COUNTRY ROAD

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 2013

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 93 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4 Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 206 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Elizabeth C. Gorski notes: Imagine standing in Times Square and then walking west, through 14 states... all the way to San Francisco's Lincoln Park. Unimaginable? Not if you follow the Lincoln Highway. Until a few years ago, I never realized ... more
Will Shortz notes: I accepted this puzzle by Liz in 2009 — holding it for four years until the Lincoln Highway Centennial, which occurs this month. Fortunately, most accepted puzzles don't have so long a wait. Next Sunday's puzzle, for example, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: A tribute puzzle today, one which taught me something, filling in one of the many gaps in my sad knowledge of history and geography. Being an inveterate West-coaster, I had never heard of the LINCOLN HIGHWAY, but after looking it up ... more
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. In tandem : ASATEAM
8. Decorative shoe features : TOECAPS
15. Like some feet and envelopes : STAMPED
22. Bill : INVOICE
23. It's often swiped by a shopaholic : ATMCARD
24. Go from A to B? : DOWORSE
25. Nickname for the 122-/124-Across : MAINSTREETACROSSAMERICA
28. Stops: Abbr. : STAS
29. Jazz/blues singer Cassidy : EVA
30. Shoelace tip : AGLET
31. Barely make, with "out" : EKE
32. "___ two minds" : IMOF
33. ___ Bell (Anne Brontë pseudonym) : ACTON
35. Like eggs in eggnog : RAW
37. Class for some immigrants, for short : ESL
39. Jump back, maybe : START
40. With 105-Across, historical significance of the 122-/124-Across : THEFIRSTMAJORMEMORIALTO
48. It's ENE of Fiji : SAMOA
49. "Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANE
50. Declined : WANED
51. It fits all, sometimes : ONESIZE
55. Up on things : TUNEDIN
58. Part of a page of Google results : ADSPACE
63. 1796 Napoleon battle site : LODI
64. Freight carrier: Abbr. : RWY
66. Young and Sedaka : NEILS
67. Italian possessive : MIO
68. Von Furstenberg of fashion : EGON
69. "___ luck!" : LOTSA
71. European capital once behind the Iron Curtain : SOFIA
73. Comic finisher : INKER
75. Ocean : BRINY
76. Item dropped by Wile E. Coyote : ANVIL
77. Times Square flasher? : NEON
78. "So nice!" : OOOH
79. Masked warrior : NINJA
80. Beer belly : GUT
83. Chemistry suffix : ENE
84. Ultimate : NTH
85. Day ___ : SPA
87. They really click : CASTANETS
92. It may be corrected with magnification : LOWVISION
98. Piece at the Met : ARIA
99. El Al destination: Abbr. : ISR
100. German cry : ACH
103. Inherit : GET
104. Italian writer Vittorini : ELIO
105. 122-Across : THESIXTEENTHUSPRESIDENT
112. Like most houses : EAVED
113. Expensive patio material : SLATETILE
114. Comment before "Bitte schön" : DANKE
115. Components of fatty tissues : STEROLS
118. Bit of jive : LIE
119. French wine classification : CRU
120. It may leave you weak in the knees : ILLNESS
122. With 124-Across, dedicated in October 1913, project represented by the 13 pairs of circled letters  : LINCOLN
124. See 122-Across : HIGHWAY
126. Captain : HEAD
130. ___-turn : NOU
131. "Alley ___" : OOP
132. Sports org. headquartered in Indianapolis : NCAA
136. Wearing clothes fit for a queen? : INDRAG
138. Concerned : APPLIEDTO
146. Kindle downloads : EBOOKS
148. Follows the east-west route of the 122-/124-Across? : TRAVELSFROMCOASTTOCOAST
151. Doll : CUTIE
152. Tropicana grove : ORANGETREES
153. Knight's trait : VALOR
154. Follows : HEEDS
155. Sauce brand : MOTTS
156. ___ of time : SANDS
157. Kind of question : YESNO
1. Targets : AIMSAT
2. Weightlifting move : SNATCH
3. Hedgehop, e.g. : AVIATE
4. Many, many : TONSOF
5. Sue Grafton's "___ for Evidence" : EIS
6. "Tartuffe" segment : ACTE
7. TV's Griffin : MERV
8. ___ kwon do : TAE
9. Tulip festival city : OTTAWA
10. Web periodical : EMAG
11. Cicero's 350 : CCCL
12. Rhine tributary : AARE
13. For now, for short : PROTEM
14. Campus political grp. : SDS
15. Mt. Rushmore's home: Abbr. : SDAK
16. Heavy volume : TOME
17. Bowl over : AWE
18. Sony co-founder Akio : MORITA
19. Elementary : PRIMAL
20. Kind of service : ESCORT
21. Intentionally disregarding : DEAFTO
26. Keep one's ___ the ground : EARTO
27. Historic march site : SELMA
34. Vivaldi's "___ Dominus" : NISI
36. Latin 101 verb : AMAT
38. In stitches : SEWN
39. Caesar and others : SIDS
41. Motorola phone : RAZR
42. Eurasian ducks : SMEWS
43. Funny Garofalo : JANEANE
44. "You're the ___ Love" : ONEI
45. Figure on the Scottish coat of arms : REDLION
46. Radio booth sign : ONAIR
47. Make over : REDO
51. Pueblo pot : OLLA
52. Whistle time? : NOON
53. 1999 Ron Howard film : EDTV
54. "Of course, Jorge!" : SISI
56. Group in a striking photo? : UNION
57. "This ___ a test" : ISNOT
59. Prefix with -scope : PERI
60. Not fer : AGIN
61. Or or nor: Abbr. : CONJ
62. "May It Be" singer, 2001 : ENYA
65. Over there : YON
67. "So-so" : MEH
70. Sea grass, e.g. : ALGA
72. Charges : FEES
74. 1980s-'90s German leader Helmut : KOHL
75. ___ B'rith : BNAI
81. Bell Labs system : UNIX
82. Try : TEST
85. Popeye's ___' Pea : SWEE
86. Sarge's charges: Abbr. : PVTS
87. Phoebe of "Gremlins" : CATES
88. Buddhist who has attained nirvana : ARHAT
89. What's a strain to cook with? : SIEVE
90. Stun with a gun : TASER
91. Very, in Vichy : TRES
93. Gruesome sort : OGRE
94. Body type : SEDAN
95. Actress Graff : ILENE
96. Sounds from pens : OINKS
97. Jottings : NOTES
100. When some local news comes on : ATTEN
101. Revolutionary figure : CHE
102. China cupboard : HUTCH
106. Sacred cow : IDOL
107. London greeting : ELLO
108. Something to file : NAIL
109. iPhone voice : SIRI
110. Promote : PLUG
111. Without thinking : IDLY
116. Jargon : LINGO
117. ___-Off (windshield cover) : SNO
120. 1945 battle site, for short : IWO
121. Big flap in 1970s fashion? : LAPEL
123. Dos y dos : CUATRO
125. Like cattle and reindeer : HOOFED
126. Snag : HITCH
127. Follow : ENSUE
128. "It's ___!" : ADATE
129. Motorola phone : DROID
132. Stars bursting in air? : NOVAE
133. Frosty's eyes : COALS
134. Buckeye city : AKRON
135. A.L. West player : ASTRO
137. Some war heroes : ACES
139. Exam for jrs. : PSAT
140. Hot dog breath? : PANT
141. Cabin material : LOGS
142. Slay, in slang : ICE
143. CPR experts : EMTS
144. TV girl with a talking map : DORA
145. Mexican transportación : TREN
147. ___ of beauties : BEVY
149. Novelist Clancy : TOM
150. Draft org. : SSS

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