CHANGE OF HEART

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 2008

Author: Rich Norris
Editor: Will Shortz
Rich Norris
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 186 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sudden increase : SPIKE
6. Jacks, e.g. : GAME
10. Wallop : DRUB
14. Fancy footwear : SPATS
19. Up in the air : ALOFT
20. Object of a mil. search : AWOL
21. Deserve special perks, say : RATE
22. Georges who wrote "Life: A User's Manual" : PEREC
23. Low-budget films about hearty European meals? : DUTCHSTEWINDIES
26. Even things : ATONE
27. Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
28. Page with views : OPED
29. Organ repair sites, briefly : ORS
30. Some crew members : OARSMEN
32. Hip-hop's ___ Kim : LIL
33. Where hermit painters retire? : LONEARTSSTATE
36. "Impossible" response to the question "Are you sleeping?" : IAM
39. "I'm not quite done yet" : ONEMORE
41. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
42. Biography of Odin, e.g.? : SHAGGYGODSTORY
46. Traffic directors : ARROWS
50. Say without saying? : IMPLY
51. One to one, e.g. : TIE
52. Bring (in) abundantly : RAKE
54. Pinza of "South Pacific" : EZIO
55. Bones that support tibiae : TALI
56. German beef? : ACH
58. Family dinner : RIBROAST
62. Eva's half sister? : ZSA
63. Fingered : IDED
64. Zinger : BARB
66. Say A is not A, say : LIE
67. College cohorts : ROOMIES
69. Place to go for kitchenware? : GENERALPOTSOFFICE
73. Ivory or Coast : BARSOAP
75. Grp. that includes Canada and Colombia : OAS
76. Hardware fastener : TNUT
77. It's taken by some coll. seniors : LSAT
80. It may be stroked : EGO
81. Used : PREOWNED
84. A little extra burnishing, maybe, in brief : TLC
85. E.R. part: Abbr. : EMER
86. Ltr. holders : ENVS
88. Picard's counselor on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
89. Narrow inlet : RIA
91. Supermarket section : DAIRY
92. Recital list : PIECES
95. How beatniks raise kids? : INCOOLPARENTIS
99. Decide to take part : OPTIN
101. Make more tempting, as a deal : SWEETEN
102. Worked (up) : HET
103. Étagère with a single tiny shelf? : ONETHINGSTAND
108. Be in a cast : ACT
109. Frequent drivers : GOLFERS
110. Butt : CIG
111. Protester : ANTI
112. Semi-attached compartment? : CAB
115. Stash : HOARD
116. Where citrus trees grow in small groups? : THREELIMEISLAND
121. Richards : Moore :: Grant : ___ : ASNER
122. Slate, for one : EMAG
123. "The Virginian" author Wister : OWEN
124. Hardly laid-back : TYPEA
125. Mythical enchantress : MEDEA
126. Explodes : POPS
127. Agent with many girls : BOND
128. White and wet : SNOWY
1. Nigerian-born singer with five Top 40 hits : SADE
2. Grade elevator : PLUS
3. Wee bit : IOTA
4. "Original or crispy" offerer : KFC
5. Study of natural animal behavior patterns : ETHOLOGY
6. Drop leaf support : GATELEG
7. Staggered : AWED
8. Take some off the top? : MOW
9. Skull and Bones meeting attendee : ELI
10. Rapper with a professional title : DRDRE
11. Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
12. 4 x 4, briefly : UTE
13. Infatuates : BESOTS
14. Less dense : SPARSER
15. Place to find a long-term companion, maybe : PETSTORE
16. Oven emanation : AROMA
17. Precept : TENET
18. Embarrassing outbreak : SCENE
24. Like cacti : SPINY
25. Chamber work : NONET
31. Fictional clue sniffer : ASTA
33. California city where A & W root beer was born : LODI
34. Skater Brian : ORSER
35. Chicago journalist Mike : ROYKO
36. Last Supper question : ISITI
37. Rashad of football : AHMAD
38. City NW of Minneapolis : MAPLEGROVE
40. Lepidopterous movie monster : MOTHRA
43. Moves quietly : GLIDES
44. Once around : ORBIT
45. Hardest to get : RAREST
47. 13-time Gold Glove-winning shortstop : OZZIESMITH
48. Learned : WISE
49. In order (to) : SOAS
53. Sharp scolding : EARFUL
56. Something very tough : ABEAR
57. Cover in a layer : CARPET
59. "How can ___?" : ILOSE
60. Ceylon's capital? : SOFTC
61. French pronoun : TOI
65. Soothe, in a way, as a burn : BLOWON
68. "American Pie" songwriter : MCLEAN
70. Queue before Q : NOP
71. Banker's worry : PANIC
72. Ready to run later : ONTAPE
73. When repeated, "Out of the way!" : BEEP
74. Latin lambs : AGNI
78. Raptor's roost : AERIE
79. Date not marked on a calendar? : TRYST
82. Circular gasket : ORING
83. Inundate : DROWN
87. With no adverse consequences : SCOTFREE
90. Old TV's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
91. Numbers, at times : DENTISTS
93. Subject of a 2004 F.D.A. dietary supplement ban : EPHEDRA
94. Disturbance : STIR
96. Missouri feeder : OSAGE
97. Done : ATANEND
98. Straight: Prefix : RECTI
100. Marching smartly : INSTEP
103. Archaic Irish script : OGHAM
104. Hanger? : NOOSE
105. Kenyan grazer : ELAND
106. Deep-six : SCRAP
107. 1970s-'80s supermodel : TIEGS
111. "So be it" : AMEN
112. Family head : CAPO
113. Over : ANEW
114. Celebration time, for short : BDAY
117. Grp. with a co-pay : HMO
118. High ball : LOB
119. Noted war photo site, briefly : IWO
120. Reagan adviser Nofziger : LYN

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