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New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 2011

Author: Eric Berlin
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: Ten famous people are attending a costume party in this crossword. After the grid is filled, change the two shaded letters in each theme answer to "unmask" a celebrity.
JimH notes: The ten celebrities are RAY CHARLES, GREG NORMAN, BOB DYLAN, ANNE RICE, ELI MANNING, ALEX TREBEK, JOE TORRE, LOU RAWLS, DON CHEADLE, and TINA LOUISE. Quite a party!
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1. Tierra en el agua : ISLA
5. Horror movie locale, in brief : ELMST
10. Run ___ of : AFOUL
15. "Whoa! Calm down!" : EASY
19. Be featured (in) : STAR
20. Words on a Spanish valentine : TEAMO
21. Temerity : NERVE
22. Choir part : ALTO
23. Rods on a cowboy's truck : RANCHAXLES
25. Environmentally sound keyboard : GREENORGAN
27. Prepare the soil for planting, perhaps : ROTOTILL
28. Multicapable : VERSATILE
29. DLXXVI doubled : MCLII
30. Lily type : CALLA
32. Foreign visitors? : ETS
33. Only nonsentient zodiac symbol : LIBRA
36. In style : CHIC
37. Voting to pass : FOR
38. Empathetic words : ICARE
40. Password preceder, generally : USERID
41. Example, for instance: Abbr. : SYN
42. 007 strategy : BONDPLAN
44. High card up one's sleeve : INNERACE
46. Baltimore daily, with "the" : SUN
47. ___ voce : SOTTO
48. French river or department : AUBE
49. Web programs : APPLETS
53. Property claims : LIENS
55. Some sexy nightwear : TEDDIES
60. Clingy wrap : SARAN
61. Ties up : EVENS
63. Memo abbr. : ATTN
65. "To Live and Die ___" : INLA
66. Narrow overhang : SLIMAWNING
68. Government resister standing ready : ALERTREBEL
70. It might be in a belt : AMMO
71. More than attentive : RAPT
72. Immature egg : OVULE
73. East Coast rte. : USONE
74. Was sincere : MEANTIT
76. Strong point : ASSET
78. It often involves a Snellen chart : EYEEXAM
80. ___ about : ONOR
82. All, in old-time stage directions : OMNES
84. Modern address : URL
85. Shock a fairy-tale monster : JOLTOGRE
89. Nocturnal birds liable to keep people awake : LOUDOWLS
91. Take most of : HOG
94. Burglar discouragers : ALARMS
95. Billiards shot : MASSE
97. Fannie ___ : MAE
98. "Pastorals" poet : POPE
99. Former Portuguese colony in China : MACAU
100. Certain game-ending cry : GIN
101. Industrial hub of Germany : ESSEN
103. 1983 domestic comedy : MRMOM
104. Like invalid ballots : UNCOUNTED
107. Fries, e.g. : POTATOES
109. Soup spoon designed for shellfish : CONCHLADLE
111. Last costume at a costume party : FINALGUISE
113. Requiem hymn word : IRAE
114. Visibly stunned : AREEL
115. Michael and Sonny's brother in "The Godfather" : FREDO
116. Cleaner target : SCUM
117. Five-spots : ABES
118. Transport, as across a river : FERRY
119. 1999 Broadway revue : FOSSE
120. Seasonal worker, say : TEMP
1. U.N. member since '49 : ISR
2. Like some newly laundered shirts : STARCHY
3. Ointment base : LANOLIN
4. Bitterly cold : ARCTIC
5. Californie, e.g. : ETAT
6. Collection of specialized words : LEXICON
7. Green-headed water birds : MALLARDS
8. What wavy lines may indicate in a comic strip : SMELL
9. Lean-___ : TOS
10. Celestial being, in France : ANGE
11. Actor José : FERRER
12. Trilogy that includes "Agamemnon" : ORESTEIA
13. Eye layers : UVEAS
14. Carnival follower : LENT
15. When the events in flashbacks took place : EARLIER
16. Field with unknowns : ALGEBRA
17. RR stop : STA
18. "___ knight doth sit too melancholy": "Pericles" : YON
24. Part of "the many," in Greek : HOI
26. Canola, for one : OILSEED
28. Clears out of, as a hotel room : VACATES
29. Hosts, briefly : MCS
31. Cheerful and spirited, as a voice : LILTING
34. Singer Ocasek : RIC
35. Fruit drink : ADE
37. It might have serifs : FONT
39. Before long : ANON
40. Straight : UNBENT
42. ___ Vista (Disney video distributor) : BUENA
43. Boiled cornmeal : POLENTA
45. Cashew, for one : NUTTREE
46. Hit hard, as brakes : SLAMON
49. Northeastern Indian state : ASSAM
50. ___ d'Or (film award) : PALME
51. Italian "first" : PRIMA
52. Many a "Damn Yankees" role : SENATOR
54. Mutely showed respect : SALUTED
56. Truck fuel : DIESEL
57. Paper collector : INBOX
58. Kagan of the Supreme Court : ELENA
59. "The Crucible" locale : SALEM
62. Pooh-bah : VIP
64. Business card abbr. : TEL
67. Gets the water out of : WRINGS
68. Many Monopoly spaces : AVENUES
69. They might atone : RUERS
72. Moved like water into plant roots : OSMOSED
75. Very, very funny : TOOMUCH
77. Short answers? : SOLS
79. Festive time : YULE
81. Note to self : REMINDER
83. "___ in the kitchen with Dinah" (old song lyric) : SOMEONES
85. Bad situation : JAM
86. Suffix with Cray- : OLA
87. Unfilled spaces : LACUNAE
88. Mesmerized states : TRANCES
90. Newspaper section that competes with Craigslist : WANTADS
91. Hockey team's advantage : HOMEICE
92. Smallish marsupial : OPOSSUM
93. Prize : GEM
96. Elk's weapon : ANTLER
98. "The Prisoner" author : PROUST
100. "A Free Man of Color" playwright : GUARE
102. Veep Agnew : SPIRO
103. Part of a business sched. : MTG
105. Count ___ (Lemony Snicket villain) : OLAF
106. Snakelike : EELY
108. Palliative plant : ALOE
109. Org. in "Burn After Reading" : CIA
110. Round body : ORB
111. Opposite of ppp, on scores : FFF
112. Hirohito's title: Abbr. : EMP

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