CIRCLE OF LIFE

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 2011

Author: Kevin G. Der and Jessica A. Hui
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 98 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Der. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hui. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rum, vodka and orange juice drink : BRASSMONKEY
7. "Little" barnyard bird with an alliterative name in a classic Willie Dixon blues song : REDROOSTER
11. "Let me think ..." : HMM
14. Costume party accessory : WIG
17. Pope after Marinus I : ADRIANIII
20. Trying : VEXATIOUS
22. Turner of records : IKE
23. Felt like forever : DRAGGEDON
24. Interludes : ENTRACTES
25. Cultural grp. : NEA
26. Viewable, to a camera operator : INFRAME
27. Author Marsh : NGAIO
29. EarthLink and others : ISPS
30. Result of turning the corner? : DOGEAR
31. Became annoyed : GOTSORE
34. New England's Cape ___ : ANN
35. Roman 1,150 : MCL
37. Detached : ALOOF
39. Public person? : NOTARY
41. Pillow talk? : COOS
42. Cage in Hollywood : NICOLAS
45. Fellowship foes : ORCS
49. So-called "Heart of Texas" : WACO
50. Eschew : SHUN
51. "See you then!" : ITSADATE
52. Famous fiddler : NERO
53. Words to a traitor : ETTU
54. Steering system parts : TIERODS
56. "___ bien" (Spanish for "It's good") : ESTA
57. Bit of a muscle car's muscle : HORSEPOWER
59. ___ Joe, "Tom Sawyer" character : INJUN
61. Do-do connector : ASI
62. Looney Tunes character with a snout : PORKYPIG
64. Fashionista's concern : BRAND
65. Abide : ENDURE
66. Surprise visitors : DROPINS
68. British isle : AIT
69. Suffix with torrent : IAL
71. Driller's letters : DDS
72. Poker declaration : ICALL
73. Pound sound : GRR
76. Top-rated show of 2002-05 : CSI
77. What the 41-Down has : TWELVEYEARCYCLE
82. Pooh's young pal : ROO
83. Mauna ___ : KEA
84. Land of Ephesians : IONIA
85. When doubled, first name in old Hollywood : ZSA
86. Spanish "that" : ESA
87. ___ system (way of classifying blood) : ABO
88. Most divine : HOLIEST
90. Rattletrap : OLDCAR
93. Cobra product : VENOM
95. Cobra products : SNAKESKINS
98. Ariz. neighbor : NEV
99. Swingers in a saloon : DOORS
100. Person who likes the blues? : DEMOCRAT
101. Mottled : PIED
102. Soldier's meal container : MESSTIN
104. Very : OHSO
106. Palliative plant : ALOE
107. Winter Olympics performance since 1976 : ICEDANCE
110. Den ___, Nederland : HAAG
111. Ubangi tributary : UELE
112. Phalanx's weaknesses : GAPS
113. Thinned out : TAPERED
114. Driller's letters : ROTC
115. Facing, with "from" : ACROSS
117. Halved : INTWO
118. Be shy : OWE
119. "What?!" : HUH
120. Serves : WAITSON
125. King Arthur's family name : PENDRAGON
127. Make out, in York : SNOG
129. Old saw : MAXIM
131. With craft : FOXILY
132. Getup : RIG
133. Italian liqueurs : AMARETTOS
136. Strip in a darkroom : NEGATIVES
139. "The Lovely Bones" composer, 2009 : ENO
140. Topic at an owners/players meeting : SALARYCAP
141. Heyday : GOLDENAGE
142. Source of enlightenment : ZEN
143. Terminal : END
144. 1960 Updike novel : RABBITRUN
145. Four-time Masters winner : TIGERWOODS
1. Two-letter combinations : BIGRAMS
2. Continue, as an uncontrolled fire : RAGEON
3. Most common draw in Scrabble : ANE
4. Comic Caesar : SID
5. Priory in "The Da Vinci Code" : SION
6. Tomfoolery : MONKEYINGAROUND
7. City NNE of Tahoe : RENO
8. Bus. line : EXT
9. Patriotic women's org. : DAR
10. Wakes thrown up behind speedboats : ROOSTERTAILS
11. Revealing 1970s wear : HOTPANTS
12. Cereal mixes : MUESLIS
13. Ed.'s work pile : MSS
14. Portable red or white holder : WINEFLASK
15. Low-priced furniture source : IKEA
16. Tent or sleeping bag, e.g. : GEAR
17. Take ___ at (insult) : ADIG
18. 1962 action film set in Jamaica : DRNO
19. Finnish transport? : RAFT
20. Mark in marble : VEIN
21. Suffix with rhythm : ICS
28. Whichever : ANY
30. Samaritans : DOGOODERS
32. Galley figure : ROWER
33. State in French : ETAT
35. Peeved pout : MOUE
36. Hotelier Hilton : CONRAD
38. South American tuber : OCA
40. Be part of, as a film : ACTIN
41. Collection of animals featured in this puzzle : CHINESEZODIAC
43. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
44. Fat underwater creature : SEAPIG
45. Like a Mountie : ONHORSEBACK
46. Musical echo : REPRISE
47. Dalmatian's home : CROATIA
48. Like wild oats : SOWN
50. Strong : STURDY
51. Dumbness : IDIOCY
55. Foppish courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
58. It may be limited or late : EDITION
60. Revelation comes after it : JUDE
62. Doctor's orders : PILLS
63. Away for a while : ONLEAVE
65. 1985 John Malkovich drama : ELENI
67. Reggie Miller, for one : PACER
70. People leaving the company? : AWOLS
73. Breakfast in a bar : GRANOLA
74. High-tech officer in film : ROBOCOP
75. Hotel figures : ROOMRATES
78. Mortgage holder, e.g. : LIENEE
79. Florist's supply : VASES
80. Comparable in reach : ASLONG
81. "Hair" co-writer James : RADO
88. See 91-Down : HIDDENDRAGON
89. Pilot program? : TVSHOW
91. With 88-Down, 2000 Ang Lee film : CROUCHINGTIGER
92. One of the tribes of Israel : ASHER
94. Online publication, for short : EMAG
95. Place where a person may be bitten : SNAKEPIT
96. Director Vittorio De ___ : SICA
97. Sticking with it : KEEPINGON
100. ___ number on (mentally abuses) : DOESA
102. Noted Ronald : MCDONALD
103. London tourist stop : TATE
105. Dull : SLOW
108. Works at a museum : ART
109. Blitzer, e.g. : NEWSMAN
114. Much-wanted toon in Toontown : ROGERRABBIT
115. Dumas's "La Dame ___ Camélias" : AUX
116. Combed (through) : SIFTED
119. Lock plate : HASP
121. Cobra products : TOXINS
122. Hindu deity : SIVA
123. Designer Cassini : OLEG
124. Nasdaq alternative : NYSE
125. W. or J.F.K. : PREZ
126. A, to Zimmermann : EINE
128. 60 minuti : ORA
129. Grouse : MOAN
130. ___ Mix : MEOW
133. Enzyme ending : ASE
134. Norse war god : TYR
135. The Horned Frogs, for short : TCU
137. Mop & ___ : GLO
138. Something about nothing? : ADO

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