear prefix (OTO-); 96A: VW model (PASSAT); 99A: "Cheers" co-star's first name (RHEA); 100A: "Cheers" co-star's last name (WENDT); 102A: McCartney, as a Beatle (BASSIST); 106A: Miami team (HEAT); 108A: Metric opener (ISO-); 119A: Chorus girl? (ALTO); 120A: "Is That All There Is" singer (LEE); 121A: Clipper's target (TOENAIL); 127A: Starts a paragraph (INDENTS); 128A: Slowpokes (SNAILS); 129A: Most innovative (NEWEST); 130A: River, to Rivera (RIO); 131A: Solid/rock insert (AS A); 132A: Bold (GUTSY); 133A: Challenges (DARES); 1D: Monk's main man (ABBOT); 2D: Like Tom Jones, by birth (WELSH); 3D: Blow ___ (flip out) (A FUSE); 4D: Olympic runner Sebastian (COE); 5D: Group within a group (SUBSET); 6D: Two-time Argentine president (PERÓN); 7D: "___ luck?" (ANY); 8D: Kin of "yuck" ("UGH"); 9D: Him, in Nimes (LUI); 10D: Skeptic's comeback (I'LL BET); 11D: Adoption agcy. of a sort (SPCA); 12D: Shaggy simian (ORANG); 13D: Intricate (DETAILED); 14D: In ___-land (LALA); 15D: Energy source (ATOM); 16D: Merger intro (MEGA); 18D: Former finance giant, ___ Brothers (LEHMAN); 20D: Burst of light (FLARE); 22D: Generous (LARGE); 24D: Late TV exec's first name (ROONE); 29D: Covert org. (NSA); 31D: Michelle's D.C. predecessor (LAURA); 32D: Silents star Negri (POLA); 33D: Break ___ (interrupt) (IN ON); 34D: Ache of a sort (PANG); 38D: Soldier's datum (RANK); 40D: Imitated (APED); 41D: Take in the paper (READ); 42D: Thanksgiving treats (YAMS); 43D: Milk, to Mimi (LAIT); 44D: Not struck (UNHIT); 45D: Parasite (LEECH); 47D: Try: abbr. (ATT.); 49D: Diminishes (LESSENS); 52D: Tree-shaded place (ARBOR); 54D: Poem of lament (ELEGY); 55D: Laughs loudly (ROARS); 56D: College in New Rochelle (IONA); 57D: Delhi princess (RANI); 59D: Band buy (DRUM SET); 60D: End to end? (-ING); 65D: Not natural, as theater (STAGY); 66D: Signature plaintive cry from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (OH ROB); 67D: Sea, to Simone (MER); 69D: Egg-shaped (OVATE); 71D: Freeway access (RAMP); 72D: Girder type (H-BAR); 73D: Ms. Zadora (PIA); 74D: Under, to a poet (NEATH); 75D: First name in cosmetics (ESTEE); 80D: Alejandro or Tony of baseball (PEÑA); 81D: Lure (DRAW); 82D: Alleviate (EASE); 83D: Game network (ESPN); 85D: Math. assignment (PROB); 86D: Some mil. grads (LTS.); 87D: Luke's nemesis (DARTH); 89D: Zimbabwe neighbor (BOTSWANA); 90D: "Gilgamesh," for one (EPIC); 91D: Reckless (RASH); 92D: Cousin of norte (ESTE); 97D: Time and ___ (A HALF); 98D: Like some trucks (TEN-TON); 101D: TV's Sawyer (DIANE); 103D: Time to pay?: abbr. (APR.); 104D: Indentured ones (SERFS); 105D: Adage (SAYING); 107D: Thought the world of (ADORED); 109D: Late news? (OBITS); 111D: Pert (SASSY); 112D: Young eel (ELVER); 113D: Dodgers Hall of Famer (REESE); 114D: Parks and others (BERTS); 115D: Commotion (STIR); 116D: Singer Tennille (TONI); 117D: Design over (REDO); 118D: "Born Free" lion (ELSA); 123D: Evian water? (EAU); 124D: Tipsy (LIT); 125D: Injury rosters, in baseball: abbr. (DL'S); 126D: Aulin who played Candy in "Candy" (EWA).

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