FIGURE OF SPEECH

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 2010

Author: Patrick Blindauer
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Blindauer
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Alaska senator Murkowski : LISA
5. Sean who played the title role in "Rudy," 1993 : ASTIN
10. Start to frost? : PERMA
15. Pan handler : CHEF
19. El océano, por ejemplo : AGUA
20. Shakespeare's Lennox, Angus or Ross : THANE
21. Bitter : ACERB
22. Aries or Taurus : AUTO
23. Hoop grp. : WNBA
24. They may be split : HAIRS
25. Singer with the #1 country hit "Hello Darlin'" : CONW8WITTY
27. When repeated, a calming phrase : NOW
28. A whole lot : OODLES
29. Debate side : ANTI
30. Cartographic extra : INSET
31. Egg protector : CR8
32. Easy as falling off ___ : ALOG
33. Salon, for example : EZINE
35. Listens, old-style : HARKS
37. Suspenseful 1966 Broadway hit : W8UNTILDARK
43. Grp. that conducts many tests : FDA
46. Biblical liar : ANANIAS
48. See 39-Down : SOHOT
49. Actress ___ Chong : RAEDAWN
51. Least welcoming : ICIEST
52. Wait upon : ATTEND
53. Gathered : DEDUCED
54. ___ Coty, French president before de Gaulle : RENE
55. Stick in the mud : MIRE
57. Subtracting : LESS
59. Cassandra, for one : SEER
60. Repeatedly raised the bar? : LIFTEDW8S
63. Long piece of glassware : TESTTUBE
67. N.F.C. South player : BUC
70. Noggin : BEAN
71. Still product: Abbr. : ALC
72. On the safe side : ALEE
73. Wave function symbol in quantum mechanics : PSI
74. Items of short-lived use : EPHEMERA
76. Racy best-selling novel of 1956 : P8ONPLACE
79. Take ___ (rest) : ANAP
80. Hindu titles : SRIS
82. Speed-skating champ Johann ___ Koss : OLAV
83. Out of : FROM
87. Like an egocentric's attitude : MEFIRST
91. Flammable fuel : ETHANE
93. Part of a postal address for Gannon University : ERIEPA
95. Carry out : EXECUTE
96. Moon of Saturn : DIONE
97. Barbecue cook : GRILLER
98. Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
99. Fast-talking salesman's tactic : B8ANDSWITCH
102. Itsy-bitsy : TEENY
103. Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
104. Shout from one who's on a roll? : HERE
106. ___ loss : ATA
107. One to a customer, e.g. : LIMIT
110. Prime : AONE
113. Camping treats : SMORES
115. B.M.O.C.'s, often : SRS
116. X Games competitor : SK8BOARDER
118. Rikki-___-tavi : TIKKI
119. Tanned : BEAT
120. Zoom : TEAR
121. Florida univ. affiliated with the Catholic Church : STLEO
122. ___ the hole : ACEIN
123. "... and ___ it again!" : IDDO
124. "Twilight," e.g. : SAGA
125. ___ manual : USERS
126. Gull relatives : TERNS
127. Spat : G8ER
1. Common patio sight : LAWNCHAIR
2. Bliss, it is said : IGNORANCE
3. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, in New York City : SUBW8RAIN
4. Prominent tower, for short : AAA
5. Massachusetts industrial city on the Millers River : ATHOL
6. Trails : SHADOWS
7. Follow too closely : TAILG8
8. Dictator's phrase : INRE
9. Dread loch? : NESS
10. Spotted cavy : PACA
11. H.S. class : ECON
12. Didn't buy, perhaps : RENTED
13. Don Herbert's moniker on 1950s-'60s TV : MRWIZARD
14. Lessen : AB8
15. "Educating Rita" star : CAINE
16. Sheds : HUTS
17. Novel conclusion? : ETTE
18. Track star A. J. : FOYT
26. Gave a sly signal : WINKED
28. Good spot for a date? : OASIS
34. "Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
36. Prepare for a dubbing : KNEEL
38. Yucatán "you" : USTED
39. With 48-Across, mediocre : NOT
40. Insomniac's TV viewing : THEL8L8SHOW
41. "The Chairs" playwright : IONESCO
42. Former Fords : LTDS
43. Showing, as a deck member : FACEUP
44. Square sorts : DWEEBS
45. Peace Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
47. Cost for getting money, maybe : ATMFEE
50. Common settler : DUST
52. Bowls : ARENAS
56. ___-Tass news agency : ITAR
58. Bread, milk or eggs : STAPLE
61. Tech stock : IBM
62. Elk : WAPITIS
64. Folk singer Jenkins : ELLA
65. Miracle Mets pitcher, 1969 : SEAVER
66. Shamus : TEC
67. Person who's visibly happy : BEAMER
68. On deck : UPNEXT
69. Rubs : CHAFES
75. Sweeping story : EPIC
77. Schubert's "Eine kleine Trauermusik," e.g. : NONET
78. Use TurboTax, say : EFILE
81. Comedian Foxx : REDD
84. Movie producer's time of stress : RELEASED8
85. Tariffs hinder it : OPENTRADE
86. Oscar-winning actress for "The Great Lie," 1941 : MARYASTOR
88. With freedom of tempo : RUBATO
89. Conditions : ST8S
90. Some service stations : TEACARTS
92. Black bird : ANI
94. Devotional ceremonies : RITES
97. Pickle type : GHERKIN
100. Noggin : NOODLE
101. Ring around the collar : CHOKER
103. Lead-in to harp or phone : VIBRA
105. Dancer's controls? : REINS
107. W.W. II craft : LSTS
108. Furniture giant : IKEA
109. Largest employer in Newton, Iowa, until 2006 : M8AG
111. Not e'en once : NEER
112. Winged Greek god : EROS
113. Ballpark figure : STAT
114. Cheese lovers : MICE
117. The Sun Devils of the N.C.A.A. : ASU
119. Magnanimous : BIG

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