A RIVER PUNS THROUGH IT

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 2011

Author: Joon Pahk
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. pahk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Most debonair : SUAVEST
8. Cookie with a geographical name : MILANO
14. Chocolate substitute : CAROB
19. More than just leaning toward : INTENTON
21. The Ducks of the N.C.A.A. : OREGON
22. Basketmaking material : OSIER
23. With 24-Across, why a Midwest river has so many tributaries? : MISSOURI
24. See 23-Across : LOVESCOMPANY
26. Big name in bubbly : MOET
27. Attacks dinner : DIGSIN
29. Popular Ford : HARRISON
30. Devour, with "up" or "down" : SNARF
32. She's prone to brooding : HEN
33. Exemplary : STELLAR
35. Fop who makes idle sketches of a Chinese river? : YANGTZEDOODLEDANDY
42. They're checked at check-in : IDS
45. Move, in Realtor-ese : RELO
46. Literary title character from the planet Antiterra : ADA
47. See 69-Down : ENLAI
48. "If you don't meet my demands within 24 hours, I'll blow up a Russian river"? : TOMORROWNEVADIES
55. Corner : TRAP
56. Not give ___ : ARAP
57. Start of a Beatles refrain : OBLADI
58. Pained expression? : YOWIE
60. Aunt of 1960s TV : BEE
61. "I Shot Andy Warhol" actress Taylor : LILI
62. Fail to notice : MISS
64. Old-timey oath : NERTS
66. Life vest worn on a Korean border river? : YALUJACKET
71. Piranhas in a German border river? : ODEREATERS
76. Speed of sound : MACHI
77. ___ spell : SITA
79. One often going by limo : EXEC
80. "American Beauty" director Mendes : SAM
83. Corporate shuffling, for short : REORG
85. Stand-up guy? : NOSHOW
89. ___ dixit : IPSE
90. Workers : CREW
92. Request to an Alaskan river to return to its headwaters? : YUKONGOHOMEAGAIN
95. Played one's part : ACTED
97. Can of Cornwall? : LOO
98. Provoke : GOAD
99. Atlanta-based cable inits. : TNT
100. Aggressive posturin' on an English river? : THAMESFIGHTINWORDS
107. The merchant of Venice : ANTONIO
108. Stephen of "The End of the Affair" : REA
109. Tad : SKOSH
113. Bookish : STUDIOUS
116. "Buon ___" : GIORNO
119. Dull discomfort : ACHE
120. With 123-Across, what minor rivers of Pakistan say at their junctions? : WEREALLINDUS
123. See 120-Across : TOGETHER
125. Train track beam : IRAIL
126. Channel crosser Gertrude : EDERLE
127. Connected, as circuit elements : SOLDERED
128. Fountain orders : MALTS
129. Team whose home ice is the Prudential Center : DEVILS
130. V.M.I. athletes : KEYDETS
1. N.F.L. commentator Phil : SIMMS
2. Labor party? : UNION
3. Adrift, say : ATSEA
4. Priests' changing room : VESTRY
5. U2 collaborator on "Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1" : ENO
6. Hold 'em alternative : STUD
7. Tubes, e.g. : TORI
8. Illinois home of Black Hawk College : MOLINE
9. With 11-Down, prehistoric period : IRON
10. "My Name is Asher ___" : LEV
11. See 9-Down : AGE
12. Snacked : NOSHED
13. Reachable by pager : ONCALL
14. Cold war term of address : COMRADE
15. Hopeful : ASPIRANT
16. Narrow inlets : RIAS
17. Sommelier's prefix : OENO
18. ___ Mawr : BRYN
20. One who doesn't retire early : NIGHTOWL
25. Shield border, in heraldry : ORLE
28. "___ you!" : SEZ
31. Jamie of "M*A*S*H" : FARR
33. Pop : SODA
34. Lickspittle : TOADY
36. Last Julio-Claudian emperor : NERO
37. Semiliquid lump : GLOB
38. California governor who was recalled in 2003 : DAVIS
39. Workers' rights org. : NLRB
40. Christine ___, "The Phantom of the Opera" heroine : DAAE
41. "Wow!" : YIPE
42. 2006 World Cup champion : ITALY
43. Andrea ___, famous shipwreck : DORIA
44. Minute : SMALL
49. "Confessions of an English ___-Eater" : OPIUM
50. Pinpoint, say : NAME
51. Works on copy : EDITS
52. Actress Skye : IONE
53. It has a big mouth : EWER
54. Father, as a mudder : SIRE
59. H as in Hera : ETA
63. "I thought ___!" ("My feeling exactly!") : SOTOO
65. "Shrek!" author William : STEIG
67. Unsettle : JAR
68. ___-deucey : ACEY
69. With 47-Across, onetime Chinese premier : CHOU
70. 2009 sci-fi role for Chris Pine : KIRK
72. - : DASH
73. Hemingway, once : EXPAT
74. Fly catcher : RESIN
75. Whiff : SCENT
78. Expensive bar : INGOT
80. Silly singing : SCAT
81. Main : ARCH
82. Prefix with carpal : META
84. ___ apparatus (cell organelle) : GOLGI
86. School whose motto is Latin for "Never tickle a sleeping dragon" : HOGWARTS
87. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
88. Rock, in modern lingo : WEAR
91. Cry of accomplishment : WEMADEIT
93. Neighborhood west of the Bowery : NOHO
94. Kicks in : ADDS
96. Stonewallers' statements : DENIALS
101. Acronym for a small-runway aircraft : STOL
102. Sent to the free-throw line : FOULED
103. Like some jokes and jobs : INSIDE
104. Van Gogh painting that sold for a record $53.9 million in 1987 : IRISES
105. Prefix with con : NEO
106. Cut a fine figure? : SKATED
110. Earth shade : OCHRE
111. 0.2% of a ream : SHEET
112. Tends, as sheep : HERDS
113. 1960s dance, with "the" : SWIM
114. Trillion: Prefix : TERA
115. Risk territory east of Ukraine : URAL
116. Rook : GULL
117. Cozy corner : NOOK
118. Look badly? : OGLE
121. The Silver State: Abbr. : NEV
122. Soft & ___ : DRI
124. Ice cream mogul Joseph : EDY

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