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WHAT PEOPLE MIGHT SAY BEFORE DOING THIS PUZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 2005

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 20,144
Across Down
1. Garlicky seafood dish : SCAMPI
7. Vacuum tube : TRIODE
13. Trig function : SECANT
19. What imbibers might feel : NOPAIN
20. Desk-clearer : OUTBOX
21. Great Plains tribe : ARAPAHO
23. The optimist … : ICANSPAREEIGHTMINUTES
26. Bill extras : PORK
27. Tower supports : IBARS
28. John : TOILET
29. Contingency plans address them : IFS
30. Collector's suffix : IANA
32. High spots : TORS
33. Brain section : LOBE
34. The pessimist … : IWONTKNOWANYTHINGINIT
43. Overly studious types : NERDS
44. Fielders' choices : MITTS
45. It precedes one : NOON
46. Alphabet trio : RST
47. The Green Wave, in college sports : TULANE
50. Famed caravel : PINTA
52. Cousin of Wm. and Robt. : JOS
55. The self-hypnotist … : ITSMAKINGMEVERYSLEEPY
60. Approved : OKED
61. Site of the Grimaldis' 700-year reign : MONACO
62. Pull (in) : REIN
63. It's seen in the dark : MOVIE
66. "McHale's Navy" craft : PTBOATS
69. Good looks : GAZES
70. Super-duper : ACES
71. Sharply reprimand : BARKAT
73. Rap music's Kris Kross and others : DUOS
75. The conformist … : WHATDIDOTHERPEOPLESAY
83. The sun : SOL
84. Some cheeses : EDAMS
85. Yellow : AFRAID
86. U.N. workers' grp. : ILO
87. Kind of sch. : ELEM
88. Israeli port : HAIFA
90. Fife accompanier : TABOR
92. The therapist … : WHATIDSAYISNTTHEISSUE
99. Function : ROLE
100. Docs prescribe them : MEDS
101. Tour de France challenge : ALPS
102. Señores say it in unison : OLE
103. Stuffed Indian dish : SAMOSA
106. "Hey! … yeah, you!" : PSSST
109. New Rochelle college : IONA
113. The mentalist … : NEXTWEEKSLOOKSTOUGHER
117. Author of "Guerrilla Warfare" : GUEVARA
118. Cry on a baseball field : IGOTIT
119. Money left at a secret location, maybe : RANSOM
120. Duel item : PISTOL
121. Rural hangouts : ROOSTS
122. Bean and others : ORSONS
1. Presumptuous one : SNIP
2. Popular fragrance from France : COCO
3. On ___ with : APAR
4. Race around the earth? : MANKIND
5. Mathematical constants : PIS
6. How baby girls are often dressed : INPINK
7. When said three times, a W.W. II film : TORA
8. One having second thoughts : RUER
9. Followers: Suffix : ITES
10. Sash : OBI
11. Rubber bones, e.g. : DOGTOYS
12. Urge : EXHORT
13. With 72-Down, a signature on the Declaration of Independence : SAML
14. Pennsylvania's northwesternmost county : ERIE
15. "Out of the question" : CANT
16. Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons" : APU
17. Land : NATION
18. It began in 1908 with 34 agts. : THEFBI
22. Caucasus native : OSSET
24. Impose ___ on (outlaw) : ABAN
25. "Oh, pooh!" : TISH
31. Risked : ATSTAKE
32. Cause of a big blowup : TNT
33. China's ___ Yutang : LIN
34. Cross inscription : INRI
35. One side in an annual football game : WEST
36. Leavings : ORTS
37. Arabian Sea borderer : OMAN
38. Wound, but not fatally : WING
39. Up and ___ : ATEM
40. Where the 2004 Rep. Natl. Convention was held : INNYC
41. Untrue : NOTSO
42. Successful kick : GOAL
48. Four-stringer : UKE
49. Topper : LID
50. Constrained, with "up" : PENT
51. Form 1040 declarations, for short : IRAS
52. "Holy mackerel!" : JEEZ
53. Lad clipped by Floyd the barber : OPIE
54. Prim and proper, e.g.: Abbr. : SYNS
56. Like most lips : MOIST
57. Show feelings : EMOTE
58. Overseas broadcaster, in brief : VOA
59. Clear the tape : ERASE
63. Gaping holes : MAWS
64. Number below cinco on un teléfono : OCHO
65. Butcher's offering : VEAL
66. Event for limos : PROM
67. Longtime Times Sq. site : TKTS
68. "A Christmas Carol" exclamation : BAH
69. Fancy pen decoration : GOLDTIP
71. Waited : BIDED
72. See 13-Down : ADAMS
73. ___ good deed : DOA
74. News inits. : UPI
76. Supermarket section : DELI
77. Drops down from above : RAIN
78. Up in smoke : PFFT
79. Q.E.D. part : ERAT
80. Bedroom sharers, maybe : SIBS
81. Baseball's Felipe : ALOU
82. Those were the days : YORE
87. When Bastille Day is celebrated : ETE
88. The Father of Mexican Independence : HIDALGO
89. Numbskull : ASS
91. Gives : ASSIGNS
92. Injustice : WRONG
93. Hide out : HOLEUP
94. 2002 Olympic skating gold medalist Yagudin : ALEXEI
95. Every which way : AMOK
96. Boot camp reply : YESSIR
97. Verb with "thou" : HAST
98. Corrida charger : ELTORO
103. Belt : SWAT
104. Designed for flying : AERO
105. Mess, e.g. : MEAL
106. Kitchenware : POTS
107. Camp performance : SKIT
108. Boomers, once? : SSTS
110. Quite : OHSO
111. Diner sign : NEON
112. Gives a piece : ARMS
114. Sets : TVS
115. Tic-tac-toe winner : OOO
116. Former polit. union : UAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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